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Application and admission figures: Impressive increase for Health’s degree programmes

More young people than ever have applied for one Health’s degree programmes, and at the same time, the number of first-choice applications has increased by 13 per cent. The increase is distributed across almost all the health science degree programmes.

2018.08.09 | Mette Louise Ohana

Students at the University Park

The lecture theatres and the University Park will soon come to life again when the commencement of studies for the 812 new students at Health begins at the end of August. Photo: Lars Kruse, Aarhus University.

The distribution of student places for the many applicants to Health's degree programmes has just been completed, and as is always the case, Health can report that all places are taken. The figures for the Coordinated Enrolment System (KOT) show that the health science degree programmes continue to be so popular that there is only room for a fifth of the applicants.

This year, slightly more than 4,200 people applied for admission to one of Health's degree programmes, which is a three per cent increase compared to last year. Almost 41 per cent of the applicants had Health as their first choice compared to 38 per cent last year.

Public Health Science in particular has seen increased interest with 17 per cent more applications. 38 per cent of the applicants have applied to the degree programme as their first choice compared to 34 per cent last year. Sport Science has also received more first-choice applications. 53 per cent have had the degree programme at the top of their wish list compared to 45 per cent last year. Medicine is still what the majority of applicants dream of studying with a total of 2,663 applications, making it the most applied for degree programme at AU. 40 per cent of the applicants to Medicine in Aarhus had it has their number one choice.

"It’s an impressive increase, especially in the number of first-choice applications, and it’s very positive that this is true of almost all of our degree programmes. Of course it reflects the fact that the health sciences are generally popular, but the high number of applicants is certainly also a pat on the back to all the teaching staff and administrative employees who have daily contact with our students. A good reputation spreads," says Charlotte Ringsted, vice-dean for education at Health.

More difficult to get in

812 applicants have now been offered a student place.

For the majority of the degree programmes, the increased number of applications to the limited number of places has pushed the grade point average (GPA) cut-off further up. The biggest jump is seen at Public Health Science, where this year students need an average grade of 9.2 for admission compared to 8.4 last year, while the average for Sport Science has risen to 7.8 from 7.1 last year. Medicine is still the most difficult degree programme to get into with a grade point average (GPA) cut-off of 11.2 for quota 1.

See the application figures and the admission figures for the individual degree programmes at Health (in Danish only).

See the application figures for all degree programmes at AU, and how the student places are distributed.  


Vice-dean for Education Charlotte Ringsted
Aarhus University, Health
Mobile: (+45) 9350 8222
Email: charlotte.ringsted@au.dk

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