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Applicant figures: More people want to study medicine at Aarhus University

799 people have applied for admission to study medicine at Aarhus University as their first priority, compared with 722 last year. On the other hand, this year’s KOT applications show a small decline in interest in sport science, public health science, odontology and dental hygiene.

The total number of applications for the Bachelor's degree programmes offered by the Faculty of Health at Aarhus University is on a par with 2014. This is shown by the overall number of applications registered in the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science’s Coordinated Enrolment System, the so-called KOT applications for 2015.

In all, 0.9 per cent more than last year have thus applied for admission to one of Health's Bachelor's degree programmes. However, slightly fewer applicants have placed a degree programme at Health at the top of their wish list: The number of first-priority applications has declined by 3.1 per cent.

Small increase for medicine  

This does not apply to medicine studies (summer and winter start), however, where interest has increased slightly in terms of both first-priority applications and total number of applicants: A total of 799 have applied for admission to study medicine as their first priority, which is an increase of 10.7 per cent relative to 2014. The total number of applications has increased by 9.8 per cent from 1,919 in 2014 to 2,108 this year:

"In view of the fierce competition with the other three medical schools, we are pleased that we are able to attract a growing number of young talented people who want to study medicine at Aarhus University. I see this as an expression of the fact that we deliver the right combination of teaching of high international standard and an attractive study environment," says a pleased Allan Flyvbjerg, Dean of the Faculty of Health.

More applicants than places 

On the other hand, the number of applicants for the other degree programmes at Health has declined slightly, with the following change in first-priority applications compared to last year: Odontology -14.6 per cent, dental hygiene: -18.9 per cent, public health science -22.7 per cent and sport science -30.8 per cent.

"Generally, however, we have far more applicants for our degree programmes than we have places for, so again this year, we will have to disappoint some people who will not be admitted to their dream programme," says Allan Flyvbjerg.

As of 9 July, the total number of applications for admission to Bachelor's degree programmes at Health was 3,626, of which 1,356 had these programmes as their first priority.

Further information:

Dean Allan Flyvbjerg
Aarhus University, Health
Mobile: +45 5177 9548