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Quota 2 admissions to medicine become permanent

The twice as large level of quota 2 admissions and the new admission test to the degree programme in medicine, which were taken into use for the first time in the spring, will now become permanent.

The new admission procedures for quota 2 applicants were launched as a pilot project in 2012. That project ends next year. As a two-year period of notice must be given for changes in admission criteria, the faculty management team has now taken a decision about the future of the procedures. Preliminary experiences have been positive, and the admission procedure will therefore now be made permanent. Similarly, Health will continue to admit twenty per cent of the medical students via quota 2.

Twice as many students to interviews

Next time the admission procedure is carried out in spring 2017, the number of applicants who will proceed to the final part of the test – which is the interview section – will be doubled from just under 200 to just under 400. This is to make it possible to examine whether this part of the test works as intended, and in order to secure a sufficient data basis to calculate the optimal structure and scope of future admission tests.

"We can already see the potential of the admission test, because it is able to give an extra chance to applicants who do not have the average mark needed to apply via quota 1. There is also a more equal gender balance among the students admitted via quota 2, and both the students and assessors are satisfied with the admission tests," says Charlotte Ringsted, vice-dean for education at Health.

Read more about the evaluation of the quota 2 admission test.

Find out more about admission tests at Health's first Education Fair on 13 December.

Further information

Vice-dean for Education Charlotte Ringsted
Health, Aarhus University
Mobile: (+45) 9350 8222