A record number of applicants to Danish universities


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Tuesday, 12 July 2011
Last year, there was a very high number of applicants to Danish universities such that it was considered largest number of candidates applying for higher education ever. But this year's application piles are even higher making it a record.

According to Radio Denmark, Aarhus University has received 12 percent more candidates than in 2010 where as in South Denmark University the number has grown by 17 percent more first priority applications. University Copenhagen has seen 8.5 percent more applicants than last year which was also a record year.

“So we have broken the record again this year,” says Hanne Harmsen, deputy director at Copenhagen University to radio Denmark.


Also the IT University, Aalborg University and Technical University of Denmark reports a record number of applicants.
Growing youth population and high youth unemployment is being blamed for the many applications.

Last year, many candidates got many disappointing 'no' from universities, but this year many more would get a positive feedback, according to reports

Universities are reported to have expanded their number of places at the invitation of the Ministry of Science, and in addition, the students have become better at searching for courses which universities traditionally limited applicants.

“Young people have listened to the calls that they have joined proper courses. They seek, for example, courses in languages, science, and the newly established programs”, says Lauritz B. Holm-Nielsen.
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