The 2022 Danish university admissions figures are in: Aarhus University is the first choice for 9,752 applicants
Aarhus University has received 9,752 first-choice applications to the university's degree programmes. While slightly lower than last year – as anticipated – applications are back at pre-Covid levels.
The deadline for applying for admission to university in Denmark was 12 noon on 5 July. According to the preliminary figures, Aarhus University has received 26,588 applications – 9,752 of which are first-choice applications. Applications were slightly down on last last year, as anticipated.
Pro-rector Berit Eika is pleased that so many applicants put Aarhus University down as their first choice once again:
“We’ve had unusually high numbers of applicants for the past two years on account of the Covid pandemic. We’re now back at 2019 levels, and I’m pleased that interest in our degree programmes remains at such a high level. The large numbers of first-priority applicants indicate that we have lots of extremely motivated applicants.”
The applications received are broadly distributed across programmes at all five of the university’s faculties. Compared to last year, applications to a number of the university’s IT and engineering programmes are up, while applications to a number of humanities programmes have fallen.
“We’re satisfied with the increase in applications to a number of our IT and engineering programmes – society needs a highly educated workforce in this area. That said, I would have liked to see more applications to our language programmes in particular. The figures confirm once again that we have work to do in relation to getting the young interested in languages and making language programmes an attractive choice,” Berit Eika says.
Nationwide there has been a significant fall in applications to the universities, and total applications are back at 2012 levels (see the press release from the Ministry of Higher Education and Science).
All applicants to Aarhus University will find out whether they’ve been admitted to the degree programme of their choice on 28 July.
Here are the preliminary figures for applications to the university’s five faculties:
Faculty of Arts (humanities degree programmes)
The Faculty of Arts has received 6,701 applications, 2,349 of which are first-choice applications. This is fewer than last year. Applications to most of the faculty's degree programmes are down. Exceptions include cognitive science, digital design and information studies.
Aarhus BSS (degree programmes in business and social sciences)
Aarhus BSS has received 9,739 applications, 3,657 of which are first-choice applications. There has been a slight increase in first-choice applications over last year. This applies to the law, psychology and Economics and Business Administration programmes.
Faculty of Health (health sciences degree programmes)
The Faculty of Health has received 4,766 applications, of which 1,781 are first-choice applications. This is basically status quo compared to last year. There has been a slight fall in applications to the medical programme, while applications to the dentistry programme have increased.
Faculty of Natural Sciences (natural sciences degree programmes)
The Faculty of Natural Sciences has received 2,453 applications, of which 855 are first-choice applications. This is fewer than last year. There were fewer applications to the physics, medical chemistry and molecular biology programmes; there was a slight increase in applications to the faculty’s three IT programmes.
Faculty of Technical Sciences (technical degree programmes)
The Faculty of Technical Sciences has received 2,929 applications, of which 1,110 are first-choice applications. There has been a slight increase in first-choice applications over last year. Applications to software technology, mechanical engineering and civil and structural engineering programmes have increased.
Please note that the number of first-choice applications was adjusted from 9,752 to 9,637 on 6 July when the final tally of applications was available.