Quota 1: Significant increase in applications to Aarhus University

This year, 11.234 applicants put a degree from Aarhus University at the top of their academic wish list. This represents a 6 per cent increase over 2023. There was a particularly pronounced increase in applications to the faculties Aarhus BSS and Technical Sciences , where the new veterinary programme in Viborg in particular was a popular choice.

Pigs with two students sitting at a desk in a stable in Viborg
Photo: Nicolai Hildebrand

Noon today – Friday 5 July – was the deadline to apply for a university place in Denmark, and this year, 11,234 applicants picked a degree programme at Aarhus University as their first choice. This is 6 per cent more than last year. According to preliminary figures, the university has received a total of 29,355 applications.

The Faculty of Technical Sciences has seen the greatest increase in applications, receiving a total of 33 per cent more first-choice applications than last year. The main factor contributing to the large increase is the popularity of the new veterinary medicine programme to be offered on AU's new campus in Viborg.

Aarhus BSS has received 8 per cent more applications than in 2023, and here the economics and business administration programmes and psychology have proven particularly popular. The three other faculties, Arts, Health and Natural Sciences, have seen a slight decline in first-choice applications. At Natural Sciences, however, there has been a slight increase in the total number of applicants.

Pro-rector Berit Eika is pleased that so many applicants want to study at Aarhus University:

"That so many applicants are interested in being part of Aarhus University across our subjects is a big pat on the back for our degree programmes and the quality of the academic experience we offer our students. I'm also very pleased that our new programme at AU Viborg has been so well-received. I know that that everyone there is ready and waiting to welcome the many new students to the Viborg campus." 

All applicants will be informed whether they have been admitted on 26 July.

Note: This article is based on preliminary application figures.

Facts about 2024 application figures to Bachelor’s degree programmes:

  • Number of first-choice applications, AU as a whole: 11,234 (6 per cent more than in 2023)
  • Total number of applications, AU as a whole: 29,355 (4 per cent more than in 2023)

Applications by faculty

  • Arts: 2,308 first-choice applications (2 per cent fewer than in 2023)
  • Aarhus BSS: 4,537 first-choice applications (8 per cent more than in 2023)
  • Health: 1,959 first-choice applications (1 per cent fewer than in 2023)
  • Natural Sciences: 826 first-choice applications (2 per cent fewer than in 2023)
  • Technical Sciences: 1,602 first-choice applications (33 per cent more than in 2023).