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803 new students welcomed to Faculty of Natural Sciences

Admissions to Bachelor's programmes at the Faculty of Natural Sciences are back to pre-corona levels. The faculty is also pleased to see growth in admissions to IT degree programmes.

[Translate to English:] Faculty of Natural Sciences byder velkommen til 803 nye studerende. Photo: Lars Kruse, AU Foto

Last night, 7,113 hopeful applicants received notification that they had been offered a place at Aarhus University. 803 of them will start on one of the Bachelor's programmes at the Faculty of Natural Sciences.

The Faculty of Natural Sciences has admitted 6% fewer students than last year, but the intake is at the same level as in 2019.

“It was expected that the intake would be slightly lower than last year,” says the vice-dean for education at the Faculty of Natural Sciences, Kristine Kilså, who is also pleased to welcome the 803 new students.

"Over the past two years, we’ve seen an increasing number of applicants due to the COVID lockdowns, so it’s quite natural that the figures should now return to the same levels as in 2019. I'm pleased that so many will be studying a natural science degree programme. We’re ready to give a warm welcome to the new students after the summer holidays and give them a good start on their studies."

The final intake may be different, as there are still vacant places on some degree programmes that can be applied for in the coming month.

Improvements in IT programmes

However, not all degree programmes have experienced a decline in intake. Both Mathematics and Mathematics-Economics have seen increases in admissions compared with last year.

This year's big leaps are for the two IT degree programmes, Computer Science and IT Product Development, both of which have seen increases on 2021 of 10% and 16%, respectively.

Prior to the admissions, Aarhus University prioritised the digital programmes at the Faculty of Natural Sciences, with more focus on digitalisation.

"It's hugely gratifying that more want to study an IT degree programme. Business and industry are hungry for graduates who can contribute to the digital development of our society. We’re pleased that, as a university, we can support this need," says Kristine Kilså.

All applicants must confirm their student places by no later than 3 August.

LINK: List of admissions figures for all the study programmes

LINK: List with averages etc.

Applicants who have not been accepted can still apply for programmes with vacant places.