Number of applicants via quota 2 for the natural science degree programmes at a stable level
The number of first priority applications for the natural science degree programmes via quota 2 is at the same level as last year, according to preliminary figures. The vice-dean for education is optimistic, but this is not a pretext for doing nothing.
The final deadline for applying for Bachelor’s degree programmes at Danish universities via quota 2 was 15 March. In total, 352 applicants had one of the degree programmes at Natural Sciences as their first priority. This is the same level as in 2022 when the number was 356.
"Many young people have applied for admission to our degree programmes again this year. Once again, this confirms that the younger generation is still interested in the natural sciences" says Vice-dean for education at Natural Sciences, Kristine Kilså.
However, according to her, the stable figures should not be a pretext for doing nothing. As always, the faculty's aim is to ensure that the degree programmes are of the highest quality, and that the programmes prepare students for a labour market thirsting for STEM competences. There is also a major task in continuing to make young people aware of the possibilities within natural sciences.
"Of course, I’d like the number to be as high as possible. Society needs as many talented brains as possible within the STEM subjects. Recruiting students for our degree programmes is a high priority, and I hope that the number of applicants will increase even more in the coming years," she says.
The figures are preliminary, and the final calculation of the number of quota 2 applications will be announced next week.
Increase in applications for a handful of degree programmes
The preliminary figures show a rise in applications for Biology, Geoscience, Chemistry, Medical Chemistry and Mathematics-Economics, while Nanoscience, Molecular Medicine, Physics, Mathematics, Molecular Biology and the IT programmes have received fewer quota 2 applications than in 2022.
"In a time of a shrinking youth population, it’s positive that the number of applicants to our degree programmes is stable, and I’m optimistic about the quota 1 applicants this summer," says Kristine Kilså.
The deadline for applications through quota 1 is 5 July. Quota 1 applications account for the majority of admissions to Natural Sciences. All applicants will find out whether they have been admitted on 28 July.