Linnaeus University sees a 5 percent increase in the number of first-choice applicants for the autumn semester 2019, as well as a roughly 1 percent increase in the total number of applicants. Thereby confirming its position as the sixth most applied for higher education institution in Sweden.
When Antagning.se closed the application for the autumn 2019 on the night between 15 April and 16 April, the Swedish Council for Higher Education saw that the number of applicants was more or less the same as last spring. However, for Linnaeus University, this year’s figures show a small increase in the total number of applicants and a 5 percent increase in the number of first-choice applicants.
“We are currently experiencing a period of smaller student batches and a boom with low unemployment, which leads to fewer people choosing to study. Therefore, it feels positive that, despite this, we see an increase in our total number of first-choice applicants”, says Maja Rudhe, section manager at the communications office.
However, if we look only at the degree programmes, the university sees a decrease of 8 percent in the total number of applicants, while there is an 8 percent increase in the total number of applicants for our single-subject courses.
“Our work to develop our selection of courses and programmes offered continues. We need to show more clearly how our courses and programmes correspond to the challenges of the future, and we also need to show how our strong research permeates our courses and programmes and gives them a distinct profile”, says Niklas Ammert, deputy vice-chancellor for education.
All in all, Linnaeus University confirms its position as the sixth most applied for higher education institution in Sweden by reducing the distance to Lund University, the fifth most applied for higher education institution, and increasing the distance to the seventh most applied for higher education institution.
Top 5 degree programmes in number of first-choice applicants
Management and organization, 599
Web development, 360
Social work study, 276
Top 5 single-subject courses in number of first-choice applicants
Psychology I, 457
Social law, 457
Project management I, 376
Sustainable small-scale forestry I, 247
Food, nutrition and health, 235
Niklas Ammert, deputy vice-chancellor, phone +4676-644 64 76, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Maja Rudhe, section manager communications office, phone +46470-70 82 11, email email@example.com
Annika Sand, senior press officer, phone +4676-830 01 05, email firstname.lastname@example.org