New record: 110,119 people have been granted a study place in Norway

StudentPhoto: Håkon Mosvold Larsen / NTB
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Never before have so many people been granted a study place at Norway’s universities and colleges. This year, 110,119 applicants have been offered a study place.

Henrik Asheim (H), Minister of Research and Higher Education, presented the admission figures for higher education together with the Norwegian Universities and Colleges Admission Service (NUCAS) at Oslo Met on Friday.

Applicants to Norwegian universities and colleges received an answer on Tuesday as to whether they have been granted a study place. Of the 152,730 applicants, more than 137,994 are eligible for admission to at least one study, the figures from NUCAS show. That is a little more than last year.

In total, more than seven out of ten qualified applicants have been offered a study place, and of these, more than half have entered their first choice.

The Master of Business Administration at the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) in Bergen has received the most first-choice applicants, followed by law at the University of Bergen and law at the University of Oslo.

At the same time, there has been a decline in teacher education. A total of 11,482 applicants have been offered a place in a teacher education, which is a decrease of 417 from last year. The decrease applies to all stages in primary and secondary school, but the decrease is greatest for primary school teacher education for the oldest pupils (5th to 10th grade).

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayEducation

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