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After two boom years with record numbers of applicants and admissions to the University of Copenhagen it is now going the other way. Almost 500 fewer new students will be enrolled this September. But the trend does not have management worried.
Competition still high for popular subjects like psychology and molecular biomedicine.
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Most new students on higher education programmes are women. And individual subjects are dominated by specific genders. Here are the numbers.
Only four out of 34 humanities study programmes at the University of Copenhagen have a higher number of male applicants. And there are mostly women applicants on all health science programmes.
Starting 2020, all applicants under the quota 2 scheme will have to pass a cognitive admissions test at the University of Copenhagen. Applicants are subsequently assessed based on an oral or written interview.
Firm sells quota 2 applications and promises guaranteed admission. An application costs DKK 1,200, with an 88 per cent chance of getting in. The Student Council says it distorts the admission system.
The vast majority of places will be cut from the sciences, including precisely the STEM programmes that the Danish government is promoting for study.
Both the humanities and science faculties are to admit significantly fewer students this year compared to 2017. The new minimum 6.0 grade point average requirement is a key part of the explanation. The psychology study programme is the hardest to get into.