Large Increase in Number of Admitted International Students

Compared with last year, Dalarna University has seen more than a 100 percent increase in the number of international students being admitted to its autumn 2021 undergraduate courses and programmes taught in English.

According to the Swedish Council for Higher Education, a total of 13 universities in Sweden have admitted more students to their international undergraduate courses and programmes compared with autumn 2020. Dalarna University, meanwhile, has experienced the greatest increase: 139 percent, or 248 more admitted students compared with last year.

- It’s exciting to see that so many potential students find the courses and programmes we offer interesting! states Michael Oppenheimer, Director of International Student Recruitment.

- We’ve also increased the number of admitted students to our Master’s programmes by 13 percent. A number of factors can explain the increase at the undergraduate level. Among them are the fact that we offer a course in Swedish to our international students, that our course package English for Academic Purposes will only be offered online this coming autumn, and that our International Tourism Management programme remains popular with both Swedish and international applicants alike. Our communication efforts help many applicants discover what Dalarna University has to offer.

What do students have to say about the current challenges that travel to Sweden for study purposes presents?

- The students I have spoken to understand that their studies, at least in some cases, will be online instead of on campus. Naturally, they see the positive side of being able to come to Sweden to experience its culture, which is part of living in another country. The hope is that our new students will be able to experience the uniqueness of Dalarna, states Michael Oppenheimer further. 

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