According to the Swedish Council for Higher Education, 20 universities and university colleges have admitted more students to their international Master’s programmes compared with the autumn semester 2022. While the average increase was 7 percent, Dalarna University stands out by admitting 40 percent more students.
– It’s really exciting to see that our programmes appeal to so many. We had a 14 percent increase in the number of applicants in general and a 28 percent increase in the number of first-choice applicants to our Master's programmes compared with autumn 2022, so we expected an increase in the number of admitted students as well. The fact we’ve seen such an increase is mainly due to the good cooperation we have both with programme directors and admissions officers as well as between those of us who communicate with applicants. We have the exact same courses and programmes on offer as we did a year ago, so such an increase is a real achievement, says Michael Oppenheimer, Development Manager for International Student Recruitment, Office of Marketing and Communication.
Dalarna University has admitted 476 applicants to second-cycle (Master’s) programmes that begin in August 2023. The admitted students are from 54 countries. A 40 percent equals an additional 138 admitted students.
– Many of those who been admitted express how grateful and excited they are about the prospect of studying at Dalarna University. They are also positive about coming to a region that has such a strong focus on issues of sustainability, says Michael Oppenheimer.