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Adjustment of student intake in higher education programmes

An initiative which will adjust the student intake within certain fields of study at the universities, university colleges, and academies of professional higher education was launched in 2014.

The adjustment of student intake concerns fields of study which have had a systematic high unemployment rate, compared to other graduates from the higher education programmes.

The objective for the adjustment of student intake within certain higher education programmes is to transfer student admission from programmes with systematic and notable higher unemployment among graduates to programmes which have better employment prospects.

The individual university, university college, and academy of professional higher education decides how to implement the reduction of student intake within the announced and agreed framework. Among other things it means that the individual institution has chosen how the reductions should be applied to the selected educational groups and on individual programmes. It has also been possible to transfer a smaller share of the reductions to programmes that were not targeted for reductions if it supports the objective of not educating to unemployment. 

At the academies, university colleges, and the bachelor programmes at the universities alike, the reduction of intake is implemented over a four year period from 2015 to 2018. As regards the master’s programmes at the universities, the reduction is implemented over a three year period from 2018 to 2020. From 2015 to 2018, admission to the master’s programmes concerned cannot be increased from the 2013 level.

There are still places and funding for all students who are entitled to continue in a master’s programme (a specific master’s programme, in direct continuation of the bachelor programme at the same university).



last modified Jun 29, 2015