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Moment of truth for 91,231 aspiring university students

One education only has room for super-students who exceed the grading scale


Today hopeful university applicants found out if they were in or out (Photo: Scanpix)

July 30, 2014
11:54

by Andreas Jakobsen


This morning was the crucial moment, when the 91,231 university applicants were told if they had been accepted to the study of their dreams or had to wait around for one more year.

If you already found it strange that the Danish grading system ranges from -3 to 12, it's only going to get more confusing. Of those who had applied for International Business at Copenhagen Business School, only the super-students who managed to exceed the scale were able to satisfy the 12.1 acceptance limit.

Sky is the limit
How can it be higher? If you apply within two years of graduating upper-secondary school or if you had extra A-level courses, an extra 1.06 is added to your grade. 

The 12.1 limit therefore rules out older students, who may be forced to think of a career change and apply to something like molecular biomedicine at Copenhagen University, where they accept students with a 12 grade average.

Turned down
Along with a record number of young people applying for university this year, there is unfortunately also a record 21.412 hopeful young people who were rejected from their first priority. But with more than 400 courses offering vacant spots, there are still plenty of options for those who are open to alternatives.

 


Here is the list of the top 10 courses with the highest entry requirements:

1. International Business, Copenhagen Business School: 12,1
2. Molecular biomedicine, Universitety of Copenhagen: 12,0
3. International Business and Politics, Copenhagen Business School: 11,9
4. Psychology, University of Copenhagen: 11,4
5. International Shipping and Trade, Copenhagen Business School: 11,3
6. Medicine, University of Copenhagen: 11,2
7. Midwifery, PH Metropol: 11,1
8. Veterinary medicine, University of Copenhagen: 11,0
9. Medicine, Aalborg University: 11,0
10. Anthropology, University of Copenhagen: 10,9

(Source: Education Ministry)


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