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Easier to enter higher education in autumn

this year seems the conditions to get in on the training you wish to be better than in several years. It is a result of that the number of applicants to univers

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Easier to enter higher education in autumn

this year seems the conditions to get in on the training you wish to be better than in several years. It is a result of that the number of applicants to universities and higher education courses declined slightly every year since 2014. Looking at the number notified to the spring Swedish scholastic aptitude test see the trend to continue. In addition, many universities offered more places in the last few years, which has made that more have been admitted to the training.

Torbjörn Lindquist, investigator at the University and högskolerådet, tells us that this is partly due to smaller cohorts, but primarily it is the strong labour market that allows many shooting studies in the future.

– the job market is great for the vast majority of people and it is easy to find alternative employment, " says Torbjörn Lindquist.

search for a training to the autumn, according to the University and högskolerådets forecast. Despite the fact that there are around 19.000 courses and programs that the search is expected to more than half apply to a program in which selection is applied, that is to say that there simply is no place for anyone who wants to study and for some courses competition is fierce.

Maria Tovar, student counsellor at Uppsala university, says that she also thinks that it generally has become a bit easier the last few years. However, for some courses, it is still tough entry requirements.

– Those that are most in the top, such as the psychologist and doctor, where the swings it's not as cool because the number is so significantly, " says Maria Tovar.

Maria Tovar, Study and karriärvägledare at Uppsala university Photo: Uppsala university

roads for those who might not have the grades required. The classic roads there is, of course, always, to try and examine up on their high school grades through adult education or try to do the test until you get a competitive result.

For certain programs, such as kandidatutbildningar in politics and the economy, recommends Maria Tovar to check if it is possible to read individual courses corresponding to the program, and then take out a degree. However, it is not an option when it comes to training to the regulated professions, such as doctors and psychologist.

– Then you must check on the programs to have a chance to get a degree and id. There is no other way.

on the corresponding training courses abroad, but there is no Maria Tovar and generally recommend students.

If there is something you are interested in, " she says that you should keep in mind that it means a big cost and that if you engage in an education abroad you must be prepared to also may need to complete the training program in the country, then it is not always possible to switch to a Swedish education during the trip.

Marie Nordstrom, student counsellor at Stockholm university, says that she also thinks it is important that you ask why you are interested in some training classes.

on some training sessions for prestige in the professions, rather than that you actually are interested in what it means to work as a doctor.

"Then it's more the title you are interested in," says Marie Nordström.

Marie Nordstrom, Study and karriärvägledare at Stockholm university, Photo: Stockholm university

Therefore, she thinks that one should first figure out a proper idea of what you want to do. At the university of Stockholm, for example, is psychology one of the hardest courses to get into, but despite the large interest in the program, she meets often with students who have a poor grasp of what it means or that there are other courses where you can get similar tasks.

" I feel many times that you have a pretty vague idea of what it is for roles in the labour market.

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