Record numbers of applicants for MDH – again

Apr 20, 2015 | Education

While the total number of applications for the autumn’s courses and study programmes at the nation’s higher education institutions has decreased*, Mälardalen University (MDH) is moving ahead. Compared to 2014, the number of applicants has increased by 4 percent.

In 2014, 26 265 individuals applied for MDH. This year, the number is even higher. In the autumn, 27 421 persons want to start their journey towards the job of their dreams, which is an increase by 4 percent.

– We are pleased and proud that so many make MDH their first choice. It’s a confirmation that our courses and programmes are important and relevant and lead to employment. The fact that students are given the chance to make important contacts with companies already during their studies is of great importance, too, as is guaranteed accommodation, says Karin Röding, Vice-Chancellor at Mälardalen University.

Considerable interest in new, unique specialization

The Energy Engineering Programme with its unique specialization in electrical engineering, which started in cooperation with ABB, Bombardier, Mälarenergi and Westinghouse Electric Sweden, has attracted twice as many applicants as aimed for. In total, the programme has 194 applicants.

– The energy and engineering industries in the Mälardalen region have a great need for electrical engineers, so these numbers are very encouraging, says Per Eckemark, head of division at ABB Power Systems in Sweden.

More statistics regarding MDH applicants for the autumn term 2015:

  • Total number of individual applicants for the autumn term 2015: 27 421 (autumn 2014: 26 265 individual applicants, which means an increase by more than 4 percent).
  • Programmes with many first-choice applications: the Social Work Programme, the Nursing Programme, the Physiotherapy Programme, and the Preschool Teacher Programme.
  • Advanced study programmes: the number of first-choice applicants has increased from 996 in the autumn 2014 to 1097 now.
  • Most popular courses: Introduction to Work and Organizational Psychology, Leadership and Joint Action, and Marketing - Introduction.

* according to the Swedish Council of Higher Education (UHR)