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Sharp Increase in Applicants to Teacher Education Programs

The application figures released this week also showed an increase in applicants to computer science and communications technology programs.

Stig Nøra, Johanne Severinsen Published: Updated:
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"We are happy to see that our teacher education programs continue to attract higher numbers of applicants", President Curt Rice said. "The demand for teachers is only going to continue to grow in the years to come." 

"Our computer science and technology programs also saw a marked increase in applications. The fact that the share of female applicants continues to grow is especially encouraging," Rice continued. "The faculty for technology, art and design has been working systematically at attracting more female applicants for some time, and their work is paying off."

Health Sciences Continue to Attract Large Numbers of Applicants

Nearly all of OsloMet's health science programs saw their applicant pools increase. While nursing experienced a 16% decrease in overall applicants, it continues to figure among the ten most popular bachelor programs in Norway.

Huge Growth in Applicants to OsloMet's MA programs

The increase in applications to master's programs is nothing short of dramatic; OsloMet received 58% more applications this year than in 2017. Family counseling, nursing-anesthesia and business administration experienced particularly dramatic increases. Nor did the new MA program in Structural Engineering and Building Technology miss out on the fun; 192 applicants will compete for 20 places in the program.

Most Popular Study Programs by Number of Applicants

1. Nursing, Oslo
2. Business Administration
3. Physical Therapy
4. Social Work
5. Administration and Management
6. Pre-School Teacher Education
7. Nursing, Kjeller
8. Child Welfare
9. Paramedic Science
10. Elementary Education

Most Competitive Study Programs

As measured by number of applicants relative to available study places

1. Economics and Management, 14.6
2. Economics and Management, part-time, 11.9
3. Driving Instructor, 11.8
4. Archive Science, one-year program, 11.4
5. Vocational Education, Health, Childhood and Youth Development, part-time, 11.0
6. Art and Design, Fashion, 9.2
7. Paramedic Science, 9.1
8. Design and Communications in Digital Media, 9.0
9. Photo Journalism, 8.8
10. Media and Communications, 8.0