Fewer quota 2 applications to Business Academy Aarhus

An overall decrease in the number of quota 2 applications compared to the record year 2021, but the same level as in 2020.

2,097 had one of Business Academy Aarhus’ programmes on their dream list when the application deadline for higher education via quota 2 expired on Tuesday 15 March 2022 at 12 midday.

That’s 446, or 18 per cent fewer than last year when there was an extraordinarily large number of applications for higher education in general, but the numbers are on par with 2020.

Many jumped the gun to education last year – this means fewer applicants for 2022

Rector Anne Storm Rasmussen expected the decline in applications in light of the fact that many students started their studies last year as a result of corona restrictions and an increased number of study places available. At the same time, more young people are expected to take a gap year this year, unlike last summer, when the pandemic made it difficult for young people to travel or find work.

‘After continuous growth in our programmes over the past 12 years, we are now seeing a decrease in the number of applicants, but the figures also show an increase for some of our programmes. For example, 51 per cent more than last year have decided that our English-language Multimedia Design programme is their 1st priority,’ says Business Academy Aarhus’ rector.

‘Most applicants will apply after the quota 2 application deadline and up until the 5 July deadline. We expect that, as always, there will be more applicants than we have space for as the number of places we have available have been greatly reduced from the autumn 2022 semester. Mostly because the majority of our English-language programmes have been closed, and as a consequence of the Academy having to reduce Danish places as part of the relocation of educational institutions from the big cities,’ says Rector Anne Storm Rasmussen.

Applicants will receive a reply in July

5 July is the deadline for Danish and international students who are currently attending an upper secondary school in Denmark. These applicants are admitted according to their academic average from their upper secondary school. On 28 July, the number of study places will be distributed among the many applicants and applicants will learn whether they have been accepted or not. By then, the Academy will usually have received more than 6,000 applications and around 2,500 will be offered a study place. 

Business Academy Aarhus is the third most popular educational institution in East Jutland measured by the number of applicants. We are unfortunately only allowed to offer one programme in English - Multimedia Design. And we aim to make it the best English-language programme in Denmark.