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Master's Programme at Halmstad University Attracts Largest Number of Applicants

The Master's programme in computer network engineering at Halmstad University is the most popular programme among international students applying to study in Sweden. This is evident in the statistics issued by the Swedish Agency for Higher Education Services.

"It's great to hear that we have the most popular programme in Sweden. We see it as proof that our programmes are of a very high standard, and that we've laid a very solid foundation for continuing to attract foreign students in the future", says vice-chancellor Romulo Enmark.

The Master's programme in computer network engineering has attracted no less than 6,530 applicants, making it the programme with the highest number of foreign applicants in Sweden. Around two-thirds of those who have applied come from countries outside the EU/EES — the group of students that will be required to pay for their education starting from next autumn.

The Master's programme offers 30 places, which are to be divided between Swedish and foreign students. The admissions procedure for Swedish students will take place later this autumn.

Excellent research activities

The reasons that the computer network engineering programme in particular is so popular are manifold.

"I's a good programme and a lot of people also look at the research opportunities on offer — our excellent research activities make us attractive in that area. Also, there aren't that many Master's programmes in the field of computer network engineering in Sweden, so we're unique in that respect," says Magnus Larsson, head of the School of Information Science, Computers and Electrical Engineering at Halmstad University.

Fewer places next year

Next year, Swedish universities and colleges will be required to charge registration and study fees to citizens from countries outside the EU/EES and Switzerland who begin studying in Sweden after 31 July 2011. The fees will apply to programmes at both basic and advanced level, and the new system is expected to result in a radical decrease in the number of applicants at many colleges and universities.

"We've been preparing for paying students for two years now. We won't be increasing the number of places due to the enormous number of applicants this year. On the contrary, we've already decreased the number of places to adapt to future requirements", says Larsson.


Updated 2018-02-21