Key figures - student intake

Here you can find key figures for the student intake at Aalborg University.

The Coordinated Enrolment System (KOT)

The student numbers in the table below shows the students admitted in a bachelor programme at Aalborg University through the Danish Coordinated Enrolment System (KOT). The figures represent the number of active students as of 1 October each year after the first and second admission rounds.

KOT intake 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Humanities 823 824 776 782 702
Social Sciences 1,300 1,234 1,158 1,242 1,139
Medicine 378 403 412 389 367
Engineering 821 766 672 742 713
TECH 1,124 1,089 1,013 1,058 1,022
Total 4,446 4,316 4,031 4,213 3,943

 

KOT applicants (1st priority)

The table below shows the number of applicants who has applied for admission in a bachelor programme at Aalborg University as their first priority through the Danish Coordinated Enrolment System (KOT). Applicant numbers exceed student intake, because not all applicants are actually admitted in study programmes.

The figures are published annually in the end of July.

KOT applicants 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Humanities 1,143 1,224 1,135 1,055 1,094
Social Sciences 1,619 1,555 1,356 1,440 1,453
Medicine 573 584 623 636 703
Engineering 834 798 748 828 840
TECH 1,328 1,260 1,050 1,172 1,039
Total 5,497 5,421 4,912 5,131 5,129

 

Direct intake 

The direct intake represents the non-KOT student intake at Aalborg University.

It comprises students who are transferring from another Danish or non-Danish institution, guest students and re-admitted students.

Direct intake 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Humanities 538 597 552 538 405
Social Sciences 657 597 488 539 512
Medicine 119 125 114 126 154
Engineering 505 440 435 362 345
TECH 483 465 369 434 391
Total 2,302 2,224 1,958 1,999 1,807

Master intake

The table below shows the MA intake at the four faculties at Aalborg University. A distinction is made between two types of admission for the Master's programmes: The internal intake shows the number of students who continue on a Master's programme after completion of a bachelor degree at Aalborg University. The external intake illustrates the number of students admitted to a Master’s programme on the basis of a degree from another Danish or non-Danish educational institution.

The figure is calculated each year on 1 October.

Humanities 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Internal 431 381 373 376 359
External 522 514 471 390 373
Total 953 895 844 766 732

 

Social Sciences 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Internal 653 595 653 625 627
External 531 496 507 551 520
Total 1,184 1,091 1,160 1,176 1,147

 

Medicine 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Internal 215 204 232 217 262
External 118 108 105 149 121
Total 333 312 337 366 383

 

TECH 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Internal 419 463 473 519 511
External 368 310 372 328 300
Total 787 773 845 847 811

 

Engineering 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Internal 315 318 303 320 343
External 383 373 301 298 245
Total 698 691 604 618 588

 

AAU total 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Internal 2,033 1,961 2,034 2,057 2,102
External 1,922 1,801 1,756 1,716 1,559
Total 3,955 3,762 3,790 3,773 3,661