NHH has the most popular programme in Norway

`NHH siviløkonom education is always amongst the programmes that received the highest number of applicants in Norway, and we expected numbers at the same level as previous year. Receiving even more applications this year is tremendously positive`, NHH Rector Øystein Thøgersen says.
`NHH siviløkonom education is always amongst the programmes that received the highest number of applicants in Norway, and we expected numbers at the same level as previous year. Receiving even more applications this year is tremendously positive`, NHH Rector Øystein Thøgersen says.
NHH By Sigrid Folkestad

30 April 2021 08:16

NHH has the most popular programme in Norway

NHH Norwegian School of Economics sets another new application record this spring. 2 221 applicants had the Siviløkonom programme (Bachelor and Master) as their number one choice, which makes this education the most popular in the country.

The number of applications to this year’s bachelorprogramme beats all previous records.

‘Knew there were good job prospects’

Master’s degree student Nils-Fredrik Solem (25) is set to graduate with a business economics degree this summer. He was offered a permanent position with successful start-up Forte_Digital in September.

Higher number than ever

Friday 23 April the “Samordna Opptak” (Joint Public Application Office) announced the numbers from this year’s applications to higher education In Norway. 2 221 applicants had NHH as their first choice. This is an increase from the application numbers in 2020, continuing the trend as there also was a major increase in applications last year. The increase in 2020 was 400 as 2 112 had NHH as their first choice in higher education.

Better than expected

NHH Rector Øystein Thøgersen is very pleased with the high number of applicants.

Young NHH researcher awarded publication prize

Silje Rydland Skaar has been awarded the Odd Nordhaug Memorial Prize. The PhD candidate receives the award for the best article published in the journal «Beta» in 2019 and 2020.

`NHH siviløkonom education is always amongst the programmes that received the highest number of applicants in Norway, and we expected numbers at the same level as previous year. Receiving even more applications this year is tremendously positive´, Thøgersen says.

He emphasizes that, as in 2020, the Coronoa pandemic may have created uncertainty that affects the individual applicants wishes and opportunities with regard to education plans.

5 078 Applicant in total

-It is therefor very exiting to see how the final admission will be and if admissions in 2021 will differ from previous years, says Thøgersen.

In total 5 078 applicants had NHH on their application list to universities and colleges according to Samordna Opptak.

-Frequently we see the same education programmes being the most popular every year, but this year the Customs education is a newcomer. This is an exiting collaboration between the National Customs Department and the University of Stavanger, and it is clear that this has been a long awaited education offer, says Minister for Research and Higher Education, Henrik Asheim (H), in a press release.

NHH students found relevant work after their studies

A massive 97 per cent of students who graduated with a master's degree from NHH in spring 2020 and who have jobs are in relevant employment. Most were offered a job before completing their degree.

Educations with highest number of first choice applications

  1. Siviløkonom (bachelor and master) / NHH
  2. Customs, Clearance and Import Trade / UiS
  3. Science of Law / UiB
  4. Science of Law / UiO