More first-hand applicants to Jönköping University

The most popular programmes for the autumn semester at Jönköping University (JU), with the most first-hand applicants, are social work, nursing, and civilekonom. This is according to figures from the Swedish Council for Higher Education (UHR) after the national spring admission round closed at midnight on Monday 17 April. The number of first-hand applicants to Jönköping University increased slightly this year. A total of 6,398 have chosen JU as their first-hand choice, an increase of 2 %.


“It is great that the interest in our programmes is high. The figures from UHR also show a increased interest in the programmes for radiology nurse and biomedical analyst, specializing in clinical physiology. These are two programmes where the School of Health and Welfare at JU has made new investments with flexible teaching and where the programmes have a close collaboration with several regions. We are also seeing increased interest in the programmes at the School of Engineering at JU. The programmes that stand out are Network, Infrastructure and Cybersecurity, Graphic Design and Web Development, and our Basic Science Year,” says Robert Gunnarsson, Vice President for Education at Jönköping University.

In total, JU has 15,335 applicants to programmes, of which 4,448 are first-hand applicants. This is 3 % more first-hand applicants to programmes compared to last year. Nationally, the number of applicants remains at a stable and high level and can be compared with the years before the pandemic. Almost exactly as many applied this year as last year.

Increase for vocational education and international students

JU also conducts higher vocational education (YH) in several areas. This year, JU has more applicants for YH programmes than ever before, as many as 1,266, which is 286 more than last year.

Interest from international students remains high. Applications in the central and JU’s local admissions combined have increased by 26 % compared to last year.

"The increase in applicants to YH programmes and the increase in international applicants is particularly pleasing. It indicates an attractiveness that is well in line with our goal of being a leading knowledge environment that is well anchored in the region and with a far-reaching global commitment," concludes Robert Gunnarsson.

Most first-hand applicants - top five programmes

Programmes at undergraduate level

  • Social Work (Socionomprogrammet)
  • Nursing (Sjuksköterskeprogrammet)
  • Civilekonomprogrammet
  • Media and Communication Sciences Programme (all specializations)
  • Network, Infrastructure and Cybersecurity Programme

Master level

  • Master's programme in Quality Improvement and Leadership in Health and Welfare
  • Engineering Management (One Year)
  • Sustainable Building Information Management
  • International Financial Analysis
  • LeaDS - Learning, Digitalization, and Sustainability (One Year)

Freestanding courses

  • Special education, basic course
  • Motivational and emotional psychology
  • Supervices counselling
  • Psychology, 1-30 credits
  • Supervisor training, VFU

Read the press release from UHR here in Swedish

For more information, please contact:

Denise Permerud, Team leader national recruitment
Telephone +46 (0)36-10 11 86