Despite a slightly lower number of applications, the number of admitted students has increased by 35 % compared to last year.

Different factors have played a role in this increase, according to the Head of the Admissions Office, Peter Wretling. "Compared to last year, the number of eligible applicants has increased and so has the number of applicants who have chosen Stockholm University as their first priority at, confirming Stockholm University as an increasingly attractive study destination", he says.

The programmes offered by the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences are the ones with most admitted students, while the programmes with the most competitive selection, and the highest number of students on a waiting list, are the programmes in Business Administration, Economics, Law, and International and Comparative Education (See also the Most popular master's programmes at Stockholm University)