Fewer Norwegians applied for admission to local colleges and universities this year, but a majority of those who did opted to pursue the same most popular fields of study: law and business.
Schools around the country have been opening over the past two weeks for the roughly 136,000 who applied for admission. Not everyone got into their first choices, with the most popular school emerging as business school Norges Handelshøyskole (NHH) in Bergen for the fourth year in a row.
Newspaper Dagens Næringsliv (DN) reported that law schools at the University of Oslo and University of Bergen followed in second- and third-place as attracting the most applicants.
There was a marked decline in the number of students wanting to become teachers and nurses, which officials viewed as worrisome since both are urgently needed in the public sector.