Gothenburg University in western Sweden. Photo: Fredrik Persson, Scanpix.
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Record number apply for university this spring

Going to college is still high on the list of things that Swedes want to do. More than 202,000 people applied for programs or courses beginning in the spring – a rise of one percent from last year at this time and a record, once again.

The biggest increase in applications came from young people up to 24-years-old, which is seen as a result of the high birth rate back then, along with high youth unemployment.

As before, law and medical programs are the most popular among applicants, but a distance learning course for preschool teachers is on the top-20 list for the first time, according to the Swedish Agency for Higher Education Services.

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