Universities increase the number of students

in News · 28-09-2020 16:04:00 · 0 Comments

In this atypical year, almost 51,000 students have entered into the first phase of the National Competition for Access to Higher Education, which represents an increase of 15% compared to the last year, according to the results of The General Direction of University Education (DGES).

The almost 12,000 that failed to secure a place in higher education, can now run for the 2nd phase of the contest from today, September 28th. For the 2nd phase the institutions have at least 6,050 places for students.

In the total, DGES figures point to about 73,000 students in undergraduate, integrated masters’ courses and more than 9,500 in short courses of higher education, that is, higher professional technical courses. To this estimate, DGES takes into account students who are able to enter through special access regimes and special competitions.

Disabled people also increased at the university

Through the special contingent for students with disabilities, universities are receiving more students with disabilities, which show an increase of 39% compared to last year. However, this represents only 312 new students, according to DGES data


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