Just under a quarter of applicants gained a place at university this year, reveal statistics compiled by the Finnish National Board of Education. Out of the 73,700 applicants taking the entrance exam for university this year, 24 per cent were admitted. The aspiring students were competing for 17,000 university places made available in this year's admission procedure.
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Quarter of applicants accepted to university
In relation to the number of applicants, the technology field was the easiest to get into, with 39 per cent of applicants accepted, while 37 per cent of applicants were admitted to study natural sciences.