Higher Education Council caps medicine, dentistry enrolment

Jordan’s Higher Education Council announced on Monday 11 September that a limit would be placed on the number of students studying medicine and dentistry at universities for the years 2023-24 and on to 2027-28 owing to unemployment and under-payment of graduates in these two specialisations, reports Jordan News.

Under the plan, which was endorsed at a meeting chaired by Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Azmi Mahafzah, 1,000 students would be admitted in human medicine studies, Jordan News Agency, Petra reported. The council also said that 300 students would be enrolled in dentistry; 100 in each of the faculties of the University of Jordan, Jordan University of Science and Technology and Hashemite University (after Hashemite University obtains special accreditation).

In the 2024-25 academic year, only 800 medicine students would be admitted in all public universities, and admissions to dentistry faculties would be reduced by 20%. As for the academic year 2025-26 and beyond, only 640 students would be enrolled in medicine in all Jordanian universities, and there would be a 20% reduction in dentistry admission numbers for 2025-26 alone.
Full report on the Jordan News site