Tallinn Technical, University of Tartu Receive 20,000 Applications ({{commentsTotal}})

The University of Tartu (UT) Tallinn University of Technology (TUT) both receive around 10,000 applications from potential students, the same number as last year, despite the number of high school graduates dropping substantially.

UT received 10,658 applications, around 1,000 more than a year ago. 7,623 applications were for the first level of higher education, 2,655 for masters degree programs and 380 for PhD levels.

The most popular fields were medicine (789 applications for 160 places), legal studies (398 and 150), information technology (391 and 94) and physiotherapy (356 and 32).

The number of foreign students applying to study at the nation's oldest university increased by 45 percent to 1,191.

TUT took in 9,580 applications, 900 fewer than last year, which reflects the drop in the number of high school graduates.

IT was the most popular field in TUT, with 384 applications (70 places available), followed by business studies (289 applications, 90 places), business IT (227 and 125) and logistics (222 and 50).