The University of Tartu received 10 658 applications by the end of the admission period
The admission of applications for daytime studies and the open university at the University of Tartu has ended. 10 658 applications in total for continuing studies at the University of Tartu were submitted. 1186 applications were submitted by students who graduated from secondary school with a gold or silver medal or achieved excellent results on subject contests for continuing their education in the one and only student city in Estonia. The interest of candidates from schools with the highest state examination results (state examination results 2013) was high; for example, 347 applications were submitted by students of the Hugo Treffner Gymnasium.
A total of 10 658 applications were submitted to the University of Tartu during the admission period, 7 623 of which to Bachelor’s studies, 2 655 to Master’s studies and 380 to Doctoral studies. The best secondary school students in Estonia, who graduated with a gold or silver medal, submitted 999 applications, and students who achieved excellent results on subject contests submitted 187 applications. The admission of foreign students ended already in April and indicated that the interest of foreign students in studying at the University of Tartu has increased by more than 45% in comparison with the previous year – 1191 applications were submitted.
There is reason to be pleased according to Martin Hallik, Vice Rector for Academic Affairs at the University of Tartu. “If we look at the number of submitted applications and especially the number of successful secondary school graduates, medalists and subject contest winners, then we see that young people who are already high achievers in their educational path want to continue at the University of Tartu – this indicates their motivation to maintain the quality of their education also during the next level of studies,” said Hallik, confirming that high-quality education is indeed what the future students will gain from the University of Tartu.
Hallik also expressed his satisfaction with the number of Estonian and English language applications: “The University of Tartu is internationally attractive, both in terms of studies and student life. The growing number of foreign students and the opportunity to choose courses from other English-language curricula within the university give the future student an opportunity to meet the world in Tartu and study in an international environment.”
The most popular specialties by the end of the admission period:
1. Medicine 789 applications
2. Law with studies in Tartu 398 applications
3. Information technology 391 applications
4. Physiotherapy 356 applications
5. Psychology 311 applications
Kaja Karo, Chief Admission Specialist of the University of Tartu emphasizes that all student candidates who have received a positive response from the University of Tartu should confirm their attendance from 21 July.