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Universities saw a slight decline in international students this year

 

9 December 2020
by Eva Toome

 

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There are 5236 international degree students in Estonia in the 2020/2021 academic year. That is 292 less than in the previous academic year. International degree students currently make up 11.6% of the students in Estonia compared to 12.2% in the previous academic year.

Indrek Reimand, the Deputy Secretary General of the Ministry of Education and Research of Estonia, says that the slight decrease reflects the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. “The number of admitted students this autumn, which decreased by a quarter,” he explained. “But the fact that international students want to study in Estonia is proof of the competitive strength of the higher education we offer. Local teaching staff and students alike have said that an international learning environment boosts the quality of discussions and education in general.”

This autumn, 1450 international degree students began studies in formal education at Estonian universities. Last academic year there were 2026 students.

Read the full article on the Study in Estonia webpage 

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