Significant jump in university application numbers

More than 10,000 applications have been made to higher education institutions in Latvia for the forthcoming academic year, a significant increase on the number last year, reported the LETA newswire. 

A total of 10,047 applications have been filed to study at Latvia's universities and colleges in the 2018/2019 academic year, according to enrollment results reported by all twelve universities and colleges in Latvia. Last year, the total number of applicants was 8,034. 

Riga Stradins University reports the largest increase in applications - 15 percent to a total of 1,900 applicants.

According to the Latvija.lv portal, most applications have been received at the University of Latvia - 3,491 applications, which is in fact 178 applications fewer than last year. Riga Technical University has received 2,388 applications, or 74 applications more than in 2017.

1,900 applications have been submitted to Stradins University, the Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies (still referred to as the Agricultural University by many people) has received 807 applications, the University of Daugavpils - 348 applications, the BA School of Business and Finance - 236 applications, the University of Liepaja - 215 applications, Rezekne Higher Education Institution - 208 applications, Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences - 142 applications, the University of Business, Arts and Technology - 119 applications, Ventspils University College - 117 applications, ISMA University - 40 applications, and the University of Economics and Culture - 36 applications.

358 applicants wish to study law at the University of Latvia, 329 - computer sciences at the university of Latvia, 325 - medicine at the University of Latvia, 230 - communication sciences at the University of Latvia, 230 - computer systems at Riga Technical University, 196 - psychology at the University of Latvia, 191 - information technology at Riga Technical University, 166 - construction at Riga Technical University, 131 - architecture at Riga Technical University, and 119 - management at the University of Latvia.

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