Foreign students' interest in veterinary studies at the Estonian University of Life Sciences continues to be high


On May 31, the Estonian University of Life Sciences closed admissions for English-language study programmes. The largest number of admission applications was received for the Veterinary Medicine study programme.


Until the end of May, citizens of the countries of the European Union, the European Economic Area and Georgia, Switzerland, Great Britain and Turkey could submit applications for three English-language study programmes: the 6-year bachelor's and master's integrated study program for Veterinary Medicine and two master's level study programmes: Landscape Architecture and Environmental Governance and Adaption to Climate Change. Admission for students from third countries ended earlier.


According to Vaike Reisner, Senior Specialist at the Department of Academic Affairs of the Estonian University of Life Sciences, it was expected that the veterinary medicine programme receives the most applications. "Again, Finnish candidates have shown great interest in coming to study as a veterinarian with us: a total of 71 applications were submitted for this study program, of which 46 candidates are from Finland. Our veterinary education is at a high level and it is known both in nearby countries and further afield," said Reisner.



The competition for the English-language Master's programmes Environmental Governance and Adaption to Climate Change and Landscape Architecture was somewhat smaller, and additional admissions will be opened for these programmes from June 13 to 21. There will probably be no additional admissions for the English-taught Veterinary Medicine programme, but it will become clear once the admission applications are reviewed and when it is known whether the candidates meet the conditions set for admission.


About 10% of the students of the Estonian University of Life Sciences are foreign students or exchange students from other countries who come to study with us temporarily for a semester or two. Vaike Reisner stated that internationalization and the exchange of knowledge with other universities of the world, as well as foreign students and employees, are important for the Estonian University of Life Sciences, because exposure to new ideas and experiences also helps to maintain and improve the quality of teaching and research in Estonia. Foreign students highly value the Estonian University of Life Sciences, they praise the quality of education, the internal climate of the university and the general friendly attitude between students and professors, as well as the green campus of the university.


You can read more about admission to English-language study programmes from the university`s website.