The average performance level of this year’s entrants to Tallinn University of Technology has improved compared with the last year with the overall numbers remaining the same.
“The level of performance of the students coming to study at Tallinn University of Technology has improved compared with previous years,” the Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs, Hendrik Voll, stated. “I am most delighted by the fact that this year the number of high school gold medal graduates who wish to study at TTÜ exceeded last year’s figure by 30.”
Voll stated that TTÜ has taken as its priority to be the first choice among high school graduates in their pursuit of academic education. “The admission thresholds of Tallinn University of Technology are the strictest of Estonian universities, and we made them even stricter this year,” Voll said. “Regardless of the strict thresholds and the fact that compared to the previous year there were 444 fewer examinees for the broad mathematics State examinations, it is a pleasure to see that the number of students coming to study at Tallinn University of Technology is the same as last year.”
A total of 8181 valid applications were submitted to the University of Technology, of which 5202 for Bachelor’s studies, 2567 for Master’s studies and 412 for PhD studies.
Similarly to previous years, the most popular fields of study were related to economics, as well as IT.
As of July 20th, a total of 3302 students from both bachelor’s and master’s studies have confirmed their wish to enrol. The admission process of foreign students lasts until the end of September and that is when the final number of admitted students will be confirmed. Last year, 2016 students were enrolled into Bachelor’s studies, 1338 into Master’s studies and 71 into PhD studies.
For the 2017 admission, Tallinn University of Technology reformed its programmes in Bachelor’s studies. The programmes were modified to become more broad-based. Estonian programmes with a nominal study load are free at TTÜ. The University of Technology offers technology, IT, engineering, science and economy programmes. In Bachelor’s studies, integrated studies, and tertiary education studies, there are over 35 programmes to choose from. Master’s studies offer a total of 48 programmes.
Tallinn University of Technology is a modern university of technology, whose strength lies in the synergy between technological, natural, exact, social and health sciences. First and foremost, TTÜ is responsible for ensuring the next generation of engineers and technology scientists in Estonia. The university incorporates 700 lecturers and more than 500 scholars, while the number of TTÜ alumni is close to 70,000. The students are offered exciting student and cultural experiences, and the university’s accommodation and sporting facilities are among the best in Northern Europe.