According to recent statistics, the number of international students enrolled in Estonia decreased somewhat in the 2021-2022 academic year, although the total number of newly enrolled students increased by 20 percent over the previous year.
Official numbers show that 5,072 international students are enrolled in Estonian higher education institutions, a decrease of 164 over the last year.
- According to current data, the number of new international students enrolling in Estonia increased by 20% over the previous year.
- In the current academic year, there were 1,748 new international students registered, up 298 from the previous year.
- In the last 15 years, the number of international students in Estonia has expanded by more than fivefold, with 901 students in 2006.
According to the figures, there were 1,748 new international students enrolled in the current academic year, up 298 from the previous year.
In a statement, Eero Loonurm, the head of International Marketing for Higher Education at the Education and Youth Board, said that Estonia continues to be a popular destination for international students, as seen by the increase in the number of students enrolled.
However, because there is a very real global competition with the greatest institutions in Europe and around the world, introducing Estonian higher education on a global scale and inviting foreign students to Estonian universities is a true art form, the statement noted.
The number of international students in Estonia has increased by more than fivefold in the last 15 years, with 901 students in 2006.
In 2019, the number of international students enrolled in its higher education institutions reached a high of 5,528.
According to research, international students’ tax contributions climbed by 12.5 percent to EUR 10 million in 2019-2020.
Students from Finland and Russia, which are neighbors, make up the top two source nations for foreign students, accounting for 19 percent and 11 percent of the international student cohort, respectively.
During the crisis, students from neighboring countries were able to readily come to Estonia, but students from all over the world also continued to arrive.
A total of 2,122 of the 5,072 students are pursuing a master’s degree, while 1,456 are pursuing a bachelor’s degree.
According to the Study in Estonia agency, interest in doctoral studies has surged as well, with 757 people enrolling in courses at the level this year.
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