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Higher education in Belarus

Higher education in Belarus

20.12.2019 | 15:38

Belarus' higher education is represented by:

51 higher education institutions (42 public and 9 private ones);

268,100 students (117,500 government-sponsored students and 150,600 fee-paying students);

20,300 teachers (roughly 13 students per one teacher).

In 2018/19 some 58,900 students were enrolled (26,300 government-sponsored students and 32,500 fee-paying students); 64,900 students graduated.

The most popular majors in the 2018/19 academic year were:

communications; law; economics; management; economics and production management - 30.8%

engineering – 20.8%

teaching – 9%

agriculture and forestry; landscape gardening – 9%

healthcare – 7.6%

Number of graduates coming under the mandatory work placement requirement in 2018 was 19,300. Of them 99.9% got a mandatory job offer, 0.1% were entitled to their own choice of employer.

Number of foreign students at Belarusian higher education institutions is 16,700, including students from:

Turkmenistan – 47.8%

China – 10.2%

Russia – 8.7%

Source: National Statistical Committee