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2019.07.29 09:09

Lithuanian universities and colleges struggle to attract enough students

Modesta Gaučaitė, LRT.lt 2019.07.29 09:09

Over 50 study programmes in Lithuanian universities and colleges failed to attract enough student applications and will be scrapped, the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport has said.

Last Friday, the country's public higher education institutions announced application results for undergraduate studies. Nearly 11,000 applicants were invited to enroll at Lithuanian universities and about 9,500 were offered positions in colleges.

Vilnius University will have the biggest number of undergraduate freshmen this year, followed by Kaunas University of Technology and Vilnius Gediminas Technical University.

However, 52 study programmes, out of 614, failed to attract the minimum number of applicants. Almost half of them are offered at Klaipėda University, Vytautas Magnus University and Panevėžys College, eight each.

Five programmes will be scrapped at Kaunas University of Technology. One of them, Sociology and Psychology, did not attract a single application, the Education Ministry said.