Education in the Republic of Belarus

At the beginning of school year 2021/2022, 3760 institutions of preschool education were functioning in Belarus with 405.5 thousand children enrolled. In the current school year 88.5% of children of preschool age attend preschool education institutions; all 5-year-olds in the country are covered with preparation for school.

The number of places in preschool education institutions per 1000 children aged 2-5 amounted to 948 in 2021.

The number of teachers in preschool education institutions was 57.3 thousand.

At the beginning of school year 2021/2022 there were 2967 institutions of general secondary education with 1.1 million pupils enrolled, which is 17.7 thousand (1.7%) more than at the beginning of the previous school year.

In the current school year the number of teachers (including multiple job holders) in general secondary education institutions was 106.7 thousand. On average there were 10 schoolchildren per teacher, varying from 12 schoolchildren in urban schools to 5 in rural schools.

90.3 thousand 9-graders received basic education certificates; 36.4% of them continued education in secondary specialized and vocational-technical education institutions.

In 2021, 53.1 thousand school graduates received general secondary education certificates; 78.5% of them continued education in secondary specialized and higher education institutions.

At the beginning of academic year 2021/2022 there were 172 institutions of vocational-technical education in Belarus with 59.9 thousand students enrolled.

In 2021 the intake in vocational-technical education institutions was 25.4 thousand; 94.6% of students in full-time programmes were enrolled under contracts or requests of sponsoring organisations.

In 2021 there were 23.9 thousand graduates from vocational-technical institutions. 81% of graduates from full-time programmes acquired two or more qualifications; 63.2% of graduates acquired advanced qualification.

At the beginning of academic year 2021/2022, 221 educational institutions implemented secondary specialized education programmes, total enrollment in which was 107.5 thousand students. There are 115 secondary specialized education students per 10000 population of the country.

In total 67.1% of secondary specialized education students and 78.5% of students enrolled in full-time programmes in public institutions, are funded from the budget.

In 2021 the intake in secondary specialized education institutions was 37 thousand students; 22.4% of them are residing in rural settlements.

In 2021, 33.3 thousand graduates received secondary specialized education diplomas; more than half of them (59.3%) were funded from the budget in full-time programmes.

At the beginning of academic year 2021/2022 in Belarus 243 thousand students were enrolled at the first stage of the higher education system in 50 higher education institutions; 18.5 thousand students are foreign citizens (7.6% of the total number of students).

45.4% of enrolled students and 59.9% of students enrolled in full-time programmes in public higher education institutions are funded from the budget.

In 2021 the intake in higher education institutions was 55.2 thousand students; 11.9% of them are residing in rural settlements.

Overall 30.2% of first-year students chose specialties in economics and law; 25.6% in engineering and construction; 10.1% in teacher education; 8.7% in agriculture; 7.6% in social sciences.

In 2021 there were 55.4 thousand higher education graduates; 18.5 thousand or 33.3% of them are the graduates with the degree in economics and law.

At the beginning of academic year 2021/2022, 12.3 thousand Master's degree students were studying at the second stage of the higher education system of the country. In 2021 the intake in Master's programmes was 9.1 thousand persons, 6.2 thousand persons graduated with Master's diploma.

There are 273 students and Master's degree students of higher education institutions per 10000 population of the country.

10.01.2022 18:00

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