Colleges and lyceums of Belarus will admit 55 thousand applicants this year. Applications for the free and fee-based training can be submitted until August 20. Most of the entrants are 9th-graders applying for free education. Among the most popular are technical and economic degrees, as well as service sector jobs. After the first year top students will be able to participate in the international WorldSkills competitions and represent Belarus at the World Championship in Professional Skills in 2023, in Lyon, France.