Popular fields of study have remained the same. The most popular in vocational education and training is still healthcare and social services. Other popular fields are automotive and transport engineering, business and commerce, architecture and construction, electrical and automation engineering, beauty care, and hotel and catering.
In some cases, candidates are invited to take aptitude tests arranged by vocational institutions. Applicants whose mother tongue is other than the language of instruction, or whose language skills have not been verified, participate in a nationwide, uniform language test. The results of student selection are published by education institutions in June 2017.