Donetsk, Jul 13 – DAN. More than 15,000 applications have been made to DPR higher education institutions, said the Ministry of Education and Science.

"As of July 12, DPR academic institutions received 15,186 applications, 217 of those are residents of the Kiev-controlled Donetsk region."

Vocational colleges received 3,188 applications, 28 of those coming from Kiev-controlled territory.

Entrance exams to DPR higher education institutions began on June 25 and are to last until July 31, the Ministry of Education and Science announced. Application forms and necessary documents are accepted in vocational colleges from July 1 to August 15. *ot