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Lets Talk About Estonia by europestudy2015: 12:57pm On Oct 29, 2014
Estonia is a small beautiful North Eastern European country. It has a population of less than 1.4m people. Its capital is in Tallinn, that borders between Russia and Finland. Though many people regard Estonia as another poor Eastern Europe country but the reverse is the case. Estonians regards themselves more as Scandinavian countries with Denmark, Sweden and Finland. They have a high living standard with low unemployment rate.


Estonia is a member of European Union, Schengen zone, and also a member of NATO(Cyber security headquarter of Nato is located in tallinn, Estonia). A very advanced country in Information Technology. One of their most popular start up is SKYPE though later sold to Facebook.

IT in Estonia
A popular IT system here is the use of ID Card. with this card, u can virtually access all Government services like Health care, transport, Business registration etc and banking and all other business. Infact, government services in Estonia runs 24 hours. As simple as it may sound, E Governance in Estonia is quite complex system. All database of information of all public and private organization are connected with a technology called X- Road. Serious countries all over the world send their citizens here for training to learn how Estonia e governance work. (Google e Estonia).

A brief scenario of how the system work as regards to police
An offender committed a crime in lets say UK and decides to come over to Estonia to settle whereas UK govt is on the look for him. If come here and enter a public bus, the system will notify the Estonia police of his current location. If he decides to use his own car, a camera that scans Plate nos detects his location because the car registration is linked to him. So crime here is extremely low because everything is connected.

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Re: Lets Talk About Estonia by europestudy2015: 12:58pm On Oct 29, 2014
Life in Estonia
Estonia being among the coldest countries in the world, social life is not much. But there plenty of clubs(strippers) as well in Tallinn and night parties. A lot of tourist attraction especially in Old Town part of Tallinn. Transport is generally free in Tallinn Estonia with free wifi connected in public places like bus stops, malls, parks etc. Internet is also connected to the houses in Tallinn(free). In fact, internet is like a human right here. Everything u do here is on the internet.
The cost of living here is extremely low compared with other EU countries.
Languages spoken in Estonia - Eesti, English and Russia in that order.

Education in Estonia
There are two main public university in Estonia, Tartu University and Tallinn University of Technology. Tartu university is a conventional university and among top 350 schools in the world. Its located in a city called Tartu. Tallinn University of Technology as the name implies is a Technology based university. Because the country is an IT based country, they tend to support courses in Engineering and IT based with scholarship and tuition free programs. This simply mean that if u apply and lucky to get a course in fields related to IT and Engineering in general, then u are automatically on scholarship. No school fees payment till u graduate. Infact the govt will pay u some amount of money monthly for ur upkeep. For any PHD course, u re sure of getting at least 400 euro for monthly upkeep.(i know ur eye balls must be rolling now).
Courses for International students are offered in English
Admission process starts first week of December and new session resumes August.

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Re: Lets Talk About Estonia by europestudy2015: 12:59pm On Oct 29, 2014
Job Opportunities in Estonia
For students, they are allowed to work up to 40 hours a week on part time jobs. Also after completing your studies, u re allowed up to 6 months to stay and find a job to renew your residence permit.There are plenty of IT jobs here.................if you are good in Software developer (JAVA) and a web programmer(PHP), u are lucky. Else, if u dont have deep and practical IT knowledge, then be ready to serve coffee and watch plates in hotels. Though when u do these menial jobs on full time, u can get up 1000 euro monthly.

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Re: Lets Talk About Estonia by padeolu: 1:02pm On Oct 29, 2014
Thanks for this wonderful information.

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Re: Lets Talk About Estonia by bsafolabi: 4:50pm On Oct 29, 2014
what abt dere students visa procedures
Re: Lets Talk About Estonia by europestudy2015: 7:03pm On Oct 29, 2014
bsafolabi:
what abt dere students visa procedures

when given admission, u can apply for visa from any nearby country that has Estonian Embassy. Or u can get a visa to visit any Schengen country and then continue to Estonia. Or you can apply for visa from Belgium embassy Nigeria.

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Re: Lets Talk About Estonia by henry700: 12:25pm On Oct 30, 2014
Thank you so much for your vital information, well am an undergraduate looking for an admission how do i apply for admission and what are the procedures

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Re: Lets Talk About Estonia by europestudy2015: 1:50pm On Oct 30, 2014
henry700:
Thank you so much for your vital information, well am an undergraduate looking for an admission how do i apply for admission and what are the procedures

Estonian has a central portal where all applicants from various nationalities can apply for admission into various universities in Estonia.
The portal is called dream apply. U can google Estonia Dream Apply.

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Re: Lets Talk About Estonia by disaac73(m): 7:54am On Oct 31, 2014
What's the duration of their school?
Re: Lets Talk About Estonia by europestudy2015: 8:19am On Oct 31, 2014
disaac73:
What's the duration of their school?

msc 2yrs, degree3, phd 4
Re: Lets Talk About Estonia by morjid(m): 9:24pm On Oct 31, 2014
This is nice am interested but I don't know how to go about the toefl....
Re: Lets Talk About Estonia by europestudy2015: 10:46pm On Oct 31, 2014
morjid:
This is nice am interested but I don't know how to go about the toefl....

there are hundred of centres where u can write toefl exam in naija. even in nairaland, u ll see many agents for toefl examination. so thats not a problem.
Re: Lets Talk About Estonia by chidexxy007(m): 12:45am On Nov 03, 2014
europestudy2015:


there are hundred of centres where u can write toefl exam in naija. even in nairaland, u ll see many agents for toefl examination. so thats not a problem.
are you in estonia nw?
Re: Lets Talk About Estonia by Segzay(m): 10:12am On Nov 03, 2014
Thank you very much for this wonderful info,,,,
Re: Lets Talk About Estonia by luckygirl02(f): 9:12pm On Nov 21, 2014
Would love to do my masters there but do they accept HND (upper credit)? pls reply
Re: Lets Talk About Estonia by Mickyboiz: 10:25am On Nov 23, 2014
europestudy2015:
Life in Estonia
Estonia being among the coldest countries in the world, social life is not much. But there plenty of clubs(strippers) as well in Tallinn and night parties. A lot of tourist attraction especially in Old Town part of Tallinn. Transport is generally free in Tallinn Estonia with free wifi connected in public places like bus stops, malls, parks etc. Internet is also connected to the houses in Tallinn(free). In fact, internet is like a human right here. Everything u do here is on the internet.
The cost of living here is extremely low compared with other EU countries.
Languages spoken in Estonia - Eesti, English and Russia in that order.

Education in Estonia
There are two main public university in Estonia, Tartu University and Tallinn University of Technology. Tartu university is a conventional university and among top 350 schools in the world. Its located in a city called Tartu. Tallinn University of Technology as the name implies is a Technology based university. Because the country is an IT based country, they tend to support courses in Engineering and IT based with scholarship and tuition free programs. This simply mean that if u apply and lucky to get a course in fields related to IT and Engineering in general, then u are automatically on scholarship. No school fees payment till u graduate. Infact the govt will pay u some amount of money monthly for ur upkeep. For any PHD course, u re sure of getting at least 400 euro for monthly upkeep.(i know ur eye balls must be rolling now).
Courses for International students are offered in English
Admission process starts first week of December and new session resumes August.

hello bro, how much is the school fees am goin for undergarduate any course in technology, is ther entrance exam?
Re: Lets Talk About Estonia by odave: 8:27pm On Nov 23, 2014
Do they still need toefl for masters?
Re: Lets Talk About Estonia by cconcept: 11:57am On Nov 24, 2014
Mickyboiz:
hello bro, how much is the school fees am goin for undergarduate any course in technology, is ther entrance exam?

check the dreamapply website the OP stated .fees are always quoted against each course

Many of the courses also require Skype interview

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Re: Lets Talk About Estonia by cconcept: 11:59am On Nov 24, 2014
odave:
Do they still need toefl for masters?

submit certifications that will make your application stand out inclduing toefl and others

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Re: Lets Talk About Estonia by cconcept: 12:00pm On Nov 24, 2014
luckygirl02:
Would love to do my masters there but do they accept HND (upper credit)? pls reply

HND is not accepted.

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Re: Lets Talk About Estonia by cconcept: 2:42pm On Nov 24, 2014
coldsummer:


Please can ur dm your contact number to me. Would love for my brother to explore nursing there.

I will suggest you check the dream apply website to confirm if there is nursing on the list of courses...as far as I know I don't think so..it might have been updated

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Re: Lets Talk About Estonia by sobastical(m): 7:30pm On Nov 25, 2014
Love this..
Re: Lets Talk About Estonia by ennon92(m): 10:12pm On Nov 25, 2014
I believe one day naija would be great just like these developed con3s.

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Re: Lets Talk About Estonia by Dhavoh: 1:03am On Nov 29, 2014
I just stumbled on this post and I want to believe that 'europestudy2015' is in Estonia at the moment. I applied early this year to University of Tartu through dreamapply though my application was rejected due to requirement and I'm planning to re-apply again this year ending when the portal will be opened again, reason being that I see the need to improve on my motivation letter. I don't mind any assistance you can render as regards this. Thanks.
Re: Lets Talk About Estonia by cconcept: 4:44pm On Nov 29, 2014
Dhavoh:
I just stumbled on this post and I want to believe that 'europestudy2015' is in Estonia at the moment. I applied early this year to University of Tartu through dreamapply though my application was rejected due to requirement and I'm planning to re-apply again this year ending when the portal will be opened again, reason being that I see the need to improve on my motivation letter. I don't mind any assistance you can render as regards this. Thanks.
T

Maybe you should clearly state the reasons why your application was rejected if you have been told...if not,politely ask the admission office....the house can then advise you on how to go about it.
What course did you apply for?
Re: Lets Talk About Estonia by Mickyboiz: 6:20pm On Nov 29, 2014
No tuition fee
if the student is studying
with full study load. If
student fails to study with
full study load then the
price of 1 ECTS is 43 EUR.* plss house i found ds on talinn university of technology pardon me i dnt really understand ds plss does it means dat if i av low cgpa/ fail a course sum1 wil start payin for tuition fees i dnt really understand ?

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Re: Lets Talk About Estonia by cconcept: 7:22pm On Nov 29, 2014
Mickyboiz:
No tuition fee
if the student is studying
with full study load. If
student fails to study with
full study load then the
price of 1 ECTS is 43 EUR.* plss house i found ds on talinn university of technology pardon me i dnt really understand ds plss does it means dat if i av low cgpa/ fail a course sum1 wil start payin for tuition fees i dnt really understand ?

Full load mean you have to do a minimum of 30ects per semester(the total number of the credits of all courses).....if you are on free tuition program...anything less than that you will have to pay for your studies

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