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A Guide To Studying In Estonia by UBAHA(m): 8:15pm On Jul 12, 2020
Decades ago, Estonia was plagued by economic degradation, political instability and insecurity. However, the country has over the years transform it's fortune via the installation of a digitally based system. Since the establishment of it's e platform, the country sudden burst in areas like ICT, Education and security is cordially attributed to the economy changing decision.

Thus, over the past couple of years, Estonia has experience an influx in the number of applying international student.

Now, are you are a student considering Estonia for a degree but lack basic information? If yes, then this thread is for you as it will serve as a guide as it's contains some vital information to lead through.

Estonia is a Scandinavian country that is located in the Northern region of Europe. It borders the Baltic sea and the gulf of Finland and was formally part of the Soviet Union. The country has more then 1500 beautifull islands and is mainly characterised by dots of castles, churches and hilltop fortresses.

Capital: Tallinn

Currency: Euro

Population: 1.3million (2013) World Bank

Official language: Estonian


•More than100 degree programs are taught fully in English.

•International diplomas are accepted.

•Presence of state scholarships and funding assistance for international students.

•English language is widely spoken

•Quality research projects and topics

•Active and fun student lifestyle

•Eligibility to work part time, and the extension of Visa to 6 months in order for international students to find work after graduation

•Low cost of living

•A safe and stable environment


Universities in Estonia Tuition charges are extremely cheap for all students including international students. Bachelors and Masters programs charges an average tuition fees of 1660 Euros per academic year, With the exemption of medicine students who usually pays higher than other programs.

In Most cases, students are relieved from paying tuition fees depending on their financial status or academic performance. So to Know your status, contact the University via email.


Despite being part of Scandinavia, Estonia costs of living are affordable and lower than in most other European countries. It's cost of living sparingly equates to that of Western Europe.
Anyways, it is generally dependent on the student’s accommodation choices, lifestyle, and spendings.

Currency: the euro (EUR, €)

Monthly living costs: €300–€500


A typical Student accommodation rate in Estonia start from €100 per month in school dormitories which comes in forms of a single, double and triple.
Outside dormitories, Housing cost is largely dependent on location and size. These prices range from about €100 for a place in a double room in the residence hall to €180–€450 or more for a private flat.

If you are a food loving type, then have it that you can enjoy a comfortable food life with around €200–250 per month. Also, Each student are at the liberty of managing their food expenses depending on their individual needs. Every university also has its own cafe, and they sell at reasonable prices too.

Daily specials on pubs and cafes: €2.50–€4


Public transport is available for all but free for schoolers in Tallinn (both residents and international students).

Local public transport in Tartu: €8.63 with a monthly ticket (viable with student card)

Single ticket for students: €0.51 (€1 on the bus).

Also, Most universities have everything available for students (supermarkets, stores, cafes, health centers, pharmacy, etc.) and are within trekking distance.

Taxi (depending on the company): average starting fee from €1.9, based on distance.

bus ticket from the campus to Tartu: €8.10–€10.50.


For undergraduates: valid school leaving certificate.

For Masters: a good bachelor’s degree certificate.

For Ph.D: a nice Master’s degree results.

Note that Students can choose to study in English or Estonia.

Also, Additional qualifying examinations may also be required depending on the program and institution


All applicants wishing to apply for Estonian program must poses a certificate of their English proficiency.
All internationally recognized language proficiency tests like IELTS, TOEFL, are acceptable, though some institutions may still need to run a personal language tests. Usually, the required minimum test score for BA and MA is 5 score in IELTS and 70 in TOEFL (IBT).

Thou Estonian is not compulsory, it's may a barrier to a full social involvement in campus. Some of the University includes the language as part of extra curricular work while others don't. Anyways, enough Estonian tutorials are available for interested students. Additionally, Some programs in Estonian Universities are tuition-free for full-time students only and are completely taught in the Estonian language at bachelors, masters and Ph.D. levels. However, if you insist to study in English language, you will have to pay tuition fees which is usually between the range of €1600 to €7000 per session depending on the program of your choice

To begin your application,

•Firstly, contact the University of your choice

•Then select the program of your choice, fill the online application forms and send your application in time so that you can secure a place in the university.


Below are List of Universities in Estonia and their official website that can help provide you with relevant information that can enable you to apply.

•University of Tartu
•University of Nord
•Tallinn University
•International University Estonia
•Estonian Business School
•Estonian Academy of Arts
•Tallinn Institute of Technology


The University of Tartu is a classical university in the city of Tartu, Estonia. It is the national university of Estonia. The University of Tartu is the only classical university in the country and also the biggest and most prestigious university in Estonia.



Nord University is a state university in Norway. Established in 2016, as a merger of the University of Nordland, Nesna University College, and Nord-Trøndelag University College, it is located in Bodø, where most of its 12,000 students reside.



is a public research university in Estonia. Located in the center of Tallinn, the capital city of Estonia, Tallinn University is one of the three largest institutions of higher education in the country. In the 2019 edition of QS World University Rankings, it has been ranked among the top 1000 universities in the world.

Others and links

International University Estonia

Estonian Business school https://ebs.ee/en

Estonian Academy of Arts https://www.artun.ee/en/home/

Tallinn Institute of Technology https://www.ttu.ee/en.


In Estonia, massive job opportunities abides everywhere especially for Technologist and programmers, for a case sample, a full time worker is expected to earn an average of €1000 a month. Thus if you are ICT orientated, then Estonia is certainly for you as the government e platform requires e enabling personnel.

In most areas (shops, hotel, schools, parks etc) Wi-Fi is free. Database is a doctrine and crime rate is extremely low because even a car is e connected.
People are friendly and the government are welfare orientated.


For everything you need to Know about visa, visit. https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/estonia-visa/

For cost of travelling, it should be from the range of $500–$1000 depending on the season and route.

Hope this thread was useful, please send in your inputs and feel free to visit the link attached below for clarification. Once again thanks for your time.


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