Study in Estonia – a modern Nordic country with an innovative mindset
Studying abroad can be one of the most enriching experiences you’ll ever have, broadening your horizons and giving you freedom to experiment with different modes of thinking and living while helping you to become an independent, global citizen.
Estonia is fast becoming a top study destination for international students, offering high-quality academic education at highly affordable tuition fees, abundant scholarship options and a secure digital society. Before arriving it would be wise to familiarize yourself with Estonia and its culture/lifestyle before arriving.
By taking this approach, you’ll be better equipped to make an informed decision about which university and courses are right for you as well as whether a scholarship may be applicable.
On this site you can find all of the information necessary for studying in Estonia. It is best to contact any universities directly that interest you as they can tell you exactly which admission requirements need to be fulfilled, such as documents needed and any necessary English tests.
Most Bachelor and Master degrees are two-tier programs that take 3-4 years to finish, while medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine and architecture degrees typically take 5-6 years and doctoral programs 3-4.5 years respectively.
All Estonian universities provide English-taught degree options, making life and studies simpler for international students without needing to learn Estonian. Although some basic phrases and greetings will help keep things running smoothly.
Most Estonians speak English at an intermediate or advanced conversational level, making communication straightforward and making friends straightforward. Furthermore, learning Russian, Finnish or Swedish may enhance your immersion in local culture and help maximize study results.
Before beginning studies in Estonia, it’s a good idea to develop your communication skills in order to quickly adjust to life there and create a greater sense of belonging. Furthermore, most students can work part-time during their studies.
As a student studying in Estonia, you’ll have access to an expansive network of student support services – from on-site staff and 24/7 emergency assistance, through to emergency support if something arises that needs urgent attention – that will assist with managing any challenges associated with studying abroad while celebrating your successes.
Safety in Estonia is generally excellent, yet there are a few areas to keep an eye on. After dark it is advised to stay away from parks and poorly lit streets, keep personal items close by at all times, travel in pairs or groups of friends, and never travel alone. CIEE takes student safety very seriously and provides all participants with comprehensive on-site orientations as well as 24/7 emergency support services.