Studying in a very unique country
Estonia is a country in Northern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Finland. It has a lot of beautiful and deep lakes, dense forests and more than 1,500 islands.
Higher education is divided into two sectors: There is the applied higher education (diploma studies) and the academic higher education (bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate studies). The way of studying can be different. For instance, there might be lectures, seminars, group work, laboratory work or independent studies. There is also an option for hobby education which provides students with non-formal education, knowledge and skills. There are also more than 300 sports, music, art, dance, language and drama schools to choose from. The principal objective of Estonia’s educational system is to develop the Estonian society into an open learning society where every person is a lifelong learner.
Estonian universities welcome more and more international students each year. It is famous for its’ world-renowned higher education institutions and has quickly become an attractive place for studying for foreign students because of the abundance of opportunities that are offered to them during and after their studies.
International students will find that universities in Estonia are generally really appealing. There are many different organisations and events such as excursions, company visits, trips and social gatherings, photo competitions, ballet visits, bike trips and quiz tournaments to help foreign students better understand Estonian student life. Every year each university organises an event for its’ new international students in order to inform the foreign students about their future opportunities in Estonia.
Estonia has achieved world-class results especially in pharmacology-toxicology, environmental sciences, material technology, biomedicine and semiotics.
Estonian universities recommended by Study Advisory:
Tallinn University is the largest university of humanities and social sciences in Tallinn and the third biggest public university in Estonia. It also boasts the only film and media school in the Baltic countries.
Estonian Entrepreneurship University of Applied Sciences is a university by entrepreneurs and for (future) entrepreneurs. It offers three years of hands-on training in fields such as game design and development and startup entrepreneurship. Graduates of EUAS have founded companies like TransferWise and other famous digital giants, like Pipedrive.
Tallinn University of Technology is the nation’s leading academic institution in engineering, business, and public administration. TUT has colleges in Tallinn , Tartu , Kuressaare and Kohtla-Järve.
Top 3 reasons to study in Estonia:
- A true forerunner in building an e-Society.
- One of the safest countries in the world.
- Ranked among the best countries in air quality.
Did you know this about Estonia?
- Estonian schools are ranked the 2nd best in the world for Internet access.
- It is an e-Society with electronic ID-cards, e-Government, e-Health, e-School, e-Parking…
- Skype was developed by Estonian engineers.