Estonian University of Life Sciences  

Estonian University of Life Sciences is the only university in Estonia whose priorities in academic and research activities provide the sustainable development of natural resources necessary for the existence of Man as well as the preservation of heritage and habitat. According to QS World University Rankings by Subject (2019), the Estonian University of Life Sciences is one of top 50 universities in the world in the field of agriculture and forestry, ranked 48. The university also belongs to the top 1% most cited research facilities in the world, with our plant physiology professor Ülo Niinemets being the most cited Estonian researcher altogether.

We host a wide range of international students every year – most of the continents and a large number of countries are represented among the students. We currently offer three full English-language degree programmes and doctoral programmes that cover several areas of life sciences. There are also many courses taught in English. We have a large number of partner universities and welcome exchange students.

Our supportive and friendly learning environment and small study groups enable us to put strong emphasis on practical training in well-equipped labs and workshops on site as well as in the field.


Scholarships & funding

Students acquiring higher education can apply for a student loan, state education allowance or various scholarships.

Please visit the university website to read more about allowances, loans and scholarships.


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Why study at Estonian University of Life Sciences

Estonian University of Life Sciences is a highly valued study centre and according to QS World University Rankings, belongs to top 50 universities in the world in the field of Agriculture and Forestry. Our university is located in Tartu - student capital of Estonia. Over 3000 local and 200 international students work and study in our green campus.

Come and join our international group of students!

Awards & Accreditations


Estonian Quality Agency for Higher and Vocational Education

Student services & facilities

We offer complete range of services to our students. Our university has computer centre, language centre and modern sports centre. Additionally we offer library services, student career service and psychological counselling.

Please visit the university website for more information about student services and facilities.


The campus of our university is conveniently located in Tartu town. The campus has study buildings, a library, renovated dormitories, a modern sports building and sports and hiking trails within easy reach. There are also shops and the city centre is a short walk away.

To find out more about the campus and accommodation, please visit the university website.

Student lifestyle

Estonian University of Life Sciences is located in Tartu Estonia, which is a large cultural and intellectual centre of the country. More than 23 000 students live in this town. The academic and romantic atmosphere, low cost of living and young population make Tartu one of the best places in Northern Europe to spend one's student years.

Students have possibilities to engage in different activities. For example participate in student associations activities, university sports teams, choir and folk dance groups to name a few.

To find out more about student associations, please visit the university website.


The Estonian University of Life Sciences guarantees accommodation in its dormitories for all international exchange students.

For more information about accommodation, please visit the university website.


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Chizuruoke N.

The curriculum was rich and the teaching methods and teachers were experts in their fields. The professionalism exhibited from beginning to the end was very commendable. The support was also extra ordinary!


Estonian University of Life Sciences

Kreutzwaldi 1
51006 Tartu

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