Tallinn University of Technology
A vision of today’s society is innovative, entrepreneurial, technologically advanced, and open to the world, and this is what Tallinn Unversity of Technology (TalTech) is applying for through internationally high-level studies and research.
At TalTech, we make real things and develop them on the spot from scratch. The featured projects cover a wide range - self-driving vehicles, TalTech100 satellite, e-Pavement (road pavement that produces solar electricity), artificial intelligence to create personal routes for tourists, and much more!
We offer an opportunity to study in a modern digital campus where many of the most recent technologies are tested and implemented on a daily basis. One of our recent initiatives — TalTechDigital — links digitalization with education, making TalTech the most innovative campus in the country.
World ranked and the most international university in Estonia
Founded in 1918, TalTech is ranked in top 3% of world's best universities (QS World University Rankings). It is the only university of technology in Estonia and accommodates around 9,200 students, out of which 13% are international students from over 90 different countries.
Modern study programmes
TalTech’s study programmes and learning environment are constantly developing. Experienced professionals from both private and public sectors are involved and consulted to create curricula that would meet the latest needs of the labour market.
Several of the university’s laboratories have recently been renewed and more and more teaching is done via e-channels. Engineering and IT go in hand in hand in TalTech, which is reflected in our modern study programmes that closely combine the two fields. Over the years, TalTech engineers have developed smart and sustainable solutions for many pertinent problems in Estonia.
Our programmes provide high-quality education by combining in-depth study and creative labs. Thus, you will get the best hands-on experience for your education and your career. You can find a suitable programme for your career with internationally recognised programmes in:
- School of Information Technologies
- School of Business and Governance
- School of Engineering
- School of Science
Bringing together students, scientist and entrepreneurs
At TalTech, we value cooperation with enterprises and business. For many companies as well as public authorities, we are often the first contact point for finding solutions to a variety of organizational and product development questions.
Our innovation and business centre Mektory brings together researchers, students and entrepreneurs offering young people inspiration, knowledge, and resources to create and develop student start-ups and other innovative business ideas.
TalTech is an academic opinion leader as well as the flagship of Estonian engineering and technology. The courage to change, the will to evolve, and desire to have knowledge-based discussions make TalTech a think tank in academic discussions.
We believe that a high level of research and academic studies, as well as academic freedom, are absolutely crucial. Thus, TalTech has become the first university in Estonia to offer a tenure-based academic career model.
Scholarships & funding
TalTech offers a range of scholarships for international students from EU, EEA and outside, who want to do their bachelor's and master's programmes at Tallinn University of Technology. The EU/EEA citizens are exempt from tuition fees if admitted to any engineering, IT or science programme. All citizens applying for bachelor's programmes in English are eligible for a number of tuition waiver and performance scholarships, as well as a scholarship for medal winners of international subject proficiency olympiads. Applicants to master's programmes are also eligible for a number of tuition waiver and performance scholarships, as well as Estonian national scholarship. Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs also offers a scholarship to applicants to certain master's programmes in English.
For more details about the scholarships, please visit the university website.
Why study at Tallinn University of Technology
Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) is the flagship in engineering and IT science and education in Estonia, providing higher education at all levels in engineering and technology, information technology, economics, science, and maritime. TalTech’s mission is to be a promoter of science, technology, and innovation and a leading provider of engineering and economic education in Estonia. The curricula are regularly updated to meet the needs of the labour market and strong private sector practitioners are involved. TalTech’s learning environment is also constantly evolving – several laboratories have been renovated and more and more teaching is done via e-channels. TalTech supports companies in organisational and product development. The Innovation and Business Centre Mektory brings together researchers, students, and entrepreneurs. Young people get inspiration, knowledge, and resources to establish and develop student start-ups. The university attaches great importance to the distinctive high standard of science and teaching and academic freedom. Thus, TalTech has become the first university in Estonia to offer a tenure-based academic career model.
Student services & facilities
TalTech provides student counselling services to help students to be successful in their studies. The center offers information, counselling, training, consultation, and cooperation, as well as career counselling and psychological counselling in order to support those students who are experiencing study-related and personal difficulties. TalTech library is located in the centre of the university campus, making it a convenient spot for studying and relaxing between lectures. It offers five hundred different reading and study places and provides computers for its users on each floor. At the campus you can also find printing, copying and scanning services, as well as Bank ATM, lockers, self-service laundry, cafeterias and canteens.
Every faculty in TalTech has its own student council. Student councils stand up for the well-being of the students in their faculty, as well as keep them informed, ensuring that each year is memorable. They are in active contact with the dean’s offices and they organise events for the students. TalTech students do not need to go to the city centre in search of fun. Instead, they can find it in the TalTech Student House! The student house is a good place to spend your free time to study or you can rent rooms for various occasions. Our rooms are meant to be used for organising conferences, workshops, parties, or gatherings, or for studying or group work. Among some of the famous student events are: International Dinner, Opening Bash, Summer Games and more. There is also a number of local and international organisations available for students to join. Among them: ESN, AEGEE, BEST, Formula Student Team, Marketing Club, Robotics Club, Debate Society and more.
Our dormitories have a total of approximately 2200 accommodation places. Most of our buildings are located in TalTech campus, in close vicinity of university building. The dormitories offer the best accommodation during your studies! Most of our dormitories are located near university buildings, just 5 to 7 minutes walk away.
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