Study in Estonia: Application Process

Like Latvia and Lithuania, Estonia doesn’t have a central application portal. Instead, you apply to individual schools. Some schools place a limit on how many programs you can apply to in one application cycle, but some schools let you apply to as many as you like.

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Requirements vary from school to school and from program to program but this is generally what you’ll need when applying to schools in Estonia:

  • A copy of your passport
  • High school grade transcripts
  • A letter of motivation
  • One or more letters of recommendation
  • Proof of payment of the application fee (this varies from school to school)
  • IELT or TOEFL results - if you want to study in Estonian, you can find out more about proficiency tests here

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If you’re applying for postgraduate or doctoral studies, you’ll also need to submit transcripts from your prior degree(s) as well as a professional CV. For doctoral studies, you’ll also need to submit an academic CV.

If you’re admitted, keep a hold of your proof of payment of the application fee and your admission letter. You’ll need them when you apply for your visa.

Application deadlines vary from school to school, but you’ll generally need to apply in the spring before you want to start. Once you’ve been admitted, your school can help you apply for your student visa. Some schools can even help you find a place to live.

Study in Estonia

Want an overview of Estonia? Do you want to know a little more about this Baltic State? The section gives you an overview of all you need to know.

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Education in Estonia

Want to learn about how the higher education system works in Estonia? Estonia is a good destination for a variety of students, given its good programs, reasonable fees and its natural beauty. Take a minute to find out more about the structure of the education system in Estonia!

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Student Visas

Do you need a visa to enter Estonia to study? Learn more about the student visa process, and what you need to enter the country, depending on your citizenship. 

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Housing & Living Costs

No matter where you study abroad, it’s important to create a budget in advance so that you’re prepared. Therefore, we’ve detailed average living and housing costs so that you can get a better idea of what you would be paying as a student in Estonia.

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Tuition Fees & Scholarships

Tuition fees for degree programs in Estonia can vary. Both international and domestic students are expected to pay tuition fees in Estonia, but these fees are normally quite low. We've put together information on how this works, and on scholarships, in this section.

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Language & Culture

Estonia is a country rich in political significance and culture. Find out more about what the country offers in terms of its language, culture, and more! We also talk about safety in Estonia in this section.

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Last update: 12 Apr 2021


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