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Study in Estonia: Tuition Fees & Scholarships

Tuition fees in Estonia depend on your nationality, what you’re studying and the language of tuition. Programs taught in Estonian are free regardless of nationality. If you don’t speak Estonian, then fees come into it. 

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Fees vary from €1600 ($1900) to €7500 ($8850) per year, with some more practical programs, like medicine, costing up to €12,000 ($14,000) per year. These fees are dependent on subject rather than level, so there’s no big differences between undergraduate and postgraduate tuition fees. 

PhDs don’t have tuition fees. Some are even classed as paid jobs.

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Student loans are available. They’re handled by SEB Eesti, a private bank. Estonian student loans work more like mortgages than more traditional student loans. You can find out more here.

As for scholarships, Estonia has plenty to offer. Many are offered directly by the government. Chief among these is the Estonian National Scholarship. Offering a handy monthly stipend, this scholarship is open to people from all over the world who want to study or conduct research in Estonia. You can find out more here. The application window for all scholarships is 1 August to 1 September each year. 

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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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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Application Process

Learn more about how to apply to Estonian schools and the documentation you need to do it in this section.

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Programs

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Last update: 12 Apr 2021

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