The higher education system of Estonia is valued worldwide. It is safe for international students to study in Estonia. It is a leader in the fields of digital and internet technologies. This e- country has attracted many overseas students through its innovative spirit. Here is the complete guide to study in Estonia
Here are the top reasons to choose Estonia in Europe as your study abroad destination.
Estonia has 12 public institutions of higher education and 8 private institutions of higher education. You can choose any one of them which suits you better. 3 universities in Estonia are ranked best in the world by QS world university ranking. Here we have made a list of top universities in Estonia.
You will find plenty of study courses at each level of higher education, Bachelors, Masters and PhD. Here are the popular courses to study in Estonia for Indian students and other international students
After you choose the university and course, you have to explore the website of the particular university for the admission requirements. You should start assembling the necessary application documents. Particularly you will need the following documents:
You may also be asked to attend a university interview. If you clear your interview with all these documents, you will get an offer letter from the university. This means you are offered a seat in the university in Estonia.
Universities in Estonia have no fixed tuition fees. The tuition fee varies with the chosen program and institution. Usually, tuition fees can be expected between €1,000-7,500 per annum. Medical degrees are costlier, which can be around €11,000 per year. Degrees in law, social sciences and business administration are usually higher.
Living costs in Estonia are cheap, considering that 400 – 800 EUR Per month will be what you need to budget, including accommodation in a dorm. If you are looking at renting your apartment, this is available from 200 – 500 EUR per month. You can usually enjoy a comfortable life with around €300 per month for food.
You can try to study in Estonia for free with the help of scholarships. There are a plethora of government and university-provided scholarships in Estonia for overseas students. Here we have listed a few:
Students coming from the countries of the European Union does not require to obtain any visa to enter Estonia. But they need to get the approval of the temporary right of residence in Estonia after entering the country.
International students coming from non-EU countries should apply for a temporary residence permit for studying (TRP) which is the same we know as a student visa. To obtain this document, you can contact your Estonian Embassy near you. Find out the specific requirements according to your home country. Common documents required for the TRP are:
The temporary residence permit is valid only for 1 year, it should be renewed every year, at least 2 months before it expires. You will get complete details on the website of Estonian Police and Border Guard Board.
As an international student in Estonia, you can work without the requirements of any additional work permit. If you are studying in Estonia with a valid temporary residence permit, then you automatically get the right to work. Working in Estonia being an international student is allowed without any hourly or weekly limitation provided that it does not affect your academic performance.
There are plenty of job opportunities in Estonia for international students. Students from the EU region do not need any work permit. students from Non-EU region should apply and obtain a work permit. It is usually issued for 2 years but can be renewed for up to 5 years.
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