Bachelor's Degree:
Duration: Three years (6 semesters)
Entry Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent qualification
Language of Instruction: Most programs are taught in Estonian, but some universities offer English-taught programs as well.
Curriculum: The curriculum for a bachelor's degree consists of a combination of general education courses, core courses specific to the chosen field of study, and electives.
Thesis: In some programs, students may be required to complete a bachelor's thesis or a final project.

Master's Degree:
Duration: Two years (4 semesters)
Entry Requirements: A completed bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification in a related field.
Language of Instruction: Both Estonian and English-taught master's programs are available.
Curriculum: Master's programs typically involve advanced coursework, research, and specialization in a specific area of study. Some programs may also include internships or practical training.
Thesis: The completion of a master's thesis is usually required in most programs.


Accommodation: In the capital city of Tallinn, the cost of renting an apartment can be higher compared to smaller towns. On average, a one-bedroom apartment in the city center can range from 400 to 800 EUR per month, while outside the city center, it can range from 300 to 600 EUR per month.

Food: The cost of groceries in Estonia is generally affordable. Prices for basic food items can vary, but on average, a monthly grocery bill for one person can range from 150 to 250 EUR.

Transportation: Estonia has a well-developed transportation system, and the cost of public transportation is relatively affordable. Monthly transportation passes for unlimited travel within a city can range from 20 to 40 EUR. Intercity travel by bus or train is also reasonably priced, with ticket prices varying based on the distance traveled.

Utilities: Monthly utility bills for a small apartment can range from 80 to 150 EUR, depending on consumption and location.

Leisure and Entertainment: Prices for entertainment and cultural activities such as movies, concerts, and museums can range from 5 to 20 EUR. Estonia is known for its natural beauty, and outdoor activities such as hiking or visiting national parks are often affordable or free.


Estonia is a country located in Northern Europe, bordered by the Baltic Sea to the west and the Gulf of Finland to the north. It shares land borders with Latvia to the south and Russia to the east. The country has a diverse geography, including coastal areas, numerous islands (such as Saaremaa and Hiiumaa), forests, lakes, and marshlands. Estonia is known for its picturesque landscapes and untouched natural beauty.

Estonia has a population of approximately 1.3 million people. The country has experienced a relatively stable population size in recent years. Ethnic Estonians make up the majority of the population, although there are significant Russian and other minority communities as well.

The official language of Estonia is Estonian. It is a Finno-Ugric language, closely related to Finnish and distantly related to Hungarian. The majority of the population speaks Estonian as their first language. English proficiency is relatively high among younger generations, and many Estonians also have some knowledge of Russian or other foreign languages.

Estonia has a technologically advanced market economy. The country has made significant strides in digital innovation and is known for its e-government initiatives. Key sectors of the Estonian economy include information technology, electronics, telecommunications, engineering, manufacturing, logistics, and services. Estonia has attracted foreign investments and is home to several successful startups. The country has a favorable business environment and is a member of the European Union and the Eurozone.

Estonia has become an increasingly popular tourist destination, known for its natural beauty, medieval architecture, and unique cultural experiences. Visitors are drawn to the charming old towns of Tallinn, Tartu, and Pärnu, which offer well-preserved historic sites and a vibrant atmosphere. The country's pristine national parks, such as Lahemaa and Soomaa, provide opportunities for hiking, wildlife spotting, and outdoor activities. Estonia also boasts a rich cultural heritage, including traditional festivals, music events, and museums.

Estonia has a well-developed transportation infrastructure. Major cities and towns are connected by a network of well-maintained roads. Public transportation options include buses, trams, and trolleybuses, with Tallinn having an extensive public transport system. Estonia also has a reliable rail network connecting various regions. The country's main international airport, Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport, offers regular flights to several European destinations.

Student visa

Estonia Study (Schengen) Visa

An Estonian short-term study visa is issued to you for the purpose of your trip to Estonia for study or training purposes. This visa allows you to stay in Estonia for a maximum of 180 days, up to a maximum of 90 days. This visa allows students, graduates and accompanying teachers to travel for training and teaching purposes.

Estonia Study (Schengen) Visa Requirements

1. Application Form
It should be written neatly by hand or on a computer using printed letters
Must be signed by the applicant himself

2. Photograph
It must have been taken within the last 6 months
The size should be 3.5x4.5
Must be drawn on a white background

3. Travel Document (Foreign Passport)
It must be valid for at least three months from the intended (last) date of departure from the Schengen area
It should have at least two blank pages.
Must have been purchased within the last ten years

4. Old / Expired or Another Valid Foreign Passport
If the applicant's expired foreign passport has previous Schengen visas, that passport must also be submitted.

5. Copy of your Identity Card and Residence Permit / Visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)
Copies of documents must be submitted along with other documents
The required validity period for these documents is set at three months from the date of your departure from Estonia

6. Travel Insurance
The insurance must be valid for the duration of the stay in the country indicated on the visa
The insurance must be valid for all Schengen countries
Insurance must be worth at least 30,000 euros
The insurance must be able to cover all medical expenses, including medical repatriation (return to home country) or repatriation in case of death, in case of sudden illness or accident, or in case of on-site assistance.

7. Written Application or Student Acceptance Certificate or Student Pass from the Host University, Academy, Institution, College or School

8. A separate Notice of Sponsorship (or other proof of financial means) from the Sender or Receiver, if not mentioned in the Written Application

9. For Minors
If the applicant is under 18 years of age, traveling alone or with one parent, a notarized written consent or permission document from the parents and the other parent or guardian, respectively, will be required.
If the permission document cannot be submitted, other documents explaining why the permission is not among the documents (certificate on single parenthood, etc.) must be submitted.
The permit must be valid from the date of application and in all Schengen countries.
It is important to submit a copy of the birth certificate along with the original.

*Additional documents may be requested by the embassy

Estonia Study (Schengen) Visa Processing Time

Estonia Study (Schengen) visa processing time is 5-20 calendar days. It depends on which country you are applying from.

Estonia Study (Schengen) Visa Fee

Everyone who applies for a Schengen Visa must pay a visa fee. This fee is non-refundable regardless of the outcome of the visa. The current visa fee for Azerbaijan, Russia and Armenia is 35 Euros. These countries can benefit from a reduced visa fee according to the agreement with the Schengen countries. In other countries, it is 80 Euros for people over 12 years old, 40 Euros for children between 6 and 12 years old, and free for children under 6 years old.

If your situation falls under one of the categories listed below, you are exempt from paying the visa fee, provided you show certain proof.

If your first degree or close relative is your spouse, child (or adopted child), parents (or adoptive parents, grandparent, grandparent or grandchild) residing officially (legally) in the Schengen area
Pensioners (pensioners)
Official members of delegations, permanent members of official delegations, participants in official meetings, consulates, participants in negotiation processes and exchange programs, and those holding official invitations from intergovernmental companies
Pupils, students, graduates and members of pedagogical staff traveling for research or educational purposes within the framework of official educational programs
People with disabilities and, if necessary, people who will accompany them;
Persons participating in international sporting events and accompanying them in their professional life
Official visits by journalists or technicians

Where to Apply for Estonia Study (Schengen) Visa?

You can apply for an Estonian Study (Schengen) visa at Estonian visa centers, embassies or consulates (whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence). If there is none in your country, you should contact the nearest embassy or consulate.


Requirements for a bachelor's and master's degree may vary depending on the specific program, university, and field of study. However, here are some general guidelines:

·       High school diploma / diploma

·       Academic Transcript

·       Language certificate: TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo or proof of studying in a foreign language

·       Letter of motivation

·       Letters of recommendation

·       CV

·       Passport

·       Some programs may have additional requirements such as essays, interviews, SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT.

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