Estonia – officially the Republic of Estonia is a country in northern Europe, bordered to the north by the Gulf of Finland, to the west by the Baltic Sea, to the south by Latvia and to the east by Lake Peipus and Russia. Estonia is an ‘e-society’ – meaning that Estonians operate with electronic ID-cards, e-government, - healthcare, -parking and even e-schooling. Overall, Estonia has 20 educational institutions offering higher education degrees. Estonian higher education diplomas are internationally accepted, and with over 100 degree programmes taught in English, you’re sure to find the best study programme for you.
Tuition fees at Estonian universities vary considerably depending on the level of studies and degree programme. With the exception of some degree programmes, tuition fees vary from 1,660 EUR to 7,500 EUR per year for Bachelor and Master programmes. Some of the more expensive specialties with higher fees are medicine, law, business administration and social sciences. Some higher education institutions may differentiate tuition fees for students from the European Union and from outside the European Union. In addition, some universities offer various Master and Bachelor programmes with no tuition fee at all (tuition fee waivers, tuition free programmes). Because tuition fees vary and change from institution to institution, we’d recommend contacting the universities directly for more information (contact information can be found on each respective university profile page).
All students who are not Estonian citizens or EU citizens (including EEA countries and Switzerland) need a temporary residence permit for study. EU citizens should obtain a temporary right of residence in Estonia. Estonia does not issue a "study visa", all non-EU students should apply for a temporary residence permit for studying (TRP). When certain conditions are met, then it is possible to apply for C- (short term) or D-visa (long term) to travel to Estonia and apply for a residence permit after arrival.