Study in Estonia

Would you like to study in Estonia?

Estonia? Where is Estonia and why should I come to study in Estonia? Most likely you’ve asked your self this question and you might have scratched your head a bit while doing so. Well here’s a little introduction to Estonia.

Estonia officially know as the Republic of Estonia is a country located in the Baltic region of Northern Europe. Estonia is 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. Sweden lies to the west and Finland to the North of Estonia across the Baltic Sea. Estonia is a democratic parliamentary republic divided into fifteen counties. Its capital and largest city is Tallinn. It has a population of 1.3 million, which makes it one of the least-populous member states of the European Union, Eurozone, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), OECD and Schengen Area. 

Estonia is a developed country with an advanced, high-income economy that is among the fastest growing in the EU. It is the birthplace of famous tech startups such as Skype, TransferWise, CrabCAD, Fortumo and others, and today the country is well known for its entrepreneurial culture, not only in the digital sphere.  

Higher education in Estonia is well respected around the world The country is a participant in the Bologna Process, which aims to standardize higher education across Europe, and its university diplomas are internationally recognised and accepted. Currently there are 15 public universities in Estonia, and nine private. More than 130 degree programmes taught in English are offered by these institutions. During the 2015/2016 academic year, Estonia hosted nearly 3800 international degree students, more than 1500 exchange students and ca 400 participants of summer or winter schools.

One compelling reason to study in Estonia is the considerable low tuition fees compared to other parts of the European Union and the low cost of living. A bonus reason is the fact that all legally registered residents in the two largest cities Tallinn and Tartu have access to free public transportation.

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