Study in Estonia.
• Universities require low IELTS score of 5.5 only with Tuition Fees for Doctorate programs and some waiver in Undergraduate & Post Graduate programs.
• Estonia is an e-society, with electronic ID-cards, e-government, e-health, e-school, e-parking etc. (www.e-estonia.com). You would be living in a very unique country!
• It takes only about 20 minutes to found your own company online and 99% of banking is done online.
• Europe’s start-up hot-spot! (Forbes Magazine). As a result, Estonia has more successful start-up companies per head than in any other country in Europe, e.g. TransferWise, CrabCAD, Fortumo etc. And yes, we are talking about companies where even Sir Richard Branson invests!
• Home of Skype – the Skype software was developed by four Estonian engineers. Skype has an office in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, and the company also provides scholarships for bright IT students who have chosen to study in Estonia.
• Ranked 1st worldwide in air quality (World Health Organization 2013).
• Shares 1st and 2nd place with Iceland for internet freedom in the world (3rd place Canada, Freedom of the Net 2016).
• First country to offer e-residency – a transnational digital identity available to anyone in the world interested in administering a location-independent business online.
• Ranked 8th in the world for Internet access in schools (The Global Information Technology Report 2026)
• Estonia is also the only Eurozone nation to run a budget surplus. Voted as best-performing economy in Europe. (www.europeanvoice.com)
• One of the safest countries in the world.
• Over 100 unique and high quality degree programmers taught fully in English
• Internationally accepted diplomas
• Various state scholarships and funding possibilities for incoming students
• English language widely spoken
• High level research projects
• Active and fun student life
• Working possibilities during studies and possibility to stay in the country for 6 months to look for a job after graduation
• The personal touch: small group sizes in classrooms
• Great value for money and affordable living
• Safe and stable environment.
Estonia ranked 1st for satisfaction with the stay in the host country
Erasmus Network Survey 2018
92% of international students in Estonia are satisfied with the level of support they received during their studies.
International Student Barometer TM 2017
International students in Estonia do not need an additional working permit to work while studying full time and they are allowed to work on the condition that it does not interfere with their studies. Students have to receive passing grades for a full load of courses and finish studies within the nominal time.
All non-EU students can also stay to Estonia for additional 9 months after their graduation (with the permission of the university) to look for a job in Estonia. Upon finding a job after graduation, they can use this time to apply for a temporary residence permit for work.
Average monthly salary in Estonia:
• €1,821 gross per month (2018) for a full time job
• €7.40 gross per hour (2017) for a full time job
• €470 gross per month (2018)
Working hours for international students: