Why Study in Estonia?
EU’s hidden gem Estonia is becoming a new hot-spot for studies abroad. Estonia`s vibrant and affordable environment together with well-developed technology sector make Estonia an attractive place to study and live. With high-quality higher education, internationally accepted degrees and various scholarships this is a safe target country for international degree.
– Estonia a study destination which is beautiful, safe, technologically advanced and well regarded in the higher education sector
– Scholarships up to 100% for international students
– Competitive fee structures compared to global universities. Robotics and Computer Engineering Master’s degree is 4000 euros in tuition fees per year
– Over a 160 unique degree courses. Startup Entrepreneurship, Cyber Security Engineering, E-Governance Technology are some examples
– University of Tartu features in the QS World University Rankings® 2016/17, and Tallinn University of Technology features in the QS University Rankings: EECA 2016, a ranking of the leading universities in Emerging Europe and Central Asia.
– Estonia home for 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
– It is known for its leadership in the fields of digital and internet technologies, having been one of the first nations to pioneer electronic ID cards, e-government systems, e-health, e-school, e-parking – you name it, Estonia has digitized it!
– All non-EU students can also stay to Estonia for additional 6 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.
– 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.
– Estonia is Europe’s start-up hot-spot. As a result, Estonia has more successful start-up companies per capita a year than in any other country in Europe, e.g. TransferWise, CrabCAD, Fortumo etc.
– As Estonia also has a strong start-up culture, students and graduates are encouraged to create their own start-up/spin-off companies. Start-up and entrepreneurship culture has tremendous local supporters in Estonia
– Organizations and initiatives like Garage48, StartupGarage, Startup WiseGuys and Tehnopol Start-Up Incubatorare offering students funding and possibilities to start focusing on their career and new ideas in the middle of the studies. This offers endless possibilities to connect your research with a business idea.
– Average monthly salary in Estonia: €1,146 gross per month for a full time job (approximately), Working hours for international students: not limited
– Living in Estonia, extremely affordable for a student. Average living cost of under 300 euros a month. https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/05/the-9-cheapest-cities-to-live-in-europe
– Estonia is the middle of everywhere. Traveler student’s haven 1 hour from Stockholm, 30 minutes from Helsinki, 30 minutes to St. Petersburg and Minsk
– Estonia boasts one of the world’s most digitally connected societies, with free Wi-Fi almost everywhere.
– One of the safest countries in the world. (http://www.statisticbrain.com)
– With long academic traditions and world-renowned higher education institutions, Estonia has become an attractive study destination for students abroad.
The above mentioned points makes Estonia as a desirable alternate study destination when compared to countries such as UK, US, Australia, Canada. Simply from the pricing point of the tuition fee, affordable living, international student scholarships and opportunity to work after completion of studies.
For more information see the Study in Estonia website