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Study in Estonia

Are you still undecided about where to study for your university education? Looking for a study destination which is beautiful, safe, technologically advanced and well regarded in the higher education sector? Why not study in Estonia?

This northern European country is one of the safest countries in the world, and is also famous 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! There’s even an entire website dedicated to describing all the components of “e-Estonia”.

Famous tech startups that began life in Estonia include Skype, TransferWise, CrabCAD, Fortumo and others, and today the country is well known for its entrepreneurial culture, not only in the digital sphere. This innovative spirit is also encouraged among students, and there are various initiatives in place to support students keen to develop their own ideas and transform graduate-level research projects into commercial ventures.

Click on the tabs below to find out about top universities in Estonia, popular cities for students, applications, visas and costs.

Fast Facts

  • Capital and largest city: Tallinn (home to approx. 438,500 people and almost a third of the total population of the country)
  • Borders with the Baltic Sea, Russia, Lake Peipus and Latvia
  • Population: approx. 1.31 million
  • Currency: Euro (€)
  • Member state of the European Union, EEA, Schengen Area and NATO
  • Main religion: Lutheran
  • Estonia is one of the least religious countries in the world; more than 54% of the population claims to be non-religious.
  • Official language: Estonian (closest to Finnish)
  • Europe's largest 4G coverage (95% of the country)
  • Ranked 1st in the world for air quality and 2nd for internet freedom
  • Home nation of Skype
  • It takes only 15 minutes to officially start your own company online in Estonia.
  • 99% of banking is conducted online.
  • A former member of the Soviet Union, Estonia regained independence in 1991.
  • 50% of Estonian land is covered by forests.