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Estonian Aviation Academy

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Description of Estonian Aviation Academy

  • Established: 1993
  • Number of students: 300
  • Location: Reola, Estonia
  • Language of instruction: Estonian, English
  • Type: state.

In 1993, the Tartu Aviation College was founded, which in 2008 underwent reorganization and received the status of a higher educational institution. The main goal of the Academy is to educate flight personnel in secondary technical and higher education programs.

The educational process is modular:

  • During the first year of study, students are taught basic general subjects
  • Second year - specialized aviation items
  • Further education - the acquisition of practical skills, including flight practice.

Programs and prices, tuition fees in Estonian Aviation Academy

Program name
All year round
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There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year

Accommodation, meals, prices

All students in need are given a place in the hostel.


  • A special feature of the Estonian Aviation Academy is the education of female pilots
  • Small study groups: total number of students - no more than 300
  • The program consists mainly of practice, which allows students to get sufficient qualifications
  • The learning process includes not only the transfer of knowledge, but also a test for stress resistance, self-discipline, the ability to quickly respond and solve non-staff tasks
  • A significant part of the teaching staff are current international-class pilots
  • Internships and internships at the current airport in Tartu
  • The Estonian Flight Academy is the largest educational institution in the Baltic States for the education of pilots and maintenance specialists.

Facilities and equipment at Estonian Aviation Academy

To practice practical flying skills, the university has 7 aircraft and 3 helicopters on its balance sheet. In addition, flight simulators are installed at the university, which completely repeat the real technique and make it possible to work out all regular and non-staff situations.

The classrooms of the university are equipped with modern computers and office equipment.

The largest aviation library in Estonia for students and teachers operates on the basis of the university: in its fund there are about 7000 rare editions, documents, periodicals. One of the library's missions is to familiarize students with the latest research and development in aviation science. For the convenience of students, the library has a reading room with unlimited time.

On the campus there is a cafe and a gym.

Admission dates and extra charges

Education at the Estonian Aviation Academy begins in September.

Entry requirements, how to apply, what is required to enrol

In order to become a student of a paid form of study, you must provide:

  • Military Commission Admission
  • High school diploma
  • Certificate of English proficiency.

Education at the academy is possible on a budgetary basis: for this it is necessary to choose the Estonian language as the main language of instruction and draw up a program with at least 240 credits.

Scholarships Estonian Aviation Academy

The Estonian Aviation Academy provides assistance and support to students:

  • If the student visited museums, exhibitions, conferences related to the flight sphere, he will be reimbursed for the money spent.
  • Students whose family income is lower than 458 € / month and their academic performance is 75% positive can count on assistance in the amount of 75 to 220 €
  • Successful full-time students can apply for a monthly scholarship of 175 € on the university’s website
  • Estonian citizens with an average score of higher than 4.0, full-time students, can expect a monthly scholarship of 100 €.

The Estonian Aviation Academy is participating in the international exchange program Erasmus +. Successful students can:

  • To receive part-time education at partner universities during the year
  • Take an internship that lasts 2-12 months.

Another area is graduation practice at partner universities, which can last 3-12 months.

Partner universities include flight schools in Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, the Republic of Macedonia, and Turkey.

In order to participate in the program, the student needs:

  • Apply
  • Take an interview with a representative of a selected university
  • Confirm knowledge of the language in which the education takes place.

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Residence permits, citizenship and other services

  • Guardianship services during the studies
  • Student supervision

Review about Estonian Aviation Academy

Dear Sir, I would like to join on course of FLIGHT DISPATCHER AND OPERATION , Please will you kindly help for Information how to join the college
Manager SMAPSE
Dear NARCIS GEORGE BUYAMBA, thank you for your inquiry. Regarding your questions, please, contact the admissions directly. Regards, Smapse Education
Shehan Amaraweera
I'm from Sri Lanka. Are there any slots for overseas students? I'm willing to complete my aircraft engineering degree.
Probably yes, but it would be better to ask the admission department of the academy.
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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.

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