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Tallinn University

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Description of Tallinn University

  • Founded: 2005
  • Location: Tallinn, Estonia
  • Number of students: 9,000
  • Number of foreigners: 700 people
  • Rating in Estonia: 3.

Tallinn University is the largest humanitarian university in the city and the third largest in Estonia. The educational institution is traditionally included in the top list of 5% of the best universities in the world. This state-format university began to function in 2005 by decision of the local Parliament.

The University of Tallinn combines the achievements of the best research and leading educational institutions throughout the country. The university actively implements international cooperation, forms an international teaching staff, invites famous scientists as speakers and organizes other useful events for its students.

Each year, the university allocates a budget of 32 million euros for the maintenance of the campus or for various studies. In addition, the university is a regular participant in EU projects that have international coverage and excellent funding. The university is also part of the association of participants in the Erasmus + program, in the framework of which it has partnership agreements with more than 400 educational institutions around the world.

Faculties of Tallinn University:

  • Humanitarian
  • Pedagogical
  • Health and Sports
  • Social
  • Art criticism
  • Natural science.

One of the key features of Tallinn University is that studies here are not conducted in any one language: depending on the specialty, the teaching language can be Estonian, English, German, French and even Russian (the latter is relevant only for the Institute of Slavic Languages and Cultures )

Programs and prices, tuition fees in Tallinn University

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All year round
from 3000.00 € / year
from 3000.00 € / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
All year round
from 1000.00 € / year
from 1000.00 € / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year

Accommodation, meals, prices

For students on campus there is a hostel where cozy rooms are offered: a place in the residence - 100 euros, a separate room - 270 euros. Tallinn University has a new campus, which is located in the very center of the city, so many city entertainment is available for students.

The cost of living for foreign students will be from 300 to 750 euros per month.

Activities Tallinn University

In addition to academic activities, students have something to do in their free time, they can join top sports teams or creative communities. The university has its own symphony orchestra, a studio of choreography, vocals, dances and other types of creativity.

Facilities and equipment at Tallinn University

The campus of the higher school is distinguished by modern equipment and novelty, therefore it is recognized as very comfortable among students. The university has its own library, sports grounds, a canteen, a medical center and other infrastructure. In addition, Tallinn University is part of the European University Association (EUA).

Admission dates and extra charges

The academic year at Tallinn University includes 2 semesters; studies traditionally begin in September.

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

For admission to the University of Tallinn, foreign students must observe certain conditions and collect a package of documents:

  • Age from 16 years
  • Certificate of education: school certificate / bachelor's degree
  • Certificates confirming a high level of proficiency in English or Estonian
  • Motivation letter
  • Copy of passport.

Passing entrance exams is most often not required, since admission is based on grades from a certificate or diploma.

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Residence permits, citizenship and other services

  • Guardianship services during the studies
  • Student supervision

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- 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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