Updated at: Apr 30, 2021
Be part of e-country's success.
Study IT in Estonia!
is a small country in Northern Europe, well known as one of the leading countries to implement a fully digital society
. It tops the global list of internet freedom
. Estonia has online banking since the 1990s, whereas today 99,6% of banking transactions are done electronically
, digital medical prescriptions, signing of legally-binding contracts, participation in government interactions, declating taxes in e-Tax Board
- all using the Internet. Reported by Wall Street Journal in 2012, Estonia has the most per-capita startups in Europe
. Estonia is the birthplace of Skype, and homeland of TransferWise.
Not just for locals
The Estonian government, tech schools and companies work hard on breaking the barriers and wanting to build a smarter world with students, graduates, and young entrepeneurs from everywhere. It’s no longer a closed club. Thousands of students from nearly 70 countries can attest to that. Tallinn University of Technology has partnered with some 50 international universities, Stanford, Berkeley, MIT, and Harvard among them. It even has offices in Silicon Valley and Shanghai. The University of Tartu is member of international associations of Universities such as the Utrecht Network and the Coimbra Group of Universities. It also maintains exchange programmes with some of the most highly ranked universities in Asia and Australia including The University of Melbourne and Tsinghua University. Institute of Computer Science in the University of Tartu also has productive partnerships with Scandinavian universities like the Aalto University, University of Helsinki, and the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden and universities in Germany.
Programmes taught in English
Estonians are a somewhat skeptical and self-deprecating bunch. Not always satisfied. You’ll find out soon enough, once you become a student here. There is a wide range of IT degree programmes available in English in Tallinn University of Technology, the University of Tartu, and Tallinn University.
For further information, please contact:
International Student Recruitment and Admissions Division at Tallinn University of Technology
Ehitajate 5 Room 211A
Monday to Friday 10.00 - 12.00 and 13.00 - 16.00official website
International Student Service at University of Tartu
Ülikooli 18 Rooms 132, 134
50090 Tartu, Estonia
Monday to Thursday 13.00 - 16.00official website
International Student Service at Tallinn University
Narva mnt 25 official website
10120 Tallinn, Estonia
What if I don’t speak a word of Estonian?
Estonian universities offer courses
in English and you can get by easily with English in all parts of the country.
If you do feel that English is not one of your strengths either, then not to
worry, Tallinn University of Technology has got you covered. There is a special
English Preparatory Year course designed for students who want to improve their
English language skills. If however you are still interested in
learning the mysterious language that is Estonian, then you can take an
Estonian summer course in the University of Tartu.