LIFE IN ESTONIA
In Estonia you will be living in a highly connected society, with free wireless Wi-Fi almost everywhere. Many everyday activities are made easier with various IT solutions: register a company with as little as 18 minutes, buy a cinema ticket with your mobile phone app, park your car with phone, register courses online etc.
Entrepreneurship and innovative solutions are highly welcomed in Estonia, which has a strong start-up community and has also become known as the Silicon Valley of Europe. Higher education in this small EU state comes at a good value, with relatively low tuition fees, living costs and various scholarships for international students.
As a student in Estonia you can take advantage of discounts and special offers generated especially for full time students. Moreover, it is possible for international students to combine their studies with a part-time or full-time job and get some extra income to cover living costs during studies.
Student life in Estonia is full of activities and events. There are many organizations and events that help foreign students to settle into Estonian life and create a social network in the country. They organize a variety of events for international students, such as excursions, company visits, trips and social gatherings, photo competitions, bike trips, quiz tournaments etc.
The cost of living in Estonia is quite affordable compared to the rest of the EU. The average monthly expenses for living (accommodation, transport, food and other necessities) can be estimated around 500 euros (for example if you live at the EUAS Student Hostel).
INTERNATIONAL HOUSE OF ESTONIA
International House of Estonia (IHE) is to be a joint service centre for foreigners (especially foreign specialists), their family members, entrepreneurs and those returning to Estonia. Thus, IHE ensures the accessibility of necessary information, counselling and services from one place by supporting a smoother induction and adaptation to the society.
Tue.: 9 am – 5:30 pm
Wed.: 9 am – 5:30 pm
Thu.: 10 am – 6:30 pm
IHE’s main partners are the city of Tallinn, Ministry of the Interior, Police and Border Guard Board, Tax and Customs Board, Integration Foundation, Estonian Unemployment Insurance Fund, partners providing private services and Enterprise Estonia (EAS) as the leading partner of the house. IHE was launched by Mainor AS and EAS’ programme Work in Estonia.
• Residence permit
• Short-term employment
• Obtaining a personal identification code
• Registering the notices of residence
• Learning Estonian
• Residential counselling
Place of residence, school and kindergarten, healthcare, culture, public transport, sport and free time)
• Work and career
• Getting started with entrepreneurship (2020)
• Taxes (Application form for determination of residency of a natural person)
• Work and career (Writing a CV, job interview, etc.)
• Estonian courses (language cafes)
• Information day for the „Welcoming program“
• Program for spouses
• Socialising events
• Culture events
• Meetings with enterprises
• Activities for children
For more information: https://workinestonia.com/internationalhouse/
We help every international student find suitable accommodation in Tallinn. "Great, but what's it going to cost?", you're probably wondering.
Our dormitory, EUAS Student Hostel, has 82 places that are reserved for foreign students.
We provide two options for rooms:
- A place in a smaller (bunk bed) double room is available at EUR 220 a month (includes utilities)
- A place in a larger double room is available at EUR 275 a month (includes utilities)
- free WiFi
- cooking possiblility
- 24/7 friendly and helpful staff
EUAS Student Hostel is located in a three-floor building next to EUAS main building. Lecture halls, bus and tram stops to Tallinn city centre and Estonia's largest shopping mall are all within three minutes' walk. The facilities have been recently renovated.
We expect non-EU international students to stay at EUAS Student Hostel for at least their first semester (6 months). Should the hostel not have any vacancies or in any case after your first semester, you can also find an apartment for yourself or together with friends.
2-3 room apartments for rent in Tallinn are around 5-600 euros a month plus the utilities (100-300 euros a month depending on the size of the apartment, summer/winter etc). You can check it out for yourself at www.kv.ee or www.city24.ee.
During your admission process and before you arrive in Tallinn we'll help you find and book the type of accommodation that suits you.