National Higher Education System

Estonia's higher education system is divided into two branches: academic and applied higher education. Academic studies are offered by universities, while applied higher education (rakenduskõrgharidus) can be provided by an institution that is part of a university, an institution of applied higher education or a vocational school. There are six public and six private universities in Estonia


Fees vary considerably though generally they are between €2500 and €3000 pa.

Grants & Loans

There are no grants or loans available from the local system

Application Process

There is no element of centralisation in the Estonian system: you have to apply directly to the university of your choice, enclosing a dossier of documents, the contents of which varies from university to university. The admission requirements, processes and deadlines differ between institutions.