Study in Estonia Guide

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Study Abroad in Estonia Guideline from Pakistan for Students 2021

 

Why Pakistani Students Should Study in Estonia 

If you are looking to choose your study abroad destination from the best European countries then Estonia can be the best option for you. How this can be the best option? If the same question is in your mind then the following reasons will make you familiar with the popularity of Estonia as a Study abroad destination.

1. Worldwide Top Rated Universities

Universities

Times Higher Education Ranking (2021)

Top Universities Ranking (2021)

University of Tartu

301

321

Tallinn University of Technology

601

601

Tallinn University

-

801

2. Healthy Environment

It is the best place in offering a healthy environment. This is because it occupies the first position throughout the world in offering good quality air.

3. English Speaking Environment

In Estonia the mother tongue is Estonian but most of the inhabitants of Estonia speak the English language and the universities of Estonia also offer most of the study programs in the English language.

4. Satisfied Destination By Foreign Students

International Student BarometerTM took a survey according to which 90% of foreign students are satisfied with the study style and living in style offered by Estonia.

Presently, the satisfaction is increasing day after day and this is the reason that an increase in the rate of international students is growing year after year.

5. An Innovative Destination

Estonia known as an innovative place because people are too innovative and offers the latest innovation. For example, the Estonian software engineers proposed a worldwide renowned calling application “Skype”. There are some other innovations are mentionable by Estonia and in future hopefully we will see some good results.

6. Safest Country

The crime rate is very low in Estonia. It is one of the safest countries not only among Europe but also throughout the world.

 

Admission in Estonian Universities Criteria for Pakistani Students

After knowing all the facts about Estonia, you will surely want to know the admission criteria and policy for Estonian Universities. So, if you have decided Estonia as your favorite study abroad destination then you are to be provided with complete admission guide too.

Following Are The Requirements To Apply For Admission:

Generally, at the higher education level, there are three main types and programs of an education system running throughout the world. Estonia is not so exceptional in this case. These general programs are bachelor, master and doctoral studies program at a higher education level. Following are the requirements to get admission in these study programs:

Bachelor Requirements

Graduate Requirements

Ph.D. Requirements

For the bachelor program, a secondary school diploma with at least required grads or marks is required

A bachelor or graduate degree of Estonian education standard is required

A master degree according to the Estonian education standard is required

Proficiency in the English language is necessary. 5.5 bands in IELTS or 70 scores in TOEFL are required

English language proficiency, with 5.5 bands in IELTS or 70 scores in TOEFL, is a must

A certificate of language (English) proficiency with required bands or scores is required

You are to be required to show financial statement i.e. you can afford your living or study expense

For living and study expense you have to show a financial continuation

A financial condition which will show that you can bear your living and study expense is required

Travel or identity documents are must

For study abroad, you have to show travel or identity documents

Travel or identity documents i.e. passport or ID card is required

For any additional requirement like an interview, entrance exam, portfolio, a written essay, and references, etc. the university will guide you.

In case of additional documents requirements including interview, entrance exam, portfolio, a written essay, and references, etc. you will be called by university

The university will inform you if there is any need for additional requirements including, entrance exam, interview, portfolio, references, and written essay, etc.

There are some other admission programs Estonian Universities show and these are discussed below:

Exchange Students

On the base of bilateral agreements between partner institutes, student exchange program happens. Check out if you are listing under the agreement and then apply for.

Erasmus Students

Erasmus is the structure for support of European actions of higher education institutions. There are twenty-three universities are located in Estonia are offering this support.

Visiting Students in Estonia

Those international students who plan to study at host institutes for up to one year at graduate or postgraduate education level are the visiting students. For further detail, you are to be recommended to contact with your host institute.

How To Apply Safe Admission Application

Step1: The very basic step is to find a suitable study program. You have to choose the one, which is just according to your taste and area of interest.

Step2: Now, choose the right institute, which is just according to your chosen study program.

Step3: Gather all the required documents and prepare your application.

Step4: Now, submit your application. Most of the Estonian universities show the online mode of application. For any kind of assistance related to application submitting, feel free to contact with Pakistan’s best Study Abroad Consultants.

Step5: Once, you have submitted your application; now wait for the university response. In case of success in your application, you will be provided with an acceptance or admission letter.

Academic Calendar of Estonia Institutes

Study Program

Deadline

Bachelor/Master/Doctoral (Arts Studies)

May

Bachelor/Master/Doctoral (Music Studies)

June

Bachelor/Master/Doctoral (Business Studies)

April

Bachelor/Master (Life Sciences)

Doctoral (Life Sciences)

May

July

 

Estimated Study and Living Cost in Estonia

Once you get admission, you are ready for your study abroad journey. It is true that getting admission abroad is a challenge. However, the challenges come to face after getting admission. These challenges are comprised of study cost and living cost. However, once, you have decided to do this then do not be worried and try to bring the possible ways to make your dreams come true.

For knowing the complete detail of study and living cost in Estonia, keep reading the content:

Study Cost of Estonia Universities for Pakistani Students

Previous Academic Degrees: For being eligible for any higher education level, a previous degree with required grades is required. For bachelor, master and doctoral degrees admission secondary school certificates, graduate degree and master degrees are required respectively. For earning these degrees, students have to pay many costs.

Language Proficiency Test: For admission in bachelor and master study programs IELTS with 5.5 bands or TOEFL with 70 scores is required. Currently, the normal fee for IELTS is near to 30,000 PKR.

Application Process: For a single admission application for Estonian university, 0 to 120 EURs are required. Students are to be recommended to apply for more than one university for the safe application process.

Travel Documents: For traveling abroad traveling documents, i.e. passport and some others are required. For a normal passport, 3000 cost are required.

Visa Fee: For obtaining entrance permission, for living and studying in Estonia a visa is required. Almost 80 EURs are required in order to get an Estonian student visa.

Tuition Feeof Estonia Universities and Colleges 

Study Program

Fee Structure

Bachelor Tuition Fee

Tuition Fee ranges from 1600 EUR to 7,500 EURs

Master Tuition Fee

Tuition Fee ranges from 1600 EUR to 7,500 EURs

Ph.D. Tuition Fee

Normally, the doctoral studies are free of cost in Estonia. However, in some cases, the tuition fee may apply and it varies from program to program and institute to institute

Medicine Studies

1100 EURs per year

Living Cost

From the above discussion, one can easily become familiar with the overall study cost for Estonia. Now, the next discussion is about the living cost. For studying abroad living is another basic requirement. Before departing, one must have the complete ideas about living costs. Following chart is completely showing the living cost for living in Estonia:

Items

Costs

Accommodation

From 80 EURs to 150 EURs per month for students’ dormitories

From 200 EURs to 510 EURs per month for private flats

Transport

From 0050 EURs to 1.00 EURs (single Student Ticket)

From 07 EURs to 08 EURs (Monthly Ticket)

Utility Bills

150 to Euros 200 EURs per month

Food

Around 300 EURs per month

Clothing

Pair of Jeans: From 60 EURs to 70 EURs

Pair of Shoes: From 70 EURs to 90 EURs

Summer Dress: From 25 EURs to 30

Entertainment

Theater Ticket: 10 EURs to 20 EURs

Concert Ticket: 10 EURs to 30 EURs

Nightclub Ticket: 05 EURs to 15 EURs

Movie Ticket: 04 EURs to 06 EURs

Sports

University Sports Club: 30 EURs to 40 EURs per month

Private Sports Club: 30 EURs to 70 EURs per month

 

Living and Accommodation Options in Estonia

Therefore, you have the complete knowledge about study cost and living cost of estonia but this not the whole story. Yes! We are going to make our students familiar with another main challenge, which they face during study abroad tour. To arrange accommodation is that kind of challenge. Suitable accommodation is necessary for spending your best time during study abroad journey.

Students sometimes are asked to arrange their accommodation before departing from their place and sometimes they need to arrange this after arriving. However, you have to arrange it at all. Here we are going to make our students familiar with the types of accommodation, their benefits, and costs.

Types/Modes of Accommodations in Estonia

Generally, there are two types exists and these are on-campus accommodation and off-campus accommodation and both these are with their specific taste and facilitation. Both these types are clearly discussed below:

On-Campus Accommodation

The mode of accommodation in which you live inside the campus or near to the campus or the accommodation, which links with your university or campus, called on-campus accommodation. The cost of normal student dormitories is around 100 EURs in Estonia.

Following Are The Best Options Of Students’ Dormitories In Estonia:

  1. TalTech Student Campus

  2. Tartu Residence Halls

  3. EMU Student Accommodation

  4. EUAS Student Hostel

  5. TLU Dormitorium

  6. Joint dormitory of Estonian Art Academy and Academy of Music and Theatre

Advantages of On-Campus Accommodation

  1. On campus accommodation is available inside the campus or near the campus.

  2. This saves your time and money.

  3. While living inside the campus you can keep yourself connected with your classmates, seniors, and teaching faculties.

  4. While living inside the campus. You can easily take participates in the leisure and recreational activities offered by the campus or university.

  5. Fully furnished rooms with all the basic requirements are provided by the on-campus mode of accommodation.

  6. Sharing options are also available by the students’ dormitories or on-campus accommodation.

Off-Campus Accommodation

Besides on-campus accommodation, the mode of off-campus accommodation also exists. Sometimes, students cannot avail the opportunity of on-campus accommodation and sometimes they do not want to get this opportunity on their own. Under this circumstance, they are offered with off-campus accommodation. Off-campus accommodation can find through the following mentioned modes:

Live With Acquaintances

If your family members, relative or other acquaintances are already living there in Estonia then there is nothing good than this opportunity. Just live with your knowing people. In this way, you can save the high expense of living as other students pay. At the same time, you can also save you from homesickness while living with your acquaintances.

Private Flats

Private flats and rooms are common modes of off-campus accommodation. Students can easily find private rooms or flats at any small or large city of Estonia. These are with different kinds of facilities and structures are available. You can get just according to your taste or need.

Shared Apartments

In the end, students are to inform with the best and easy way of accommodation, which is to share the apartments with others. For this purpose, you can share the apartments of your classmates, your seniors and others. It is the way not only to save the money but also to get the suitable company.  

 

How To Get Estonian Student Visa from Pakistan

Once, you have done all the matters including got admission, plan or budget your studies and living then you are to be called to apply for a student visa. What types of visa is required to study in Estonia? How long you can stay in Estonia. What is the visa application process and what is the cost of a visa? All are discussed here.

Types of Student Visa

Following are two types of visa students need to apply for obtaining entrance permission to Estonia for studies:

C-Type or D-Type Visa: Once, you will get the acceptance from your university you need to apply a C-Type or a D-Type Visa for traveling to Estonia.

Temporary Residence Permit: Once, you will arrive in Estonia you need to apply for a temporary residence permit. This permit will make your long stay possible in Estonia. This is because a C-Type visa or D-Type visa is of short time duration.

Documents Required

Following are the required documents to apply for Estonian Visa:

  1. Correctly filled Estonian visa application form (C-Type of D-Type visa application form).

  2. Candidate must show their biometric certificates (issued by the Hungarian embassy or authority).

  3. Birth certificate with an English translation and attested by the foreign ministry is required

  4. Attested marriage/divorce certificate is required (if candidates have)

  5. With light backgrounds, 02 recent passport size photographs are required

  6. Original valid passport with at least 12 months validation and at least 03 empty pages are required.

  7. Photocopies of identity cards i.e. NIC is required.

  8. Attested family certificate Form B attested from foreign ministry with English translation is required

  9. Travel insurance or health insurance certificates are required

  10. Admission confirmation letter or acceptance letter from a recognized Estonian institute is required

  11. Statement of purpose with complete detail including study course, duration, and purpose, etc. is required

  12. English language proficiency certificate IELTS with 5.5 bands or TOEFL with 70 scores is required

  13. Financial proof through bank account statement is required

  14. NOC from school, college or university is required

  15. All the previous education or academic records are required

  16. Visa application fee payment recipe is required

Application Process of Duration:

The online visa application process runs. Students can also apply through the embassy or consulate near to their home. However, for the ease and convenience of the students, we also offered a list of Pakistan’s Best Study Abroad Consultants. These are linked with us, are best in offering the complete knowledge of visa, and offer their services for a safe visa application process/

Visa Fee: EURs 80 are student visa or C-Type or D-Type visa fee for travel. However, students after arriving will also apply for a temporary residence permit

 

Jobs In Estonia For International Students

Estonia is friendly towards international students to such an extent that it offers them to do part-time jobs for meeting with their basic expenditures but it is under certain reasonable conditions. Students are providing their existence completely into their classes and they are getting the minimum required grades in their studies are the general conditions that allow them to involve in the activities of part-time jobs.

However, Estonia does not only offers job opportunity during the study but this also allows the graduate to find the best jobs in Estonia. What is the way to find a part-time job during studies and under which conditions graduates from Estonia can find and apply for jobs in Estonia? All matters completely discussed here.

During Study Jobs Opportunities

Part Time Jobs

Part-time jobs are, sometimes, necessary for international students especially for Pakistani students who face a huge currency difference.

Where To Find Part-Time Job?

Following are the helpful tips to find a part-time job during studies in Estonia:

  1. First of all, you are to be recommended to contact your University support center. They manage some kinds of part-time jobs for the students who really deserve this.

  2. If you are not getting satisfaction from university support department then there are some other best ways also exist. From these, the best one is to contact your senior students who are already doing part-time jobs.

  3. This is the era of the online world. now for single assistance, people find solution form internet forums and websites. Following are the common and best sites for finding part-time students’ jobs in Estonia:

    1. cv.ee

    2. cvkeskus.ee

    3. workinestonia

    4. tudengiveeb.ee

    5. goworkabit.com

  4. another best way is to make local students your friends. They are the local people and the better know the rules and regulations of their country. So, they will be the best reason for finding a job in Estonia.

Part-Time Internship

We have already explained in the above lines that Estonia is too friendly to international students. The idea of this thing we can take from the fact that international students do not only provided with part-time jobs but they also provided with part-time internships.

For being eligible for internship opportunities, international students have to be punctual to their studies and show a good profile in studies.

In order to find the internships students recommend to take the same rules discussed in order to find a part-time job.

Benefits of Part-Time Job And Internship

  1. Money Saving

  2. Good profile

  3. Working experience

  4. After graduation working opportunities

  5. Good relations with local Estonian employers

After Study Jobs Opportunities

Who Is Eligible To Apply For?

International students require a temporary residence permit to stay for study in Estonia. This temporary residence permit allows international students to have stayed for at least 09 months in order to find a job after their graduation.

Once you will find the job then you will call to apply for a working residence permit. This residence permits valid for at least 02 years and you can renew it. After spending legal 05 years in Estonia, the applicants become eligible to apply for a permanent residence permit for Estonia.

 

PR & Citizenship Permanent Residence

Permanent residence is the status of living in a country in which you never took birth but you have made yourself eligible to live there. Estonia like other developed European countries offers the opportunity of permanent residency to foreigners.

Types of Permanent Residence

Following are two main types of the permanent residence permit of Estonia:

Permanent Residence Through Investment

Applicants who are able to invest 65,000 EURs to start a business in Estonia are able to get permanent residency to Estonia. The investor first provided with a temporary permanent residence permit and after passing 05 years the investor will be provided with permanent residency status.

Permanent Residence Through Long-Term Stay

You are not the investor and having not required amount or investment but you want to get the permanent residency?

You are to inform that you can get permanent residency without heavy investment.

If you are currently residing in Estonia for the last 05 years for any reason, then you also allow applying for Permanent residency of Estonia.

Who is Eligible for Permanent Residency?

Applicants with the following requirements can apply for permanent residency permit:

  • Applicants having a valid or registered temporary residence permit

  • The place of residence of the applicants must be registered in the population register of Estonia

  • Applicants having proof of permanent legal income

  • Applicants who are covering the Estonian health insurance scheme

  • Applicants can fluently speak Estonian with the required level

What are the Requirements to Apply for Estonian Citizenship?

Following documents are required to apply for permanent residency permit of Estonia:

  • Duly filled the application form

  • Identity documents with a current validation

  • Estonian language proficiency proof or certificate

  • Colored photographs with 40×50 mm size

  • Proof of permanent and legal income of at least the previous 06 months

  • Proof of the payment of state fee which can vary from age to age of the applicants

Benefits Of Permanent Residency Of Estonia

Once you will be provided with the permanent residence permit, you will be able to get the following benefits:

  • Holders of permanent residency status can easily work across Estonia or Europe.

  • Permanent residence permit holders can easily travel across Europe.

  • Permanent residence permit holders can start their business in Estonia

  • Permanent residence permit holders can get all the health and other benefits that other local people get

  • Permanent residence permit holders can also apply for Estonian citizenship after a certain interval of time

Citizenship

Applicants with Estonian permanent residency status can also apply for Estonian citizenship. Under the following conditions, they allow to apply for citizenship:

  • Applicants who are living in Estonia for a long time with legal residency status or have settled in Estonia or born in Estonia before 1 July 1990 can be considered for Estonian citizenship.

  • Applicants with at least 08 or 05 years legal residency in Estonia can be eligible to apply for citizenship.

  • For being eligible for Estonian citizenship applicants have to pass the Estonian language proficiency test

  • Applicants must pass the examination of knowledge of the Constitution of the Republic of Estonia

  • Applicants must show permanent legal income proof

  • Applicants must show their residency in the population register of Estonia

  • Applicants have to show their loyalty to Estonia

What are the Requirements to Apply for Estonian Citizenship?

  • Applicants form

  • Identity documents

  • Legal permanent residency permit

  • Legal income status

  • Language proficiency test

  • And any other asked by the embassy

Benefits of Estonian Citizenship

  • Estonian citizenship holders can easily work across Estonia or Europe.

  • Estonian citizenship holders can easily travel across Europe.

  • Estonian citizenship holders can start their business in Estonia

  • Estonian citizenship holders can take participate in social and political affairs

 

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