SA Estonian Business School
A. Lauteri 3, 10114
Vastuvõtuinfo: +372 665 1340 Rektoraat: +372 665 1300
Estonian Business School in Helsinki
Technopolis Ruoholahti, Hiilikatu 3, 00180
+358 40 844 2840

Frequently asked questions

How can I apply to EBS?
For applying to EBS please fill in an application using international admission platform DreamApply. Your application will be reviewed and feedbacked by EBS admission specialist.

 

In which language are studies conducted? 

Studies are conducted either in Estonian (program: Entrepreneurship and Business) or in English (programs: International Business Administration BA & MA, Management in Digital Society MBA)

 

Is there a spring admission?

EBS accepts international students only for Autumn semester. Estonian and Finnish students can apply for studies starting in Spring.

 

What kind of documents are required?

1.    submitted application in online platform Dream Apply
2.    notarized hard copies of your educational documents in English. 

 

For Bachelor level you need to present Higher Secondary Education diploma and examination results; for Master level the Bachelor diploma with academic transcript.

 

If your institution where you obtained education does not provide your documents in English, you need official notarized translation of the certificates into English. 

 

EBS will send the educational documents for assessment to the Estonian ENIC/NARIC Center which evaluates foreign qualifications and compares them to Estonian educational system.

 

3.    copy of passport or other identification document with a photo and a personal ID-code
4.    a certificate of an internationally recognized English test (IELTS, TOEFL iBT, Cambridge) 

What is a certified/notarized translation of a document?

 

A certified/notarized translation is a translation of an original document into English done by a certified translator, confirmed by a notary or issued by the school who issued the original document.

 

Where should I send my application documents?

Hard copies of the documents have to be sent to EBS by post to the following address: 
EBS Admission and Study Department
A. Lauteri 3, Room 115
10114 Tallinn, Estonia
To whom: Liina Reimann, Admission Specialist

 

What is the application deadline?
Application round in DreamApply starts from 14th of January 2019 in DreamApply.
Deadline for Non-EU applicants: 5th April 2019
EU applicants: 17th of June 2019 (incl. countries that don’t need a visa to enter Estonia)

 

Bachelor studies will start in September 2019, Master studies will start in middle of August 2019.

 

Could my documents arrive to the university by post before the deadline?
Before sending your educational documents to EBS make sure you have received feedback to your submitted application in DreamApply.

 

It is highly recommended that your documents arrive to us before the deadline. However, the documents that are posted on the deadline (stamped with the date of the deadline) are also accepted but not as first priority. 

 

How can I pay the application fee and tuition fee?

EBS bank details are the following:

Payee: SA Estonian Business School 
SEB Tornimäe 2, Tallinn 15010 
ESTONIA SWIFT: EEUHEE2X 
IBAN: EE431010220267429223

Cash, credit card payments or bank cheques are not accepted.

 

What to keep in mind while paying by bank transfer:
1) While paying, leave reference number field blank
2) To the details of the payment add your Application fee + name + invoice numbe

 

What to keep in mind while paying with Transferwise:

You can use Transferwise for paying the fee without extra transfer costs. Please take a look here: https://transferwise.com/EBS

Reference: Application fee + name + invoice number

 

What kind of scholarships are available for international students?

All the candidates, who have received the positive admission decision, hence acceptance letter from EBS, can apply for a scholarship. In order to apply, you need to write an official application letter to the Scholarship Committee. The mission of the Scholarship Committee is to review and award scholarships.

 

The Scholarship Committee makes the decision based on the applicants’ previous experience. Suitable candidates have an entrepreneurial mindset, excellent grades and experiences outside the classroom. In the application letter the candidate should mention:

1) Why do they want to study at EBS and which program did they apply for?
2) How are they planning to use the knowledge they gain here and which goals have they set for themselves?
3) What kind of value will they bring to the classroom and to the studies here?

 

In EBS, the scholarship gives a discount on the tuition fee. Scholarships are awarded once a year in August.

 

Is internationally recognized English test compulsory?
For equal evaluation we ask from the candidates to present an internationally recognized English language test, so that results could be comparable.  Requirements are set by the university in order to make sure that you’ll be able to keep up with the program once you are studying in our university.

 

Requirements for internationally recognized language tests:

  • TOEFL iBT score 87
  • IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing Service) 5.5 with 5.5 or above in each band.
    Please note that IELTS test result is valid 2 years.
  • Cambridge test FCE (CAE; CPE are suitable as well)

The internationally recognized test of English may be replaced by: 

  • Completion of previous educational level in a country where English language is spoken as mother-tongue. EBS waves requirement only for following countries: USA, UK, Ireland, Australia, Canada, New Zealand.
  • Completion of previous level of education taught fully in English in EU/EEA member states.
    Please note that the transcript of record must include that studies were conducted fully in English.
  • Other countries have to present internationally recognized language test even, if the student studied previously in English language.

Can I work here while studying?

International students in Estonia do not need an additional working permit to work while studying full time and they can work on the condition that it does not interfere with their studies. Students have to receive passing grades for a full load of courses and finish studies within the nominal time in order to keep their TRP.

 

You can find guide to living and working in Estonia from www.workinestonia.com website.
Most popular internet recruitment websites in Estonia:
•    www.cvkeskus.ee/en 
•    www.ej.ee/en 
•    www.linkedin.com/job/jobs-in-estonia/ 
•    www.tudengiveeb.ee/en 

 

For part time or full time work during studies, you may want to consider pursuing a job that will provide you with some experience for your long-term career goals.
There is typically a wide range of part-time work on offer from jobs in tutoring, language teaching, baby-sitting, interpretation, translation, to data processing, admin, IT programming & developing, clerical, waitressing and shop work. Typical part time work may also involve providing support services to a company that has operations in several countries (call centers, reservation centers, client support centers etc.).

 

As Estonia also has a strong startup culture, students and graduates are encouraged to create their own startup/spin-off companies. Startup and entrepreneurship culture has tremendous local supporters in Estonia. There are numerous state and private programmes and initiatives set up in order to boost spin-off companies. Organizations and initiatives like Garage48, Startup WiseGuys and Tehnopol StartUp Incubator are offering students funding and possibilities to start focusing on their career and new ideas in the middle of the studies. This offers endless possibilities to connect your research with a business idea.

 

Does EBS provide accommodation for international students?

Since Estonian Business School does not have a campus on site our international students usually rent private apartments in the city centre (EBS is also situated in the city centre) and often two or three students share bigger apartments.

 

The most useful and effective ways of finding accommodation have proven to be: 
Websites specially for university students to find apartments in Estonia:
•    1Home
•    TallinnStudent
•    G4S Hostel
•    Academic Hostel
•    Hostel Tallinn

 

Real estate sites:
•    www.kv.ee
•    www.city24.ee
•    www.airbnb.com

 

Facebook groups to find accommodation: 
Eramus in Tallinn/accommodation

Foreigners Living in Estonia

What are the living costs in Estonia (food and accommodation)?

 

Living costs in Estonia are affordable and are considered to be lower than in most other European countries. General feedback from foreigners who have spent some time here is that living conditions are similar to those in Western Europe. Cost of living in Estonia is usually dependent upon the student’s accommodation choices, lifestyle, and spending patterns. 

 

More information about living costs can be found here: http://www.studyinestonia.ee/en/living-costs

 

I am EU student, do I need temporary residence permit (TRP)?

As an EU citizen students have the right to stay in Estonia on the basis of a valid travel document or identity card for the period of up to 90 days. After the 90 days the student has to register their living place (Population Register in Tallinn) and apply for Estonian ID card (Estonian Police and Border Guard Board).

 

How to apply for temporary residence permit or visa?

Estonia does not issue a "study visa", all non-EU students should apply for temporary residence permit for studying (TRP). When certain conditions are met, then it is possible to apply for C- (short term) or D-visa (long term) to travel to Estonia and apply for residence permit after arrival.

 

The visa and residence permit application process will begin after student has been accepted to study on chosen programme and paid the tuition fee.

 

You can apply for it at your nearest Estonian Embassy after your have been accepted to the university and received confirmation documents for that purpose. You can read more about the temporary residence permit for studying application requirements from here: www.politsei.ee/residence-permit/
If there is no Estonian Embassy in your country, you will have to travel to the Estonian Embassy closest to you in order to present your visa/TRP application documents. You can check the location of the nearest embassy to you here: http://vm.ee/en/estonian-representations-which-are-handling-visa-applic…

 

For how long can I stay in Estonia after graduation?

All non-EU students can also stay in Estonia for an additional 9 months after their graduation (with the permission of the university) to look for a job in Estonia. Upon finding a job after graduation, they can use this time to apply for a temporary residence permit for work.