Incoming Exchange Student

Estonian Business School welcomes exchange students from our 60 partner universities that are located mainly in Europe, but also in Argentina, Australia, Canada, China, Georgia, Japan, Mexico, Russia, South Africa and South Korea. For international exchange students it is possible to come to EBS for one semester or for the whole academic year to study in any of the regular business courses. Every year around 70 EBS students study abroad, and EBS receives about 150 incoming exchange students from all over the world. 


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How to apply?

Please follow these steps if you wish to study in Estonian Business School as an exchange student.

  • Firstly your home university needs to nominate you. To do so your university needs to send your nomination to Estonian Business School International Relations and Erasmus+ Project Manager Kati Kirsipuu through this link. 

Nomination deadlines (for partner university):

For Spring: 15 October 

For Autumn: 15 April

  • Fill in EBS application form and please make sure you fill in all the fields! 
    For incoming students the deadline for autumn semester is 15 May/ for spring semester is 15 November. 
  • With your application form please also send us your language test certificate, deadline for autumn semester is 15 May/ for spring semester is 15 November. Please e-mail your certificate to
    - TOEFL iBT score 87 or above (EBS code 6744)
    - IELTS Academic minimum score 5.5, with 5.5 or above in each band 
    - Cambridge test FCE, BEC (Business English Certificate) Vantage (CAE; CPE are suitable as well)
    - IELTS Indicator test and TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition
    - University language certificate stating the minimum level of B2 (certificate has to confirm CEFR minimum B2). 
  • We will send the Letter of Acceptance email to you and your university’s coordinator. EBS will not issue a hardcopy Letter of Acceptance by default. If you need a hardcopy, let us know by emailing Ms. Kati Kirsipuu ( 


Erasmus code EE TALLINN 02
Address Lauteri 3, 10114 TALLINN
Country, country code ESTONIA, EE
Contact person name KATI KIRSIPUU
Contact person email / phone, +372 665 1369


Estonian Business School reserves the right to reject students who do not have the appropriate language skills – even during their study period at Estonian Business School!

Courses taught in English


Estonian Business School does not offer student housing, but we give you a couple of recommendations for good housing possibilities in Tallinn.




Larsen Houses offer rooms of various sizes in 3 appartment houses in Tallinn. 

Eduard House - located in Kristiine district, 4,5 kilometer walk from EBS.

Rocca House - located in Haabersti district, 7,1 kilometer walk from EBS

Campus House - located in Nõmme district, 7,7 kilometer walk from EBS


Larsen houses offer a selection of fully furnished rooms, including stylish lofts, cosy studios and comfortable 1-bedroom units. Free WiFi is conveniently waiting for you. Larsen offers 24/7 customer support and will take care of any issue you may have with your room during your stay. Larsen offers spacious community spaces, fun events, fitness classes (free of charge). They care about having as little bureaucracy as possible so you can book and pay via website. 




A comfortable home base for students to live, work, socialize and explore from, located in dynamic creative areas in Tallinn. This district offers plenty of options for having a great time and  is a 2.3 kilometer walk away from EBS. Hektor Container hotel is a big fan of innovative design, smart solutions and believe that a shoulder to shoulder feel within their communities and an eco-conscious mindset is the way to go.  


Other real estate sites for private appartments:

Always make sure you discuss your apartment choice with your buddy from EBS International Club. Your buddy can also go and check the apartment out before you rent it or make any payments. 

Residence permit and health insurance

Rights of residence for students from EU

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).

Rights of residence for students outside EU

If you are a non-EU student, who does not need a visa to enter Estonia and you are staying in Estonia for more than 90 days, then you have to apply for the long-term visa (D-visa). We advise obtaining the visa before arrival in Estonia even if you can enter Estonia without a visa, because it is not in accordance with the laws and regulations of visa-free travelling and it may cause problems when reaching the first Schengen area country.

For more information please check:
Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Estonian Police and Border Guard Board
City Government in Tallinn

Health Insurance

If you are insured by the Estonian Health Insurance Fund, you will receive medical service like as an Estonian citizen. International students who do not work in Estonia do not have the Health Insurance Fund coverage. 


If you are a citizen of an EU-country and have a certificate about European medical insurance, you can get free medical service for medical emergencies and health problems which occur during your stay in Estonia.  In other situations you have to pay for medical services yourself.


Students who have applied for the temporary residence permit need to sign a health insurance contract within 2 months after their arrival to Estonia.


You can get health insurance with one of the insurance companies listed below.

Public transport card

International Club

International Club is part of EBS Student Council. All incoming exchange students will be assigned a tutor/buddy by EBS International Club. A tutor is an EBS student who will help exchange students with all the practical everyday matters during their stay in Tallinn. Incoming exchange students are contacted before the semester starts to find out their arrival details in order to go and greet them at the airport, and also to take them to their accommodation etc. International Club also organizes different events for the exchange students during the semester. 


Head of International Club, Ms Maria Pagas ( 

Applying as a free mover student

Free mover option is available for bachelor and master level students. 

For admission as free mover students for academic year 2024/2025 please fill out the application form here and send the following documents via email to Ms. Kati Kirsipuu


  • Bachelor students: official transcript of grades from your home university in English 
  • Master students: Bachelor’s degree diploma in Business Administration of Economics or equivalent.
    If you have Bachelor’s degree in another field then official transcript of grades of prerequisite subjects: Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Financial Accounting / Financial Management
  • Certificate of an official English test:
    • TOEFL iBT score 87 or above (EBS code 6744) 
    • IELTS Academic minimum score 5.5, with 5.5 or above in each band
    • Cambridge test FCE
    • IELTS Indicator test and TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition
  • letter of motivation (one A4)
  • a copy of your passport or ID card
  • Application deadlines are the same every year
    for autumn semester 15 May;
    - for spring semester 15 November.

Decisions will be made one week after the deadline.  

Free mover students' tuition fee in 2024 Autumn semester:

Tuition fee per semester on Bachelor level (30 ECTS) - 3200 €, fee per one credit 125 €

Tuition fee per semester on Master level (30 ECTS) – 3190€, fee per one credit will be confirmed

Students will be registered for a full course load of 30 ECTS. If a student takes more than 30 ECTS, an additional fee per credit will apply. 

Deadlines and fees for dropping courses can be found here


Cancellation policy for courses can be found here.


Kati Kirsipuu

Erasmus+ Project Manager
+372 665 1369