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 200 incoming students from all over the world. 




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 by email to Estonian Business School International Relations Project Manager Ms. Kerli Grauberg ( 

Nomination deadlines (for partner university):

For Spring: 15 October 

For Autumn: 15 May

  • Fill in EBS application form and please make sure you fill in all the fields! 
    For incoming students the deadline for spring semester is 15 May.
  • With your application form please also send us your language test certificate, deadline is 15 May. 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
    - University language certificate stating the minimum level of 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 ( 

  • Please choose courses from the spring 2021 course list and confirm your choice by emailing your Learning Agreement to your EBS study consultant. 
    Bachelor students -  Sheila Süda (
    Master students - Kaisa Lindenburg (

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's exchange students usually rent private apartments in the city centre (EBS is also situated in the city centre).

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 Hanne-Lore Väin (

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 2020/2021 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
    • University language certificate stating the minimum level of B2
  • 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 2020/2021 academic year:

Tuition fee per semester on Bachelor level (30 ECTS) - 2300 €

Tuition fee per semester on Master level (30 ECTS) – 2750 €

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. 


Curricula for bachelor students can be found here. Currently, we recommend looking at the 2019 curricula, as 2020 is not yet fully updated. Please be aware that there can be changes in the 2020/2021 curricula compared to the 2019/2020 curricula. You can look at the courses either by years or by module. 


Curricula for master students can be found here. You can look at the courses either by years or by module.

Kerli Grauberg

Kerli Grauberg

International Relations Project Manager
+372 665 1314
Kati Kirsipuu

Kati Kirsipuu

Erasmus+ and International Relations coordinator
+372 665 1369