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 Coordinator Ms. Sirli Kalep ( 

Nomination deadlines (for partner university):

For Spring: October 15

For Autumn: April 15

  • Fill in EBS application form and please make sure you fill in all the fields! 
    For incoming students the deadline for spring semester is November 15th, 2019.
  • With your application form please also send us your language test certificate, deadline November 15th, 2019. 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
  • 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. Kerli Grauberg ( 

  • Please choose courses from the spring 2019 course list (will be available in November) 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 SIRLI KALEP
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 Sirel Lember (

Applying as a free mover student

Free mover option is available only for bachelor level students from our partner universities. 

Candidates for admission as free mover students for academic year 2019/2020 should submit:

  • official transcript of grades from your home university in English
  • 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
  • letter of motivation (one A4)
  • a copy of your passport or ID card

NB! The above-mentioned documents requested should be sent to Ms Sirli Kalep (


Deadline for the autumn semester 2019 - May 15th, 2019.
Deadline for the spring semester 2020 - November 15th, 2019.

Decisions will be made a week after the deadline.  

Free mover students tuition fee in 2018/2019 academic year:

Tuition fee per semester on Bachelor level (30 ECTS) - 2200 €

Students will be registered for a full course load of 30 ECTS

Sirli Kaleb EBS

Sirli Kalep

Head of International Relations Office
+372 665 1369
Kerli Grauberg

Kerli Grauberg

International Relations Project Manager
+372 665 1314