Outgoing Exchange Student

EBS students have the possibility to become exchange students and undertake studies in our partner universities all over the world – mainly in Europe, but also in Argentina, Australia, Canada, China, Georgia, Japan, Mexico, Russia, South Africa and South Korea. Studying abroad provides you with a unique experience and enables you to test yourself in a new academic and cultural environment, practice your language skills, make new friends, find possible future business partners and gain a competitive advantage on the labour market.


To study abroad you may be a daytime, evening or distance student. Being an exchange student means you study for one or two semesters in our partner university. EBS students pay the tuition fee at their home university and receive rights in the receiving university similar to those in your home university. 


The deadline to apply to study abroad Autumn semester 2020 is 01.03.2020!


Please email exchangestudies@ebs.ee for a consultation.



Those studying abroad within the framework of the Erasmus+ programme receive a scholarship from the European Union and the Republic of Estonia. The scholarship is valid for those studying in EU member countries and other countries have joined the programme.


The Erasmus+ Programme aims to boost skills and employability, as well as modernising education, training, and youth work. Erasmus+ provides opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train, gain work experience and volunteer abroad. Erasmus+ supports transnational partnerships among education, training, and youth institutions and organisations to foster cooperation and bridge the worlds of Education and work in order to tackle the skills gaps we are facing in Europe.

How to apply? 

1. Start by choosing a school you wish to apply for, please choose three different universities for your application (students please do not contact partner universities yourself, the communication between partner universities is only done by our Erasmus+ Coordinator).


2. When going abroad to study, you must consider the following requirements:

If you are a bachelor student:

  • make sure you have no tuition fee debts
  • your grade point average is not lower than 3.0
  • your English language grade is not lower than C
  • before going to study abroad, you will have to have studied in EBS for at least one year

If you are a master student:

  • make sure you have no study debts
  • your grade point average is not lower than 3.0
  • your English language grade is not lower than C
  • before going to study abroad, you will have to have studied in EBS for at least one semester

3. Fill in the exchange application, write a Letter of Motivation (one A4) in English and with your English language test certificate email all the documents to international@ebs.ee. NB! If you have troubles with adding the photo to the application, please email the photo separately. Within two weeks from the deadline, you will be notified about the decision. The decision is based on the grade point averages and your Letter of Motivation. The higher your average grade, the more likely you are to get to the desired university. Since the number of vacancies for each university is limited, students´ other choices regarding universities are also considered.


With your application please also send in your English language test certificate:

  • TOEFL iBT minimum score of 87
  • IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing Service) minimum 5.5
  • Cambridge test - FCE or CAE

4. Familiarise yourself with the requirements of admission in the partner university. Initial information on the requirements is available on the homepage of the partner university.


If the student’s application is accepted, the student completes the forms of the respective university and chooses the subjects by filling in the Learning Agreement before leaving to go study abroad. The subjects must be confirmed by your EBS study consultant for the respective study programme and later also by the foreign university. Student must pass a minimum of 15 ECTS each exchange semester.


NB! Universities’ admission requirements vary greatly. In addition to the application, universities may also require a transcript of records, a note proving your language skills, study plan, health insurance, a financial guarantee bill etc. Along with admission documents, you will also receive information on other documentation which is required by the country (visa, residence permit, health insurance). Please keep to the deadline for handing in the documents – the deadlines may vary greatly depending on the educational system of the country. If you hand the documents in later, your application may be turned down.


NB! Partner universities outside the EU may have different application deadlines! (For example, if you wish to go on exchange to Monash University in Australia, application deadline is September 20, 2019). This information will be added and updated in our partner universities list as soon as we receive their information for the upcoming academic year!) 


NB! Exchange studies may extend your nominal study period. Please consult this with your study consultant. 

Tuition Fee While Studying Abroad

Starting from 1st of January 2020 EBS offers a discount of 20% on tuition fee. The right to tuition fee discount applies after the learning agreement for exchange studies has been signed.


Students going to study abroad have the possibility to settle the tuition fee as a single payment or in two instalments. Students choosing the single payment receive the ERASMUS+ scholarship at once. If you choose to pay the fee in two instalments, you will receive the ERASMUS+ scholarship accordingly. The tuition fee for daytime students also applies to distance and evening students since students going to study abroad instantly become full-time students. Regardless of how many or few credit points (minimum 15 ECTS per semester) you decide to take in the foreign university, the tuition fee remains the same (except MA40 students whose tuition fee is credit-point-based).


The exchange student pays the tuition fee only in his or her home university. The receiving university cannot charge the student another tuition fee or any other additional fees for courses, registration, exams etc. They can, however, charge for study materials and student union membership.


In addition to regular everyday expenses, the student must also consider costs related to insurance, residence permit and transportation. Because the standard of living, expenses related to transportation and consular requirements may vary a lot between different countries, individual cost accounting is necessary for separate countries.

Length of Studies

Students can go abroad for 3* to 12 months (including a complementary traineeship period if planned). The same student may receive grants for studying or being trained abroad to tallying up to 12 months maximum per each cycle of study (bachelor, master, doctoral).

*for 2 to 12 months for traineeship abroad

Recognition of Studies

A home university has the obligation to recognise the studies, exams and other academic work of an ERASMUS+ student in a foreign country as being equivalent to those in his/her home university.


Prior to going abroad, the student should compile his/her study plan and confirm it with the study consultant. A study contract which is based on the study plan is a signed agreement between the student, the home university and the receiving foreign university. Such an agreement provides the student with a sense of security that his or her studies abroad are in accordance with the requirements of his or her home university and guarantees that the student’s academic results are afterwards transferred.

Language Requirements

An exchange student should be able to participate actively in the studies of the foreign university. Different lectures in English are offered in most European universities, so it is not always necessary to know the local language to participate in studies. Erasmus+ will also implement online language tests, which are compulsory before and after period abroad.


Partner Universities

Within the framework of the ERASMUS+ programme Estonian university students may study in member countries of the European Union (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom) as well as in other European countries which have joined the programme (Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein,) and the candidate country – Turkey.


Students can study in universities recognised by these states. The home university of the student should have a partner contract with the university or company to which the student wishes to go to.



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Exchange students can apply for a scholarship which is designed to cover additional costs related to the exchange. The ERASMUS+ scholarship does not cover all costs related to studying abroad, thus self-financing is necessary. As with students who study in Estonia, the exchange student is entitled to receive state scholarships, study subsidies and loans for the whole study period.


The student can apply for an additional subsidy from state and private funds for the period of his or her studies abroad. However, during the period abroad the ERASMUS+ student cannot use any other scholarships provided by the official structures of the European Union. In order to avoid double financing, the same requirement is applied to the state scholarship programme Kristjan Jaak and to scholarships paid out through agreements between the states.


The home university of the student allocates the scholarships. The amount of the exchange subsidies given by the Centre for Educational Programmes to the universities depends on the previous activity of the universities, the concurrence of their trends of international work with the priorities of the programmes.


One can use the status and the privileges of being an ERASMUS+ student even without a scholarship.


Please also consult the Ministry of Education website (www.hm.ee) and Archimedes foundation (www.archimedes.ee).


Erasmus+ program European Commission Scholarship for students for study mobility autumn 2019    
Group-1   Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Sweden, United Kingdom, Liechtenstein, Norway    520€ per 30 days
Group-2 Austria, Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Greece, Spain, Cyprus, Netherlands, Malta, Portugal   520€ per 30 days
Group-3 Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, North Macedonia, Turkey    470€ per 30 days
Erasmus+ program

European Commission Scholarship for student internship autumn 2019

Group-1 Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Sweden, United Kingdom, Liechtenstein, Norway    720€ per 30 days
Group-2 Austria, Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Greece, Spain, Cyprus, Netherlands, Malta, Portugal   720€ per 30 days
Group-3 Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, North Macedonia, Turkey    670€ per 30 days



This project is funded by the European Union  





Additional funding

Needs-based study allowance

Estonian Government offers needs-based study allowance which is designed to support students from financially disadvantaged backgrounds while obtaining higher education. 
A student who receives a needs-based study allowance from the Estonian government is entitled to receive a top-up support from the Erasmus+ program. The top-up support is 200 euros per month. 
Amounts of the Estonian Government needs-based study allowance are divided as follows: EUR 75, 135 and 220. Being qualified to any of the amounts of the allowance depends on the average income of the student and their family members in the calendar year prior to the academic year of submitting an application for the study allowance. The family’s average income is calculated on the basis of the taxable income in the calendar year preceding the academic year of applying for the allowance. For example, in the 2019/2020 academic year, data for 2018 are taken as a basis. 

Monthly income per family member Allowance per month
up to 117 €  220€
117,01 – 234 € 135€
234,01 – 468 € 75€
more than 468 €  not eligible

A student is considered to belong to the same family as their parents until the age of 24 unless the student is married, a parent or a guardian. In that case, the student is considered to be a separate family. 
Needs-based study allowances are granted twice per academic year: for the autumn and spring semesters. More information about the support can be found HERE. 

Erasmus+ special needs support 

Additional funding is available for participants with physical, mental or health-related conditions via the Erasmus+ special needs support. The Erasmus+ mobility-related areas, for which additional support can be applied on the basis of individual needs, include (but are not limited to) the following: customized accommodation, travel assistance, medical assistance, support equipment, adaptation of study material, support person, etc. This additional support grant is a contribution based on real costs. 
In order to apply for the special needs support, please contact the International Relations Office Project Manager who assists in completing the application form for Erasmus+ special needs support. 

Outside the European Union

The Erasmus+ subsidy does not apply if you choose to study outside the EU. However, it is worth finding out whether the university or country of your choice invites students to apply for different scholarships.

Double Degree from UK

All international business administration students are eligible to acquire a double degree from EBS and Lancaster University Management School. Students participating in the double degree programme will study for the first two years at EBS and the next two years at Lancaster University, in the UK. The prerequisite for graduation is defending one’s final paper. The foreign university degree is valid together with the EBS degree. 

About LUMS: 

Lancaster University is among the best in the UK. Lancaster University is in the Top 10 in all three major national league tables and is also highly ranked in international league tables such as the QS World Rankings. Located on a beautiful campus in the North West of England, Lancaster University places great emphasis on a strong student experience and employability and gives students access to academics who are experts in their field. Lancaster University is also home to an internationally-leading Management School, recognised as one of the few business schools in the world to hold quadruple accreditation.


Business Management degrees give you a broad and practical understanding of how businesses and managers operate. You will gain an excellent grasp of the core principles of management studies. You will be introduced to the concepts and theories of contemporary management to develop both the skills and awareness needed to be an effective manager. At the same time, you will hone your skills in critical reflection, collaboration, report writing, and presentation.


This flexible degree allows you to select specialisms from every business discipline, enabling you to strengthen your knowledge in those areas of interest to help prepare you for your future profession.

  • The Times and Sunday Times newspapers in Great Britain named Lancaster University as the University of the Year 2018, and Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) has all of the most important international accreditations (AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA).
  • Studies at LUMS are closely tied to the school’s high-level research activity.
  • The school has a strong alumni movement and a highly-rated university campus.

Main requirements: 

  • The required GPA is 4.0. 
  • Language requirements
  • The students will study for the first two years at EBS' International Business Administration programme and the next two years at Lancaster University, in the UK. 
  • The students will join the LUMS' BSc Business Management degree. Information on this course (including entry requirements) can be found on the following webpage

If you have any specific questions, please email to exchangelums@lancaster.ac.uk. NB! Firstly please also inform EBS International Office (international@ebs.ee) and your study consultant about your request for a double diploma.

To apply:

Please email to international@ebs.ee the following: 

  • your transcript of grades 
  • a scan of your English Language Certificate

Deadline 1 March