Studies at TalTech
TalTech offers 4 Bachelor’s and 12 Master’s programmes (in English) in the following fields:
- Information Technologies (including Cyber Security and e-Governance)
- Business and Governance (including MBA, Law, and Technology Governance)
- Maritime Sciences
All programmes are internationally recognized and provide high-quality education by combining in-depth study and creative labs. Thus, you can get the best hands-on experience for your education and career.
Studies for the EU/EEA citizens are tuition-free (except for at the School of Business and Governance). In addition, a number of scholarships are available. In 2024, a record sum of half a million euros is given out by the TalTech Development Fund to support the studies of our students.
Solid reputation and international study experience
- Founded in 1918, TalTech has approx. 9000 students (10% are international), making it the largest and one of the most international universities in the capital.
- Ranked in the top 3% of the global universities (QS World University Rankings) and the top 2% in specific fields, like Engineering, Technology, and Business Administration.
- Membership in the EuroTeQ network gives our students access to courses in other top-ranked technological universities across Europe.
Unique programmes and hands-on practical studies
- Unique and internationally recognized programmes and modern learning environment create curricula tailored to meet the latest demands of the job market. We actively engage experienced practitioners from the private sector in the process.
- At TalTech, we implement challenge-based learning, solve real-world problems, and develop skills necessary for today’s dynamic world.
- Modern labs and facilities await students on our green and smart campus. Here, cutting-edge technologies are tested and implemented daily. Our campus is also home to over 50 high-tech companies.
Vibrant student life and sports community
- TalTech is well known for its active student life, with nearly 40 diverse student organizations involved in everything from satellite construction to major event organisation. Every student has the opportunity to discover their passion and gain valuable experience in learning how to manage a business or a project.
- World-class sporting facilities and a vibrant sports community contribute to an enriching student experience.
- Our extensive and active alumni community with over 70,000 graduates worldwide enhances the study journey, offers valuable connections, and opens up promising future prospects for every student at TalTech.
How to apply?
Admissions for international students interested in Bachelor’s or Master’s programmes open on February 1.
- April 1 - for non-EU citizens
- May 1 - for citizens of OECD member states, Georgia, Ukraine and non-EU candidates who are residing in Estonia on a legal basis
- June 1 - for citizens from EU/EEA countries and Swizerland
- August 1 - for Finnish, Latvian and Lithuanian citizens applying for School of Business and Governance
At TalTech, you can also get a PhD degree either as an Early Stage Researcher, Industrial Doctoral Student, Doctoral Student, or External Student. There are no tuition fees for doctoral studies; also, Early Stage Researchers are paid a monthly salary of at least the average monthly salary in Estonia.
Take a virtual tour
Experience our campus right from the comfort of your home: take our virtual guided tour that takes you through our study buildings, classrooms, laboratories, library, dormitories, sports centre and much more! Visit us virtually and immerse yourself in the modern and vibrant study environment we offer.
What do students say about TalTech?
Nino from Georgia
An alumna of the Digital Health programme
Studying at TalTech was one of the best choices of my life. I graduated cum laude from Digital Health. The programme is based on real examples, the students are shown how IT affects the health care system and they study how to build an e-health environment and implement Telemedicine solutions step-by-step. I was also able to participate and develop different projects, the most successful of which was “LifeInU”, a home-monitoring system for pregnant women. This project of ours was very successful and won the TalTech MEKTORY competition, which gave my group members and the possibility to go to Silicon Valley, United States.
Florian from Germany
An alumna of the e-Governance Technologies and Services programme
The e-Governance Technologies and Services study programme at TalTech provided me with the knowledge and understanding of innovation, technology, public- as well as business administration. It is only because of this varied study program that I am able to benefit from it at every day of my work. The immense flexibility and possibility for gaining international experience at TalTech’s partner universities has made me become an expert on Asian and European e-government solutions, due to my exchange studies at Beijing Institute of Technology in the Peoples Republic of China. Considering this, I can develop just the best e-solutions for my own country. Estonia has been the best place in the world to study e-government to become one of the future leaders in the e-government field. The diverse and interdisciplinary program has shaped more than just my career. It has shaped my personality and life.
The self-driving car IseAuto, completed for the TalTech's 100th anniversary, is a fully self-propelled vehicle, that can accommodate four to six people. Technical solutions such as electronics, sensory and control software have been developed in co-operation with the TalTech students supervised by robotics, IT and Engineering scientists.
Smart road pavement is the first solar-powered road surface in the Nordic countries. The ICT solutions, integrated into the pavement, make the road an active traffic participant. It withstood to spike tire test 5 times better than the best concrete asphalt.
The student satellites Koit ("Dawn") and Hämarik ("Twilight") are undertaking an important task: to test a fail-safe system that can continue to function in space despite computing errors caused by radiation, testing high-frequency communications, take detailed images from Earth and observe the growth of vegetation.
The smart city has an ambitious goal in mind: to become a technological centre of excellence, addressing issues such as 5G, the internet of things, e-government, cybersecurity, and many more. Scientists and entrepreneurs are welcome to develop and test their technologies on campus.
Nature-inspired robots can assist scientists in various fields. For example, with the help of underwater robots, underwater archaeologists are learning more about seabed. SAFEME4MINE is a preventive maintenance system of mining machinery focused on safety devices.
NYMO is a multi-purpose autonomous robotic vessel that offers platform testing, oil spill detection, marine exploration and more. It also recognizes various objects at sea and is able to make the necessary decisions without human intervention. It has a load capacity of 100 kg and speed of 9 km per hour.