Admission for war refugees with Ukrainian citizenship
Yes, there are exceptions to war refugees with Ukrainian citizenship.
No, these exceptions apply to war refugees with Ukrainian citizenship only.
Ukrainian citizens who have a Temporary Protection from Estonian Police and Border Guard Board can study for free during the nominal study period on any of the programmes TalTech offers in English. Note that in order to study for free, a student must complete courses in his/her study programme in the amount of 30 ECTS credit points in a semester.
Please note that you can still apply if you haven’t got the Temporary Protection yet. A proof of the Temporary Protection needs to be submitted before matriculation starts (latest by August, 2022). You can visit the Estonian Police and Border Guard Board’s website for further information about the Temporary Protection.
We have extended the deadline until the 1st of June (included).
For more information about the admission process please visit our "How to Apply?" page.
Yes, all Ukrainian citizens are waived from the application fee.
You can still submit your application if you are able to finish your secondary education and get the graduation documents by the 1st of July. However, if you are not able to graduate you won't have access to higher education, therefore you won’t be able to start your Bachelor's studies yet.
If you do not finish your Bachelor’s studies latest by the 1st of July then you cannot apply for a Master’s programme. However, you would be eligible to apply to a Bachelor’s programme.
If you already have some of your proof of education documents (such as academic transcript or diploma) then you can submit your application with those. Once you do that, please write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and explain the situation.
In case you do not have access to any of your education documents please contact the Estonian ENIC/NARIC center which can help you with putting together an official education Background Paper that you can use to apply for Estonian universities. More information about this can be found here. Please note that it is necessary to do it before you submit your application as creating this education background document can take up to 60 days.
You do not have to submit the translations of your education documents. However, it is necessary to upload your education documents in the original language.
If you are unable to submit proof of your English language level by the application deadline then you can present it by the middle of August (the latest). English language requirement needs to be fulfilled by the matriculation to ensure a student is capable of commencing studies on the academic level.
You can also take the TalTech English proficiency test here in Tallinn on specific dates listed on the website (please do not register via the registration form on this webpage). You can take the TalTech English test for free if your DreamApply application for one of the programmes we offer is submitted beforehand. Once your application is submitted please let us know at email@example.com and include the date of the English test you intend to take. It is necessary to complete the registration for TalTech English Test two working days prior to the Test at the latest.
Please note that without the proof of English, admissions process cannot be completed and final acceptance letter cannot be issued.
You can contact the school you graduated from and ask them to send you duplicates of your education documents (diploma and academic transcript).
All citizens of Ukraine, including those who do not have a biometric passport, will be able to stay temporarily in Estonia without a visa.
Relatives of Ukrainians staying in Estonia who hold citizenship of another country can also stay in Estonia visa-free. This means that you do not need to apply for a visa.
In case you do not have an identity document you should contact the Ukrainian Embassy which can issue a specific certificate for you.
Please visit the Police and Border Guard Board’s website for further information.
Citizens of Ukraine and their family members who have fled to Estonia to escape the war can also apply for temporary protection. Temporary protection is a one-year residence permit that can provide security and social guarantees to Ukrainian citizens and their family members. For more information about temporary protection please visit Police and Border Guard Board's website here.
If you are struggling to find accommodation in Estonia or do not have the economic capacity you can have a look at the Estonian Social Insurance Board's website. There you can find reception point contact details for assistance.