- #586 Ranking
- 18 Masters
- 13000 Students
Established in 1918, TUT is the second largest university in terms of enrolment in Estonia, and the oldest and largest public university in the capital city. The University holds the 601-650 position in the QS World University Rankings.
The university is attractive to international teaching staff and researchers, as well as internationally mobile students. Of all international students studying in Estonia in 2015/2016, some 37% studied at the Tallinn University of Technology. The university places strong emphasis on internationalisation, innovation and the provision of interdisciplinary high-level education.
TUT is home to a total of 1400 international students from some 90 different countries. Moreover, some 10% of its staff members are international, and the university offers 22 English-taught programmes (4 at Bachelor’s and 18 at Master’s level), plus PhD programmes. There are also more than 500 Erasmus and bilateral agreements.
The university has also entered into partnerships with prestigious European, Asian and American universities, and as a result, there is extensive cooperation for student and staff exchange and academic development with the world’s leading universities.
TUT offers a broad range of internationally recognised degree programmes taught fully in English, many of those have no tuition-fees for international students. With an emphasis on practical applications and independent research, each programme ensures that academic excellence and professional training go hand-in-hand.
Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at Tallinn University of Technology!
International Student Centre (ISC)
Tallinn University of Technology wants to make sure all international students feel good in their new environment. To realize this aim, the University has established the International Student Centre (ISC).
ISC takes care of:
The tutors are a group of 2nd- and 3rd-year students who have volunteered to tutor as members of the International Club of TUT. Your tutors will be active, happy and helpful young people who will be ready to help you in all sorts of things: they will show you around the campus, guide you in the system of studies and show the practical side of living in Estonia. Tutors have an active roll in Orientation Days, events and other social activities arranged for international students. They are happy to help you in all problems you might have.
In the beginning of each semester the University organizes Orientation Days for all international students. During Orientation Days you will get lot of practical information about studying in TUT and living in Estonia and Tallinn. You will get to know your fellow students, tutors, faculty, staff, the University buildings and the city of Tallinn. Traditionally Orientation Days end with a student party organized by tutors and student organizations. We will also provide you with a Student Guide where you can find all the necessary information about TUT, Tallinn and life in Estonia.
Health care and insurance
The quality of health care in Estonia is set according to European Union standards. EU citizens who have received their European Health Insurance Card are eligible for medical treatment equal to that of Estonian citizens. Students from outside of the EU are required to have travel insurance when applying for their temporary residence permit. Upon their arrival in Estonia they need to get a one-year insurance policy for full-coverage, they must renew the policy each year when they renew their residence permit. ISC will help you to arrange the best health insurance policy in Estonia, if needed. No special vaccinations or health certificates are required when entering Estonia.
Other Services Provided by the University:
The Careers Service department at TUT contributes to the university-wide quality assurance initiative. The Career Services department is committed to improving links between the university and society in order to improve graduate employability. Its mission is to provide free and confidential help to the students and graduates with their transfer to the working life.
Our students can enjoy the following services:
Students often find internships independently. Our university is dedicated to provide you not only with an impressive academic background, but also with the practical knowledge required in the modern professional world for successful employability. Therefore if you have a specific company with which you would like to have an internship, please let the International Student Centre know and we will assist you in this matter. ISC and Career Services are constantly developing new contacts to make sure our international students have successful opportunities for their internship placements.
The primary goal of Tallinn University of Technology Library is to support studies, research and scientific development at TUT and to provide Estonian business and industry with necessary and updated knowledge and information.
The total size of collections is about 740 000 columes. In 2006 - 600 printed journal titles were subscribed for, and the full-texts of more than 20 000 journals and 18 000 e-books were accessible through campus-wide network. The library has international book exchange with 102 partners from 20 countries.
For most courses you will be provided study materials free of charge. This allows students to gain significant savings in book costs.
WIFI covers TUT campus and it is free of charge.
Wireless communication is limited to broadcast in buildings I, III, V, VII, Natural Science building.
If you have problems with connecting to WIFI, please contact IT helpdesk:
Mon-Fri 8:30-17:00, 620 3333, email@example.com, room X-128
Most departments at TUT have a computer room for students. In addition to these there are computers for public use at the University library and in the main building. All international students gain access to the multi-user computing facilities via their User Accounts. In order to get those please turn to IT support of your Faculty.
Tallinn University of Technology (TUT) has dormitories where international students can rent a place in a room. Please see from the website - how the rooms look like, what is provided, how is the application process and what is the price.
Please keep in mind that TUT does not guarantee a place in the dormitory.
Here is the main option for arranging international student accommodation in TUT:
TUT Student Campus
In case you arrive when TUT Student Campus office (dormitory office) is closed you need to arrange your own accommodation for that period of time. One option for short stay can be Academic Hostel.
Important - TUT Student Campus does not provide bed linen (bed sheets) and towels. Please bring your own bed linen (bed sheets) and a towel with you. Another option is that you can buy these things in Estonia.
Prices vary, depending on the location, situation of the apartment, number of rooms, if it is fully furnished, what facilities are offered etc.
For renting and apartment or a room in an apartment you need to pay deposit, 2 or 3 months rental price that will be returned to you after finishing the rental period.
Tallinn University of Technology students who would like to find private apartment or hostel place see from Accommodation for international students in Facebook. This is created especially for TUT new international students who do not have a place in TUT dormitory.
Tallinn University of Technology has a new and modern Sports Center right on the main campus area. You can join following activities:
All clients have access to a personal trainer. At the Sports Center there is a small cafeteria where refreshments are served, a nice place to relax after exercising. It is also possible to have a massage at the Sports Center.
The Sport Centre of TUT is also home to one of Estonias most popular basketball teams, TTÜ/A.LeCoq, and to our very own and famous student team TTÜ/ISIC-Maestro. International Club of TUT organizes various sport tournaments on regular basis for international and local students. Besides indoor activities everyone is free to go jogging or skiing in the open air the TUT campus is located in a very nice, green area of Tallinn.
Would you like to spend some warm time with your friends?
Want some heat?
...student sauna is waiting for you!
Student sauna is located in the basement of the Akadeemia tee 5 dormitory and is meant for all TUT students for use.
Sauna for the whole evening for only 30!
The sauna has room for up to 10 people. It is suitable for small gatherings.
To rent the student sauna view the calendar if the suitable day is free, download and fill in the sauna contract and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
The sauna is paid for in advance and the keys are issued on the same day you are going to use the sauna.
What can I do in Tallinn other than study?
This largely depends on the time of year. Summer activities naturally include a lot of sunbathing on the beach. In Tallinn there are several beautiful sandy beaches, and water that may seem too chilly for a southerner is just right for any Estonian who wants to swim, play water polo or go windsurfing. In winter snow abounds, so you can go sledging, skiing and snowboarding, which have become popular in Estonia. And if you feel a bit tired and just want to relax, you can go to one of our spas or some water centre to have a great time with your friends. The Estonian restaurant scene is amazingly diverse, especially in Tallinn. There are Indian, Tex-Mex, Thai and Georgian restaurants, as well as Hungarian, Japanese, Chinese and Greek ones. There are numerous nightclubs with styles of music to fit every taste. So there are plenty of things to do with your spare time.
- is a society set up by the Students Council of Tallinn University of Technology. It is also a section of Erasmus Student Network (ESN), an international student organization set up to help exchange students.
Its mission is to help foreign students on settling in into the Estonian lifestyle and make their stay in Estonia as smooth and pleasant as possible. Every exchange student will be provided with a personal tutor who will help international students with any questions they might have, providing advice and answers to any social or educational problems that international students might have.
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