Hey! Getting started with your studies at EUAS is actually quite simple. If EUAS is the right university for you and you the right student for EUAS, that is.
Studies at EUAS can be demanding. Don't think you'll get away with just sitting in lectures. We're a university for active, creative and driven people. If you have ambition, plans and dreams, then EUAS might be the choice for you.
The official rules of admission can be found here. The journey from your decision to apply to your first day in class here in Tallinn has eight steps - see in detail below. For EU students and others who do not require a visa to travel to Estonia, much of the following (p 5 and after) is irrelevant - you simply need to show up by the time classes or preparatory activities begin. However, if you need a visa to come to Estonia, follow these instructions carefully.
STEP-BY-STEP guide to becoming a student in EUAS
1) ONLINE APPLICATION
First, fill in the online application form for the program you want to apply to. Be sure to upload all the necessary documents. If you're applying to an undergraduate program, keep in mind that no matter how high your GPA, as demanded by law every single result on your secondary (in some countries called higher secondary - 12 years of school) education diploma has to be above 50% of the maximum.
2) PREPARE FOR YOUR INTERVIEW
You will be sent an e-mail about the time of your Skype video interview. Prepare for the interview - it will be about your own ideas and opinions on business, society, entrepreneurship and innovation - but don't panic. The interview is not an exam testing your knowledge. It's a conversation to find out if EUAS really is for you.
3) SKYPE INTERVIEW
At the agreed time you'll take the interview. You need to have top quality Internet connection for superb video and audio.
4) DECISION IN TWO WEEKS
Based on the documents you've uploaded and the interview, your admission will be decided within two weeks of the interview.
5) TUITION FEE PAYMENT AND VISA APPLICATION
Once admitted you are required to pay the first year's tuition fee and, if you have received a dormitory placement, the first six months' rent. Once this is done, you can visit an Estonian embassy to apply for the temporary residence permit for studying (read everything behind this link carefully!) as well as the D-visa. Make sure you prepare and take with you to the embassy these documents for the residence permit:
- An application for temporary residence permit - filled out digitally on screen, printed and signed. Your name, date and signature on each page which carries any data.
- Data of close relative and family members - filled out digitally on screen, printed and signed. Your name, date and signature on each page which carries any data.
- The Admission Letter we will send you when you are admitted. We will also send it directly to the embassy and to the Estonian Police and Border Guard Board.
- Documents proving sufficient legal income. Your name, date and signature on each page which carries any data. Important! Just a deposit on a bank account does not prove regular income. You must show the source and regularity of the income. You may provide, for instance, your parents' or relatives' pay slips from the last six month from their employer with a bank statement about receiving the salary.
- Your passport and its copy. Your name, date and signature on each page of the copy which carries any data.
- A colour photo 40x50 mm in size.
- An insurance contract. Your name, date and signature on each page of the copy which carries any data. Important: the insurance contract must be valid the full time of your studies (not just travel) and must provide at least EUR 6000 cover for family doctor, hospitalization and specialized medicine in Estonia. An accepted insurance contract can be concluded online here.
and also the documents required for the D-visa. Be sure to check the D-visa documents list behind this link shortly before visiting the embassy, as specific requirements may change.
All documents that are not in English have to be translated to English and the translation certified by a notary. All documents have to be certified with an apostille certificate (marginal note) or legalised. At the embassy you must pay the state fee of 80 euros for the residence permit and another 80 euros for the visa.
6) APPLICATION DONE, WHAT'S NEXT?
After handing in the applications you will be told when you will get an answer for the D-visa. It is usually between 10-14 days. The residence permit will take several months to process and you will receive this when already in Estonia.
We suggest you book flight tickets immediately after receiving the visa - as Estonia is a rather popular study destination, yet we don't have that many embassies around the world, flights from embassy cities to Tallinn might be quite full at the end of August. If you're starting your studies in February, then you'll be glad to know that the situation is much better in January.
In any case, we expect you to arrive some time before your classes begin - at the end of August or at the end of January, respectively.
8) WELCOME TO EUAS!
EUAS campus is quite close to Tallinn Airport, so you'll have no trouble finding EUAS. Your first stop after arriving in Tallinn should be EUAS Study Centre, where you'll conclude your formal study agreement and get advice and counsel on your accommodation, transport in Tallinn, your lecture plan and everything else. Welcome!