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 journey from your decision to apply to your first day in class here in Tallinn has eight steps.
1) First, fill in the online application form for the program you want to apply to. Be sure to upload all the necessary documents. 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) Your future Head of Curriculum will contact you by e-mail or Skype and set up a time for a Skype video interview. Your Head of Curriculum will be your mentor throughout your studies. 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) At the agreed time you'll take the interview. You need to have top quality Internet connection for superb video and audio.
4) Based on the documents you've uploaded and the interview, your admission will be decided within two weeks of the interview. Your Head of Curriculum will let you know.
5) Once admitted, you have to visit an Estonian embassy to apply for the temporary residence permit for studying (read everything behind this link carefully!). Make sure you prepare and take with you to the embassy these documents:
- 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 digital 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.
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.
6) After handing in the application you should probably return home. The residence permit will take 2-3 months to process. For certain countries and under extraordinary circumstances you may also apply for the Estonian D-visa, but this is an exception.
7) When the Police and Border Guard Board have decided to grant you the residence permit, they will let both you and us know by e-mail. Now you need to transfer your first year's tuition fee within three days as one payment. When this is done, we will inform the Estonian embassy you visited and you can receive the residence permit from there.
8) Now you are ready to move to Estonia. Our 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.