Estonian Entrepreneurship University of Applied Sciences Suur-Sõjamäe 10a, Tallinn, Estonia +372 610 1900


Learn to build software and your business. Full scholarships available.

  1. Three-year program

  2. Software Development and Entrepreneurship program
  3. Full-time study in English from Monday to Wednesday

Software Development and Entrepreneurship program is for you if you want to have the software development, design and teamwork skills to begin your career as a software developer in Estonia or anywhere in the world. This is also the program for you if you're looking for a solid foundation in IT and business upon which to build your own software company or startup.



Entrepreneurship module (15 ECTS CREDIT)
Basic courses module (22 ECTS CREDIT)
IT project management module (11 ECTS CREDIT)
Mathematics and research methodology module (30 ECTS CREDIT)
Final thesis and internship (40 ECTS CREDIT)


tuition fee per year for non-EU residents 5120 €
tuition fee per yer for EU residents 4720 €

Software Development and Entrepreneurship program has been put together and is taught with Estonia's leading software companies such as Helmes, Columbus Estonia, Ericsson Estonia and Playtech.

The program's focus is on topics:

  • Programming (Java, HTML, CSS, SQL)
  • Information systems' analysis and design
  • Software development processes
  • Software testing
  • Business process automation
  • Web and mobile applications
  • Entrepreneurship and communication psychology
  • Projects and internships, your portfolio

The Best & Brightest Scholarship Program

To empower IT-talented young people with limited means from all around the world to pursue their career dreams in Estonia, EUAS has created the Best & Brightest full tuition fee waiver scholarship program. From every admission to Software Development and Entrepreneurship, five students will be selected who will not be required to pay the tuition fee.

A recipient of the Best & Brightest scholarship meets the following criteria:

  • Has received the maximum result in the entry exam
  • Has a superb command of English and excellent self-presentation skills
  • Is from a country outside the European Union
  • In case of equal candidates, has relevant prior experience or a portfolio of relevant projects
Helmes Scholarship

The purpose of the Helmes Scholarship for applicants to the EUAS study program Software Development and Entrepreneurship is to help motivated and capable aspiring software developers start their careers at the leading international custom software development company Helmes. For the academic year 2020/21, the Helmes Scholarship is EUR 3685 per year. In addition to the scholarship, EUAS shall provide free-of-charge accommodation for Helmes Scholarship grantees at the EUAS Student Hostel.

The Helmes Scholarship applicant must:
  • Have secondary education as recognised by the Estonian ENIC/NARIC centre
  • Have English language proficiency at the level B2 or higher
  • Successfully pass EUAS admission interview
  • Score at least 80% of the maximum in the admission test
  • State their candidacy in their letter of motivation
Read more about the terms for application to Helmes Scholarship HERE.

Criteria for admission:

  • Internationally recognized secondary education;
  • Motivation letter/short essay (30%);
  • Admission interview and online test (50%);
  • Motivation to study and an entrepreneurial mindset (20%);
  • IELTS 5.5 or equivalent proof of English proficiency. 


The next admission will be in September 2020. 

  • Application deadlines for non-EU (EU visa required) candidates: 30.04.2020.
  • Application deadlines for EU (and EU visa free countries) candidates: 31.08.2020.

The motivation letter must be on one free topic which would reflect the applicant's desire and commitment to study Software Development and Entrepreneurship in Estonia. Some examples of topics:

  • What would be your dream software creation and with what kind of people you would like to realise it?
  • Do you see yourself more like and entrepreneur or software developer and how to you succeed combining those characteristics?
  • What kind of events throughout your life have impacted most of your wish to study software development and entrepreneurship? How do you see such education shapes your future life?
  • How software can make the world a kinder place and what is your role in it?
  • Or write about other bright and grand ideas you have in mind!

A successful applicant will be invited to a video conversation and online test. Therefore, the applicant must secure a proper internet connection for this purpose.

For more information please contact:

Inna Švartsman 
Head of Curriculum 

Hurmi Jürjens, MSc
Jüri Majak, PhD