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


Learn business by building your business.

  1. Three-year program

  2. A secondary field of study in the Entrepreneuship and Business Innovation program
  3. Full-time study in English from Monday to Wednesday

Establishing a startup and a traditional company are two different things. This program is for you if you are proactive and willing to work hard towards building your own startup company.

Startup Entrepreneurship is an intense learning-by-doing curriculum where you'll learn business by building your own innovative company.

Vanessa Vorteil
Lecturer of Web Technologies,
Head of Curriculum (Start-up Entrepreneurship)



Major field of study courses (56 ECTS CREDIT)
Final thesis and internship (30 ECTS CREDIT)
Start-up entrepreneurship specialisation (61 ECTS CREDIT)
Basic courses (26 ECTS CREDIT)
Research methodology (7 ECTS CREDIT)


tuition fee per year for non-EU residents 4820 €
tuition fee per yer for EU residents 4420 €

"Great environment to expand your network and to get access to industry insiders you wouldn’t otherwise meet."

Monika Šefer, student

"Cool new program with even cooler people in it. Our community support is what keeps me going when it gets really tough. Come and join us!"

Lauri Ööpik, student
Head trainer/ founder
Fitness & Combat Martial Arts 

"Start-up Entrepreneurship program in EUAS is the best way to get into the Start-up scene. You get to meet a lot of people from the industry and hear how things really work."

André Purve, student

Unlike the many accelerators and shorter programs out there, Startup Entrepreneurship offers an in-depth three-year program covering all phases of a startup's growth. Previously we have cooperated with TransferWiseBoltPipedriveGoworkabitFortumoLike A Local and Toggl. In 2019 we worked with Startup Estonia, Goworkabit, Clanbeat, Subatomic, CoModule, Fanvestory,  Lingvist, Innovation Academy, Cin Cin Bubble Tea, Elisa and Tele2.

It is best to already have an idea that you want to work on when applying or come to the idea through the events we have in Estonia during the first semester. You can also be a co-founder of the company.

Throughout your journey from ideation and business model design to hiring and rapid growth management you'll be encouraged to work on your own idea through all your subjects. 

During your studies you will take some subjects with Creative and Business Innovation students and some only with Start-up Entrepreneurship students. You are expected to put all your knowledge into practice and register and establish at least one company with a customer base and money flow. You can also be a co-founder with another person.

If you are motivated enough, you can meet a lot of accomplished people from across Europe and the world and build a solid professional network already while you study.

By the end of the program you'll have a background of most probably several entrepreneurial ventures, setting you in a league of your own compared to your theoretically-taught peers from traditional business schools. Entrepreneur-minded students have the ability to continue as an entrepreneur or become a project manager or product manager inside a bigger company.

Criteria for admission:

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


  • Application deadlines for non-EU (EU visa required) candidates: 31.10.2019.
  • Application deadlines for EU (and EU visa free countries) candidates: 31.01.2020.

For more information please contact:

Vanessa Vorteil
Head of Curriculum

The Head of Curriculum can also be reached via Skype!