Estonia 2016/17 - values of student fees

Country: Estonia
Date of publication: 2017
Fees - first cycle (euro): min 50 - max 7200
Fees - second cycle (euro): min 50 - max 7200
Fees - note: About 17 % of those enrolled since 2013/14 pay fee

National student fee

All full-time students who achieve 30 ECTS per semester and 60 ECTS per year in the Estonian language curriculum can study without paying any fees. Higher education institutions (HEIs) have the right to charge study fees on 1st or 2nd cycle students who obtain fewer credits – on any ECTS missing from a 100 % study load. The maximum cost of one ECTS is EUR 50. Higher fees are made in arts, medicine, veterinary, dentistry (EUR 100) and in aircraft piloting (EUR 120). Exceptions are made for certain groups of students including disabled students, students who are parents or guardians of a child under the age of 7, and parents of a disabled child.

There is no short cycle programme in higher education institutions in Estonia.

HEIs have the right to demand compensation of study costs from part-time students or students studying in other languages than Estonian. 93 % of part time students pay fees.

The same fees apply to international students (non-EU/EEA) as to national students.

Source: Eurydice, National Student Fee and Support Systems 2013/2014, 2015/2016, 2016/2017

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