Why Study in Estonia
Europe's hottest start-up capitals: Tallinn (Wired magazine). As a result, Estonia has more successful start-up companies per head than in any other country in Europe, e.g. TransferWise, CrabCAD, Fortumo etc. We are talking about companies where even Sir Richard Branson invests.
Home of Skype – the Skype software was developed by four Estonian engineers. Skype has an office in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, and the company also provides scholarships for bright IT students who have chosen to study in Estonia.
Ranked 1st worldwide in air quality (World Health Organization 2013).Estonia ranks 2nd in Internet freedom in the world (1st place Iceland, 3rd place Germany).Ranked 2nd in the world for Internet access in schools (1st Iceland, 3rd Finland, The Global Information Technology Report 2013).Estonia is also the only Eurozone nation to run a budget surplus. Voted as best-performing economy in Europe. (www.europeanvoice.com)Has Europe's largest 4G coverage (95% of the country). Only Singapore and South Korea have managed to do the same.One of the safest countries in the world.
Over 100 unique and high quality degree programmes,Internationally accepted diplomas,Various state scholarships,English language widely spoken,High level research projects,Active and fun student life,Working possibilities,The personal touch: small group sizes in classrooms,Great value for money
Interesting facts about Estonian culture:
- Estonian language belongs to the Finno-Ugric language family, which also includes Finnish and Hungarian.
- Ernest Hemingway has written that in every port in the world, at least one Estonian can be found. (This speaks volumes about the nation's enterprising spirit.)
- Despite its small population there are about one hundred different nationalities and ethnic groups represented in Estonia.
- Estonian Song Festivals have been held every five years for the past 130 years. The joint choir of the General Song Festival has the biggest number of singers in the world.
- Estonians have one of the biggest collections of folk songs in the world, with written records of 133,000 folk songs.
- Tallinn 2011 – for a year the Estonian capital city held the title of European Capital of Culture.
- The first daily newspaper was published in Tallinn as early as in 1675 (in England – 1702).
- Estonia is egalitarian – 51% of engineers and scientists are women (European Union average being 29%).
- The Estonian sense of humour is dark and very self-ironic reminiscent of English and Finnish humour. You can clearly see that in Estonian absurd-prone animations.
- There were many literate people in Estonia already in the 1850s – approximately 80% of the population. This figure exceeded almost all of the grand European civilised nations, the only equal ones being French and German.
- Safe and stable environment