List of Low Tuition Universities in Estonia for International Students; Tuition Fees and Cost of Living Discussed

Are you an international student willing to study abroad in Estonia? This article contains all you need to know before taking any further steps. I have reviewed tuition fees, cost of living and list of low tuition universities in Estonia for international students.

About Estonia

Estonia, a country in Northern Europe, borders the Baltic Sea and Gulf of Finland. Including more than 1,500 islands, its diverse terrain spans rocky beaches, old-growth forest and many lakes. Formerly part of the Soviet Union, it’s dotted with castles, churches and hilltop fortresses. The capital, Tallinn, is known for its preserved Old Town, museums and the 314m-high Tallinn TV Tower, which has an observation deck.

Tuition Fees in Estonian Universities for International Students

Tuition fees in Estonian universities are not the same for all institutions. This is due to the fact that different universities have different tuition fees depending on the level of study and specialization. The tuition fees always cost between 1023 to 7350 Euros per year.

Graduate and postgraduate courses may cost more depending on the course and university chosen by the student. Tuition fees in Estonia is much less as compared to some other countries in Europe (but not free). Like MS in Engineering will cost about 2000 Euros/semester and many best performing students get tuition waiver.

 Note that Admissions to BS (Undergraduate) called as ‘First Cycle’ in Estonia requires copies of your transcripts- upper secondary/high school result. Admissions to MS/PhD (Graduate) or ‘Second and 3rd Cycle’ courses may require details of your BS/MS degree/GPA/Transcripts. 

Cost of Living in Estonia

Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 7.00 €
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 40.00 €
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 5.65 €
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.00 €
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.50 €
Cappuccino (regular) 2.33 €
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.40 €
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 0.98 €
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 0.70 €
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 0.70 €
Rice (white), (1kg) 1.13 €
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.33 €
Local Cheese (1kg) 6.72 €
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 5.38 €
Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.54 €
Apples (1kg) 0.95 €
Banana (1kg) 1.06 €
Oranges (1kg) 1.32 €
Tomato (1kg) 1.78 €
Potato (1kg) 0.38 €
Onion (1kg) 0.38 €
Lettuce (1 head) 1.06 €
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.62 €
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.00 €
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.30 €
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 1.45 €
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 4.00 €
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.50 €
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 23.00 €
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.50 €
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 0.60 €
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 11.00 €
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.34 €
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 17,000.00 €
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 16,866.41 €
Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 183.68 €
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.04 €
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 21.65 €
Sports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 44.43 €
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 21.05 €
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 7.55 €

List of Cheap Tuition Universities and Institutions in Estonia for International Students

  • Audentes University
  • Audentes University, Tartu Branch
  • Concordia International University Estonia
  • Estonian Academy of Arts
  • Estonian Academy of Music
  • Estonian Agricultural University
  • Estonian Business School
  • Estonian Public Service Academy
  • International University Estonia
  • Tallinn Institute of Technology
  • Tallinn University
  • Tartu Medical School
  • University Nord
  • Concordia International University Estonia
  • Tallinn University of Technology
  • University Tartu
  • Estonian Business School


  1. Greetings,
    Please i wish to study in your Jefferson Asaah from cameroon pls i wish to know more about the university and the procedues for admission thanks

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