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European Innovation Academy 2014: last call for participants

Estonian initiative called the IT Academy is supporting the participation of group of Estonian IT students (both local and international) in the 2014 European Innovation Academy (EIA) technology entrepreneurship program. The programme is taking place on 7-25th July in Sophia-Antipolis, France.
The lucky 40 scholarships applicants have now been chosen and are preparing for their awesome summer training in Nice! Soon we will share more information about the applicants who were granted the IT Academy scholarships of €1290 (per person) to take part of the EIA. 
However, if you did not manage to apply for scholarship or did not met the requirements, then no worries. It is still possible to take part of the event if you are willing to finance it yourself. European Innovation Academy, which originates from Estonia, has now launched a final call for all participants. All students can apply for the programme independently as well and this applies for students with all different types of background. For more info about programme and prices, please visit their website.
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European Innovation Academy (EIA) is a high-profile extreme start-up accelerator developed in cooperation with professors from top level universities such as UC Berkeley, Stanford University, Denmark Technical University and industrial partners like Microsoft, Google, Samsung, Rovio Angrybirds and Amadeus.
The three-week accelerator for highly motivated students worldwide is held 7-25 July  in Sophia Antipolis, Nice, France. In 2014 EIA hosts 400 young entrepreneurs from 40 different countries.
During the program's 15 intensive innovating days, students will develop the skills needed to turn an innovative idea into a successful start-up. Students are supported by 50 different professors from world renowned universities and 40 international experts from Silicon Valley.
Weekends are spent in innovation hot-spots like Nice, Monaco, Cannes and Corsica.


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Tallinn University`s Open Doors Day in Helsinki, Finland


On May 14, Tallinn University (TU) will hold an Open Doors Day in Helsinki to introduce the opportunities to study in Tallinn, and also in Helsinki. The event will take place at Korkeavuorenkatu 30A, Helsinki from 13.00 to 16.30. During the day several of TU’s institutes such as TU Law SchoolBaltic Film and Media School will give an insight into their programmes by giving a lecture. The day will end with a film screening and also a mini fair will take place on spot.


Among all of those who register, one person has the possibility to win Tallinn Summer School’s (TSS) course! This year TSS takes place on July 14- July 31. The winner has the possibility to choose a course among language and creative courses:

Estonian Language  |  Russian Language  |  English Language  |  Creating Your Own Photo Story  |  Cinematic Narration  |  Crossmedia Production. Spreading a Story the Multimedia Way!

In addition to a free course, the winner does not have to worry about the accommodation and ferry tickets - those will be free of charge for the winner too.

Programme of the Open Doors Day:


13.00   Announcing the winner of Tallinn Summer School’s course

13.10-13.45   Thinking Unlimited in Tallinn University - what does it mean? by International Marketing Specialists Doris Altin, Karolin Mägi and International Students Adviser Jana Tomson

You will be given a brief inside on university, English based bachelor’s and master’s programmes and admission procedures.

13.45-14.00   What is Tallinn Summer School about? by TSS Project Manager Birgit Kirsimägi

Each year TSS hosts about 300 students, from whom around 85% are foreigners. You will be given an overview of Summer School, its courses and cultural programme.

14.15-15.00   Legal Profession: Why is it important to study law? by the Vice-President of Tallinn University Law Scool Indrek Grauberg

What are the basic areas of law a successful lawyer must know? Indrek Grauberg will give you an insight to this question. Law School has a Law programme on BA level and International Business Law on MA level. Both programmes are taught in Tallinn and Helsinki.

15.00-15.45   Crossmedia - study of crosses or much more? by the Head of Crossmedia Department Andres Jõesaar

What the term crossmedia means? How to tell stories by using crossmedia?  How can we transfer audiovisual content to the different media platforms– computers, mobiles, games consoles, digital TV, social media? All of those questions will be answered by Andres Jõesaar. Crossmedia is taught in Baltic Film and Media School- one of Europe’s largest and Northern Europe’s only international film and media school.

16.00-16.30   Screening of The Last Romeo

Film directed by Moonika Siimets, a film student of Baltic Film and Media School. The film was awarded as the best film of 2013 in BFM. Additionally to Crossmedia, in BFM you can study Film Arts MA, Audiovisual Media BA and Audiovisual Media: Television/ Documentary MA in English.

Synopsis: A romantic country boy Lembo lives in the faraway village where men are drunkards and women dream about bright life in the city. Lembo has fallen in love with the village beauty Liisu and decides to propose to her. An unexpected turn of events happens when Liisu's father and the vodka-loving dog step in. In one night, lives and dreams change and in the end nothing is like it used to be.

In addition to the lectures a mini fair will be held form 13.00-16.30.

You will have the opportunity to talk to the lecturers, ask more about the university and admission procedures.

This year TU will admit students on BA level to 5 (Audiovisual MediaCrossmedia ProductionLawLiberal Arts in HumanitiesLiberal Arts in Social Sciences) and on MA level to 9 (AnthropologyAudiovisual Media: Television/Documentary,Communication Management, Comparative Literature and Cultural SemioticsDigital Library LearningEconomics and  Management of  Public SectorHuman-Computer Interaction, International Business LawInternational Relations) programmes that are taught in English.

Currently, Tallinn University hosts around 600 international students. Students from very various countries, like Finland, Russia, Brazil, Japan, USA, Canada, Turkey, Italy and so on have chosen to study at Tallinn University.

Register for Open Doors Day in here!

See you in Helsinki!



Ms. Doris Altin

+372 640 9214

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Estonia Quiz 2014 - win a free trip to Estonia!


Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs have kicked-off its yearly competition "Estonia Quiz 2014". Test your knowledge with our quiz and enter the drawing to win a 6-day trip for two to Estonia!


The quiz consists of 12 questions on topics related to Estonia. Useful links will guide you in finding the right answers. All people from every corner of the world are welcomed to participate. Just bear in mind if you win the main prize then you have to cover your own expenses in order to travel from you home country/city to any Estonian Air destination.

The final date and time for submitting your answers is 31 May 2014 at 23:59 pm (GMT + 3.)

The official answers, as well as the names of the winners, will be published on quiz`s web page on 6 June 2014.

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• Two return airline tickets from Estonian Air to Estonia between 10 June and 30 September 2013. The flight can originate from any Estonian Air destination. The tickets are subject to availability at the time of reservation.

• Two nights with breakfast included at the Hotel Telegraaf including free entrance to the Elemis Spa.

• Two nights with breakfast and the use of pools, spa and sauna facilities at the Tervis Medical Spa Hotel in Pärnu.

• Two nights with breakfast included at the L'Ermitage Hotel in Tallinn.

• Dinner at the restaurant Bonaparte in Tallinn.

• A 3-hour excursion in Tallinn arranged by Estravel (1-hour private car tour, followed by a 2-hour walking tour in the Old Town).

• Two Tallinn Cards from Tallinn City Tourist Office & Convention Bureau, which include free city transport and access to all museums and sights in Tallinn during a 24-hour period.

• Free entrance fot two to the Art Museum of Estonia KUMU in Tallinn

• Free entrance to the Estonian Open Air Museum in Tallinn, including an excursion and a horse-drawn carriage ride through the museum.

• Welcome to Tallinn bicycle tour arranged by Citybike Ltd.

• Visit to the Seaplane Harbour Maritime Museum with a private tour.

In addition, winners were drawn for the two package tours within Estonia! Read about these extra prizes from offical homepage of the quiz.



Find out about the rules of competition from here.

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Study in Estonia`s successful visit to Georgia


Study in Estonia has returned from successful visit to Georgia. During five days, Study in Estonia in cooperation with Estonian universities University of Tartu, Tallinn University of Technology and Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre organized several info-sessions in local universities, took part of International Education Fair in Tbilisi and met also with respected alumni of Estonian universities.

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Study in Estonia representative introducing international degree programmes at International Education fair in Tibilisi, Georgia.

Pre to the visit and during their time in Georgia, Study in Estonia initiated 2 week active information campaign which included advertisements in social media, radio, posters, flyers and interview in local TV channel Rustavi 2 ("Good Morning, Georgia"). As a result, the number of interested students and participants of the events, greatly exceeded the expectations of the organizers.

The visit to Tbilisi started with minifair and info-session in respected Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University on 12th of February and was followed by another info-session at renowned Ilia State University. Around 40 students took use of this opportunity and showed up great interested towards study or exchange possibility in Estonia. The last info-session of Study in Estonia took place on 16th of February at Didube Plaza in Tbilisi and was participated more than 250 Georgian students. The level of interest towards Estonia was very high and many students used on-spot possibility to ask all relevant questions personally from university representatives, start up the application procedure or take the English test of one attending Estonian university.

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University of Tartu representative Mr Alexander Chanadiri giving an interview during the fair

International Education Fair was another highly successful event, where Study in Estonia and our universities were represented with booth. During two days (14.-15.02), hundreds of students discovered Estonia as a new possible study destination for them. The International Education Fair was attended first time by Study in Estonia and is one of the most well-known international fairs in Georgia. Among with local universities, numerous international higher education offering institutions or organizations were present and shared information about study possibilities.

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 Alumni evening in Tbilisi

During the visit, Study in Estonia in cooperation with Estonian Embassy in Tbilisi, organized also a special alumni evening to all students who have studied in Estonia. The event, which took place in Estonian Embassy, connected more than 60 people and even older generation of alumni members, who studied in Estonia during the period of 1972-1978 were represented. Study in Estonia and our universities was extremely happy to meet and greet our alumni and currently we are hoping to turn it into a yearly event.

Please see more pictures of the event from here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.669154116463748.1073741832.111946962184469&type=1.







New scholarships to study Estonian language in summer schools


If your are interested in learning Estonian and taking part of international summer school, then we have good news for you! In the framework of the Programme of Academic Studies of Estonian Language and Culture Abroad The Estonian Institute offers foreign students (enrolled at non-Estonian universities) free places at Estonian language and culture summer courses organised by Estonian universities.


There will be 6 free places for beginners and 13 for intermediate or advanced students available at summer courses organised by Tallinn University (July 14 - 31 2014) and 7 free places for beginners and 13 for intermediate or advanced students available at summer courses organised by University of Tartu (beginners course July 14 - 25 2014, intermediate and advanced courses based on English July 28 - August 8 2013). 

The free place covers tuition fees, cultural program and accommodation in the least expensive double room. The applicant must cover the costs of travel to and from the course, and meals.

In order to apply for a free place you must complete

which includes:

    • letter of motivation;
    • applicants for intermediate or advanced courses should also provide a letter of recommendation by their Estonian language and culture lecturer, which can be sent directly to the Estonian Institute separate from other documents.

    Letter of motivation
    In addition to reasons for attending the summer course, the applicants should describe in their letter of motivation their academic interest in and connections with Estonia (attended courses, delivered or planned research papers etc).

    NB! In case the applicant has no preference for either Tallinn or Tartu university courses, and can participate in one or the other, he or she should fill a separate application for both universities. A free post will be granted for one course only.

    In case the applicant wishes some other form of accommodation than the bed in a double room provided by the Estonian Institute, he or she has to pay the difference. If the applicant does not need accommodation, he or she is asked to state this in the application.

    The recipient of a free place is asked to present a written report on the summer course one month after the termination of the course at the latest. The form of the report will be sent to the e-mail address of the course participant provided in his or her application form. Please send the report electronically to the e-mail address This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

    Form of the report

    Submission of applications
    The application form and its appendices should be sent by the 3rd March 2014 

    E-mail:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

    Regulations (in Estonian)

    For additionial information, please contact Ms Katrin Maiste, phone:
    +372 6 314 355, e-mail:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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