Tallinn University

Tallinn University
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Type of institution: Public University

Number of students: 8000

Number of international students: 700


Contact person:

Phone: +372 640 9234

Email: https://www.tlu.ee/en/ask

Website: Tallinn University

Address: Narva mnt 25, Tallinn 10120, Estonia

About Tallinn University

Tallinn University (TLU) is the largest university of humanities in Tallinn and the third biggest public university in Estonia. It is acknowledged both locally and internationally for its role as a centre for science and education.We have around 7500 students (with 9,5 % of them international) , and over 800 employees, including over 400 researchers and lecturers.

Wishing to contribute more to the society, we have set a goal to become the promoter of intelligent lifestyle in Estonia. We interpret intelligent lifestyle as making research-based decisions in order to improve the society in general and the well-being of its citizens.

In the past 10 years, Tallinn University has merged a number of study and research institutions. This has significantly widened the scope of the responsibility the university holds, starting from teacher education and ending with choreography.  Our five interdisciplinary focus fields are educational innovation, digital and media culture, cultural competences, healthy and sustainable lifestyle and society and open governance. From 1st September 2015 each focus field is represented by a separate School, wherein the sixth School supports the rest with digital technologies and analytics. We also have two regional colleges, one in Rakvere and the other in Haapsalu.

Given the new trends in higher education, we also value internationalisation. One in ten academic staff members comes from abroad, we increase the number of foreign students and our contribution to international research yearly. Tallinn University is a partner in 14 European Union regional programmes, and a coordinator to one of them - Learning Layers. We also coordinate and partner the European Union frame programme Horizon 2020. We have contracts with 55 partner universities from 30 countries and over 400 Erasmus+ partnerships, we are members of five international higher education networks and our researchers and academic staff participate actively in their professional networks.

Tallinn University offers a number of opportunities for international students from around the world to apply for our English-based degree programmes, exchange studies and regular courses. There are 131 programmes to choose from, including 6 BA, 12 MA and 14 PhD programmes taught English. 

In addition, the International Tallinn Summer School with about 300 participants from 50 countries every year offers a 3-week programme in July, which includes courses in various fields presented by the best Estonian and foreign internationally acclaimed academics, opinion leaders and intellectuals. Similar programme, however with fewer courses is also offered in January in Tallinn Winter School.

Tallinn University’s campus is located in the heart of the capital and has easy access to the international airport (4km) and harbour (1km). The university’s 21st century facilities include a library with study rooms available 24 hours a day, modern classrooms & laboratories and leisure areas throughout the campus.Take a walk around our campus via the virtual tour.


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