1800 new international degree students received welcome bags

15.09.2021 | 14:09

Approximately 1800 new international degree students started their studies in Estonia this September. As part of a traditional welcome, Study in Estonia provided all students with welcome bags which also included materials about studying, researching, working and business in Estonia. Study in Estonia "Welcome Bag" has been recognised by the global international education PIEoneer Awards as one of the best marketing campaigns in the world.
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This year, number of foreign students who started their studies in Estonia is higher than last year, when 1450 foreign students started their studies. The exact number of students who arrived in Estonia this year will be announced by following months.  In the academic year of 2020/2021, a total of 5236 foreign international degree students studied in Estonian higher education institutions.

This year’s welcome included Study in Estonia brochure “Survival Guide for International Students”, as well as useful information by Research in Estonia (Estonian Research Council), E-residency (Enterprise Estonia), Erasmus+ (Estonian Education and Youth Board) and Visit Estonia (also Enterprise Estonia).

The welcoming materials were provided to all Estonian universities that teach full degree programmes in English: Estonian Academy of ArtsEstonian Academy of Music and TheatreEstonian Business SchoolEstonian Entrepreneurship University of Applied SciencesEstonian University of Life SciencesTallinn UniversityTallinn University of Technology,  University of TartuTallinn Health Care CollegeTartu Health Care College and Estonian Aviation Academy.

“The goal of our marketing campaign is to welcome the international students to Estonia and provide them with necessary tools for making the most out of their experience,” Study in Estonia international marketing specialist Triinu Lillepalu said.

Study in Estonia is a cooperation initiative that introduces Estonia as a country offering high quality higher education opportunities. All Estonian institutions of higher education, at which it is possible to study in at least one program that is taught fully in English and is internationally recognised, can participate in the programme. The activities of Study in Estonia are coordinated by the Estonian Education and Youth Board in the framework of the Dora Pluss program, which is being realised via the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and with the aid of EU structural support.

Kadi Kolk

Communications Consultant