TalTech was established on 17 September, 1918, when the Estonian Engineering Society uniting local technology intellectuals began to provide special engineering courses in order to cover the need for locally trained engineering specialists. Only in a year the school became the private Tallinn College of Engineering, which in 1920 was declared a state institution. Through the years it has developed and grown to become the best technical university in the Baltics.
At TalTech we offer 4 Bachelor's and 16 Master's programmes and a variety of PhD programmes in English.
At TalTech, we develop real things, such as self-driving cars or the TTÜ100 satellite. We offer an opportunity to study in a modern digital campus where many of the most recent technologies are tested and implemented on the daily basis.
TalTech researchers are currently involved in many research projects within the university and in joint projects with other universities across all the fields and disciplines presented at the university.
In order to help you to decide for a suitable career path at TalTech we provide a free career counseling for TalTech current and prospective students, and recent graduates. In addition, we give an advice on questions concerning school system, academic career, child care, housing and living in Estonia for our students and employees. We are looking forward to meeting you!
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Student Campus has 2300 accommodation places. Most of our buildings are located near Tallinn University of Technology and one near city centre, in Kristiine district. All houses have different room and apartment types; there are also amenities for washing laundry and parking your car or bicycle. Monthly price range is between 97-282 EUR per month.
It is important to apply for a Student Campus accommodation as soon as possible. Should there be not sufficient places on the Student Campus students have the option to look for private housing off the campus.
The new building of the Tallinn University of Technology Library was festively opened on 11th November 2009. And so TalTech’s library is now innovative and user-friendly environment for studies, research, communication and relaxation. The library offers 300,000 volumes on open access shelves and 530,000 volumes in storage capacity.
International students are required to have private health insurance policy in case of non-EU students or European health insurance card (EHIC) applicable for EU students. TalTech highly recommends to obtain an additional health insurance to EHIC. It only covers necessary health care, and it is not free of charge.
With its scenic location in the greenest district of Tallinn – Mustamäe, - TalTech is the only campus-type university in the Baltic countries and one of the most compact university campuses in Europe.
In the main university building alone the following modern facilities are available for students:
There is always something exciting happening at TalTech– scientific discoveries and experiments, new technologies and products, lectures and conferences, etc. Campus is the scene of many communal activities, with a large number of student, cultural and sports events.
TalTech has a new and modern Sports Center right on the main campus area. You can join the following activities:
The university tries to be more "international friendly" however fails frequently in terms of extracurricular activities, assistance and help to foreigners and inclusion. The more attention is given to Estonian or Finnish students and frequently professors will be biased towards foreigner students.
What worked: I am able to understand benefit of my field of study to the society. What didn't work: I was able to get enough practicals
The corona virus made classes to be online and this made us miss a lot of classes that needed in class experience. The school has good equipment and environment to make studying very easy. T
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