Visa Info for Nigerian Students Going to a University in Estonia

  • 3-4 Months Start applying
  • 80 EUR Visa fee
  • Unknown Proof of language

Temporary residence permit for studying

If you're a student from Nigeria, you'll need the Temporary residence permit for studying to study in Estonia. This visa is made specifically for students like you who are ready to begin their study abroad adventure in Estonia. Find out the best information about the process of getting the Temporary residence permit for studying to decide if studying abroad in Estonia is right for you.

How much time will it take to get my visa?

Be sure to allow extra time for your visa application. Immediately after you've been accepted to and enrolled in the university of your choice, you can already start your application for the Estonian Temporary residence permit for studying. You should apply at least 3-4 months before your university degree programme starts.

After you've applied, you can expect that you'll wait about 90 days for the decision.

Main steps to take for the Estonian student visa

Here is what Nigerian students have to do to get a student visa that will allow them to study in Estonia:

You need to submit the application documents in person at nearest Estonian Embassy. You can try in Egypt, Turkey or in another European country, such as the UK.

Nigerian students maybe have to provide biometrics during the visa application process. Your biometrics are, basically, extra identification (e.g. fingerprinting and pictures) that countries use for security purposes.

You will have to attend a visa interview during the application process.

The Temporary residence permit for studying from Estonia is valid for up to the course duration. So that you can stay during your entire degree programme, you may need to renew your visa every year. If you want to stay in Estonia after your degree is over, you will have to apply for a different visa, or a visa renewal through the immigration office.

How much will I have to pay for the student visa?

To apply for the Estonian Temporary residence permit for studying, you will also have to pay a fee of 80 EUR. Depending on your situation, Estonian authorities will allow you to pay this fee online, on location at a visa application centre in Nigeria, or through a bank transfer.

Nigerian students won't need to get health insurance for the Estonian visa.

What documents will I need to get for my student visa?

When you apply for your visa, one of the most important things you need to prove is that you can support yourself during your study programme. For Estonia, they require you to prove that You need to show that you have accommodation and enough funds to live in Estonia. 280 EUR/ either from an external source, or already in your bank account.

Nigerian students won't have to prove they speak English well enough to study in an international university in Estonia. These language skills ensure that you can succeed in your classes and manage your way around Estonia.

Nigerian students won't need to take a medical test before arriving in Estonia.

Nigerian students won't need to set up a Restricted Bank Account. This type of bank account restricts the amount of money you can withdraw every month, and only allows you to access it when you arrive in Estonia.

Look at the Estonia immigration website for more detailed visa information.


Estonia is one of the countries that represent the EU values the best, having the freshest air, one of the freest press, and people being required to wear safety lights on poorly-lit streets, even if they are walking.

Also, Estonia's system for public use is so well put together, someone can start a company through the internet in less 5 minutes, that it comes as no surprise that Computer Science and IT is in top 3 degree searches, along with Art,Design, and Architecture, and Engineering and Technology.

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