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Outgoing students

EBS students have the possibility to become exchange students and undertake studies in our partner universities all over the world – mainly in Europe, but also in Australia, Georgia, South Africa, Malaysia, Mexico, Russia, China, Japan, and Canada. Studying abroad provides you with a unique experience and enables you to test yourself in a new academic and cultural environment, practice your language skills, make new friends, find possible future business partners and gain a competitive advantage on the labour market.

To study abroad you may be a daytime, evening or distance student. Being an exchange student means you study for one or two semesters in our partner university. EBS students pay the tuition fee at their home university and receive rights in the receiving university similar to those in your home university.

 

NB! If you have already studied abroad with Erasmus, but you wish to go again then with Erasmus+ programme this is now possible!

  • Erasmus+

Those studying abroad within the framework of the Erasmus+ programme receive a scholarship from the European Union and the Republic of Estonia. The scholarship is valid for those studying in EU member countries and other countries having joined the programme.

The Erasmus+ programme aims to boost skills and employability, as well as modernising education, training, and youth work. Erasmus+ will provide opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train, gain work experience and volunteer abroad. Erasmus+ will support transnational partnerships among education, training, and youth institutions and organisations to foster cooperation and bridge the worlds of Education and work in order to tackle the skills gaps we are facing in Europe.

NECESSARY STEPS if you wish to study abroad

1. Start by choosing a school you wish to apply for:

2. When going abroad to study, you must consider the following requirements:

If you are a bachelor student, make sure you have no study debts, your grade point average is not lower than 3.0 and your English language grade is not lower than C. 

With your application please also send in your English language test certificate:

• TOEFL iBT minimum score 75 (our code number is 6744)
• IELTS (International English Language Testing Service) minimum 5.0 

 Before going to study abroad, you will have to have studied in EBS for at least one year.

If you are a master student in the:

1-year programme, you must consider studying abroad as added value since the subjects in EBS study plan cannot be usually substituted and the tuition fee is therefore credit-point-based. To study abroad your grade point average must not be lower than 3.0. You will have studied in EBS for at least one semester.

2-year programme, your grade point average is not lower than 3.0, your English grade is not lower than C. You may transfer subjects up to one semester (30 ECTS) and thus, the tuition fee for the semester you studied abroad equals the EBS tuition fee. You will have studied in EBS for at least one semester.

With your application please also send in your English language test certificate:

• TOEFL iBT minimum score 75 (our code number is 6744)
• IELTS (International English Language Testing Service) minimum 5.0 

3. Fill in the exchange application and write a Letter of Motivation (one A4) in English and email the documents to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. NB! If you have troubles with adding the photo to the application, please email the photo separately. Within two weeks from the deadline you will be notified about the decision. The decision is based on the grade point averages and your Letter of Motivation. The higher your average grade, the more likely you are to get to the desired university. Since the number of vacancies for each university is limited, students´ other choices regarding universities are also considered.

4. Familiarise yourself with the requirements of admission in the partner university. Initial information on the requirements is available on the homepage of the partner university.

If the student’s application is accepted, the student completes the forms of the respective university and chooses the subjects by filling in the Learning Agreement before leaving to go study abroad. The subjects must be confirmed by your EBS study consultant for the respective study programme and later also by the foreign university. Guidelines for filling in the Learning Agreement: Guidelines.

NB! Universities’ admission requirements vary greatly. In addition to the application, universities may also require a transcript of records, a note proving your language skills, study plan, health insurance, a financial guarantee bill etc. Along with admission documents, you will also receive information on other documentation which is required by the country (visa, residence permit, health insurance). Please keep to the deadline for handing in the documents – the deadlines may vary greatly depending on the educational system of the country. If you hand the documents in later, your application may be turned down.

NB! Partner universities outside EU may have different application deadlines! (For example if you wish to go on exchange to Monash University in Australia, application deadline is October 1, 2016). This information will be added and updated in our partner universities list as soon as we receive their information for the upcoming academic year!) 

While going abroad you have several choices:

  • Double Diploma

Being an EBS student gives you an opportunity to obtain a double diploma in one of the best European universities– Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) in the UK. On completion of 4 years’ study you will acquire two degrees which will open the doors of international companies for you throughout the whole world.

The double diploma system means both universities acknowledge all each other’s credit points. In order to obtain a double diploma you have to study two years at EBS and the following two years at Lancaster University Management School in the UK and defend your final thesis or project as agreed between the two schools.

TUITION FEE WHILE STUDYING ABROAD

Students going to study abroad have the possibility to settle the tuition fee as a single payment or in two instalments. Students choosing the single payment receive the ERASMUS+ scholarship at once. If you choose to pay the fee in two instalments, you will receive the ERASMUS+ scholarship accordingly. The tuition fee for daytime students also applies to distance and evening students since students going to study abroad instantly become full-time students. Regardless of how many or few credit points (minimum 15 ECTS per semester) you decide to take in the foreign university, the tuition fee remains the same (except MA40 students whose tuition fee is credit-point-based).

The exchange student pays the tuition fee only in his or her home university. The receiving university cannot charge the student another tuition fee or any other additional fees for courses, registration, exams etc. They can however charge for study materials and student union membership.

DESTINATIONS

Within the framework of the ERASMUS+ programme Estonian university students may study in member countries of the European Union (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom) as well as in other European countries which have joined the programme (Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein,) and the candidate country – Turkey.

Students can study in universities recognised by these states. The home university of the student should have a partner contract with the university or company to which the student wishes to go to.

LENGTH OF STUDIES

Students can go abroad for 3* to 12 months (including a complementary traineeship period, if planned). The same student may receive grants for studying or being trained abroad to tallying up to 12 months maximum per each cycle of study (bachelor, master, doctoral).

*for 2 to 12 months for traineeship abroad

RECOGNITION OF STUDIES

A home university has the obligation to recognise the studies, exams and other academic work of an ERASMUS+ student in a foreign country as being equivalent to those in his/her home university.

Prior to going abroad, the student should compile his/her study plan and confirm it with the study consultant. A study contract which is based on the study plan is a signed agreement between the student, the home university and the receiving foreign university. Such an agreement provides the student with a sense of security that his or her studies abroad are in accordance with the requirements of his or her home university and guarantees that the student’s academic results are afterwards transferred.

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

An exchange student should be able to participate actively in the studies of the foreign university. Different lectures in English are offered in most European universities, so it is not always necessary to know the local language to participate in studies. Erasmus+ will also implement on-line language tests, which are compulsory before and after period abroad.

PRICE OF THE STUDIES

The receiving university is not allowed to require from the student a payment of tuition fee or additional fee for registration and exams or the use of laboratory and library, but the home university of the student will usually ask a tuition fee for a period spent abroad.

In addition to regular everyday expenses the student must also consider costs related to insurance, residence permit and transportation. Because the standard of living, expenses related to transportation and consular requirements may vary a lot between different countries, individual cost accounting is necessary for separate countries.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Exchange students can apply for a scholarship which is designed to cover additional costs related to the exchange. The ERASMUS+ scholarship does not cover all costs related to studying abroad, thus self-financing is necessary. As with students who study in Estonia, the exchange student is entitled to receive state scholarships, study subsidies and loans for the whole study period.

The student can apply for an additional subsidy from state and private funds for the period of his or her studies abroad. However, during the period abroad the ERASMUS+ student cannot use any other scholarships provided by the official structures of the European Union. In order to avoid double financing the same requirement is applied to the state scholarship programme Kristjan Jaak and to scholarships paid out through agreements between the states.

The home university of the student allocates the scholarships. The amount of the exchange subsidies given by the Centre for Educational Programmes to the universities depends on the previous activity of the universities, the concurrence of their trends of international work with the priorities of the programmes.

One can use the status and the privileges of being an ERASMUS+ student even without a scholarship.

Please also consult the Ministry of Education website (www.hm.ee) and Archimedes foundation (www.archimedes.ee).

OUTSIDE THE EUROPEAN UNION

The Erasmus+ subsidy does not apply if you choose to study outside the EU. However, it is worth finding out whether the university or country of your choice invites students to apply for different scholarships.

FREE MOVER student

In case you decide to take up studies in a university which is not a partner of EBS or you have chosen a university where the number of vacancies for exchange students is full (i.e. the number of EBS students going to the university is larger than in the agreement between the universities), you may still go as a free mover. This means that you undertake your studies in the receiving university through the Open University and therefore have to pay this university’s tuition fee. The choice of lectures and system of grade transfer is the same but it is your own responsibility to find information on the tuition fee, etc.