For Master's Student

  • ÕIS

  • Student Council 

  • Exchange Studies

Each curriculum has a nominal duration during which students should complete their studies. The nominal duration is 3 years for Bachelor’s programmes (180 EAP) and 2 years for Master’s programmes (120 EAP).
As a student, you will plan your studies based on the curriculum, timetables, your own possibilities and development needs. In order to complete your studies within the nominal study period, students shall pass subjects in the amount of 30 ECTS credits per semester and 60 ECTS credits per year on average.

1 European credit point in Estonia corresponds to 1 ECTS credit (Estonia is using the European credit transfer and accumulation system). One European credit point is calculated as 26 hours of work. This may be awarded for a lecture series, independent research, examination, home assignments, tests etc.

A curriculum is comprised of a set of modules. The module of introductory courses (or general subjects) provides students with a general overview of the subject area. Specialty modules for International Business Administration students focus on providing students with specialty knowledge. Entrepreneurship and Business and Business Administration and Languages students can also choose an elective module, which will give them an overview of interesting specialization. Modules consist of subjects. Subjects are divided into compulsory (covering essential elements of a curriculum), elective (chosen by the student from the list given in the study programme) and optional courses (chosen by the students from any study programme)

Student who has minimal study load is an extern who does not have the student status and is not obliged to attend the courses. 

Full time student

Part time student


75–100% of the volume of the study program by the end of the study year (at least 45 ects)*

50–74% of the volume of the study program by the end of the study year (30–45 ects)*

3–49% of the volume of the study program by the end of the study year(less than 30ects)*

May apply for study loan**


Has governmental health insurance **

Has governmental health insurance**

May ask from employer for study leave **

May ask from employer for study leave**


May apply for student card**

May apply for student card**


* – the number of ects may vary a few points among different study programs. Nominal programme for each semester is set by study programme
** –  applicable for students who working for Estonian company. According to law: Code of Enforcement Procedure.

Application forms:   

Academic leave applications see in Academic leave section

Finnish students who study in EBS can receive support from The Social Insurance Institution of Finland – KELA ( KELA offers three kind of financial aid for students: Study Grants, Housing Supplements and government guarantees for student loans.
In order to get either a study loan or a state subsidy (including student support from KELA), you need to be a full time student; KELA requires a student to pass 5 ECTS points for each month to qualify for the support.

  • An elective course is a subject from the block of electives, which must be taken within the volume established in the curriculum. Curriculum-based electives are compulsory.
  • An optional course is a subject chosen freely from the study plan for a given semester and may have no relation to the core course. While choosing an optional course, the student must bear in mind that he or she needs to have passed the prerequisite subjects. Optional courses may be taken from other universities’ accredited curricula. The volume of the taken optional courses should be not less than the prescribed volume in the curriculum.

Optional courses are included in the tuition fee if declared during the designated semester. In case the student wishes to declare optional courses in addition to the nominal programme during a semester other than the designated one, the price will be credit-point-based.

All study-related information can be found in the EBS web-based study information system ÕIS which can be accessed via the following link: ÕIS contains all operative information, e.g. homework, test and exam results, study programmes, participants of your course, faculty contacts, invoices and payments etc. Personal information in ÕIS can be accessed only with a password, which is provided by the study consultant before the beginning of your studies.

EBS offers different scholarship for its active students. More information about the scholarships can be found here.

Tuition fees on study year 2017/2018

International Business Administration MA

The semester tuition fee for study year 2017/2018 for Estonian and other EU citizens is the following:

  • paying in one part the semester fee is 2200 €
  • paying in two parts the semester fee is 2200 € + 35 €
  • individual programme: the fee for one credit point is 80 € (tuition fee is calculated on credit point basis when the student is a part-time student or would like to transfer some courses from another university and therefore does not need to take the whole/nominal programme)

The semester tuition fee for for non-EU citizens is the following:

  • tuition fee for first study year (2 semesters) is 4400 €, second study year (2 semesters) is 3060 €
  • tuition fee can be paid only in one installment.

International Business Administration MA in Helsinki

 The semester tuition fee for study year 2017/2018 for Estonian and other EU citizens is the following:

  • paying in one part the semester fee is 3300 €
  • paying in two parts the semester fee is 3300 € + 35 €
  • individual programme: the fee for one credit point is 120 €


Business Innovation (MBA)

The semester tuition fee for study year 2017/2018 for Estonian and other EU citizens is the following:

  • The tuition fee for 1. semester is 4000 €
  • The tuition fee for 2. semester is 3500 €
  • The tuition fee for 3. semester is 3500 €
  • The tuition fee for 4. semester is 1000 €

The semester tuition fee for non EU citizens is the following:

  • Tuition fee for first study year (2 semesters) is 7500 €, second study year (2 semesters) is 4500 €.
  • Tuition fee can be paid only in one installment.

Translation of rector`s decree 2017/2018 study year tuition fees.

Additional information

Temporary residences permit for study in Estonia for non-eu/EAA citizens

Non-EU/EEA citizens have to apply for the temporary residence permit for study in Estonia, apply for the residence card and register at the Population Register.
Please note that the application procedure for the residence permit may take up to two months. Please submit your application and start the process during your first week in Estonia. A residence permit for study is required if an international student is going to stay in Estonia for longer than three months.

You can apply for the residence permit at the Citizenship and Migration Bureau - J. Vilmsi 59 office. Please see further information:

2. Together with your residence permit you will apply for the residence card.

3. After receiving your temporary residence permit you need to register your place of residence. This can be done at the Population Register
Offices:in the city centre (Pärnu Road 9);
in Northern Tallinn (Niine Street 2);
in Mustamäe (A.H.Tammsaare Road 135).

NB! Students who are staying in Estonia with the long-stay (D) visa for a period of up to six months, do not have to and cannot register as a citizen of Tallinn

EU/EEA citizens right of temporary residence

In order to obtain the right of temporary residence EU/EEA citizens (who stay in Estonia longer than three month) must register themselves as citizens of Tallinn within three months from the date of entering Estonia and apply for the Estonian identity card (ID-card).
1. You can register as citizen of Tallinn at the Population Register Offices in Tallinn:

  • in the city centre (Pärnu Road 9);
  • in Northern Tallinn (Niine Street 2);
  • in Mustamäe (A.H.Tammsaare Road 135).
    Please take with you: identity document, tenancy contract (from  private apartment).

Within the period of one month from registering your place of residence, you must go in person
to the Citizenship and Migration Bureau  to apply for an Estonian identity card (ID-card) which certifies your right of temporary residence. Required documents for the Estonian identity card.

After the registration at the Population Register and applying for the Estonian identity card, the right
of temporary residence is granted for a period of five years. If you change your address in Estonia,
Please inform the Population Register. Before you leave Estonia you have to sign yourself out from the Population Register. The Estonian ID-card is your identification document  while studying in Estonia. The ID-card can be used for online services provided by the state, as well as by several private enterprises (e.g., banks). You can use your Estonian ID card as your library card, copy card, etc. More information:


Medical Insurance Contract

If you are coming from a non-EU country, you should follow the requirements of Estonian Police and Border Guard Board and obtain a medical insurance in Estonia for the same period as your temporary residence permit is valid. It is allowed to come to Estonia with travel insurance but it is required that students gets the health insurance in Estonia.

Arrange your obligatory medical insurance contract within two months after your arrival to Estonia and present to the International Study Center as well as to Police and Border Guard Board. Police and Boarder Guard Board can cancel your temporary residence permit if it ise not extended during proper time. A student has to have an insurance contract guaranteeing that any costs related to his or her medical treatment as a result of illness or injury during the period of validity of the residence permit applied for will be met.
Student who has been granted a residence permit for study is not covered by Estonian health insurance. All international students are strongly encouraged to make sure that their personal health insurance has full-coverage. You have to arrange for private insurance yourself.

There are five companies in Estonia issuing medical insurance required for international students coming from non-EU countriee. Here are listed some colose to EBS building

If you have any questions regarding insurance issues, feel free to contact with
Mr. Ain Niineste via e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Students coming from the EU/EEA countries

Should obtain a European Health Insurance Card from the social service authorities in their home country before arriving in Estonia. More information from the Estonian Health Insurance Fund. Before visiting a doctor, please check if the health care service provider has a contract with the Estonian Health Insurance Fund, as private care is not refundable. In addition, you can obtain private health insurance. Students from Non-EU/EEA countries have to obtain an internationally valid private health insurance. This is necessary for applying for the temporary residence permit in Estonia.
Insurance providers in Estonia:
ERGO (, office at A. Lauteri Street 5)
Crystal Studies (

Studying in EBS is regulated by academic regulations and code of conduct.

EBS Academic Regulations

Code of Conduct

The Estonian Business School believes in honesty, integrity and competition as key principles in a functioning market economy. It therefore expects its students, faculty and staff to follow these principles, both in business and in academic life. Any act of cheating, plagiarism, or similar unethical behaviour will be treated as an attack on the institution itself, and punished accordingly.

Students need to understand that the value of an EBS diploma in the labour market is based on the fact that it is earned through hard work. Anyone trying to obtain credit by other means than his or her own work not only deprives himself or herself of the opportunity to learn something, but damages the reputation of EBS and steals from his or her classmates by lowering the value of their diploma. Anyone disrupting the learning process lowers the quality of education that students receive. Reports on violations of these principles will be treated confidentially.

Examples of Prohibited Behaviour

  • Cheating, plagiarism, collaboration and any other form of academic dishonesty in connection with tests, homework, exams, or final paper;
  • Giving false or misleading information to any EBS official, staff or faculty member;
  • Forgery, falsification, or misuse of any EBS document or record;
  • Disruption or obstruction of teaching, e.g. chatting or use of mobile phones in class, repeatedly arriving late or leaving early;
  • Disruption or obstruction of administration or other EBS activities, including library and computer facilities.


A violation of the principles of honesty, integrity and competition at EBS is an abuse of the privilege of studying at EBS, and raises the question as to whether the person is worthy of attending EBS in the future. Sanctions for prohibited behaviour range from grade reductions to expulsion without refund of tuition. Cheating and plagiarism result automatically in an F (zero) for the paper in question.

Smaller sanctions: grade reduction, F for test/exam/homework, additional tasks, remark in student"s academic record, exclusion from class participation in the given course for up to one week.
Severe sanctions: F for semester, repeat course, repeat semester, temporary suspension, permanent expulsion, legal action, exclusion from class participation in the given course for more than one week, exclusion from more than one course.

Lesser sanctions can be decided by an individual member of staff or faculty, more severe ones need the approval of the responsible department chair or the director of studies. The person imposing a sanction sends a written notice containing the name of the student, the offence and the sanction, to the student database ÕIS. Students can appeal against such imposed sanctions in written form to the responsible department chair or to the director of studies.


"Cheating" means (l) use of any unauthorized assistance in taking quizzes, tests, or examinations; (2) dependence upon the aid of sources beyond those authorized by the instructor in writing papers, preparing reports, solving problems, or carrying out other assignments; or (3) the acquisition, without permission, of tests or other academic material belonging to a member of the University faculty or staff.

"Plagiarism" means the use, by paraphrase or direct quotation, of the published or unpublished work of another person without full and clear acknowledgment. It also includes the unacknowledged use of materials prepared by another person or agency engaged in the selling of term papers or other academic materials.

"Collaboration" means the unauthorized cooperation with another person(s) in preparing academic assignments or collaboration with another person to commit an act of academic dishonesty.

Moodle (Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment)  is an open source online learning management system. Moodle is one of the most widely used learning management system in the world and is used as main e-learning environment at EBS since the academic year 2011/2012.

• Web-page:
• Guide: get a user account and register to the course (PDF)

E-courses in EBS


Available via repository of Innovation Centre for Digital Education.

1. Arumäe, Urmas. Äriõigus (Juhtimine ja õigus). In Estonian.
2. Arumäe, Urmas. E-kursuse loengukonspektid. In Estonian.
3. Elenurm, Tiit. Välisturgude valik ja turgudele sisenemine. In Estonian.
4. Elenurm, Tiit. Rahvusvahelised läbirääkimised. In Estonian.
5. Koris, Riina. Marketing and sales. In English.
6. Murumägi, Maarja. Public management. In English.
7. Nelissova, Irina. Üld- ja sotsiaalpsühholoogia. In Russian.
8. Nelissova, Irina. Juhtimise alused. In Russian.
9. Norden, Aleksei. Sotsioloogia. In Russian.
10. Norden, Aleksei. Reklaamikorraldus. In Russian.
11. Pihlak, Ülle. Majandusõpetuse alused. In Estonian.
12. Pihlak, Ülle. Tudengiettevõtted. In Estonian.
13. Pihlak, Ülle. Äriplaan. In Estonian.
14. Pihlak, Ülle. Organisatsiooni diagnostika. In Estonian.
15. Pihlak, Ülle. Äritegevus Aasia riikides. In Estonian.
16. Päeva, Heikki. Majandusmatemaatika ja statistika II. In Estonian.
17. Zernand-Vilson, Maris. Principles of management. In English.
18. Tillemann, Kati. Organizational behavior. In English.
19. Tillemann, Kati. Social psychology. In English.
20. Tretjakov, Juri; Mištšenko, Andrei. Juhtimise graafiliste elementide (controls) kasutamine MS EXCELis. In Russian.

E-learning objects:1. Kein, Alar. Mikroökonoomika : tarbija hinnavaru ja tootja hinnavaru. In Estonian.
2. Kein, Alar. Mikroökonoomika : kasumi maksimeerimise probleem monopoolsel turul. In Estonian.
3. Kein, Alar. Mikroökonoomika : intertemporaalne valik. In Estonian.
4. Kein, Alar. Mikroökonoomika : tarbija optimaalne valik. In Estonian.
5. Kein, Alar. Mikroökonoomika : tootmisfunktsioon ja kulude minimiseerimise probleem. In Estonian.
6. Kein, Alar. Mikroökonoomika : nõudlus. In Estonian.
7. Kein, Alar. Mikroökonoomika : eelarvekitsendus ja tarbija eelistused. In Estonian.
8. Kein, Alar. Mikroökonoomika : turu tasakaal. In Estonian.
9. Kein, Alar. Mikroökonoomika : tulukompensatsioon ja tuluekvivalents. In Estonian.
10. Kein, Alar. Mikroökonoomika : kasumi maksimeerimise probleem täieliku konkurentsi turul. In Estonian.
11. Pihu, Eda; Polis, Ingrid. Infotarbijakoolitus: andmebaaside juhendid. In Estonian.
12. Päeva, Heikki. Majandusmudelite lahendamine programmiga Solver. In Estonian.
13. Sarv, Jaanika. Tegusõna saksa keeles: indikatiivi aktiivi ajavormide moodustamine ja kasutamine. In German.
14. Sarv, Jaanika; Tretjakov, Juri. Enamkasutatavad eessõnad saksa keele maastikul. In German.
15. Sarv, J. Rund um Lebensmittel. Wirtschaftskommunikation II Lektion 19 Zusatzmaterial. In German.

APEL - Accreditation of Prior and Experiential Learning
in Estonian VÕTA

Aim of APEL

APEL is a possibility to recognize prior learning (incl. continuing education) and professional work experience for completing curriculum.
The aim of APEL is to develop connections between lifelong learning and different levels of study, as well as with the labour market. APEL is based on the substantial compatibility of the previously acquired knowledge, skills and experiences.

APEL can be used:

  • in fulfilling admission requirements
  • in continuing unfinished studies
  • as part of studies
  • in changing the curriculum
  • APEL validates:

  • prior learning in the university
  • training courses or individually acquired material
  • knowledge and skills received via working experience
  • in fulfilling admission requirements

Prior self-evaluation and compilation of materials confirming the knowledge and skills is very important! The applicants should definitely read the guide for applicants.

APEL procedures

Students who are interested in validating subjects:

  • have to submit to the Admission and Study Department the original of the academic record from the school where the subject was taken
  • submit the description of the course
  • validation of additional education is free of charge!
  • students who are interested in validating non-formal education or prior experience:
  • analyse their prior experience and look through the subjects of the curriculum and their content
  • before submitting the application form consult the study consultant which subjects might suit
  • before handing in the application, turn to your study consultant to make sure that your experience is sufficient to replace internship
  • submit the application form with other documents (diplomas, certificates, job descriptions, CV, copy of the working agreement etc)
  • pay the fee according to the set procedures
  • pay for the validated ECTS according to the set procedures after the application has been examined

 APEL fees

  • Fee for processing the application - 35 EUR
  • Fee for transferring credit points - 8 EUR per 1 credit point