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  • Recognition of studies | Studyinestonia
    the accrediation of higher education institutions and their programmes can be found on the database of Estonian Higher Education Quality Agency Pursuant to the laws of Estonia accreditation is not compulsory it is however the only possibility for an institution of higher education to acquire the right to issue officially recognised documents certifying higher education According to the Agreement on Good Practice in Internationalisation the signed institutions have agreed that all study programmes offered to international students English taught programmes have to have full accreditation Recognition by the Republic of Estonia is the basic requirement for the recognition of studies in your home country Information about the accreditation of higher education institutions and their programmes can be found on the databases of Estonian higher education institutions Õppekavade akrediteerimine on the website of the Estonian Higher Education Quality Agency Recognition of you previous studies if applying to study in Estonia as an international degree student If you wish to continue your studies in Estonia on the basis of a foreign academic certificate diploma or degree you must apply directly to the higher education institution offering the most suitable programme or ENIC NARIC Centre in Estonia for admission as well as for recognition of your studies The Estonian ENIC NARIC belongs to the Council of Europe and UNESCO ENIC European Network of National Information Centres on Academic Recognition and Mobility network and is a member of the European Commission NARIC National Academic Recognition Information Centres network The main activities of the Centre in Estonia are the evaluation of foreign educational qualifications certificates diplomas degrees etc and the provision of information on education systems and recognition Foreign students who have been awarded a degree by an Estonian education institution but wish to continue studies or start working in either their home or another

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  • Exams and grading | Studyinestonia
    thirty minutes to an hour Oral examinations are sometimes organised such that a small group of students may answer questions at the same time In a written examination a group of students receive one or several questions related to the subject area that must be answered comprehensively There may also be written tests that include questions with multiple answers and the students must select the right answer from the presented choices A written examination usually takes one to two hours to complete The results of an examination or preliminary examination are given in the form of marks or may be evaluated as a pass arvestatud or a fail mitte arvestatud Grading According to government regulation all Estonian institutions of higher education use a standardised 6 point scale of grades based on the percentage of acquired knowledge Grade Description 5 or A suurepärane excellent 4 or B väga hea very good 3 or C hea good 2 or D rahuldav satisfactory 1 or E kasin sufficient 0 or F puudulik insufficient Some institutions use letters A F for grading while other have opted for numbers 5 0 however the principles of grading are still similar regardless of which of these is

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  • Johannes Schmidt | Studyinestonia
    in 2004 and that the University of Erfurt signed two ERASMUS agreements with Estonian universities one with Tallinn University of Technology and the other with University of Tartu Student life in Estonia Student life I consider as the being the same for the greater part No matter where you are you will always find some students partying a lot some dressing up exaggeratedly for their daily lectures and others you will see at the library every day The only major difference I could spot is that at least Tallinn offers an extremly developed network for international students Different organizations help international students to cope in Estonia come together and experience a great time This is something I didn t see so much at my previous alma mater Studying in Estonia As regards my aspirations as an international student I hope to get to know many interesting students that are keen on a challenging learning experience I also hope to develop my intercultural competencies while studying in an international environment Concerning the academic outcomes I am certain to receive an education that is one of a kind Studying the Master of Technology Governance in Tallinn does not mean rushing through your education to receive a degree it rather means to participate in a school of thought My Erasmus experience I have certainly benefitted from my time as an ERASMUS student in Estonia Best proof for this is my decision to do my Master in Estonia I would tell others University life in Estonia in particular Tallinn is more than just studying Of course you will find well equipped libraries wireless internet connections everywhere and a very developed intrastructure in general but you will also have manyfold opportunities to meet interesting international people and have a great time in a vital and

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  • Government | Studyinestonia
    republic wherein the supreme power of the state is vested in the people The people exercise their supreme power through elections of the Estonian parliament Riigikogu The Riigikogu has 101 members elected for a period of four years The head of state is the President elected by the Riigikogu for a five year term The President has in addition to symbolic functions representational tasks and formal domestic duties a string of rights and obligations that afford him the independent right to speak in political life Toomas Hendrik Ilves the current President of Estonia was elected by an electoral college on 23 September 2006 and was inaugurated on 9 October 2006 Ilves was re elected for a second term in office in 2011 The government carries out the country s domestic and foreign policy which is shaped by the parliament it directs and co ordinates the work of government institutions and bears full responsibility for everything occurring within the authority of executive power The government headed by the Prime Minister thus represents the political leadership of the country and makes decisions in the name of the whole executive power The head of the Government the Prime Minister is appointed by the

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  • History | Studyinestonia
    region power was now in the hands of the Hanseatic League Several Estonian towns and cities were part of the League including Tallinn Reval which had received its city charter as early as 1248 16th century first half The Reformation reaches Estonia which from then on remains a part of the Lutheran cultural space 16th century second half to 17th century From 1558 onwards Estonia became the battleground for a war involving Denmark Sweden Russia and Poland Sweden came out as the winner and Estonia remained in her sphere of influence until the beginning of the 18th century During Swedish rule the first university in Estonia was founded at Tartu in 1632 18th century The Great Northern War left Estonia under Russian rule 1721 Estonia became the window through which Peter the Great wished to gain access to Europe 19th century The winds of numerous national movements blow through the entire Europe In Estonia the period of national awakening starts In 1862 a national epic Kalevipoeg was published A high point of the Estonian national movement was the first nation wide Song Festival organised by Johann Voldemar Jannsen and the Vanemuine society in Tartu in June 1869 1918 On the 24th of February the Estonian Republic was proclaimed At first this was merely a decision made on paper True independence was fought for over the period 1918 to 1920 during the War of Liberation The struggle was crowned with success and a treaty was finally signed with Soviet Russia which revoked in perpetuity all claims over Estonia 1918 1939 This was the period of the first sovereign republic During independence Estonia established diplomatic relations and made its existence felt throughout Europe Independence was curtailed by the signing of the Pact between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union in 1939 Following

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  • Population | Studyinestonia
    million people living in Estonia Despite its small population the country has one hundred different nationalities and ethnic groups represented The largest of these are Estonians 68 7 per cent Russians 24 8 per cent and 4 9 per cent are from other nationalities Estonian people see Estonia as a multicultural and multi ethnic country According to the Ethnic Relations Survey 2000 75 per cent of Estonians are of the

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  • National symbols | Studyinestonia
    solidarity of the Estonian people The same colour combination is used by no other national tricolour The origins of the Estonian flag lie within the national movement In 1881 the Estonian Students Union adopted blue black and white as the colours of their student fraternity At the end of that century the colours became those of the nation In 1920 Estonia conceived its flag in the same colours Blue the sky loyalty to one s homeland Black the soil diligence White simplicity purity hope for the future The coat of arms The Estonian coat of arms has ancient roots and resembles both that of Denmark and of England The three blue leopard like creatures on a gold background were first used in 1219 as part of the coat of arms of the city of Tallinn and later in history of the Estonian province In 1925 what is called the three lion coat of arms finally became the national coat of arms The coat of arms with Estonian flag National anthem The Estonian national anthem My native land my joy delight has a joint history with that of our northern neighbour Finland The tune for the two national anthems is identical

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  • Economy at a glance | Studyinestonia
    Currency from 1 January 2011 Estonia is member of eurozone and the currency in Estonia is euro Estonia became the OECD s 34th member country on 9 December 2010 Tax system 21 flat income tax reinvested corporate profit is tax free 20 VAT International organisations like World Bank World Economic Forum The Heritage Foundation and others have acknowledged Estonian economy as very open and competitive 11th in Index of Economic Freedom 2014 Wall Street Journal The Heritage Foundation 22nd in Ease of Doing Business Report 2014 World Bank 32nd in Global Competitiveness Report 2014 World Economic Forum 28th in Corruption Perception Index 2013 Transparency International 7th in the world for e security 2011 IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook Estonia has some of the highest international credit ratings in the region Standard Poor s AA Moody s A1 Fitch IBCA A The structure of Estonian economy is diverse industry and transport as well as commerce and different branches of services are all equally important Due to the available natural resources Estonian economy largely relies on the branches related to forestry and the Estonian energy sector is based on oil shale a resource quite rare elsewhere in the world More than 71 of

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