Tallinn skyscrapers at night
Tallinn, Estonia

Business + Technology

Study Program Part-Time Internship

Dates

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17 weeks

Costs

Credit

12 - 18 semester hours

18 - 27 quarter hours

Eligibility

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18 - 27 quarter hours

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Tentative Dates

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22 weeks

Costs

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18 - 27 quarter hours

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Dates

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19 weeks

Costs

Credit

12 - 18 semester hours

18 - 27 quarter hours

Eligibility

Application Deadline

The application deadline has passed.

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Overview

Spend a full semester studying business and technology in Estonia’s thriving capital and booming tech scene, Tallinn! Dubbed the “Silicon Valley of Europe,” Tallinn is nearly 100% digital and beckons budding entrepreneurs and tech students to flock here to discover the city’s commitment to digital innovation.

When class is in session, you’ll study at Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) – an institution at the forefront of digital innovation that’s leading Estonia toward a sustainable digital future – alongside international and local Estonian students. You can choose to register for courses in English across academic disciplines like technology, information technology, applied science, business, and maritime studies.  

Outside the classroom, you’ll have every opportunity to participate in exciting day trips, overnight excursions, and cultural immersion opportunities to increase your engagement with the local community and explore all Tallinn has to offer.

Unique Experiences

Canoe, Kayak, Hike, or Cycle

in Estonia’s pristine and unspoiled landscape

Experience

one of Europe's best-preserved towns from the Medieval Period

Network With Alumni Businesses

like the Baltic America Freedom Foundation and other local startups

18

Universities

2.2 KM

The Length of Tallinn’s Town Wall, Built in the 14th & 15th Centuries

15

Medieval Churches

Experience
  • tallinn harbor view
  • Tallinn girl overlooking city skyline
  • Tallinn castle flowers

Your Destination

Situated on the border of Russia and only a short ferry ride away from Finland, Estonia is an incredible Baltic nation known for being a member of the European Union, Eurozone, and NATO. The country boasts a thriving democracy and is highly developed, with exceptionally advanced digital infrastructure in place.  

Estonia’s cultural hub, Tallinn, will be your backdrop while studying abroad in northeastern Europe. Historic gates, defensive towers, cobblestone streets, hilltop castles, and beautiful cathedrals all contribute to Tallinn – also known as the “Gem of the Baltic” – being recognized as one of Europe’s best-preserved medieval cities. Today, Tallinn is not only famed for being Estonia’s capital and largest city; it’s also renowned for being the “Silicon Valley of Europe,” as the city is nearly 100% digital.  

From Estonia’s 18 exceptional universities – 10 of which teach programs in English – to CIEE’s established partnership with the Tallinn University of Technology (a highly ranked institution known worldwide for its Science & Technology faculty), you’ll have ample opportunities to study emerging academic topics including cyber and energy security, environmental science, entrepreneurship, as well Baltic languages and culture, Russian language, and international public diplomacy.  

CIEE wants all our students to feel welcomed, supported, and empowered to succeed while studying abroad. Local CIEE staff have provided details about conditions and cultural attitudes that students with specific identities might encounter in Tallinn.

The Culture

Tallinn Tartu cathedral

Excursions & Activities

  • Interact with the student body via Student Union, Student Council, and other organizations 
  • Participate in university sports activities 
  • Participate in the buddy program 
  • Tour major Estonian cities, such as Pärnu (the summer capital of Estonia) or Tartu (the City of Good Thoughts) 
  • Visit local startups and the Baltic American Freedom Foundation alumni businesses 
  • Participate in an optional overnight trip to Helsinki, a modern Scandinavian city just two hours away
Tallinn girls with tv camera

Projects

Students interested in one of the following Academic Projects must submit additional materials as part of their course selection:  

  • Internships. Build new skills and intercultural competencies through the CIEE academic internship and become an active participant in the local professional environment.

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Housing
Academics

Academics

Creators of digital innovations, Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) is leading Estonia and the world toward a sustainable digital future with confidence. As a leader in science, technology, and innovation, the school maintains constant interaction with universities around the world, bringing together scientists, students, and entrepreneurs. TalTech is also the most international university in Estonia. Of the nearly 10,000 enrolled students, approximately 16% come from more than 100 different countries across the globe.  

The university-wide initiative, TalTechDigital, implements new digital solutions for the entire university campus. The Smart City Centre of Excellence, established in 2020, brings the top expertise in smart urban space solutions to TalTech and makes the university’s compact and beautiful campus one of the smartest in the world.  

Founded in 1918, TalTech is the only technological university in Estonia. It is a research-based university offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees in technology, applied science, information technology, business, and maritime studies. Renewed study programs targeting the labor market needs to make TalTech graduates more marketable.  

TalTech strengths include STEM and business areas of study. Focus is placed not only on the theoretical field of STEM but also on putting this knowledge into practice and into business, like startups. 

Fall classes at TalTech end in December and official exams can take place in January. Spring classes at TalTech end in May and official exams can take place in early June. Early exams may be possible but must be confirmed on an individual basis with the professor of each course. Students may be able to take their exams early, though only if they request it at the start of the semester. Housing will be covered until all exams are completed. However, as it is impossible to confirm exam schedules prior to arrival, we advise students who wish to take their exams early to book an airline ticket with a low change fee or a flexible departure date.  

GPA

2.5

Additional Requirements

Please refer to the detailed Program Essential Eligibility Criteria.

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Requirements

Students are required to register for a minimum of 12 and a maximum of 15 U.S. credits at TalTech University. 

Program Credit

Total Credit: 12-18 U.S. semester/18-27 quarter credits (15 U.S. credits recommended)

Course Credit

  • CIEE Courses: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours 
  • CIEE Internship: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 15 seminar hours, 100-120 internship placement hours 
  • Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) Courses: Typically 3-4.5 U.S. semester/4.5-6.75 quarter credits; maximum 32 contact hours per 3 U.S. credits  

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Academic Culture

TalTech is a compact campus with state-of-the-art laboratories, a modern library, a business center, an active student house, a sports hall, several restaurants, and numerous student organizations. There is always a way to put what you study into practice. 

Class Format

University classes are typically scheduled Monday through Friday. CIEE classes are scheduled Monday through Thursday. Classes at TalTech usually consist of around 20 students but can be as large as 50. Coursework is centered around learning outcomes and will be divided into lectures, practice time, and exercises. 

Grading

A final exam will be administered at the end of each course. Students should expect to have daily homework assignments and weekly quizzes. 

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Language of Instruction

English

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Courses

Course Information

Academic Projects

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Communication, Journalism, and Media

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Languages and Cultural Studies

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Academic Projects

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Communication, Journalism, and Media

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Languages and Cultural Studies

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) 

Students may take courses from the School of Business and Governance, School of Information Technologies, School of Engineering, and the School of Science. There is an extensive list of courses available in English. The list is updated regularly. Currently, the list for the 2023 spring semester is available.

Course offerings may vary from semester to semester. Courses are taught in English and are mostly 3 U.S. credits. 

Sample Course List: 

School of Business and Governance 
Personal Finance  
Microeconomics  
Macroeconomics  
Statistics  
Money, Financial Institutions and Markets  
Financial Modelling  
International Humanitarian Law and Cyber Conflicts  
Industrial Property  

School of Information Technologies
Programming   
Discrete Mathematics   
Social, Professional and Ethical Aspects of IT  
Algorithms and Data Structures   

School of Engineering  
Industrial Design Basics   
Machine Engineering   
Machine Engineering-Project  
Digital Manufacturing   
Basics of Mechatronics   
Statics and Dynamics   
Supply Converters and Control of Machines  

School of Science  
Fundamentals of Life  
Probability Theory and Mathematical Statistics  
Scientific Computing   
Physics II   

Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.
"(GI)" denotes courses that originated at CIEE's Global Institutes and that are offered at multiple CIEE sites.

Scholarships

Scholarships & Grants

CIEE offers scholarships and grants annually to help students like you make your study abroad dream a reality.

Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant
  • MSI Grant

To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application.

Learn more about scholarships

Dates & Fees

Dates & Fees

You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE, because our high-quality programs include everything from excursions to insurance. There are no hidden charges, and no disappointing surprises when you arrive.

Program

Application Due

Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

Program Fall 2024 17 weeks Application Due Deadline Passed Start Date End Date Fees & Housing $19,850
Program Academic year 2024-2025 Application Due Deadline Passed Start Date * End Date TBD*
Program Spring 2025 22 weeks Start Date * End Date * Fees & Housing $19,950
Program Spring 2024 19 weeks Application Due Deadline Passed Start Date End Date Fees & Housing $19,850

*Dates for this program are provided as tentative dates. Please consult with your study abroad advisor to confirm dates before purchasing your flights.

To help you budget, keep in mind that students are responsible for the cost of international airfare, local transportation, books and supplies, visas, and personal expenses. In addition, your college or university may charge additional fees for study abroad, or may require you to receive a transcript via CIEE's School of Record, which carries an additional fee of $500.

Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel protection with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300*

Educational Costs = $15,606**

Housing = $3,750***

Insurance = $194

Total Fees = $19,850

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $476

International Airfare = $1,500

Local Transportation = $75††

Books & Supplies = $75

Visa Fees = $100

Personal expenses = $220†††

Total Costs = $2,446

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

See Scholarships

*non-refundable fee

**direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

***Housing fees listed are for financial aid purposes only and should not be considered a basis for calculation of refunds.

For students in homestays, families provide 2 meals a day. For students in residence halls, you should budget approx. $335 per month for groceries if you plan on making your own meals, and more if you plan on eating out regularly.

††Student Transportationn Card (13€/month). If nt a student, then 30€/month

†††$100 emergency fund + cell phone expense + toiletries

Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel protection with benefits.

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

See Scholarships

Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel protection with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300*

Educational Costs = $15,206**

Housing = $4,250***

Insurance = $194

Total Fees = $19,950

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $655

International Airfare = $1,500

Local Transportation = $75††

Books & Supplies = $75

Visa Fees = $100

Personal expenses = $250†††

Total Costs = $2,655

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

See Scholarships

*non-refundable fee

**direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

***Housing fees listed are for financial aid purposes only and should not be considered a basis for calculation of refunds.

For students in homestays, families provide 2 meals a day. For students in residence halls, you should budget approx. $335 per month for groceries if you plan on making your own meals, and more if you plan on eating out regularly.

††Student Transportation Card 30€/month.

†††$100 emergency fund + cell phone expense + toiletries

Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel protection with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300*

Educational Costs = $15,606**

Housing = $3,750

Insurance = $194

Total Fees = $19,850

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $1,211

International Airfare = $1,500

Local Transportation = $75††

Books & Supplies = $75

Visa Fees = $100

Personal expenses = $250†††

Total Costs = $3,211

Optional Housing

CIEE accommodation options are detailed in the Housing section. Based on availability, Select or Select Plus Housing can be chosen during the application process for an additional fee. Housing is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis; however, other factors may also be considered.

Select Housing Fee = $750^

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

See Scholarships

*non-refundable

**direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

For students in homestays. For students in residence halls, you should budget approx. $335 per month for groceries if you plan on making your own meals, and more if you plan on eating out regularly.

††Student Transportationn Card (13€/month). If nt a student, then 30€/month

†††$100 emergency fund + cell phone expense + toiletries

^first-come, first serve, based on availability

What's Included

Tuition

Housing

Pre-departure Advising

Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions

Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet

Orientation

Introduction to your program plus practical information about living in your host city

On-site Staff

Full-time program leadership and support in your city

Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities

Excursions and/or Study Tours

Travel Protection

CIEE iNext travel protection

24/7 emergency on-site support

Staff

Our Staff

Evelyn Müürsepp

Center Director

Evelyn has 15 years of experience in Estonian Government and two years of experience at CIEE, where she supported the launch of the new CIEE Tallinn Center. Tallinn is Evelyn's...

Mari Prok

Student Life Manager

Mari holds a Master's degree in Social Sciences, blending a multicultural background with over four years of hands-on experience in marketing & IT project management, event planning, and client relations.

Get Started Steps

Get Started

Here’s what you need to do to take the next steps:

1

Start an Application 
You're one step closer to an amazing study abroad experience!

2

Connect With Your Campus Study Abroad Office 
Share your plans and confirm you're on track to meet all required steps to go abroad. 

3

Contact Us 
Send us an email if you still have questions or need information about applying to this program.

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