Successful students study at Tallinn University of Technology free of charge
Successful students will continue their studies at Tallinn University of Technology free of charge and the change in the price of ECTS credit points does not concern current students.
The price for ECTS credit points rises as compared to today's price only for new students, the ones who will commence their studies at Tallinn University of Technology starting from autumn this year.
Full-time studies, where the language of instruction is Estonian, are still free of charge at Tallinn University of Technology and only part-time students and students in paid studies must pay for ECTS credit points. The price increase concerns only the students who will be admitted in autumn this year and who, for some reason, are unable to study full-time.
The students studying according to curricula taught in English, can apply for a scholarship to cover the costs of the tuition fee and, as a rule, successful students study free of charge also in curricula, where the language of instruction is English. The number of scholarships is different depending on the curricula - there are more scholarships in the natural, exact and engineering sciences amounting to up to 90% of the number of student places.
"Studying at Tallinn University of Technology is free of charge for talented and hard-working students. Talented students who choose a curriculum taught in English for which tuition fee needs to be paid, can cover the costs of the tuition fee by a scholarship in case of many curricula. E.g. in ICT disciplines, up to 90 % of the students can receive a scholarship covering 100% of the tuition fee," TTÜ Vice-Rector of Academic Affairs Academician Jakob Kübarsepp explained.
Jakob Kübarsepp is convinced that studies in English for which a tuition fee needs to be paid will not diminish the interest of foreign students in studies at Tallinn University of Technology. "There are so many scholarships available for students intended for covering the costs of tuition fee in curricula taught in English that diligent students need not worry about payment of the tuition fee," Kübarsepp said.
In all of the major universities in Estonia tuition fee is charged for courses taught in English. Tallinn University of Technology decided to harmonise its policies in this matter with other major universities in Estonia and request tuition fee for curricula taught in English from the students admitted to the university this autumn.
Tallinn University of Technology last changed the prices for ECTS credit points five years ago; the TTÜ Council updated the prices at the end of December and the new prices will be applied starting from 1 September 2017. The TTÜ Council decided that the price for a credit point for students admitted to curricula taught in Estonian is at least 40 euros and for students admitted to curricula taught in English is at least 55 euros.