Moving to Estonia with a family

Moving to a different country for a study is never easy, but doing so with a family is a true challenge. So for this blog post, I decided to interview my fellow friend and colleague from E-governance technologies and services about his experiences:) So, let’s begin with an introduction.  Hi, my name is Rois and…

A short guide to working in Estonia

One of the most common (and sensitive) questions I often receive from incoming international students are job-related. That is why I decided to come up with a Q&A about working in Estonia. A quick disclaimer first: I am not in the capacity to estimate your chances of landing a certain position since I am a…

Life as a Student Ambassador

In September 2017, as I embarked on a flight towards pursuing higher legal education in Estonia, the sister island that makes up my country-Barbuda, was being destroyed by Hurricane Irma. This left every resident homeless and traumatized by the natural disaster.  As a result, I missed the orientation days and had no idea how to…

Taking it one step further: being a Ph.D. student in TTÜ

  My name is Valentyna Tsap and I come from Ternopil, Ukraine. I acquired my bachelor’s degree in international information program in my hometown university and my master’s in e-governance technologies and services program here, in Tallinn. Now, I’m a first-year Ph.D. student of Department of Software Science, School of Information Technology.   Why Estonia? Sometimes I still…

Finding a key to e-Estonia

Tere! My name is Yuliia Petriv and I am a first-year student of e-Governance technologies and services masters programme at TTÜ. When I tell people about my major, they often seem confused about what exactly do I study and why did I choose to do so. In this blog, I will try to shed some…

Why study in Estonia?

Two years ago, I decided that it was time for a new challenge for my education. So I started searching for what was going to be my new home and among many countries, universities and studying programs, I came up with Estonia and Tallinn University of Technology. Although, I had heard before about Estonia (yeah,…

Dormitory: is it a good idea or not?

If you are a perspective TTÜ student considering dormitory as a place to stay, this article may be helpful for you. Well, I am a first-year TTÜ student living in a shared room for the last three months. This is my first co-living experience. I think what I am going to tell may be useful…

Mardilaat: Tallinn’s biggest handicraft fair

Every year, around Saint Martin’s Day (Mardipäev), the largest fair of handmade items takes place in Tallinn. This time around, it will take place from the 16th to the 19th of November at Saku Suurhall (next to Rocca al Mare shopping mall). In there, you can find a lot of locally produced items, mostly textiles…

Let’s talk about money: living expenses in Tallinn

One of the questions we get asked the most is how much students spend while living in Tallinn. The answer is not so straightforward because it will depend a lot on each person’s lifestyle; but what is certain is that, compared to most European capitals, life is fairly cheap in Tallinn. Here are some rough…

Rome: my exchange semester

An hour ago, I took off from Rome Fiumicino airport, and my Erasmus experience has officially come to an end. Many of you, however, are now packing your bags and getting ready for an adventure of a lifetime. An adventure that will show you the world from a different perspective, no matter who you are…