Welcoming programme training






What is the study culture like in Estonia?  Is the higher education system in Estonia different from the others? Can a student work while studying? Is a student allowed to stay and work in Estonia after the completion of studies? How to find a family doctor?


The Welcoming programme offers foreign students and those interested in studying in Estonia the answers to vital questions, the opportunity to share experiences, learn from others and to create new contacts. Trainings are offered in Tallinn and in Tartu in English and in Russian. Trainings last 6-8 hours and are free of charge.

More information and registration form can be found on www.settleinestonia.ee website.


Trainings on studying are organized by Foundation Archimedes. Please, contact us at studying@settleinestonia.ee



In order to support foreign nationals who have migrated to Estonia to settle in and to acquire the primary knowledge and skills, Estonia offers all new arrivals the opportunity to participate in an introductory Welcoming programme. 

The welcoming programme consists of various informative and interactive training modules (basic, working and entrepreneurship, family life, studying, research etc.).



The thematic module on studying is aimed primarily at foreign students and pupils who come to study in Estonia. The purpose of the module is to give an overview of the following topics.


  • Legal information related to mobility type, incl. the terms and conditions of the grant, acquisition or extension of residence permits and right of residence
  • Student networks, academic networks and organisations
  • Organisation of the Estonian education system, incl. general education, vocational training, professional higher education
  • Organisation of research and higher education
  • Study culture
  • Traineeship opportunities during and after studies
  • Working during and after studies
  • Labour market services for finding a job after studies, incl. recruitment portals
  • Overview of the support services offered to people arriving by way of learning mobility
  • Libraries



The Welcoming programme is aimed at foreign nationals who have legally resided in Estonia for less than 5 years and are one of the following: 

  • foreign nationals who have been granted temporary residence permit in Estonia on the basis of the Aliens Act or the Act on Granting International Protection to Aliens;
  • citizens of the European Union who have acquired the temporary right of residence in Estonia on the basis stipulated in the Citizen of the European Union Act;
  • family members of citizens of the European Union who have been granted the temporary right of residence in Estonia on the basis stipulated in the Citizen of the European Union Act.



The Welcoming programme is funded by the European Social Fund, the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund and Ministry of the Interior.

Viimati uuendatud: 16.02.2017