Overview of exchange opportunities
All students of Tallinn University of Technology have the opportunity to enhance their studies by spending a semester in one of the many partner universities of TTÜ. It is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable international experience, develop both academically and professionally and enhance foreign language skills. See also Erasmus Charter for Higher Education 2014-2020.
Different Exchange schemes
ERASMUS programme – Exchange studies in TTÜ partner universities within the European Union, the candidate countries and selected non-EU countries that have joined the programme (Norway, Turkey, Island, Lichtenstein). Tuition fees are waived by both sending and receiving universities and all participants of the programme get the Erasmus scholarship.
Study abroad possibilities with Bilateral Agreements – TTÜ has signed several bilateral agreements with universities in Asia, Russian Federation and the US. Tuition fees are usually waived by universities that have signed bilateral exchange agreements, but there are no other scholarship schemes intended for the students. Students who apply to complete their exchange studies at those universities have to be in excellent academic standing, so that they can apply for Estonian national scholarships or scholarships offered by the receiving universities or countries.
Exchange scholarships – All students in the Erasmus programme receive the Erasmus scholarship. Other scholarship opportunities include the Estonian national scholarships (Kristjan Jaak and DoRa programme), scholarships of the receiving universities and governments of foreign countries.
International placements – Erasmus programme offers scholarships for placements abroad in EU countries and other European countries that have joined the programme. Internships can be carried out in companies and organisations of the EU countries, they have to match the field of the applicant’s studies and last between 2 and 6 months.
Summer programmes - Summer programmes are an excellent possibility for personal and professional development during the breaks from the university and are a great way to get the first experience of study abroad. Whereas, exchange studies are meant for studies in students' chosen field, the summer programmes enable the students to gain experience also in other fields.