After you have been accepted to Tallinn University for short-term studies (for example, as an exchange student on a Bilateral Agreement) we will send you an acceptance letter. With the acceptance letter you can apply for a long-term visa (D-Visa) which enables you to stay in Estonia for one year.
You can apply for the visa at the nearest Estonian Embassy.
D-visa covers your entire stay in Estonia if it is less than one year. There is no need to apply for any other documents. However, you cannot register as a resident of Tallinn.
Information for students with visa-free entry to Estonia
Please see a list of countries with visa-free access to Estonia here.
The citizens mentioned in the above list do not need a visa to enter a Schengen area (incl. Estonia) for stays of no more than 90 days in any 180-day period.
Despite the right to enter Schengen area visa-free the study period in Tallinn University is usually more than 90 days so we recommend applying for a D-visa prior to your trip in the nearest Estonian embassy and entering Estonia with an already valid visa. Visa-free travelling is meant for the purposes of tourism and coming as a student your visa-free travel is not in accordance with the rules and regulations of visa-free travelling and might cause problems at the border when reaching the first Schengen country.