Once you Have Arrived
NB! Our buddy student Djahane has put together an overview of the most important links for settling in Tallinn, studies and events. Check it out!
1. Check the timetables.
2. Take part in the Orientation for international students.
3. Obtain the Tallinn University e-mail account (room: S-203, Silva building, during Orientation in A-117).
4. Register for courses - please respect the registration deadlines set by the academic calendar . You can only register for courses after you have opened the university email account.
5. Meet your student buddy (a local student who is helping you with practical matters during your studies). Further information: firstname.lastname@example.org student buddies and registration
6. Sign a tenancy agreement in your dormitory or private apartment.
7. If you are a non-EU student, who does not need a visa to enter Estonia and you are staying in Estonia for more than three months, then you have to apply for the long-term visa - D-visa - in Estonia. Please book an appointment online. Please note: we strongly advise obtaining the visa before arrival in Estonia even if you can enter Estonia without a visa.
8. If you are an EU student, please go to the Population Register to register your place of residence. After you have registered your place of residence, please go to Police and Border Guard Board (P. Pinna 4 or A. H. Tammsaare tee 47) to apply for the Estonian ID card Please book an appointment online. With the ID card you can use the public transportation for free in Tallinn, use it as a library card, and electronically load money onto the card to make copies.
9. If required, register at your country's embassy.
10. You can apply for an Estonian Student Card or ISIC card at www.minukool.ee. For additional information go to the Student Union (room S-140).
11. Confirmation about your student status can be received from the Incoming Exchange Students Coordinator. Students are received only if they have booked an appointment (send an email to email@example.com, call +372 6409 217 or book an appointment directly through Google Calendar.
12. Consider whether you need to open a bank account in Estonia. Opening the bank account is free of charge for residents of the EU. For non-residents opening the account can cost around 200 euros. You can check out the options Wise.com and revolut.com can offer.
13. Obtain a library card (www.tlulib.ee).
14. Take part in the events organised by the Tallinn University International Club and Erasmus Student Network Tallinn
15. If you decide to extend your stay at Tallinn University for the second semester, then please fill in the form, have it signed by your home university and your coordinator here and take it to room T-215 or send it by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 1.