Estonia, officially the Republic of Estonia, is a sovereign state in Northern Europe. It is bordered to the north by the Gulf of Finland with Finland on the other side, to the west by the Baltic Sea with Sweden to the west, to the south by Latvia , and to the east by Lake Peipus and Russia.
Estonia is a developed country with an advanced, high-income economy and is among the fastest growing in the EU. It ranks very high in the Human Development Index of the United Nations.
Estonia has been a part of following organizations- member of League of Nations, member of NATO as well as European Union, joined Schengen Area and Eurozone.
Tallinn is the capital and the largest city of Estonia. The most common foreign languages learned by Estonian students are English, Russian, German and French. Other popular languages include Finnish, Spanish and Swedish. Estonia is one of the least religious countries in the world. While Estonia has a great range of historical churches, only over a quarter of the population are affiliated with a particular religion, with Lutheranism being most prevalent among Estonians in particular. Estonia is a Digital Society. This means less bureaucracy, while adding more transparency and efficiency in some vital sectors such as healthcare and education.
Education in Estonia is divided into General, Vocational, and Hobby. The education system is based on four levels: Pre-School, Basic, Secondary, and Higher Education. A wide network of Schools and supporting Educational Institutions have been established. The Estonian education system consists of State, Municipal, Public, and Private Institutions.
Academic higher education in Estonia is divided into three levels: Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral Studies. In some specialties (basic medical studies, veterinary, pharmacy, dentistry, architect-engineer, and a classroom teacher programme) the bachelor's and master's levels are integrated into one unit.
Estonia has a moderate number of public and private universities. The largest public universities are the University of Tartu, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn University, Estonian University of Life Sciences, Estonian Academy of Arts; the largest private university is Estonian Business School.
The degree that is awarded in Estonia after completion of Medicine Study is Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) with is equivalent to MBBS in India.
The process of studying in Estonia is carried out according to the Bologna system, which gives an opportunity to continue studying at universities of other EU countries and easily find a job in any European company on the basis of Estonian degree.
The students are able to experience diverse cultures as students from around 70 countries study in Estonia.
Estonia is ranked 1st for student satisfaction, with an Erasmus survey showing that 90% of international students were satisfied with the studying and living standard in Estonia.
The visa hassle that students usually face does not exist in Estonia. The students are granted D-type Schengen visa so they can travel 28 countries of Europe.
The country boasts incredible scenery, stunning architecture, and offers a classic European experience.
Low living and accommodation expenses compared to rest of the Europe. University dormitories per month fee can be as low as 100 Euros/month.
Language proficiency tests have low requirements like IELTS with a score of 5.5 bands or TOEFL (iBT) with a score of 75 is acceptable.
The Medical Degree is recognized by The Medical Council of India (MCI).
The University is recognized and enlisted in the World Directory of Medical Schools maintained by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER).
A modest student budget would be between 200 to 250 Euros every month and this would cover food and basic amenities. Public transport is free of charge for students.