Estonia

Estonian Business School

Faculties: Master of Tourism only
Level: Postgraduate only
Language of instruction: English
Minimum grade requirement: WAM 70
Semester dates:

  • Fall semester: early September – mid January
  • Spring semester: early February – mid June

Full time study load:
Other: This exchange offers opportunities for Master of Tourism students to spend a semester at the Estonian Business School (EBS) and undertake an internship with the Estonian Tourism Board.

About the graduate tourism program

The graduate tourism program was the first division of the university to establish a link with a former republic of the Soviet Union when it commenced an innovative tourism development assistance program in 2003 with the Baltic country of Estonia. The program is associated with the objectives of Monash University in regard to international research, innovation and engagement.
Find out more about the Estonia initiative.

About the Estonian Business School

The Estonian Business School, the first private university in Estonia, was established in 1988 by Professor Madis Habakuk (Estonia), Professor Marshall Fitzgerald (USA) and Mr Ilmar Martens (Canada).

The establishment of ESB marked the beginning of academic education in business in Estonia, as well as the country’s participation in international research and study networks that have been decisive for the creation of Estonian business links in the years since Estonian re-independence. EBS is among the top 300 business schools in the official Eduniversal rankings.

Geographically, Estonia is on the north-eastern edge of the European Union, bordering Russia and Latvia. Finland is a short hop across the sea – just 80km away, and there are ferries to Tallinn from Helsinki (Finland) and Stockholm (Sweden). Students studying at EBS will get excellent insights and future career opportunities related to these local economies.

The capital of Estonia – Tallinn (where EBS is located) – is one of the best-preserved medieval European towns. The unique value of Tallinn’s Old Town lies first and foremost in the well-preserved completeness of its medieval milieu and structure, which has been lost in most Northern European capitals. Since 1997 the Old Town of Tallinn has been on UNESCO’s World Heritage list.

According to visitestonia.com the Estonian language is a nightmare to learn, but almost everyone speaks good English and often German, Finnish, Russian and Swedish too. If you’d like to know more about Estonia (like about local delicacies like roast bear and specialist beers) why not watch these videos about Estonia.

The specifics

If you hold a current Australian or Malaysian passport (meaning you are considered a citizen) you do not need a visa to enter a Schengen region – this includes Estonia – if your intended stay is of no more than 90 days in a 6 month period. If you’re from another country of if you intend to stay longer than 90 days you should consult the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

You will however need to be granted the right of temporary residence. Find out more about applying from the Estonian Police and Border Guard Board.

Details about accommodation options (the school can help you find housing) and more can be found on EBSs website. If you have any questions you can contact either the International Co-ordinator in Master Studies, the Head of International Admissions, or the Erasmus and international exchange Co-ordinator directly.