Exchange studies - Tallinna Tehnikakõrgkool

Exchange studies

Exchange students are students who are already enrolled in their home country at a higher education institution that has signed the Erasmus+ programme agreement with the TTK University of Applied Sciences. TTK UAS accepts exchange students through the Erasmus+ programme.

Students can apply to TTK University of Applied Sciences to study for one or two semesters and afterwards they can transfer the credits obtained to their home institution. The Erasmus+ coordinator of their home institution nominates the students for their studies.

Nomination and Application Deadlines

In order to be considered for Erasmus exchange studies at TTK UAS, the student has to be officially nominated by their home university.

Nomination information should include the student’s full name, birth date, contact e-mail, and study field.

Please send the nominations to erasmus@tktk.ee.

Fall semester
Nomination period
Application deadline     
March 1 to April 15
May 1
Spring semester
Nomination period
Application deadline     
September 15 to November 1
November 15

Course Offer in English for Exchange Students

TTK University of Applied Sciences offers full study programmes on Bachelor’s level with the main focus on engineering fields. The official language of instruction is Estonian.

Courses in English are available for Erasmus+ exchange students.

The offer for the academic year 2022/23 is here.*

*Change language to English on the left-hand side.
* If the link to the course catalogue does not open, please pass the reCAPTCHA control and try opening the link again. For help, please contact erasmus[at]tktk.ee.

Tips for course selection:

  • Please select the courses only from the catalogue for International Studies which gathers all English taught subjects at TTK UAS for each academic year. Other courses are only offered in Estonian.
  • Courses should be selected according to your study area. 
  • Courses offered by the Centre for Humanities and Economics and Centre for Sciences are more of general nature to support specialized studies and can be chosen by students of any study field.
  • Courses offered by the institutes are specialized and, with some exceptions, usually require previous knowledge of the study field. Please read carefully the information on each subject.
  • Please check carefully the semester of the course. Below the modules, under the tab “Typical study plan” the course offer is sorted by semesters.
  • Overlaps in the schedule may occur if you select courses from different academic units. In case of an overlapping schedule, you may have to change your Learning Agreement.
  • Some subjects are only offered to our sessional study students who attend classes once a month during their study sessions and therefore might fall on Saturdays.
  • Please note that there are two options for evaluation of the learning outcomegraded/ differential (in Estonian: hindeline arvestus/eksam (eristav hindamine)) or not graded/non-differential (in Estonian: arvestus (mitteeristav hindamine)). In case of non-differential assessment method, the student will not be given a grade, but the subject will be assessed either as “Passed” or “Failed” accordingly.
  • Please note that the Institute of Service Economy is located about 100 kms east of Tallinn, in Mõdriku village. If you choose subjects from their offer, some travel might be necessary!

Additional subjects

Erasmus students of TTK UAS can take 1-2 subjects (up to 6 ECTS) also from our partners Tallinn Health Care College and Estonian Academy of Security Sciences (EASS). The ECTS taken from our partners are fully recognized as part of your studies at TTK UAS and reflected on a separate Transcript of Records from the pertinent institution.

Subjects from the Tallinn Health Care College

Subjects from EASS (available only fall semester, registration deadline 11.09.2022):

KEEC5236 Estonian Language and Culture
FMTM5004 Functioning of Legal and Illegal Markets
RKRC5207 National and International Disaster Management
RKRC5209 Geo-Information in Civil Protection

Online Application and OLA

Nominated students will be sent a User ID and instructions to register and fill in their online application in the SoleMove system.

Students will have to create their study plan and attach the following documents to their application:

  • Transcript of Records showing your grades from home university (in English)
  • Certificate of English language proficiency (certificate may be issued by your home institution).
  • Copy of passport or ID
  • For Architecture students – a portfolio (examples of prior work)

Instructions to fill out the SoleMove online application are available here.

Once the application has been reviewed and approved, please complete and submit within two weeks from the acceptance your Online Learning Agreement (OLA) according to the study plan approved in your online application.

  • You can access OLA either through your university’s mobility system, through the OLA portal or Erasmus app.
  • The responsible person for signing the OLA at TTK UAS is the Erasmus Coordinator Liisa Konsap (liisa@tktk.ee).
  • Please check with your university who is responsible person for signing at your university.
  • Following the approved study plan in your online application, mark down the courses you want to take at TTK UAS in Table A about the proposed mobility programme. Add the courses that will be recognised at your home institution in Table B.
  • Once you have signed it, the responsible person at your home university receives an automatic notification via email to verify and sign the learning agreement, after which the Erasmus coordinator at our university receives an automatic notification via email to verify and sign the OLA.

NB! Online Learning Agreement is only available for students arriving within the Erasmus+ mobility within the programme countries. Students arriving in TTK UAS within the Erasmus+ ICM programme have to submit their Learning Agreement on paper. Instructions will be given once your application is approved.

Academic Calendar

SEMESTER DATES FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
Erasmus Welcome Days fall semester 2022: 25.08.2022–26.08.2022*
FALL SEMESTER: 29.08.2022–22.01.2023

Erasmus Welcome Days spring semester 2023: 19.01.2023–20.01.2023*
SPRING SEMESTER: 
23.01.2023–31.05.2023

*To be confirmed. Exact information will be notified to accepted Erasmus exchange students.

COVID-19 information

Before beginning the journey to Estonia, please make sure to be updated with the information on the requirements applicable to passengers arriving in Estonia

The student is responsible for conforming to the self-isolation requirements, if applicable. The students must adhere to any other restrictions and requirements in place in Estonia during the stay.

If you have any symptoms during your stay in TTK UAS, please consult your doctor and inform immediately the Erasmus coordinator so we could take the necessary measures to prevent the spreading of the infection.

Official Government information on the COVID-19 situation in Estonia can be found on kriis.ee webpage.