Tallinn University of Technology

Tallinn University of Technology

Top reasons to study here

  • TalTech is Estonia’s most innovative university, as confirmed by the Estonian universities’ reputation survey.
  • TalTech is ranked in top 3% of world's best universities (QS World University Rankings).
  • TalTech cultivates cooperation with enterprises, and provides students with inspiration, knowledge, and resources to create start-ups and other innovations.



TalTech was established on 17 September, 1918, when the Estonian Engineering Society uniting local technology intellectuals began to provide special engineering courses in order to cover the need for locally trained engineering specialists. Only in a year the school became the private Tallinn College of Engineering, which in 1920 was declared a state institution. Through the years it has developed and grown to become the best technical university in the Baltics.


At TalTech we offer 4 Bachelor's and 15 Master's programmes and a variety of PhD programmes in English. 


At TalTech, we develop real things, such as self-driving cars or the TTÜ100 satellite. We offer an opportunity to study in a modern digital campus where many of the most recent technologies are tested and implemented on the daily basis. 

TalTech researchers are currently involved in many research projects within the university and in joint projects with other universities across all the fields and disciplines presented at the university. 


In order to help you to decide for a suitable career path at TalTech we provide a free career counseling for TalTech current and prospective students, and recent graduates. In addition, we give an advice on questions concerning school system, academic career, child care, housing and living in Estonia for our students and employees. We are looking forward to meeting you!

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University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
601 200
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QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
751 -100
651 -50
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
1142 -120
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.


Student services

  • Various services are available for students including general and programme specific student counselling regarding various issues, career counselling services, exchange studies information, psychological counselling.
  • TalTech is a part of the ESN Network, an international student organization set up to help exchange students.
  • TalTech has its own Student Union (SU), an organisation that represents students and student organisations at the university and the Student Body generally outside of the university.

Housing services

Student Campus has 2300 accommodation places. Most of our buildings are located near Tallinn University of Technology and one near city centre, in Kristiine district. All houses have different room and apartment types; there are also amenities for washing laundry and parking your car or bicycle. Monthly price range is between 97-282 EUR per month.

It is important to apply for a Student Campus accommodation as soon as possible. Should there be not sufficient places on the Student Campus students have the option to look for private housing off the campus.

Library services

The new building of the Tallinn University of Technology Library was festively opened on 11th November 2009. And so TalTech’s library is now innovative and user-friendly environment for studies, research, communication and relaxation. The library offers 300,000 volumes on open access shelves and 530,000 volumes in storage capacity.

ICT services

  • E-mail
  • Classroom and network folders
  • Eduroam
  • Remote access to TTÜ library's databases
  • Remote access to network resources via FTP
  • Software for students
  • Web catalogue
  • ArcGIS
  • Moodle
  • Print and copy service

Medical services

International students are required to have private health insurance policy in case of non-EU students or European health insurance card (EHIC) applicable for EU students. TalTech highly recommends to obtain an additional health insurance to EHIC. It only covers necessary health care, and it is not free of charge.

Student Life

Campus life

With its scenic location in the greenest district of Tallinn – Mustamäe, - TalTech is the only campus-type university in the Baltic countries and one of the most compact university campuses in Europe.

In the main university building alone the following modern facilities are available for students:

  •         500 different study places on the 4 floors of the building
  •         180 computer terminals on every floor
  •         free access to Wireless Internet in the whole building
  •         computer lab with 22 computers
  •         training classroom for IL courses
  •        26 individual study rooms
  •         6 group study rooms (8 persons each)
  •        self-service printing, coping and scanning machines on each floor 

There is always something exciting happening at TalTech– scientific discoveries and experiments, new technologies and products, lectures and conferences, etc. Campus is the scene of many communal activities, with a large number of student, cultural and sports events.

Sports facilities

TalTech has a new and modern Sports Center right on the main campus area. You can join the following activities:

  • Aerobics
  • Badminton
  • Table Tennis
  • Basketball
  • Gym
  • Indoor hockey
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Student clubs

  •          ESTIEM LG Tallinn
  •          GreenTech Club
  •          AIESEC
  •          WiT - Women in Tech
  •          The Association of African Students
  •          AEGEE-Tallinn
  •          BEST-Estonia
  •          Debate Society
  •          TalTech Cinema Club
  •          TalTech Adventure Cycling Club
  •          Tennis Court Fellowship
  •          T-Teater
  •          Skeemipesa
  •          TalTech Culture Club
  •          TalTech Photo Club
  •          TalTech Film Club
  •          Rally Club
  •          TalTech Marketing Club
  •          Mining Group
  •          TalTech Software Development Club lapikud
  •          TalTech Robotics Club
  •          Formula Student Team Tallinn
  •          Õigus Law Student Association

Student Reviews

Enjoying the life at TalTech
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Very good environment and cooperation

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Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Taltech university is such a great place to study and live. It’s such a friendly environment! All the lecturers really get to know you and treat you as an individual rather than just a number, they are so supportive. It’s so inclusive and the students are all in the same position so worries can easily be resolved as you are never on . Really good facilities ( Sports and...

TalTech is quite great
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

TalTech university is really great. The campus is quite lovely and really near to school (about 5 minutes away). The sports hall is near the university (about 5 minutes). Studying here is quite simple and teachers give good instructions.

Tallinn, Harjumaa, Estonia

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