International students in Estonia
Work in Estonia can help companies get closer to international students and recent graduates, which are potential soon-to-be employees already in Estonia and eager to kickstart their career. While these talents are a great resource, their potential is yet to be fully discovered by companies. They do have several advantages that might be useful to your business, such as:
+ Knowledge on foreign markets and other cultures
+ Creativity and unique ways of thinking
+ Motivation and flexibility towards work conditions
And the great news is that hiring international students – during or after completion of their studies – has been as simple as it can be for the employers, meaning hazzle-free hires just waiting to be discovered.
Working conditions for foreign students
International students do not need an additional working permit to work while studying full time. As long as it doesn’t interfere with their studies.
All non-EU students can stay in Estonia for an additional 270 days (9 months) after graduation to look for a job in Estonia. Once the job is found, they can apply for a temporary residence permit.
+ International students having successfully finished their BA or MA in Estonia can apply for temporary residence permit for employment. Employer has a simpler procedure, as there is no need to ask for permission from the Estonian Unemployment Insurance Fund nor it is required to meet salary criterion.
With the application of temporary residence permit for employment the employer can send their invitation by employer to the Police and Border Guard Board by e-mail ([email protected]) or by post (Pärnu mnt 139, 15060 Tallinn).