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Education General Overview

Estonian education is a top performer.*

Estonia is a top performer in terms of its education system, according to the OECD. High

In Estonia, high school graduation levels are significantly higher than OECD averages. Estonian students are also consistently far above the curve in areas of literacy, math and science on the PISA tests. In science, Estonia is tied for first place in Europe with Finland.

The Estonian Ministry of Education and Research oversees education in the country. However, each local government is technically responsible for managing its schools and guaranteeing slots for the area’s registered children.

Studying in universities or vocational schools is not dependent on your place of registration.

Estonian Ministry of Education and Research
Tallinn Education Department

*Data taken from OECD.



Schools where the language of instruction is English


International School of Estonia (IB program)

International School of Tallinn (IB program)

Tallinn English College (IB program)

EBS High School (only secondary education)


Tartu International School

Miina Härma Gümnaasium (IB program)