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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.

In Estonia, high school graduation levels are significantly higher than the 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 (e.g. Tallinn) 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.

*Data taken from the OECD.


Schools where the language of instruction is English


Audentes School (IB program)

EBS High School (only secondary education)

International School of Estonia (IB program)

International School of Tallinn (IB program)

Tallinn English College (IB program)

Tallinn European School


Tartu International School

Miina Härma Gymnasium (IB program)