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Entry requirements for Estonian students

This is a guide to the normal entry requirements, assuming you’ve followed the Estonian education system. An admissions tutor will study your application, so make sure you include your academic background and personal information when you apply.

Entry requirements vary depending on what sort of course you’re coming to BU to study.

  • BU International College Foundation Certificates
    You can undertake a Foundation Certificate before going on to an undergraduate course if you have successfully completed 12 years of schooling in Estonia and achieved a minimum of IELTS (Academic) 5.0.
  • Undergraduate courses
    You can apply to study a Bachelor's degree from year one if you hold both the Riigieksamid (National examinations) and Gümnaasiumi Iõputunnistus (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) with the required grades.
  • Top-up courses
    You will need a minimum of two to three years of tertiary study in a relevant subject to be considered for a Top-up course. Please contact our International Admissions Team to discuss your qualifications and whether they are suitable.
  • Postgraduate courses
    If you have a Bakalaurusekraad (Bachelor's degree) you can apply for a taught postgraduate course with us.
  • Research programmes
    You need any postgraduate degree to be considered for a BU research programme.

You can find more information about English language requirements for entry to BU on our English language requirements page.

If you require a Tier 4 Visa to study in the UK, you can find more information on our immigration information page.