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National Information Centres

Akadeemilise Tunnustamise Infokeskus (Eesti ENIC/NARIC Keskus)
Academic Recognition Information Centre (Estonian ENIC/NARIC)

Estonian Education and Youth Board
Tõnismägi 11
10119 Tallinn

Phone: +372 697 92 15
Fax: N/A
Web Site:
Contact person: Gunnar Vaht

National education bodies

Eesti Vabariigi Haridus - ja Teadusministeerium
Estonian Ministry of Education and Research
Link(s): Estonian, English

System of education

Overview of the Estonian system of education
Link(s): English, Estonian

University education

Information on legal framework, types of higher education institutions, administration and academic staff, higher education cycles and qualifications, and grading and credit system

Link(s): English, Estonian

Quality Assurance in Higher Education

Estonian Quality Agency for Higher and Vocational Education

Estonian Quality Agency for Higher and Vocational Education is a competence centre in the field of external evaluation of higher and vocational education in Estonia. Their activities include institutional accreditation of higher education institutions and quality assessment of their study programme groups, also accreditation of study programme groups in VET.

Link(s): English, Estonian

Post-secondary non-university education

Overview of vocational education and training in Estonia
Link(s): English [PDF]

Recognised higher education institutions

List of recognised higher education institutions in Estonia
Link(s): English, Estonian

Policies and procedures for the recognition of qualifications

General information on the assessment procedure
Link(s): English, Estonian
General procedures and criteria for the evaluation of foreign higher education qualifications and qualifications giving access to higher education
Link(s): English [PDF]

Recognition of Qualifications held by Refugees

Recognition of refugees’ qualifications in Estonia
Link(s): ENG

Qualifications Framework


Estonian Higher Education Qualifications Framework
Link(s): English, Estonian
Estonian qualifications framework
Link(s): English, Estonian

Self Evaluation Report

Referencing Estonian national qualifications to the European Qualifications Framework

Referencing Report (2016)

Link(s): English

Diploma Supplement (DS) Information

Responsible organisation

Eesti Vabariigi Haridus – ja Teadusministeerium
Estonian Ministry of Education and Research

Munga 18, Tartu 50088, Estonia

Phone: +372 735 0132
Fax: +372 735 0250
Link: Estonian, English

Information on DS (legislation, template, chart, etc)

Process of Implementation of the Diploma Supplement

DS is compulsory to issue together with every higher education credential awarded on completion of a study-programme that is registered with the Ministry of Education and Research after 1 June 2002. Issuing of DS to earlier graduates is regulated by every HEI independently. The format of the DS corresponds to that recommended by UNESCO and the Council of Europe.

Template of Diploma Supplement
Link(s): English, Estonian
Chart of national higher education structure
Link(s): English, Estonian

Access to higher education

Access qualifications
Link(s): English [PDF]

Verification sources