Tartu Health Care College is a nationally and internationally valued higher education institution and a competence centre in the field of health and welfare. We create conditions for the best health care education and promote health awareness in the society.

The college considers it essential that all the curricula are based on current specialised knowledge, continuously and systematically revised based on evidence, taking into account the needs of the labour market, international development trends in the specialist fields and changes in the society.

Internationalisation is supporting the quality of health care education and the recognition of the college. International students help to create a local international learning environment and facilitate international collaboration. Therefore, you are warmly welcomed to join our community and pursue your studies here!

We offer six vocational education programmes, six applied higher education programmes, and three master's programmes, two of which are international:

If you have any questions, feel free to chat with us, and we will get back to you as soon as possible!

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  • Application period starts: March 1st, 2024
  • Final deadline for applicants: August 1st, 2024
  • Start of the studies: January 6th, 2025 

All applicants should apply through the Study in Estonia Dream Apply online application system, where you need to present all the following documents for admission:

  1. Bachelor’s degree – a copy of the diploma and the diploma supplement/academic transcript 
  2. CV
  3. Copy of passport or ID
  4. Proof of English language proficiency

The College has the right to require candidates to have their results evaluated by the Estonian ENIC/NARIC centre, if necessary.

Applicants are ranked based on the following two criteria:

  1. The average grade of Bachelor studies
  2. Admission interview


✔️ Tartu Health Care College is governed by four care values in its performance: 

  • Professionalism: We value quality, evidence-base, expertise, transparency, academic freedom and collaboration.
  • Development orinetedness: We are learning-centred, smart, considering social needs, relevant and innovative.
  • Human centredness: We value ethical principles, integrity, equality, empathy, individual approach and involvement.
  • Health awareness: We support health, value healthy lifestyles and promote health awareness.

So, if you also have a heart in the right place, you should come and study with us!

✔️ Tartu Health Care College responds flexibly to the research needs of society and the labour market and plans its research studies in collaboration with enterprises, public sector institutions and organizations of the third sector. Therefore all graduates are valued professionals who are welcome to work in the healthcare field worldwide or to continue their studies in the third cycle of higher education (PhD).

✔️ Among the faculty are internationally renowned practitioners as well as researchers. The conduct of applied research supports internationalization, and research results are implemented in professional development and public health promotion

✔️ The college's simulation centers have created excellent conditions for preclinical practices. Additionally, the campus features a library, great leisure and sports facilities, and residential buildings connected to the academic premises.

✔️ Tartu is the spiritual capital of Estonia – the city of good thoughts. It is also recognized as a student town, characterized by a vibrant blend of youthful enthusiasm and academic traditions, offering abundant opportunities for both leisure and academic pursuits.


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