Start of studies
Students matriculated at the College will be entered in the register of the Estonian Education Information System (EHIS) and Study Information System (SiS).
The academic year of the College starts on a Monday closest to 1 September and lasts for 12 months (incl. 2 months of vacation) according to the academic calendar. The academic year is preceded and followed by a period of two academic weeks that are to make up for insufficient academic progress. During these preceding and following weeks, educational activities may be conducted according to a plan prepared by the corresponding structural unit.
Educational activities for achieving learning outcomes are conducted in the form of lectures, seminars, training sessions, laboratory work, individual classes or educational activities determined in another manner aimed at acquiring knowledge and skills. Contact-based learning takes place in a learning environment (including e-learning), where both a student and a member of the teaching staff participate.
All the in-depth information about the provision of the studies, services and support will be given at the beginning of the studies. In professional higher education (PHE) the subject Introduction to Learning (2 ECTS) covers all the basics which is needed to handle studies at the College. In vocational education and master`s studies the same information will be given in first contact lessons.
- Student card
Students who have been matriculated at the College can apply for a student card to prove their student status. International Student Identity Card ISIC provides several discounts and depending on the type of the card, it can be also used as a bank card.
You can order the ISIC card through the Federation of Estonian Student Unions or the bank (SEB, Swedbank). Further information about the ordering click HERE.
- First year welcome bag
All first year students recieve a welcome bag at the beginning of their studies, which include gifts from the college and Study in Estonia Organization.
- Student Hostel
Students studying at the College can apply for an accomodation in the Student Hostel. The student hostel is situated near the school main building - it takes about 15 minutes of slow walk to get to the College from the student home. It accommodates up to 200 students and rooms are for 2 or 3 people. Single rooms are not available. The students can start applying for the student hostel after they have been accepted at the College. For further information about the hostel and the prices click HERE.
- Living in Estonia
For an overview about living and studying in Estonia you can find thorough information on the Estonia website.
- Students with special needs
Tallinn Health Care College supports people with special needs both during the admission and learning process. To figure out any possible adjustment needs please contact our Admission Specialist or Specialist of Studies (see contacts below).
Accessibility in Estonia
Estonia is working on meeting the needs of disabled people. Local transportation has buses and trams with a low floor. There are taxis with wheelchair access. Many buildings have ramped access and wide doors as well as bathrooms accessible for disabled persons. Please find further information about services in Tallinn for disabled people here!
- Practical Training - clothes and shoes
Working clothes for practical training
The College has provided an opportunity for the students to buy their working wear as it is mandatory to use working clothes during the practical training period and training sessions/simulation learning. For this purpose the College has an agreement with retail and wholesale trade company Stafit OÜ (contact address Katusepapi 20, Tallinn; Phone no +372 6217016; http://stafit.ee/eng/page/about-us) and Image Wear AS (contact address Kadaka road 46a, Tallinn; Phone no 6664941; https://www.imagewear.fi/?___store=et).
In order to buy work wear from the shop you have to present your student identity card, which gives a discount for your purchase. You need to pay during your ordering and the company fulfills the order in one month at the latest. You can receive your clothes from the store.
College requirements for the practical training clothes:
the clothes are usually white and only colored edges (preferably yellow and / or blue) are allowed;
the training clothes must be made of easily washable and temperature-resistant material;
the left sleeve of the jacket / coat etc. is embroidered with the college logo on the edge of the jacket / coat pocket;
the name of the clothing owner can be embroidered (preferably with yellow and / or blue thread)
Working shoes for practical training
The College has provided an opportunity for the students to buy their working shoes as their usage is mandatory/recommended during practical training and practical sessions/simulation learning. For this purpose the College has an agreement with a work shoe store Fysioapteek (Fotex OÜ; in Eks department store, address Mustamäe road 12, Tallinn; Phone no +372 503 1213; http://fysioapteek.ee).
The shoes can be bought from the store, a discount is available for the students if they present their student card.
Recommendations for the shoes:
shoes for practical training are usually white and modest patterns on a white background (preferably yellow and/or blue) are allowed;
training shoes must have a non-slip sole
The selection of internship shoes is currently available in the store and on the fysioapteek.ee website.
- Tutoring - guidance and counselling from other students
Tutors i.e. student counsellors are students who have received respective training to guide first-year students and foreign students.
The aim of the tutoring system is to support first-year students, boost their ability to cope and therefore reduce the drop-out rate.
A tutor helps first-year students adapt to the process of learning, explaining how to find the necessary information, the basics of the organisation and planning of studies. Tutoring also includes helping the students solve problems that can arise when commencing studies.
You can contact a tutor for advice and guidance via e-mail or agree on a meeting. If the tutor is not able to answer your question(s) straight away, they will find the answer(s) or direct you to a respective employee of the college. Communication between a tutor and a student is confidential.
Further information can be found HERE.
Start of studies