To participate in these courses you need to have Estonian living permit. Learn more about the programme in here.

Work module

The work module is primarily designed for foreign national who have arrived in Estonia with the intention to work, but also to foreign students, for example, who are about to finish their studies in Estonia.

The aim of the module is to provide an overview of the issues and questions related to working in Estonia.

You will also find out:

  • How is the work culture in Estonia?
  • Where and how to receive career counselling?
  • How to contact employers and companies? Etc.


The purpose of the training is to help the participants adjust in the Estonian society. For this purpose, the training covers topics related to employment in Estonia.


The training introduces the most important topics which are useful to know to succeed for those who have come to Estonia to work or who are interested in finding a suitable job in Estonia.

Among others, the topics include the following:

  • The legal grounds for living in Estonia
  • How to find a suitable job and where to get assistance for this purpose
  • Work-related movement within the European Union
  • The labour law, an employee’s rights and obligations in a work relationship
  • The structure of the Estonian tax system
  • The bases of unemployment insurance and health insurance
  • The Estonian work culture
  • The structure of the pension system
  • Opportunities for continuous education


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After completing the work and entrepreneurship module, you will:

  • Information about the legal grounds for living in Estonia, and about where to find further information about this, if necessary;
  • an overview of the free movement of workers in the European Union and the available employment services;
  • knowledge about the most important aspects of labour law and about where to get help or find further information, if necessary;
  • information about the unemployment and health insurance systems in Estonia;
  • knowledge about and a feel of the work culture in Estonia;
  • information about which organisations can be found in the Estonian labour sector;
  • an overview of which employment services are available for foreign nationals and where to find further information about those services.


The day is structured keeping in mind the peculiarities of adult learning. The trainings are of a very practical nature and largely consists of exercises, group work, and discussions.

For example, in connection with the topic of Estonian work culture, a model of cultural differences is introduced via a practical exercise. In the course of this exercise, the participants can assess how different is the Estonian work culture from what they are used to and what they should keep in mind in work-related communication with Estonians. Participants who are interested can also take part in an event of a work-related organisation after the training.

Conclusively, the training provides numerous opportunities for immediately implementing the new knowledge. In the course of the entire training, the participants can constantly discuss with the instructor, as well as with other learners – thereat, it is possible to exchange experiences with other foreigners and hear what kind of situations they have come in contact with and how they have solved any issues.

The training course lasts for 1 day (8 hours) and its general schedule is as follows:

10:00 – 11:45 First set of topics
11:45 – 12:00 Coffee break
12:00 – 13:45 Second set of topics
13:45 – 14:30 Lunch break
14:30 – 16:15 Third set of topics
16:15 – 16:30 Coffee break
16:30 – 18:00 Fourth set of topics and wrap-up

The training day ends with a summary, and this is when you can ask questions about any topic that might have remained unclear or about which you would like to get more information. Then you will have the opportunity to highlight the most important things that you will remember from the training day.

You will also receive the contacts of the people and organisations you can turn to with any questions you might have after the training course.

The training course organisers will be providing coffee, tea and snacks for the participants during the training day. There is also a dining place near the training location where you can go for lunch.

For more information about the work and entrepreneurship module, please contact the instructors:

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