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Universities in Estonia

Higher Education in Estonia

2021 Ranking of Estonia Universities

What are Estonia’s most famous universities? Topuniversitieslist has published the 2021 Estonian University Ranking, which includes 16 Estonian higher-education institutions that fulfill the Topuniversitieslist selection criteria:

  • being chartered, registered, or certified by the relevant Estonian higher education-related body, and providing at least four-year undergraduate degrees (bachelor degrees) or postgraduate degrees (master or doctoral degrees) in a conventional, face-to-face, non-distance education style.

The Topuniversitieslist League Table and University Ranking of 16 Universities in Estonia are available to see.

2021 Sub-rankings by provinces and territories

Estonia is split into 15 counties (Estonian: maakonnad), which are subdivided further into 79 municipalities (Estonian: omavalitsused). The plurality of higher education institutions that follow the Topuniversitieslist requirements are in Harju County, which includes Tallinn, the country’s capital and largest district. The counties of at least two Estonian higher education institutions that fulfill the Topuniversitieslist selection criterion are included in the following Topuniversitieslist league tables or sub-rankings.


Tartu County (5)
Harju County (11)