Preparations for your exchange semester
- Get in touch with your Erasmus Coordinator
and ask, if your University has the Inter-Institutional Agreement for
mobility with EAVA;
- inquire about the opportunities for receiving Erasmus+ support from your University;
- check EAVA's admission deadlines and semester dates;
- check our subject courses;
- find out more about moving to Estonia.
Quick Facts about Estonian Aviation Academy
are 2 types of higher education institutions in Estonia – universities and universities
of professional education like the Estonian Aviation Academy.
- We offer 4 curricula in Estonian and 2 curricula in English language.
- Graduates receive the Bachelor's degree after successful graduation.
- Exchange studies are provided in English language and subject courses are from almost all curricula that we provide.
How to arrive?
- Fly to Tallinn and take a bus to Tartu. Buses depart from Tallinn Airport/Bus station almost every half an hour during the day – the bus ticket costs approximately 12 €.
- Drive to Tartu with the car (the best option to travel around Estonia as well).
- Come by bus (from nearby countries).
During your stay
Assessment and grading at EAVA
Common procedures guarantee academic
recognition of studies abroad. They help to measure and compare the
learning outcomes and to transfer the received credits from one
institution to another. Inter-institutional agreements are based on the principle
of mutual trust and confidence. Higher education institutions use an
effective quality assurance system and the rules of the European Credit
Transfer System accordingly (ECTS).
1 full academic year = 60 credit points (ECTS)
1 semester = 30 credit points
Summative assessment of learning outcomes is either a differentiated or undifferentiated assessment. Differentiated assessment differentiates between achieved levels of learning outcomes by applying the following scale:
grade A or “excellent”– an outstanding and particularly broad level of learning outcomes, characterized by exceptional, free, and creative use of knowledge and skills;
grade B or “very good” – a very high level of learning outcomes, characterized by appropriate and creative use of knowledge and skills. More specific and detailed knowledge may reveal errors that are neither substantive nor serious;
grade C or “good” – a high level of learning outcomes, characterized by appropriate use of knowledge and skills. More specific and detailed knowledge may reveal uncertainty and imprecision;
grade D or “satisfactory” – a sufficient level of learning outcomes, characterized by the use of knowledge and skills in typical situations, non-typical situations reveal gaps and uncertainty;
grade E or “sufficient” – a minimally acceptable level of the more important learning outcomes, characterized by the limited use of knowledge and skills in typical situations, non-typical situations reveal significant gaps and uncertainty;
grade F or “insufficient” – the knowledge and skills acquired by the student are below the minimum required level.
In the case of undifferentiated assessment, a subject course is completed if all requirements set to complete the course have been fulfilled. The assessment:
grade “pass” – the student has acquired knowledge, skills, and competences in the volume prescribed in the syllabus;
grade “fail” – the student has not acquired knowledge, skills, and competences in the volume prescribed in the syllabus.
The subject course (incl. graduation thesis) shall be considered completed if learning outcomes are positively assessed. Positive grades are A, B, C, D, E, and “pass” (entered as “S” in the SIS). Negative grades are F, “fail” (entered as “MS” in the SIS), and “Failure to Appear” (entered as “MI” in the SIS).
The form(s) of knowledge checks and course details are defined in the subject programs (tahvel.edu.ee > My data > Study plan > Click on the name of the subject > subject programs). The date and place of assessment and retaking of the assessment shall be set by the teaching staff member responsible for the subject or the Office of Academic Affairs. A student can be assessed once in a subject during the semester it is being taught at a scheduled examination / pass/fail evaluation and in case of a negative result once at a retake.
If the student fails to get a positive grade, the subject will have to be declared and completed again.
Passing the subject with a sufficient result an international exchange student is guaranteed ECTS credit points as fixed in the learning agreement.
- New Year’s Day - 1 January
- Independence Day - 24 February
- Good Friday – in April
- Easter Sunday - in April
- May Day - 1 May
- Whitsunday - in May
- Victory Day - 23 June
- Midsummer day - 24 June
- Day of Restoration of Independence - 20 August
- Christmas - 24-26 December
After the exchange semester, you will be provided with: