- Check out our info sheet for new Spa and Wellness students HERE
Student social life and leisure time
Studying is not only about lectures! It is important to take advantage of the social aspects and friendships that studying at university has to offer. Pärnu College (UTPC) itself offers several opportunities to consider.Some examples of active student life at Parnu College:
- play volleyball or basketball – just for fun twice week or in an official team of Pärnu College
- act in our creative student theater group K-äng2
- take part of annual 3-days Student Winter Days celebration
- attend student parties – Freshmen, Barbeque parties, Christmas, Valentine`s Day, and other theme parties – or just weekly student nights
If these opportunities and other additional events taking place in Pärnu College are not enough for you, consider other leisure time activities in Pärnu. Whether it’s a night club, cinema, bowling, gym and swimming, spa, jogging at the beach, shopping or art classes – it`s up to you.
International students of Pärnu College live in a dormitory. Our dormitory (Hotel Vesiroos) is located close to College – only 5-10 minutes walking. Our students form a friendly community in the dormitory house.At the same time, many students rent a shared apartment for 2-4 people. It offers more privacy, but lacks the feel for real student life in a dormitory. Finding a nice place near the center of the town is not difficult. Depending on the location, expect to pay approximately 150-280 EUR/month for your own place, not including utilities. Please check city24.ee and kv.ee for rental properties in Parnu.
The Spa and Wellness Master’s Degree (Wellness and Spa Service Design and Management Master’s programme) is held in Pärnu, a peaceful town with 40 000 inhabitants. It`s always full of cultural events, sporty people and great service. Pärnu is considered to be the summer capital of Estonia – with many sandy beaches, numerous recreational facilities, parks, spas, hotels and restaurants – and tourists define the atmosphere all year long.Due to its coziness, Pärnu is a safe place to study, live, work, rest and play. Walking around late night or hanging out in pubs is a pure pleasure – there is no need to worry about your safety.
The currency in Estonia is Euro. Some important prices for a student that give you an overview of the price level in Estonia:
A monthly bus ticket for a student ≈ 6.40 EUR
A bus ticket to Tallinn for students ≈ 7 EUR
A liter of milk ≈ 0.6 EURA liter of gasoline ≈ 1 EUR
A cheap lunch in a pub ≈ 4 EUR
A kg of rice ≈ 1.2 EUR
A bottle of Estonian beer ≈ 0.90 EUR
Night club ticket ≈ 5-10 EUR
As Estonia belongs to the European Union and Schengen area, students from EU and the European Economic Area do not need a visa to enter Estonia. Citizens of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands, United Kingdom and Switzerland do not need a visa. Any third-country national who is a holder of a residence permit of a Schengen state does not need a visa to enter Estonia.Be sure to check the latest information from the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs – it is essential that you do this.
Any other questions? Write to our programme director Liis Juust, firstname.lastname@example.org