Invitation to Welcoming Programme

Sander Nõmmik
Author Sander Nõmmik

In 2018, the Ministry of the Interior will continue providing training courses in cooperation with Expat Relocation Estonia OÜ within the framework of the Welcoming Programme intended for all newly arrived foreigners. One-day Welcoming Programme training sessions will provide you with primary knowledge and skills for everyday life and work in Estonia. You also have the opportunity to take part in Estonian language trainings for beginners.

All newly arrived foreigners with a valid temporary residence permit or temporary right of residence who have lived in Estonia for less than five years can participate in the training courses. Participating in the Welcoming Programme is free of charge.

Training sessions during the first quarter of 2018 will take place from January to March and continue throughout the year. Register for trainings at

Persons who have participated in the Welcoming Programme on the programme:

“It is a great programme for an introduction to the Estonian language, culture, and people. The training courses were varied and interactive.” Abdulazeez, Nigeria

“I enjoyed every training session. The methods used in the training were chosen well. Altogether, the Welcoming Programme was useful and I hope that I will have more opportunities for further integration into the Estonian society.” Georgios, Greece

“It was certainly useful for newly arrived foreigners. The trainers were very experienced. Everything was great and I truly appreciated it. You really could not ask for more. All in all, it was perfect and necessary – thank you for providing the training.” Ramesh, Nepal

If you have any questions, please contact .

The following training sessions are currently open in the training calendar:

Estonian language training for beginners (level A1):

City Days of the week Start End Language
Tallinn Monday and Wednesday evenings 24/01/2018 02/04/2018 Russian
Tallinn Tuesday and Thursday mornings 30/01/2018 05/04/2018 Russian
Tallinn Tuesday and Thursday afternoons 06/02/2018 12/04/2018 English
Tallinn Tuesday and Thursday evenings 13/02/2018 19/04/2018 English
Tartu Monday and Wednesday evenings 29/01/2018 04/04/2018 English
Narva Monday and Wednesday evenings 12/02/2018 18/04/2018 Russian


Basic module:

Date City Language
27/01/2018 Tallinn English
28/01/2018 Tallinn Russian
03/02/2018 Narva Russian
03/02/2018 Tartu English


Work and entrepreneurship module:

Date City Language
10/02/2018 Tallinn English
11/02/2018 Tallinn Russian
17/02/2018 Narva Russian
17/02/2018 Tartu English


Family life module:

Date City Language
03/03/2018 Tallinn Russian
04/03/2018 Tallinn English
10/03/2018 Narva Russian
10/03/2018 Tartu English


Children and young people module

Date City Language
03/03/2018 Tallinn Russian
04/03/2018 Tallinn English
10/03/2018 Narva Russian
10/03/2018 Tartu English


See you in Welcoming Programme training courses! Register for trainings at