Living in Narva
For all the international students, we recommend checking the Study in Estonia website.
It is a website for all the international students all over Estonia, degree students as well as exchange students, to get all the practical information about local life.
The University of Tartu has its main campus and also central International Student Service in Tartu. The university welcomes around 700 new international full time students and 300 exchange students every year, most of them staying in Tartu. There is a general Welcome Web for the international students and staff of the University of Tartu. We also recommend checking the Welcome Web, to know what is offered for international students in addition to what is going on in Narva.
Erasmus Student Network is an active organisation gathering international students (not only Erasmus students) and organising several events - again, mainly operating in Tartu, but still a good opportunity to get in touch with other international students. You can also follow them in social media.
Living costs in Narva
To get along in Narva, 400-500 euros a month should be sufficient, depending on your choices, of course.
With 50 euros a week for food you should live quite comfortably. For example, if you have a loyalty card for college cafeteria, daily soup costs 1,5 euros, a main course offer 2,5 euros. The prices for daily offers are similar in other pubs and restaurants in Narva.
To provide some examples of prices of typical products and services in Narva:
Full bread €1
Litre of milk €0.55
Regular local sliced cheese, 150g, €1.5
Pack of pasta, Penne Rigate, 500g, €1.30
Kilo of apples (from Poland), €0.40
Kilo of bananas, €1
Kilo of potatoes, €0.15
Cup of coffee, €1.50
Beer in a pub, 0,5l, €2.5
Haircut, €20-30 women, €5-20 men
Shopping for groceries, Rimi, Selver and Maxima are the chains most common in Narva. There can be a slight difference in prices, with Maxima as the cheapest and Selver as a bit more expensive. But it depends also on what is on special offer in each chain in the current month.
Fascilities for studying
The college building is open on workdays from 8:00 to 20:00, Saturdays from 9:00 to 18:00 and Sundays from 9:00-15:00.
In the college, there is a comfortable library with public computers. The library also offers literature neccessary for the courses, also access to international online databases. There are printers and scanners the students can use, charging money on their account. Narva College students can also use the main university library in Tartu.
Free wifi is available almost everywhere, all over college builing, in the dormitory and hostel, pubs and restaurants, in most long distance inter-city buses (only certain bus operators do not provide wifi access) and trains.
- At Narva College, there are numerous events taking place throughout the year. Exhibitions, Jazz Club every second Wednesday, discussions and meetings with prominent Estonians, international conferences, etc. All our students are welcome to participate these events!
- Modern and Art Club Ro-Ro are nice pubs to recommend. Modern is located just across the inner yard from Malmi hostel.
- Apollo cinema in Astri shopping centre is the only cinema in Narva. Films are either in the original language with Estonian and Russian subtitles, or dubbed into Russian. Check it before buying the ticket!
- Narva Castle and museum with a nice restaurant Rondeel in one of the fortification towers is one of the main tourist attractions of the city.
- Kreenholm Manufacture historic factory area is another fascinating place to visit.
- Narva-Jõesuu is a small resort town 12 km from Narva, easily accessible by public transport. There is a beautiful long beach for walks, sports and swimming in the summer time, nice spas for getting some warm in the winter.
- More information coming here soon!