Organisation of studies & admission policy

TEC offers 3 international programmes:
1) PYP (Primary Years Programme)
2) MYP (Middle Years Programme)
3) DP (Diploma Programme) Further information about IB programmes at TEC can be found in the menu on the left.

Academic honesty

Authenticity and original authorship:

An authentic piece of work is one that is based on the student’s individual and original ideas with the ideas and work of others fully acknowledged. Therefore, all assignments, written or oral, completed by a student for assessment must wholly and authentically use that student’s own language and expression.

Academic dishonesty

Malpractice is a behaviour that results in, or may result in, the student or any other student gaining an unfair advantage in one or more assessment components.

Extended essay for IB DP students

Every IB Diploma candidate must submit an extended essay on a focused topic in one of the subjects of the IB curriculum – normally one of the student’s 6 chosen subjects for the IB Diploma. The essay must be supervised by a qualified teacher at the school.

Internal Rules

Tallinn English College Internal Rules

Admission policy

TEC admission policy 2023/2024 HERE

Student vacancies registration

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme in Tallinn English College (TEC) is primarily meant for the children of foreign diplomatic missions and consular posts and international organizations’ (WHO, NATO etc) staff, specialists contractually working in Estonia. Likewise, children of Estonian nationals whose parent is in a diplomatic post and/or who have been studying abroad at an IB school or international school because one of their parents was or is employed, according to a written statement, in a foreign country.

1st grade PYP IB admission

PYP IB Year 1 Admission for 2023/2024 School Year

10th Grade Admission

From September 2020 you can study at TEC gymnasium:
1) in the Estonian language curriculum
2) in the English language curriculum
The Estonian-language curriculum is the national curriculum 10-12. class and ends with Estonian state exams. The English-language curriculum is a preparatory year for the Diploma Progrmme in 10th grade and continues with the IB DP program in grades 11 and 12, culminating in IBO exams.
You can read more about IB DP HERE.

The student candidate must indicate his / her preference for the upper secondary school curriculum when registering for joint tests in the system of joint tests.