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The Estonian Military Academy (EMA) is an institution of vocational training, developing on secondary education, for applied higher education and military research related to national defence. Our mission is to train and educate senior non-commissioned officers, as well as junior and senior officers for the Estonian Defence Forces, National Defence League and other military institutions. The EMA has established a national reputation in Estonia for expertise in military research and development.

A challenging academic program by the EMA provides a balanced education in military and civilian subjects designed to provide a solid military foundation for officer-training, meeting the intellectual and mental requirements necessary for service as a military leader in the Army.  The academic staff members of the EMA are supported by members of the academic community from leading universities throughout Estonia.

In order to provide the Defence Forces with professional and well-trained senior NCOs and officers, the EMA has a highly modern training environment and living conditions. The EMA guarantees that each graduate of the EMA should have a post in accordance with his/her training and specialty.

The Non-commissioned Officers’ are studing in EMA study facility in Võru. Study facility in Tartu trains junior officers.

The EMA main building is located in the city centre of Tartu, the second-largest city of Estonia. The population of Tartu is about 100,000 people. Tartu is the major city of Southern Estonia and the educational capital of Estonia. The academic environment of the city also contributes to the development of broad-minded and accomplished military leaders.