The Estonian National Defence College 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 ENDC has established a national reputation in Estonia for expertise in military research and development.

A challenging academic program by the ENDC 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 ENDC 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 ENDC has a highly modern training environment and living conditions. The ENDC guarantees that each graduate of the ENDC should have a post in accordance with his/her training and specialty.

The Non-commissioned Officers’ School of the Estonian National Defence College located in Võru trains senior non-commissioned officers. The Officers’ School of the Estonian National Defence College in Tartu trains junior officers.

The ENDC 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.