Admission to Educational Technology
- 4-year bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification (240 ECTS) or a master’s degree or equivalent qualification
- English language proficiency
- Applicants are required to have at least 2 years of teaching experience or experience in advising/guiding teaching staff, including current employment in the aforementioned positions (must be indicated in the CV).
NB! Applicants graduating in 2017 and having their diplomas issued later than the application deadline, should electronically submit their most recent official Transcript of Records by the required deadline along with the rest of the required documents. Admitted candidates are required to post the certified copies of their final degree certificate and transcript as soon as they have been issued (the final certificates should reach the University by the end of July).
The applicants are ranked based on the entrance exam (yields 100% of the final score). The entrance exam consists of two parts:
- research or development project plan
The maximum score is 100 points. The application will be considered for the admissions ranking if a score of 66 points or higher is achieved. Further information on assessing candidates' academic performance and calculating admissions' score.
The purpose of the entrance exam is to assess the applicant’s:
- readiness for MA studies;
- study motivation and motivation to apply the new knowledge in implementing educational innovation;
- familiarity with the topical issues of both education in a broader sense and educational technology in a narrower sense.
The research or development project plan (up to 5000 characters) shall be submitted together with the application documents and shall include:
- the statement of the problem
- the justification of the problem
- the research and development plan for solving the problem (stages, time frame, resource requirements)
In case of any questions, please contact Programme Director Prof. Margus Pedaste (margus.pedaste [ät] ut.ee).
The interview will be based on the research or development project plan. The aspects listed under the purpose of the entrance exam will be assessed by the interview as well as the applicant’s cultural and value competence; social and civic competence; self-management competence; learning to learn competence; communication competence; and entrepreneurship competence. The interview will be held in groups of 3–5 people formed based on the topics of the research and development projects. The duration of the group interview will be 30 minutes.
Application process for Estonian candidates
Applicants who have completed or are about to complete their bachelor´s studies in Estonia should apply via the National Admission Information Systems (SAIS) – further information is available here.
Applicants with Estonian citizenship who have graduated or are about to graduate abroad as well as international applicants should submit their application using the DreamApply system as instructed below.
Application process for international candidates
Step 1: Guide to applying online (all applicants)
- Submit the online application via the DreamApply application system.
- Please be sure to fill in the form correctly with all of the requested information and make sure to submit your application.
- You are required to upload the electronic copies of all the required documents (please see below) to your online application by June 29.
- Please keep in mind that the electronic copies must be made of the original educational certificates that have been stamped and signed by the issuing institution.
- Incomplete applications or those submitted by email will not be considered by the University.
- Applicants will receive feedback, notifications and official admission offers through the DreamApply system to their email. Once applying, you should ensure that you have access to your DreamApply and email accounts.
The decisions on the applications will be made based on the electronic copies that have been added to the DreamApply system by the applicants. If needed, the university has a right to request the applicant to send application documents by post immediately after providing the scanned copies.
Step 2: Guide to paper submission (admitted students)
- All admitted students are required to send the application documents by post to: Student Admissions, University of Tartu, Ülikooli 18-134, Tartu 50090, ESTONIA.
- The documents are expected to be mailed to the university only by those receiving the admission offer (unless instructed otherwise by the admissions staff).
- The documents must reach the university within 3 weeks from the announcement of the offer. For example, if the admission offer is announced on July 1, the hard copies of the application documents must be received by the university by July 21.
- If your application documents do not reach us in 3 weeks, the university has a right to withdraw the admission offer.
- You will be informed when the documents have arrived.
The official admission letter will be sent to the accepted students by e-mail only after reviewing their hard copies of the application documents. Once you receive the admission letter, you may proceed further with arranging your arrival (flights, accommodation and residence permits/visas when applicable).
Documents to be uploaded electronically and later submitted by regular post
- online application;
- curriculum vitae - the CV must include information about the teaching experience (minimum 2 years);
- research or development project plan;
- official copy of the bachelor's diploma or its equivalent and Diploma Supplement (transcript/mark sheet) in the original language (must include description of the grading scale);
- official translation of the bachelor’s diploma and Diploma Supplement(transcript/mark sheet) into English, translation certified;
- proof of English language proficiency;
- copy of the passport page stating the applicant’s personal particulars.
NB! Applicants graduating in 2017 and having their diplomas issued later than the application deadline, should electronically submit their most recent official Transcript of Records by the required deadline along with the rest of the required documents.
Requirements for educational documents
All copies of educational documents (diplomas and diploma supplements/academic transcripts) must be officially certified. Certified copies should bear an original signature and seal of the authority certifying that these are true copies of the original. The documents can be certified:
- by an authorised official of the issuing institution;
- by a notary;
- with an Apostille attached.
The university does not accept simple copies of already certified copies (primary copies are needed).
Announcement of admission results
The University's Admissions Committee will announce final admission results by July 14 at the latest. Admission offers are sent through the DreamApply system.
The admission offer may be conditional or unconditional. If the offer is conditional, we will set out the conditions in the offer you need to fulfil in order to be admitted to the programme. If you do not fulfil the conditions or inform your admissions coordinator of your decision by the stipulated deadline, we reserve the right to withdraw the conditional admission offer.
We may withdraw or amend any offer or revoke your matriculation as a student of the University, if we discover that your application contains fraudulent information or if you are found to have omitted key information from your application.
NB! The University cannot grant admission deferrals to accepted candidates who wish to postpone the beginning of their studies to the next academic year.
All admitted students are required to present their original qualification certificates upon arrival (unless these were sent directly from the issuing institution).