Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences
Business and economics have been taught at the University of Tartu for more than 70 years. Many of our graduates have built successful careers in Estonia and internationally. Our focus is to provide high quality business education in the rapidly changing global economic situation.
We look forward to welcoming you to our international class of 2013!
Programme duration: 3 years
Language of instruction: English
Why study business at the University of Tartu? Why study business in Estonia? Application and Admission Important information for non-EU applicants Announcement of admission results Programme structure Tuition fees and scholarships Information for applicants interested in transfer
Why study business at the University of Tartu?
The University of Tartu has been a forerunner of business education and research in Estonia. Thousands of our alumni work successfully in private businesses, hold important positions in public companies and institutions, or have continued in academic careers worldwide. The Faculty of Economics and Business Administration has been an Alma Mater for many outstanding business and political leaders, notably, Mr. Siim Kallas, Vice-President of the European Commission.
Why study business in Estonia? Due to its geopolitical position the Estonian economy has always been very international and linked to global economic community.
Estonia is one of the most dynamic and innovative regions in the European Union known for its modern IT solutions and communication technologies.
There are fast and free Wi-Fi hotspots everywhere in university buildings, most cafeterias and some public places.
Many globally successful businesses like Skype, Playtech and Ericsson are located in Estonia.
Application and admission
Admission takes place according to a ranking list of applicants built on the basis of scores in Mathematics and motivation letters: the share of mathematics is 60% and the share of motivation letter is 40% from the total amount of admission points.
Application process for international candidates: Submit the
online application form. We ask you to upload the electronic copies of all the required documents to your application. This makes the pre-processing of your application quicker and is especially important for candidates applying to more than one programme. You will receive an applicant code, which gives access to your account to track your application status. Mail the printed and signed application (do not send any documents by e-mail) with all the required documents by the indicated deadline to:
International Student Service, University of Tartu, Ülikooli 18, Tartu 50090, ESTONIA
Application process for Estonian candidates: See the Estonian-language page of BA Business Administration. Application deadline: April 16, 2013 Documents to be submitted for admission:
online application motivation letter - guidelines and evaluation criteria are included in the online application form;
official copy of the secondary school certificate and grade list in the original language*;
certified translations of the secondary school certificate and grade list into English;
official copy of results of the final/state exam in mathematics (unless it is part of the secondary school certificate/grade list)*;
official results of the
English language proficiency; copy of the passport page stating the applicant's personal particulars.
* Please note that all copies of education documents (diploma, exam certificate and grade list) must bear an original seal and a signature of an authorized official of the issuing school. Copies of documents can also be notarised or certified with an Apostille. Some
country specific requirements also specify the way documents must be certifed.
NB! Applicants graduating from secondary school after the indicated deadline must send all documents available at the time of application (including their most recent results) and notify the admissions office when they can expect the rest, e.g., the date of your national exams, or scheduled date for your international English test.
Only complete applications will be considered by the Admission Commission.
Important information for non-EU applicants
Announcement of admissions results
The university`s Admissions Commission will announce final admissions results by June 3rd. Admission notifications are sent by an e-mail. All admitted students must inform the university of their decision to accept or cancel admission offer by June 10th.
Please note that the decision regarding admission can only be taken if all required documents have been sent to the university.
Final BA exam
The combined exam summarizes studies during the entire period of the program.
TOTAL 180 ECTS
Information for applicants interested in transfer
If you have already started your Business Administration studies at another university and would like to transfer to the University of Tartu, the following documents are required to assess your transfer possibilities:
The documents can be sent by e-mail to Kaire Kask:
kaire [dot] kask [ät] ut [dot] ee