Note that the application deadline for Estonian-taught programmes is June 1 and all candidates are required to submit their application documents both electronically and by regular mail. The documents must reach the University by post by the application deadline.
Students are admitted according to ranking lists formed on the basis of entrance requirements set separately for each curriculum. Please see the admission procedure as regulated in:
Only complete application packages will be considered by the Admissions Committee.
In order to start the studies in Estonian, students are required to be sufficiently fluent in Estonian. Applicants who have a good command of the Estonian language but do not have a certificate of the language proficiency, need to take an exam prior to their studies (in the end of August). The knowledge of Estonian must correspond to the level of B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
Students who are admitted to an Estonian-taught degree programme but do not have at least B2 level in Estonian need to be prepared to take up extensive language learning first and complete the Intensive Estonian Language Courses, additional training is advised. The courses are offered on the basis of English and Russian. Students who would start learning Estonian on the basis of English in order to complete their curriculum in Estonian have to meet the English language requirements.
The university's Admissions Committee will announce admissions results for:
Master's level programmes in English
by May 15, at latest
Master programmes in Estonian
by 17 July
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