Master's studies at the University of Tartu
It is allowed to apply for two curricula, but a candidate must rank his/her preference in the relevant section of the application form.
Students are admitted according to ranking lists formed on the basis of entrance requirements set separately for each curriculum, detailed information is available in the document:
If necessary and fixed in a curriculum, international applicants must also take entrance examinations. For some curricula taught in Estonian, entrance exams take place in Tartu, Estonia, in the Estonian language, so for these curricula, only basic knowledge of Estonian is not sufficient to be admitted. For further information on entrance examinations' language question, an option to take examinations in English, please consult the International Student Service.
There are English language requirements for admission to Master's prorgammes taught in English.
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 who do not have a certificate of the language proficiency need to take an exam prior to their studies (in August). The knowledge of Estonian must correspond to the level of B2, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
Students admitted to the university, but who do not speak Estonian, need to complete the Intensive Estonian Language Course first. The courses are offered on the basis of English and Russian. Students going to complete the Intensive Estonian language course in English also need to meet the English language requirements.Deadlines for Submitting Documents
|MASTER’S STUDIES IN ESTONIAN||June 3|
|MASTER’S STUDIES IN ENGLISH||April 16|
Upon application please make sure what documents need to be submitted and when. All copies of educational documents (diplomas and diploma supplements/academic transcripts) must be officially certified: bear an original seal and a signature of an authorized official of the issuing school/university. Copies of education documents can also be notarised or certified with an Apostille.
Some country specific requirements also specify the way documents must be certified.
Only complete applications will be considered by the Admission Commission.
Students accepted to the university cannot postpone the beginning of their studies to the next academic year.
Master programmes in English
by June 3rd, at latest
Master programmes in Estonian
by July 17th
Admissions notifications will be first sent by an e-mail. All admitted students must inform the university of their decision to accept or cancel our offer by the deadline indicated in their admissions notification.
Applicants Who Graduate in Spring
Applicants graduating in spring and having their diplomas issued later than application deadlines (in July, for example) should send in the rest of the application package the most recent official Transcript of Records by the indicated deadline. Please inform the International Student Service when the final diploma will be issued. For detailed information contact the Service.
Upon arrival to the university, all international degree-seeking students must come to show their original education documents at the International Student Service. The documents must be brought to International Student Service in the first week after arrival to Tartu.
If a student has been admitted, but it appears later that education documents submitted were either fraudulent or did not grant access to the particular level of higher education, the university has the right to exmatriculate the student, i.e. delete the student from its matriculation register.