Master`s Studies in Estonian
- Admission requirements
- Language requirements
- Application deadlines
- List of documents to be submitted
- Master's degree programmes in Estonian
Students are admitted according to ranking lists formed on the basis of entrance requirements set separately for each curriculum.
Curricula and entrance requirements for Master's programmes in 2013/2014
Note that admission to many Estonian-language Master's programmes is based on an entrance examination which takes place in the Estonian language in Estonia in July 2013. For further information on entrance examinations, please consult the International Student Service (merike [dot] kala [ät] ut [dot] ee).
If there are prerequisite courses for the particular curriculum, applicants must apply for assessment of prior learning to ensure that courses taken outside of the University of Tartu correspond to the prerequisite courses. Upon receiving a candidate´s Diploma Supplement, the relevant academic unit at the university identifies which courses passed can be accepted as prerequisite ones and asks, if necessary, for detailed course descriptions translated into English.
Applications for prior learning assessment are accepted on a rolling basis and should be submitted to the International Student Service, but no later than the application deadline set for 2013/2014. The best and easiest way is to submit the assessment application is to submit it along with the rest of application documents.
It is strongly advised not to leave the application for prior learning assessment to the last day as processing of documents takes time, and in case of international applicants, the university may not manage to complete the procedure by the deadline.
In order to start 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. Applicants who would start learning Estonian on the basis of English, have to meet the English-language requirements.
Admission results for the Estonian-language programmes will be announced by 17 July 2013.
1.Submit the online application form. You will receive an applicant code, which gives access to your account to track your application status. 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.
2. 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.
2. assessing prior learning
3. copy of the passport page stating the applicant´s personal particulars;
4. official copy of the Bachelor's diploma or its equivalent and Diploma Supplement (transcript/mark sheet) in the original language*;
5. official translation of the Bachelor´s diploma and Diploma Supplement (transcript/mark sheet) into English, translation certified
6. for applicants starting their studies in English, only the students of the Estonian Intensive Language Course on the basis of English, a proof of knowledge of English, an internationally recognised test score.
*Please note that in order to be considered official, all academic transcripts must bear a seal, and a signature of an authorized official. Official documents must be provided from the institution awarding the degree or certified with an apostille. Some country-specific requirements also specify the way documents must be certifed.
NB! Applicants graduating in 2013 and having their diplomas issued later than application deadlines in July, for example), please send an application form and the most recent official Transcript of Records by the required deadline. Inform the International Student Service when the final diploma will be issued.
The university will not process incomplete application documents!
Master's degree programmes in Estonian
|Faculty of Theology||Faculty of Exercise and Sport Sciences|
|Theology||Physical Education and Sport|
|Faculty of Law||Faculty of Science and Technology|
|Law (studies in Tartu)||Computer Engineering|
|Faculty of Medicine||Biology|
|Public Health||Secondary School Science Teacher|
|Faculty of Philosophy||Gene Technology|
|Teacher of History and Civics||Geology|
|Estonian and Finno-Ugric Linguistics||Ecology and Biodiversity Conservation|
|Teacher of Estonian Language and Literature||Environmental Technology|
|Teacher of Estonian Language and Literature in Non-Estonian Schools||Physics|
|Ethnology and Folkloristics||Chemistry|
|Scandinavian Languages and Cultures||Biomedicine|
|Romance Studies||Faculty of Economics and Business Administration|
|English Studies||Economics and Business Administration|
|German Studies||Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science|
|Translation and Interpreting Studies||Mathematics|
|Slavistics||Teacher of Mathematics and Computer Science|
|Teacher of Arts, Handicraft and Home Economics||Mathematical Statistics|
|Classical Philology||Narva College|
|Semiotics and Culture Studies||Teacher of Humanities in Multilingual School|
|Literature and Theatre Studies|
|Faculty of Social Sciences and Education||Viljandi Culture Academy|
|Communication Management||Inherited Crafts|
|Sociology||Knowledge and Information Management|
|Social Work and Social Policy|
|Teacher of Several Subjects in Basic School|