Apply via internet until April 16th!

Entrance exams take place on May 20.-30. 2013 (precise time will be announced to each candidate separately).

Tuition Fee

Tuition Fee for 2013/2014 study year is € 3600.-

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How to apply?

1. Send us your essay and portfolio (entrance exams 1 and 2)
2. Pass the test of English language (if you can’t prove your language skills in the ways allowed by Tartu University)
3. Collect neccessary documents
4. Send or bring the necessary documents to the university’s International Students’ Service in Tartu
5. Pass the written test and interview (entrance exams 3 and 4).


Documents to be submitted

1. Official copy of the Bachelor’s diploma or its equivalent and Diploma Supplement (transcript/mark sheet) in the original language*
2. Official translation of the Bachelor´s diploma and Diploma Supplement (transcript/mark sheet) into English, translation certified
3. Proof of English language proficiency
4. Copy of the passport page stating the applicant´s personal particulars
5. Additional documents (portfolio and a short essay), please check: Entrance examination

* 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. Academic records certified by notary publics are not official. Documents sent with an Apostille are official.

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. For detailed information contact the Service.

Only complete applications will be considered by the Admission Commission!

April 8.-16. 2013, M-F, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., documents can be sent/brought to Tartu University main building: Ülikooli tn 18, Tartu 50090, Estonia



We have prepared a special CV-document you can download here. It can be presented to the university in one of two ways:
a) Fill in the CV-document and attach it to the online application. Deadline: April 16th, 2013.
b) Print the filled CV-document and together with other documents send/bring it to university’s International Students’ Service in Tartu, Estonia.


English language requirements

English language requirement for Bachelors’ and Masters’ programs taught in English and for the intensive Estonian language course to be taken on the basis of English.

International applicants must provide proof of their English language proficiency. The following tests with scores outlined below are accepted:

Minimum required scores are: 69/70 internet based-or higher; 196 computer based; 525 paper based. TOEFL institutional code for the University of Tartu is 0133. TheTOEFL result must be sent directly to the University of Tartu by the Educational Testing Service!

IELTS (academic)
Minimum required score is 5.5 Copy of the test result is accepted.
University of Tartu Language Centre`s English language test. The test has to be taken before applying, testing takes place only in Tartu, Estonia! Minimum B2 level on CEFR-scale is required.

Estonian state exam in English.
Minimum required score is 70.

English language requirement may be waived if an applicant:

a) Has successfully studied at the University of Tartu as a visiting/exchange student;
b) Has completed secondary education in English in one of the following countries: in EU/EEA member states; USA; Canada;  Australia or New Zealand;
c) Has studied in one of the EU/EEA member states and learned English as the first foreign language for seven years and  taken the final exam with a result that indicates correspondence to B2 level according to Common European Framework of Reference for Languages;
d) Has studied in English (with English as the medium of instruction) in full-time student status for at least one academic year, in a higher education institution in one of the following countries: USA; Canada;  Australia;  New Zealand or any of the EU/EEA member states.

The transcript of records must include information that the applicant was enrolled in the program taught in English.


Entrance exams

Detailed explanation of the four components of the entrance examination
A portfolio of the applicant’s works. It forms 25% of the exam’s result.
A short essay. It forms 25% of the exam’s result
An interview. It forms 25% of the exam’s result
A written test. It forms 25% of the exam’s result

Exams to be completed at home

1.Presentation of applicant’s projects or portfolio
2.Short essay

Exams to be completed in real time

3.Written test


Important info for non-EU applicants

Country specific requirements

Important application information for applicants from Canada, Cameroon, China, India, Iran, Nigeria, Northern Cyprus, Turkey, Western Africa, and the USA

Residence permit issues

Please find more information about the application process for the residence permit

General information:

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