|Nominal duration||2 years|
|Tuition fee||€830.00 per semester|
|Application fee||€80.00 one-time|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Estonian.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
All academic documents (diploma, transcript) need to be certified by a public notary or issuing university. If the document is not in English it also needs to be officially translated.
It is required that you send verified copies of the entry qualification documents directly to the university by postal mail, according to the instructions given by the institution. Important! Never send original documents by post!
Academic Affairs Office
IELTS (International English Language Testing System) academic: 5.5
More information about language proficiency requirements is available at:
Students coming from Finland do not have to prove their language proficiency if they have at least “cum laude approbatur” in their matriculation certificate.
Students coming from Latvia do not have to prove their language proficiency for B2 level if they have at least grade “A” or “B” in their General Secondary Education Certificate.
Students graduted International Baccalaureate studies with ENGLISH B Level HL at least grade 6 do not have to prove their English proficiency for B2 level.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
1) Motivation letter and statement of research interests (should be uploaded to online application system DreamApply in .pdf format)
Admission interview is a part of the application process and can be taken several times a year. The objective of the interview is to meet in person with applicants and discuss their motivation letter. The applicant’s language competence in English will also be evaluated. Interviews can be done via internet, e.g. using Skype (NB! a web-camera is required).
Students with long-term medical conditions*, may encounter obstacles in higher education. Aiming to provide equal education students have the opportunity to apply for adjustments to compensate for the disadvantage that their condition may result in. Lectures have the right to give reasonable adjustments, but not an obligation.
Specific requirements for Non-EU applicants:
Please also see the country specific requirements: www.tlu.ee/en/country-specific-requirements
Country specific requirements may not apply to all countries, please see if Your country is on the list.
Estonian Studies is a unique MA programme, teaching Estonian language, culture, history, societal and political topics using English. Estonian Studies enables not only to get a broad-based and interdisciplinary postgraduate degree but enhance the ability to see both the uniqueness and specifics of Estonia, and place Estonia in a global context. Estonian Studies is in many respects the calling card of Estonia and is aimed at everybody who is interested in various aspects of Estonia and wish to acquire a related academic education.
Lectures will be held usually from Thursday to Saturday.
During their studies the students must pass a compulsory module of Introduction to Estonian Studies which consists of courses like Estonian Regional Studies, Estonian Contemporary Culture, Language and Society, Estonian Politics and Society.
The study programme provides opportunities for practical activities like Research Project in Speciality and Master Seminar; the Estonian language level will be enhanced.
Within the electives of Estonian Language, Culture, History and Society students will have a choice of courses: History and Memory, Contemporary Issues of Estonian Society, Estonian Literature, Translation of Fiction and others. During the whole two year study period the students will be able to enhance their Estonian language skills and the students specialising in translation of fiction have opportunities to develop relevant skills.
See the general course outline: www.tlu.ee/en/estonian-studies#course-outline
See the nominal distribution of courses over the two year period of studies (sample): www.tlu.ee/en/ht/studies/nominal-distribution-masters-studies#estonian-studies-2018
Our graduates will have a balanced knowledge on Estonian language, culture, history and society and have acquired Estonian language at least at B1 level. Such knowledge provides pre-requisites for working in ones home country or in Estonia in the fields of cultural, economic or business relations, as a diplomat, export culture or engage in any type of creative industry. Our graduates will have necessary skills to start translating Estonian literature into foreign languages.
Our graduates will be able to continue their studies at PhD level either in Estonia or abroad.