|Application fee||€80.00 one-time|
Postgraduate 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 or Estonia 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
More information about language proficiency requirements is available at
Has to be submitted along with the online application:
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/Degree-Studies/Application-procedure/Country-Specific-Requirements
Country specific requirements may not apply to all countries, please see if Your country is on the list.
Objectives of the Programme
- to create opportunities for acquiring the highest scientific qualification in sociology;
- to support developing of knowledge and skills to act as an independent professional expert;
- to create conditions for independent academic work in teaching and research at universities or research institutions.
An internationally accredited doctoral diploma enables working as a researcher, teacher and top expert in Estonian, EU and international institutions at employment positions, which require a doctoral degree.