|Nominal duration||2 years (120 ECTS)|
|Awards||MA (Master of Arts in Social Sciences (International Relations and Regional Studies))|
|Tuition fee||€3,400.00 per year
The programme has tuition-waivers.
|Application fee||€50.00 one-time
Further information: www.ut.ee/en/application-fee
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent (180 ECTS).
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.
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!
Please note that the documents are expected to be mailed to the University only by those receiving the admission offer (unless instructed otherwise by the admissions staff).
Address for sending the application documents:
All applicants must comply with the English language requirements. The only acceptable English tests and exempt categories are specified at www.ut.ee/requirements
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
Estonian applicants should apply from February 1 until March 15 via SAIS.
Specific requirements for Non-EU applicants:
Please check the country-specific information to find out if there are additional requirements you need to meet: www.ut.ee/en/country-specific-requirements.
If admitted, you will most likely need to apply for visa/residence permit. Please find more information about the application process: www.ut.ee/en/welcome/non-eu-citizens-residence-permits-and-visas.
The IRRS programme combines comprehensive study of international relations as an academic discipline and political practice with in-depth understanding of particular geographic regions, including:
- the European Union
- Russia and Eurasia
- the Baltic Sea region.
These regional foci grow out of our multinational faculty’s research interests and competences and reflects Estonia’s historical experience at the border of Europe and Russia – experience which is highly relevant to other countries located in-between bigger powers.
The programme provides in‐depth knowledge about:
- contemporary international relations
- central principles and sources of international law
- traditional and critical approaches in security studies
- foreign policy analysis
- conflict management and resolution mechanisms
- politics, society, economics and international relations in the European Union, Russia and Eurasia, and the Baltic Sea region
The programme is suitable for all those who plan a career with an international focus, be it in diplomacy, public service, private sector or with non-governmental organizations.