|Study location||Estonia, Tallinn|
|Nominal duration||3 years|
|Tuition fee||€1,650 per semester|
|Application fee||€100 one-time|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
The access requirement to Bachelor’s study is secondary education or a corresponding foreign qualification.
At least 60% of the possible maximum results is expected.
Please see a list of required documents here: www.tlu.ee/en/bachelors
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Estonian.
Finnish secondary education diplomas (Lukion Päättötodistus and Ylioppilastutkintotodistus) are accepted in the original language (Finnish).
All required documents must be uploaded with the application by the application deadline. Please do not send your documents by post until you have personally been asked to do so. Please also read the country-specific requirements (www.tlu.ee/en/country-specific-requirements). There may be specific requirements for which documents need to be uploaded.
Once you have been asked to send your documents by post, please make sure that the copies of education documents have been officially certified (www.tlu.ee/certified-copies-and-translations-educational-documents).
The address for sending your documents is:
Please read about the application procedure here: www.tlu.ee/en/application-procedure
IELTS (International English Language Testing System) academic: 5.5
Cambridge English tests:
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) paper version: 543, internet based: 72, (Tallinn University Code number is: 0449).
PTE academic (Pearson test of English): 51
More information about language proficiency requirements is available at www.tlu.ee/en/proof-english-proficiency
Language test can also be carried out at Tallinn University for EU/EEA citizens.
Students coming from Finland don’t have to prove their language proficiency if they have at least “cum laude approbatur” (pitkä oppimäärä) 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 graduated from International Baccalaureate studies with ENGLISH B Level HL at least grade 6 or ENGLISH A Level with at least grade 5 do not have to prove their English proficiency for B2 level.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
Letter of Motivation must be added to your application. The letter must state clearly:
1. Why you have chosen to apply for Tallinn University Liberal Arts in Humanities programme;
The first round of selection is made on the basis of Letter of motivation, the applicants CV and qualifications (all required documents must be uploaded the online application system).
Successful applicants are invited to an interview, which is conducted either at Tallinn University, or via Skype. The interview is conducted on the basis of the applicant’s Letter of Motivation and the compulsory texts they have read prior to the interview. Please find information about the compulsory reading here – www.tlu.ee/en/liberal-arts-in-humanities#admission-requirements
1. Letter of Motivation: 30 points (min. required 20 points)
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. Applicants applying for adjustments to be made during the admission exams due to their physical or psycho-social special need must submit a copy of medical proof of this special need.
Specific requirements for Non-EU applicants:
Please also see the country specific requirements: www.tlu.ee/en/country-specific-requirements
The term Liberal Arts denotes a study programme that provides wide knowledge in the humanities and develops intellectual abilities and critical thinking. The student is not limited to only one field, but has a choice of various humanities disciplines. They are free to combine these disciplines into a tailor-made interdisciplinary curriculum according to their personal goals and interests.
Tallinn University School of Humanities has highly qualified teaching staff with expertise in such disciplines as history, literature, philosophy, and modern languages. A liberal arts student
can combine these with competences from anthropology, Asian studies, English studies, Estonian studies, Russian studies, literary and cultural studies, and comparative cultural analysis.
During the 3-year programme, a BA student is expected to participate in a number of compulsory and elective courses. The studies are organised so that the Liberal Arts student will be studying closely together with other Tallinn University students, including Erasmus students from different countries. This should promote excellent opportunities for the exchange of ideas.
Moreover, studies are done entirely in English, which helps practice and improve one’s command of English (from level B2 up) and get insights into a wide range of cultures, by studying in an international environment.
There are courses that help to deepen the understanding of the Humanities, and students will have to engage in practical activities and project work. Classroom work is enhanced with study trips. Students can also improve their language skills (English and other foreign languages, levels A1-C2) and acquire at least a modest level of Estonian language. From the second year of studies, students choose two modules to specialise in out of the following: Anthropology; Asian Studies; Cultural Studies of English-Speaking Countries; Comparative Cultural Analysis; Estonian Studies; History; Russian Language and Culture.
In addition to two modules of specialisation, you are free to choose general subjects and electives according to your interests and ambitions.
See the general course outline: www.tlu.ee/en/liberal-arts-in-humanities#course-outline
See the nominal distribution of courses over the two year period of studies (sample): www.tlu.ee/en/ht/studies/nominal-distribution-bachelors-studies#liberal-arts-in-humanities-2018