|Nominal duration||2 years|
|Tuition fee||€1,480.00 per semester|
|Application fee||€80.00 one-time|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
BA (or equivalent) degree in social sciences.
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
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.
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). Please note that the candidate is expected to bring to the admission interview their Bachelor’s Thesis and the review(s).
The applicant is required to submit a motivation letter.
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.
International Relations programme is an interdisciplinary study within social sciences, defined by topics which vary from the complex and strategic relations of states to the various transnational forms and channels of non-state actors. The programme unites traditions of Anglo-American and continental European IR scholarship and education in reflecting the changing international system where the role of emerging states is growing.
The International Relations curriculum:
• Focuses on foreign and security policy (incl. the small-state perspectives) and globalization in world and regional politics.
• Gives in-depth knowledge of state relations, international organizations and the role of non-state actors.
• Is the only IR curriculum in Estonia that gives an overview on Asia and other new powers as well as the regionalization process.
• Allows for specialisation in one of two modules: “Globalisation and Regional Cooperation” or “International Security and Conflict Studies”.
Graduates will have developed familiarity with the key issues and debates in IR theory as well as the ability to apply this knowledge to a range of practical and analytical tasks.
Possible career options for graduates include positions in government structures, public service, diplomacy, European affairs, international and non-governmental organizations across the world. Graduates may also continue their academic career as doctoral students in Estonia and all over the world.