|Study location||Estonia, Tartu|
|Nominal duration||2 years|
|Awards||MA (Master of Arts in Social Sciences (Contemporary Asian and Middle Eastern Studies))|
|Tuition fee||€3,800 per year
More information on tuition fees is available at www.ut.ee.
NB! Applicants who are not citizens of EU/EEA/Switzerland must pre-pay half of the first semester’s tuition-fee after receiving an admission offer.
|Application fee||€50 one-time
Application fee is non-refundable.
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification (must be obtained by the end of July) – for country-specific document requirements please see www.ut.ee/country-specific.
Please be sure to also check further information and our step-by-step application guide at majandus.ut.ee/admission-contemporary-asian-and-middle-eastern-studies.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Estonian.
All applicants must comply with our 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.
The English language motivation letter is written in free form. Its length is between 2500 and 3500 characters, with spaces. The motivation letter is to specify candidate’s motivation to study in the programme.
The motivation letter may focus on the following questions:
• How is the candidate’s previous studies and work experience related to topics covered in the curriculum?
The following aspects will be considered in assessing the motivation letter:
• Reasons for entering the programme and the connection between previous education and/or professional career, on the one hand, and the content of the programme, on the other;
The motivation letter structure, analytical skills and language skills are carefully evaluated.
The maximum score for the motivation letter is 100 points and the result is positive only if the applicant gains 51 points or more. Only those applicants who score 66 points or higher (out of 100) as a combined score from both the motivation letter and average grade of the previous study level, will be considered for admission.
We provide a comprehensive curriculum in Asian and Middle Eastern economies, politics, languages and societies, a flexible and personalised study plan, and a multinational study environment. The programme creates tailor-made study packages at our partner universities across Asia and the Middle East, and values the need to fine-tune your practical skills through internships (included in the program) in private companies, state organisations and NGOs.
The curriculum is designed to train professionals in Asian and Middle Eastern studies who
will be able to find work in the following areas:
- culture management and communication;
- export markets and investments;
- demographic trends, integration and migration;
- protection of human rights and the management of refugees;
- security policy and international relations.
Our graduates have the skills and knowhow to work in with refugees at the UNHCR or become diplomats, provide area-specific expertise to new businesses or create their own NGO for sustainable development. You can engage with a vast range of topics from international relations and business to demographic trends and human rights management. Whatever you choose, you can be sure that the need for experts in Asian and Middle Eastern studies is increasing both in public and private sector. We will do our very best to support your progress and future employment.