|Study location||Estonia, Tallinn|
|Application fee||€100 one-time|
Postgraduate diploma (or higher)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Estonian.
All academic documents (diploma, transcript) need to be certified by a public notary or issuing university. If the document is not in English or Estonian it also needs to be officially translated.
Academic Affairs Office
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.
NEED TO BE UPLOADED TO THE APPLICATION FORM ON THE ONLINE APPLICATION SYSTEM BY THE APPLICATION DEADLINE*:
Copy of a Bachelor’s degree certificate or equivalent + transcript of records (translations are requested if documents are not in English); Copy of a Master’s degree certificate or equivalent + transcript of records (translations are requested if documents are not in English); Plan for the doctoral thesis signed by the prospective supervisor Proof of English Proficiency Copy of the identification page of passportThe applicant will be given feedback in the online application system after the the required documents have been submitted online and we have received the application fee.
NEED TO BE SENT BY POST AFTER RECEIVING CONDITIONAL ACCEPTANCE FROM TALLINN UNIVERSITY/BY THE DEADLINE FOR SENDING DOCUMENTS BY POST:
Application cover printed from the online application system Copy of a Bachelor’s degree certificate or equivalent + transcript of records (translations are requested if documents are not in English); both copies and translations must be attested by a notary Copy of a Master’s degree certificate or equivalent + transcript of records (translations are requested if documents are not in English); both copies and translations must be attested by a notary
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/country-specific-requirements
Country specific requirements may not apply to all countries, please see if Your country is on the list.
Tallinn University is offering one full-time and fully funded doctoral student position to conduct research in a PhD project in Sociology.
The PhD position is offered for 4 years, starting on 1 September 2019.
The position is available within the project Reducing the gender wage gap in Estonia (REGE) with research consortium led by Prof. Marge Unt and co-lead by Ass. Prof. Kadri Täht.
REGE is focusing on the gender wage gap as one of the most central indicators reflecting inequality in the society. The project studies inequality of earnings, its short term as well as long term consequences. Estonia has the highest gender wage gap in Europe, which is only marginally explained by the different labour market position of women. The gender wage gap is related to interlinked processes at the micro (individual), meso (workplace) and macro (institutions, norms) level, which form the bases of the project. Innovative aspects of the project include the analysis of the wage dynamics over the life course, stressing the role of norms and expectations, as well as highly innovative machine learning and data mining methods used in data analysis. Among the outcomes of the project are digital tools to increase awareness of the gender wage gap and test different solutions.
The PhD student is expected to have a very good knowledge of quantitative methodologies (intermediate or advanced level); experience working with quantitative data to perform intermediate level analyses using statistical software such as STATA and/or R); and experience or interest working with qualitative data.
The doctoral researcher can propose their own project within the aims and scope of REGE.
Internationally accredited PhD diploma allows you to work on positions requiring a PhD degree as managers and senior experts in Estonian, European Union and international institutions.