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Tuition fee €4,000 per year

9 tuition-waivers available for top ranked applicants in 2020/21.
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Application fee €50 one-time

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- Philosophy at Tartu was ranked among the best 150 by the QS rankings in 2018, and is by far the best in the Baltic region
- Our faculty includes professors, from different parts of the world, with great experience in teaching and research
- We offer ten free places to the best ten applicants, no matter where they are from
- There are maintenance grants offered to the best two or three applicants
- Your study plan will be personalized, for the most part based on your interests and needs (see programme structure at the link below)
- A previous degree in philosophy is not required. We welcome applicants from whatever discipline, and we are ready to fill in possible gaps in basic philosophical knowledge
- Our graduates have been successful both in further studies at PhD level and in the non-academic job market

Career opportunities

The two-year Master’s programme in Philosophy at the University of Tartu opens doors in the job market and is good preparation for anyone who seeks to continue their studies to a doctoral level in philosophy, but also in other disciplines (e.g. politics, religion studies, public policy studies).

Since 2016, over 50% of our graduates have been admitted into PhD programs around the world as well as in Estonia, for example: Melbourne (Australia), Stirling, Durham (UK), Columbia University (USA), Missouri St Louis (USA), Vienna (Austria), Maastricht (Holland), and many other places.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
Application start
Jan 2, 2020
Application deadline
Mar 15, 2020 23:59
Europe/Tallinn time
Studies commence
Aug 31, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States