|Study location||Estonia, Tallinn|
|Application fee||€100 one-time|
Postgraduate diploma (or higher)
Doctoral level (PhD) applicants must have a Master’s degree or corresponding qualifications and experience.
At least 60% of the possible maximum results from your Bachelor’s as well as Master’s studies is expected in order to qualify for studies in Tallinn University.
Step-by-step application guides can be found here.
We advise you to apply as soon as possible so that the admission specialists can give you feedback before the application deadline and a chance for you to update your application, if necessary.
Tallinn University does not accept applications submitted by third parties. Applicants must complete and sign the application form themselves.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Estonian.
You must take the original entry qualification documents along with you when you finally go to the university.
All required documents must be uploaded with the application by the application deadline.
Applicants who have successfully passed their entrance exam, may be asked to send their educational documents to Tallinn University by post. Specific instructions will be given by the admission specialists to each applicant individually. Please do not send any documents by post until you have personally been asked to do so.
Whether any documents are required by post can also be determined by examining Tallinn University’s country-specific requirements. which may state, for example, that the applicant’s Transcript of Records must be sent to Tallinn University by the awarding institution or that a document needs to be certified in a particular way.
Only applicants who have completed their previous levels of education or their previous studies fully in English in the United States, Canada, the Commonwealth of Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Switzerland or the EU/EEA countries (attested proof from the previous educational institution required), will be exempted from submitting an international language test as a proof of their English proficiency.
The following tests with scores outlined are accepted:
Tallinn University only accepts English language test scores which have been taken no more than 2 years before the beginning of studies.
More information is available here.
2022/23. priority topics for admission:
1) Children’s rights and social development in the digital environment; the family ecosystem as an influencing factor; related social roles, negotiations and rules in the family.
2) Study on suicidal behavior, early recognition and intervention in the community and at the primary level, social determinants and stigma.
3) Social policy making; involving citizens in finding sustainable social policy solutions that address risks and problems and balance the interests of different socio-demographic groups.
In addition to other required documents, applicants are required to upload their CV and thesis proposal signed by the prospective supervisor.
Study Counsellor Agnes Janson
Objectives of the Programme
- to create opportunities for acquiring the highest scientific qualification in social work;
- to support development of competencies for professional career as an independent expert in the field of social work;
- to create pre-conditions for the development of a new generation of researchers and lecturers with independent research skills for institutions of higher education and for social welfare and health institutions.