|Study location||Estonia, Tartu|
|Nominal duration||1 year (60 ECTS)|
|Awards||MA (Master of Arts in Law (Information Technology Law))|
|Tuition fee||€4,200 per year
There are 6 tuition waivers available for top ranked applicants in 2023, including 5 tuition waivers for EU/EEA/Swiss applicants, 1 tuition waiver for other applicants.
More information on tuition fees is available at www.ut.ee/tuition.
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||€100 one-time
Application fee is non-refundable.
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
4-year bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification of 240 ECTS in Law (must be obtained by the end of July). Applicants with three year bachelor´s degree (180 ECTS) must have a master´s degree in Law to qualify. 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 www.ut.ee/itlaw
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.
Please upload the final version of the motivation letter before submitting the application. It can not be edited after the application is submitted.
The motivation letter (in English, 4500-5000 characters with spaces) is used to evaluate the applicant’s motivation to study IT law. With this in mind, please address the following questions in the letter:
Also, we strongly advise you to familiarise yourself with the contents of the IT Law programme before writing the letter of motivation.
The letter will be evaluated on the basis of the following criteria:
Applicants who received a positive score (at least 51 points out of 100) for the motivation letter will be invited to take part in the admission interview.
The interview is designed to determine the applicant’s readiness for continuous learning, professional development, and aptitude to work in the field of IT law.
The applicant will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
- Acquaintance with the field of IT law
The duration of the interview is 20 minutes and it is conducted in English either via Zoom or in person. The interviews will be scheduled in April in cooperation with qualifying candidates when the the letters of motivation have been evaluated.
NB! For further information on the motivation letter and interview please see www.ut.ee/itlaw
The IT Law Programme at the University of Tartu is driven by the high demand for IT Law specialists in the private and public sector worldwide as well as by the ambitions of Estonia as a tech-savvy country and a forerunner in innovative digital initiatives.
Designed for lawyers interested in pursuing careers in the field of information technology and cyber security, the programme trains highly qualified IT Law experts much needed at law firms, IT companies, public agencies, international organisations, and consulting firms.
Why study IT Law?
- The programme is designed to provide both technical and legal skills for working as an IT lawyer.
- The programme is taught by academics and practitioners in the field.
- Take part in conferences, summer schools and competitions, provide legal services to the start-up community in the TechStartup Legal Clinic and work on current challenges in the IT Law Lab.
- Estonia is considered an international leader in IT for its e-solutions and openness to technological advancements.
Graduates of the programme are information technology law specialists equipped with the necessary skills to successfully engage and excel in the process of legislative drafting as well as to conduct both analytical and expert work in matters related to ICT. This is achieved particularly thanks to a strong emphasis on:
• Case-by-case research;
• Simulation of real-life situations;
• Evaluation of development tendencies;
• Problem centred approach.
• The rapidly increasing importance and ubiquity of ICTs has created a concurrent need for lawyers adept at relevant technical matters in
• Law firms;
• ICT companies;
• Public agencies;
• International organisations;
• Consulting firms and
• Scientific institutions.