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MAInternational Relations and Regional Studies

Tuition fee €3,800 per year

There are 15 tuition waivers available for top ranked applicants (regardless of citizenship) in 2021.

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.
Further information: www.ut.ee/application-fee

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The IRRS programme combines a comprehensive study of international relations as an academic discipline and political practice with an in-depth understanding of a particular geographic region. Students will choose one of the four regional modules for their specialization.

  • European Studies
  • EU-Russia Studies
  • Russian and Eurasian Studies
  • Baltic Sea Region Studies.

These regional foci grow out of our multinational faculty’s research interests and competences and reflects Estonia’s historical experience at the border of Europe and Russia – experience which is highly relevant to other countries located in-between bigger powers.

The programme provides in‐depth knowledge about:

  • contemporary international relations
  • central principles and sources of international law
  • traditional and critical approaches in security studies
  • foreign policy analysis
  • conflict management and resolution mechanisms
  • politics, society, economics and international relations in the European Union, Russia and Eurasia, and the Baltic Sea region

Programme structure


Career opportunities

The programme is suitable for all those who plan a career with an international focus, be it in diplomacy, public service, private sector or with non-governmental organizations.

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Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Not available for applying at the moment

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States