|Study location||Estonia, Tallinn|
|Nominal duration||2 years|
|Tuition fee||€1,750 per semester
1250 € per semester (EU/EEA citizens)
|Application fee||€100 one-time|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
Persons having a Bachelor’s degree, a diploma of professional higher education or a corresponding qualification may apply to Master’s degree programmes in Tallinn University.
At least 60% of the possible maximum results is expected.
Please see a list of required documents here: www.tlu.ee/en/masters
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 it also needs to be officially translated.
All required documents must be uploaded with the application by the application deadline. Please do not send your documents by post until you have personally been asked to do so. Please also read the country-specific requirements (www.tlu.ee/en/country-specific-requirements). There may be specific requirements for which documents need to be uploaded.
Once you have been asked to send your documents by post, please make sure that the copies of education documents have been officially certified (www.tlu.ee/certified-copies-and-translations-educational-documents).
The address for sending your documents is:
Please read about the application procedure here: www.tlu.ee/en/application-procedure
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 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.
IELTS (International English Language Testing System) academic: 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component). Copy of the IELTS Test Report Form is accepted as it will be verified online by Tallinn University.
B2 First (First Certificate in English): 162 (with a minimum of 162 in each component)
Candidates presenting Cambridge English tests should make their results available in the online system for Tallinn University to be verified.
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) internet based (TOEFL iBT® Test): 72 (with a minimum result of 18 in reading, 17 in listening, 20 in speaking and 17 in writing component). The test result has to be sent directly to Tallinn University, by the test centre. It is also possible to order the test results to be sent to Tallinn University online (Tallinn University Code number is: 0449).
PTE academic (Pearson test of English): 51 (with a minimum of 51 in each component). Test result has to be sent to Tallinn university through the secure PTE portal.
Tallinn University only accepts English language test scores which have been taken no more than 2 years before the beginning of studies.
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.
NB! Students coming from Finland do not have to prove their language proficiency for B2 level 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.
More information is available here: www.tlu.ee/en/proof-english-proficiency
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
a statement of research intentions (2000 – 4000 characters, 1 to 2 pages, in English) clearly indicating the reasons for applying for this programme, describing your current research goals and presenting your potential research topic.
A relevant portfolio is required.
In addition to the general application procedure, applicants are required to submit the following application documents:
Your digital portfolio – containing up to 6 samples of your work, showing your present experience and capabilities on academic or professional level. You can include videos, photos, sketches, 3D renderings, graphics, or interactive presentations to demonstrate your skills.
Both the portfolio and the motivation letter can be submitted by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, as a PDF file or as a web link.
Preferably some experience or skills in one of the following fields: Informatics, Design, Social Sciences.
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. Applicants applying for adjustments to be made during the admission exams due to their physical or psycho-social special need must submit a copy of medical proof of this special need.
Specific requirements for Non-EU applicants:
Please also see the country specific requirements: www.tlu.ee/en/country-specific-requirements
The Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) programme at Tallinn University is a multidisciplinary curriculum that emphasises technology for the benefit of people.
This curriculum brings together design, technology and cognitive psychology. It offers a research-based approach to designing interactive, software and hardware systems, and to shaping individual and collective experiences through what we design.
The aim of the HCI programme is to prepare specialists, equipped with knowledge and skills for designing meaningful technology. You will undertake interdisciplinary courses, projects and research from the disciplines of design, technology, and cognitive psychology.
We welcome students with a wide variety of backgrounds. We favour everyone who is interested in improving the way technology is made available to people and intertwined with their lives.
The HCI programme is an internationally accredited 2 year Master’s (120 ECTS), fully in English, offered by the Tallinn University’s School of Digital Technologies.
The programme is organized in layers, from a very solid core to flexible of electives allowing you to fine-tune your education. It provides you sound theoretical grounds allowing you to systematically go from an idea, opportunity or challenge, to a technology-based solution.
Further, through our interdisciplinary project and industry placement possibilities, you will be offered the opportunity to deal with real-world experience and collaborate with industry sponsors to innovate, improve or modify new or existing services, applications and installations.
Our lectures and seminars usually take place on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, every second week during the semester, but lab work can be pursued everyday as our labs are open 24/7. Occasionally some courses are organized in shorter, more intensive study cycles, or delivered via the Internet, as web-based courses.
Our alumni go on to successful careers where they lead and collaborate in the design and implementation of effective, efficient, and desirable services, applications and installations. They are prone to contribute to multidisciplinary teams that typically develop interactive digital artefacts, from small software-based solutions, to novel hardware configurations.
They are broadly knowledgeable about the theories, methods and techniques that support the design, development and evaluation of thoroughly considered technology-based solutions.
This is your chance to become a well grounded Human-Computer Interaction specialist, able to act as a scholarly design researcher, a knowledgeable interaction designer, or a discerning user experience professional. It’s an opportunity to mould your future, our future, and study in the most E of all countries, Estonia.