|Study location||Estonia, Tartu|
|Nominal duration||2 years|
|Tuition fee||€4,000 per year
There are 17 tuition-waivers available for top ranked applicants in 2020/21, including 15 tuition-waivers for EU/EEA/Swiss applicants, 2 tuition-waivers for other applicants. More information on tuition fees is available at www.ut.ee/tuition-fees.
|Application fee||€50 one-time
Application fee is non-refundable.
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification – for country-specific document requirements please see www.ut.ee/country-specific.
- Proficiency in the respective language of the chosen specialty (English, French, German, Russian, Russian, Scandinavian languages or Spanish)
Please be sure to check further information on required documents and our step-by-step application guide at www.ut.ee/admission-european-languages-and-cultures.
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.
The motivation letter is used to evaluate the applicant’s motivation to study on the programme. The letter of motivation is written in English. The letter of motivation is a 2400-3000-character text in which the student candidates describe: their previous studies and how they prepare them for study on the curriculum, their reasons for choosing the University of Tartu, possible research topics, proceeding from their interests and the offerings of the College of Foreign Languages and Cultures, planned studies (including their understanding of the structure and content of the curriculum), plans after graduation.
Aspects considered in assessing the letter of motivation: student candidates’ preparation for the study of foreign languages and literatures; their familiarity with the curriculum and possible study options; the clarity of their plans.
An essay must be added to your application
The essay (required in the specialities of English language and literature, Russian and Slavic philology, French language and literature, Spanish language and literature, German language and literature and Scandinavian languages and literatures) is a 7200-9000-character text in which the student candidates in a structured manner discuss a problem related to the speciality. The essay is written in the language of the speciality (English, Russian, French, Spanish, German, Swedish, Norwegian or Danish). Essay topics for all specialities are announced on the programme’s application webpage on 15 February.
An interview is conducted (in Tartu or via Skype) with applicants who have passed the evaluation of motivation letter and essay. The interview date for chosen candidates will be announced in early spring. Oral exam in the chosen speciality is an interview in the language of the speciality, however, in the case of classical philology, the interview will be conducted only in Estonian. The interview will focus on the student candidates’ plans and their expected studies at the University of Tartu. In other words, it will give the student candidates the chance to expand on their letter of motivation and essay or translation. The interview also demonstrates the student candidates’ skill of expressing themselves orally in the language of the speciality.
For detailed information about the motivation letter, essay and interview please see the programme’s application website.