|Study location||Estonia, Tallinn|
|Nominal duration||3 years|
|Tuition fee||€1,650.00 per semester|
|Application fee||€80.00 one-time|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Estonian.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
Finnish secondary education diplomas (Lukion Päättötodistus and Ylioppilastutkintotodistus) are accepted in the original language (Finnish).
It is required that you send verified copies of the entry qualification documents directly to the university by postal mail, according to the instructions given by the institution. Important! Never send original documents by post!
Academic Affairs Office
IELTS (International English Language Testing System) academic: 5.5
Cambridge English tests:
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) paper version: 543, internet based: 72, (Tallinn University Code number is: 0449).
PTE academic (Pearson test of English): 51
More information about language proficiency requirements is available at www.tlu.ee/en/proof-english-proficiency
Language test can also be carried out at Tallinn University for EU/EEA citizens.
Students coming from Finland don’t have to prove their language proficiency 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.
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.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
Entrance exam: The entrance exam consists of written assignment (written answers to the questions concerning their motivation and desire to study social sciences) and an interview with the admissions committee via Skype.
Maximum number of points is 100 (50% written, 50% oral part).
The applicant’s written answers should be provided before a Skype interview.
1. The choice of the study programme: What makes you interested in this programme? What courses specifically?
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.
Specific requirements for Non-EU applicants:
Please also see the country specific requirements: www.tlu.ee/en/country-specific-requirements
The term Liberal Arts denotes a curriculum that imparts general knowledge and develops the student’s rational thought and intellectual capabilities. Liberal Arts curricula are common in the US and Europe, but the first Liberal Arts College in the Baltic region was opened by Tallinn University. The Liberal Arts in Social Sciences programme offers a chance to get to know different social sciences and puts them into an interdisciplinary framework. The fields covered will include everything from psychology and education to law, economics, politics and sociology. Students who are looking for a better focus can find one and make an informed choice to pursue one of the social sciences involved and students who already have a field in mind, can expand their interests while pursuing their chosen topic. The programme includes courses on methods and writing, interdisciplinary and practical activities and comes with a compulsory practical element in order to make sure all graduates are knowledgeable about social sciences but also have the academic and practical skills needed for their future within or outside the academia.
Based on the students’ choices during their studies they can go on to study in various Master’s programs, in Tallinn University or elsewhere. With guidance provided during studies, the students can make informed decisions regarding their future and plan accordingly. Along with course choices, the students can also plan their practical experiences so that they can also enter the job market in the field of social sciences.