|Nominal duration||2 years|
|Tuition fee||€3,400.00 per year
The programme has tuition-waivers.
|Application fee||€50.00 one-time
Further information: www.ut.ee/en/application-fee
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
NB! Please see important information on
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.
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!
Please note that the documents are expected to be mailed to the University only by those receiving the admission offer (unless instructed otherwise by the admissions staff).
Address for sending the application documents:
All applicants must comply with the 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.
Estonian applicants should apply from February 1 until March 15 via SAIS.
Specific requirements for Non-EU applicants:
Please check the country-specific information to find out if there are additional requirements you need to meet: www.ut.ee/en/country-specific-requirements.
If admitted, you will most likely need to apply for visa/residence permit. Please find more information about the application process: www.ut.ee/en/welcome/non-eu-citizens-residence-permits-and-visas.
Joining the master’s programme in Philosophy will enable you to acquire historical and systematic knowledge covering a whole range of philosophical topics. You will learn how to think about fundamental “eternal” questions (e.g. ”What is the nature of things?”; ”How can one live a good life?”; “What is truth?“) as well as how to unravel contemporary issues (from issues pertaining to developments in science and technology to environmental and political concerns). As a master’s student, you will be integrated into one of our (often international) research groups. You will attain in actual research environment valuable skills needed for an academic career in philosophy, such as critical reading and analysis, academic writing, and preparation for presentations.
The two-year Master’s programme in Philosophy at the University of Tartu opens doors in the job market and is good preparation for anyone who seeks to continue their studies in philosophy to a doctoral level.
Our graduates have been highly valued and successful all over the world. In recent years, a number of our Master’s graduates have obtained doctoral degrees or are presently doing their PhDs for example in:
- Germany (University of Konstanz);
- UK (University of Cambridge, University of Bristol, King’s College London, University of York, University of Leeds);
- Netherlands (University of Leiden);
- USA (University of Yale, University of Southern California, University of Miami);
- Canada (University of Western Ontario);
- New Zealand (University of Auckland).