|Nominal duration||3 years|
|Tuition fee||€1,500.00 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!
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IELTS (International English Language Testing System) academic: 5.5
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.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
The first round of selection is made on the basis of Letter of motivation, the applicants CV and qualifications (all required documents must be uploaded the online application system).
Successful applicants are invited to an interview, which is conducted either at Tallinn University, or via Skype. The interview is conducted on the basis of the applicant’s Letter of Motivation and the compulsory texts they have read prior to the interview. Please find information about the compulsory reading here – www.tlu.ee/en/School-of-Humanities/Liberal-Arts-in-Humanities/Admission-Requirements
1. Letter of Motivation: 30 points (min. required 20 points)
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 study programme that provides general knowledge and develops
intellectual abilities and critical thinking.
Tallinn University School of Humanities has competent teaching staff with expertise in the “classical” Humanities disciplines, such as history, literature, philosophy, modern languages, etc.
Moreover, our strength is that we can combine these with competences from, anthropology, English studies, Estonian studies, Asian studies, literary and cultural studies, and comparative cultural analysis.
During the 3-year programme the BA student is expected to participate in a number of compulsory and elective courses. The studies are organised so that the Liberal Arts student will be studying closely together with other Tallinn University students, including Erasmus students. This should promote excellent opportunities for the exchange of ideas.
The bachelor programme in Liberal Arts has a highly interdisciplinary programme. You will learn
to combine approaches from a variety of disciplines.
There are courses that help to deepen the understanding of the Humanities, and students will have to engage in practical activities. Students can also improve their language skills and acquire at least a modest level of Estonian language. From the second year of studies, students choose two modules to specialise in out of the following: Anthropology; Asian Studies; Cultural
Studies of English- Speaking Countries; Comparative Cultural Analysis; Estonian Studies; History.
In addition to two modules of specialization, you are free to choose general subjects and electives
according to your interests and ambitions.
See the nominal distribution of courses over the two year period of studies (sample): www.tlu.ee/en/School-of-Humanities/Studies/Course-Timetables/Liberal-Arts-BA-17