|Study location||Estonia, Tallinn|
|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!
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.
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/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 wide knowledge in the humanities and develops intellectual abilities and critical thinking. The student is not limited to only one field, but has a choice of various humanities disciplines. They are free to combine these disciplines into a tailor-made interdisciplinary curriculum according to their personal goals and interests.
Tallinn University School of Humanities has highly qualified teaching staff with expertise in such disciplines as history, literature, philosophy, and modern languages. A liberal arts student
can combine these with competences from anthropology, Asian studies, English studies, Estonian studies, Russian studies, literary and cultural studies, and comparative cultural analysis.
During the 3-year programme, a 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 from different countries. This should promote excellent opportunities for the exchange of ideas.
Moreover, studies are done entirely in English, which helps practice and improve one’s command of English (from level B2 up) and get insights into a wide range of cultures, by studying in an international environment.
There are courses that help to deepen the understanding of the Humanities, and students will have to engage in practical activities and project work. Classroom work is enhanced with study trips. Students can also improve their language skills (English and other foreign languages, levels A1-C2) 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; Russian Language and Culture.
In addition to two modules of specialisation, you are free to choose general subjects and electives according to your interests and ambitions.
See the general course outline: www.tlu.ee/en/liberal-arts-in-humanities#course-outline
See the nominal distribution of courses over the two year period of studies (sample): www.tlu.ee/en/ht/studies/nominal-distribution-bachelors-studies#liberal-arts-in-humanities-2018