|Study location||Estonia, Tallinn|
|Nominal duration||2 years|
|Tuition fee||€1,500.00 per semester|
|Application fee||€80.00 one-time|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
Preferable are some experience or skills in one of the following:Informatics Design Social Sciences
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.
All academic documents (diploma, transcript) need to be certified by a public notary or issuing university. If the document is not in English it also needs to be officially translated.
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.
a statement of research intentions (2000 – 4000 characters, 1 to 2 pages, in English) clearly indicating the reasons for applying for this programme, describing your current research goals and presenting your potential research topic.
A relevant portfolio is required.
In addition to the general application procedure, applicants are required to submit the following application documents:
Your digital portfolio – containing up to 6 samples of your work, showing your present experience and capabilities on academic or professional level. You can include videos, photos, sketches, 3D renderings, graphics, or interactive presentations to demonstrate your skills.
Both the portfolio and the motivation letter can be submitted by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, as a PDF file or as a web link.
Preferably some experience or skills in one of the following fields: Informatics, Design, Social Sciences.
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 Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) programme at Tallinn University is a multidisciplinary curriculum that emphasises technology for the benefit of people.
This curriculum brings together design, technology and cognitive psychology. It offers a research-based approach to designing interactive, software and hardware systems, and to shaping individual and collective experiences through what we design.
The aim of the HCI programme is to prepare specialists, equipped with knowledge and skills for designing meaningful technology. You will undertake interdisciplinary courses, projects and research from the disciplines of design, technology, and cognitive psychology.
We welcome students with a wide variety of backgrounds. We favour everyone who is interested in improving the way technology is made available to people and intertwined with their lives.
The HCI programme is an internationally accredited 2 year Master’s (120 ECTS), fully in English, offered by the Tallinn University’s School of Digital Technologies.
The programme is organized in layers, from a very solid core to flexible of electives allowing you to fine-tune your education. It provides you sound theoretical grounds allowing you to systematically go from an idea, opportunity or challenge, to a technology-based solution.
Further, through our interdisciplinary project and industry placement possibilities, you will be offered the opportunity to deal with real-world experience and collaborate with industry sponsors to innovate, improve or modify new or existing services, applications and installations.
Our lectures and seminars usually take place on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, every second week during the semester, but lab work can be pursued everyday as our labs are open 24/7. Occasionally some courses are organized in shorter, more intensive study cycles, or delivered via the Internet, as web-based courses.
Our alumni go on to successful careers where they lead and collaborate in the design and implementation of effective, efficient, and desirable services, applications and installations. They are prone to contribute to multidisciplinary teams that typically develop interactive digital artefacts, from small software-based solutions, to novel hardware configurations.
They are broadly knowledgeable about the theories, methods and techniques that support the design, development and evaluation of thoroughly considered technology-based solutions.
This is your chance to become a well grounded Human-Computer Interaction specialist, able to act as a scholarly design researcher, a knowledgeable interaction designer, or a discerning user experience professional. It’s an opportunity to mould your future, our future, and study in the most E of all countries, Estonia.