|4 years (240 ECTS)
|Kraad / diplom / tunnistus
|PhD (Doctor of Philosophy (PhD))
|60 € one-time
Application fee is non-refundable.
Postgraduate diploma (or higher)
Suitable PhD candidate has a master’s degree in art history or a related discipline.
Applicant has to upload both, bachelor’s and master’s degree diplomas and their transcripts of records (diploma supplements) digitally.
NB! Students graduating in the summer of 2024 who are unable to submit their educational documents (diploma and transcript of records) before the deadline are required to submit their latest transcript of records containing their current grades, and a written confirmation (email, certificate etc) from their educational institution stating that educational documents will be issued to graduates no lather than at the end of June 2024.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: inglise / eesti.
Upload the educational documents digitally to the application.
– Bachelor’s and master’s degree certificate or equivalent, and their translation into Estonian or English (both the copy and translation have to be attested). NB! Translations are only requested if documents are not in English or Estonian. Both the copies of documents in their original language and translations have to be attested.
– Transcript of records (for both, the MA and BA level studies), and their translations into Estonian or English (both the copy and translation have to be attested). NB! Translations are only requested if documents are not in English or Estonian. Both the copies of documents in their original language and translations have to be attested.
Detailed information about suitable qualifications and required documents can be found on the following links:
Please note that only accepted applicants will be required to send physical copies of their educational documents by post to EKA (by post or courier services, like DHL, FedEx etc). More specific instructions will be provided to each applicant individually, so please do not send any documents by post unless you have been asked to do so.
NB! We do not accept original documents, self-attested copies, photocopies or printouts!
EKA accepts the following international language tests as proof of English language proficiency. Here are the minimum requirements set by EKA:
– TOEFL ITP: min 543
State exams in English taken in Estonia, Finland or Latvia:
Upload the certificate digitally to the application.
NB! We accept language certificates for up to two years after they are issued.
WAIVING ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS
English proficiency test may only be waived if the applicant meets one of the following requirements:
– The applicant has completed their secondary education, bachelor’s or master’s degree taught fully in English in one of the following countries: EU/EEA member states, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand or United Kingdom. The applicant must have resided in the mentioned country while doing their studies. Please also note that the transcript of records must include that studies were conducted fully in English.
– The applicant has studied for at least one academic year as a full-time student (obtaining a minimum of 45 ECTS with positive results) in English in an institution of higher education in one of the following countries: EU/EEA member states, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand or United Kingdom.
NB! We will only accept certificates issued by educational institutions if the waiver criteria is met.
Avaldusele tuleb lisada motivatsioonikiri.
– project of the doctoral thesis (please find the form here)
– motivation letter
Please specify the position you are applying for in your motivation letter. Doctoral positions offered by EKA can be found here.
– defended master’s thesis
– academic CV of the prospective supervisor(s). Please note that having a supervisor is not required for applying. However, if you have a supervisor, you will need to ask their consent for submitting their CV. You will also need to include their name and email in your thesis proposal. If the supervisor is employed at the Estonian Academy of Arts, CV is not required.
Passing the preliminary round is required for admission to the interview.
Candidates for doctoral studies must submit a written doctoral thesis proposal with their application. The proposal should include a description of the research topic, suggested methods, preliminary sources and theoretical starting points, the possible structure of the thesis, and the name of a possible supervisor. The project should also demonstrate the relevance of the topic to contemporary art historical discussions and highlight the original contribution of the researcher in the context of the subject. The committee will have previously examined the submitted written materials, and will conduct a free-form interview on the spot. If necessary, the committee will ask questions relating to the project. The candidate must also be prepared to answer questions on general cultural and art-historical themes, to talk about his/her previous experience with art history, and to demonstrate his/her motivation for research.
The relevance and clarity of the thesis proposal will be evaluated. The relevance of the research topic from the point of view of contemporary art history studies and its originality will be taken into account as well. Candidate’s willingness to undertake research and study, orientation in relevant aspects of the chosen field, motivation to undertake doctoral studies will be considered.
Interviews will take place on April 22, 2024.
NB! The exact interview time for each candidate will be announced to him/her via DreamApply a few days ahead.