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Admission Requirements

General requirements
Entrance exams
  • Statement of research interests and/or outline of research project (should be uploaded to online application system DreamApply in pdf format)
  • Essay based on assigned literature. The essay is to be written on-site (90 minutes, appr. 5 pages). International Applicants can submit their essays online, following a pre-arranged agreement.
    The applicants will be required to read two articles relating to one of the five topics listed: Fieldwork, Anthropology of Religion, Political Anthropology, Sensorial Anthropology and Visual Anthropology. Please read more about the essay below.
  • Interview
Anthropology essay

Essay is based on assigned literature. The assigned literature can be consulted by clicking here.

The applicants will be required to read two articles relating to one of the topics listed – Fieldwork, Anthropology of Religion, Political Anthropology, Sensorial Anthropology and Visual Anthropology.

The essays are supposed to address the general issues discussed in the article. The Admissions Committee will be looking out for the applicant's ability to summarise the general issues covered and to present their own informed opinion on these issues. It would be seen as an asset if the applicant also uses other references in their essay.

Laptops will not be allowed for the test. The use of laptops will open the process for irregularities that we'd like to avoid – such as using the internet during the exam, or coming with the essay already written and stored in the laptop, amongst others. Of course, we trust all students applying to the programme. But it gives the process more legitimacy if the applicants write the test on site, by hand.

Applicants will be allowed to bring the articles to the test site. Although it is advisable that the applicants have read their choice of articles thoroughly and come to the test prepared to provide a summary of the papers and their stance on the different issues that come up. The use of articles on site, should be considered as a reference – not as a means to read or review them.

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  • For additional guidelines regarding admission procedure please contact the international admission specialist.
    E-mail: admissions....at....tlu.ee