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Admission Requirements

Application Procedure and Required Documents

In order to apply for admission, the candidate must submit the following documents:

  1. Application;
  2. Letter of Motivation;
  3. Proof of English Proficiency;
  4. Secondary School Certificate.

Please find further information here.

The first round of selection is made on the basis of Letter of Motivation, the candidate’s CV and qualifications. Successful applicants are invited to an interview, which is conducted either at Tallinn University or via Skype. The interview is conducted based on the applicant’s Letter of Motivation and the compulsory texts they have read prior to the interview. 

English Proficiency Requirements

Accepted proof of proficiency: IELTS 5.5+; TOEFL IBT 70+ or TOEFL paper based test 525+

More information about language proficiency requirements is available here.

Language test for EU/EEA citizens can also be carried out at Tallinn University.

Students coming from Finland do not have to prove their language proficiency if they have at least cum laude approbatur (pitkä oppimäärä) in their matriculation certificate.

Letter of Motivation

Letter of Motivation (ca 500 words) must be added to your application. The letter must state clearly:

  • why you have chosen to apply for Tallinn University Liberal Arts in Humanities programme;

  • what study areas within the Humanities you are interested in and why;
  • how you are going to benefit from your degree after graduation.

The interview is conducted based on the candidate’s Letter of Motivation and compulsory reading. The texts for compulsory reading and discussion can be found here.

The candidate must choose two texts to read through in full, think of their meaning, why they are important texts in the particular area, how they represent important aspects of culture, history, anthropology, or literature; what important issues they raise and what is your opinion of these issues; have you read something similar before, is it connected to your areas of interest, etc.  

For the purposes of identity verification at the admission procedure the Admission Committee has the right to take a screenshot during the oral part of the admission exam carried out via video bridge.

Assessment of the candidates

1. Letter of Motivation: 30 points (min. required 20 points)
2. Discussion and Interview: 70 points (min. requirement 46 points)
Important! Only applicants receiving minimum of 20 points for the first round (letter of motivation) will be invited for an interview.

Find more information about the deadlines here.

Contact Us

For additional guidelines please contact:

  • Specific questions regarding the programme should be directed to the School of Humanities:
    Maris Peters
    E-mail: maris.peters....at....tlu.ee
  • For additional guidelines regarding admission procedure please contact the international admission specialist:
    E-mail: admissions....at....tlu.ee