Students selected to study at the Tallinn University have to be able to follow university lectures in English, Russian or Estonian, participate in seminar discussions and understand written material in their field. In addition, most courses require writing essays and research papers in English, Russian or Estonian. Since the language of administration for exchange students is English, all students are required to prove that they have sufficient skills in English. If students choose courses where the language of instruction is another language, we ask for additional proof of the relevant language. If the student is a native speaker of English, Russian or Estonian or the studies at home university have been fully conducted in the language, we do not ask for an additional document to prove the skills for the language in question.

Language requirements

  • Bachelor and Master level students - language skills have to correspond to level B2 (minimum).
  • PhD level students - language skills have to correspond to level C1 (minimum).

How to prove your language proficiency

  • Language skills in English or Russian or Estonian are listed on the Transcript of Credits (the Transcript states that a B2 or C1 level course has been passed); or
  • Submit  Tallinn University Language Certificate  (signed and stamped by your home university); or
  • Language Certificate from your home university indicating the level of language (in English); or
  • Submit the copy of the  English language test score (TOEFL, IELTS, etc).