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The admission for the academic year 2019/2020 will be opened from January 7, 2019 until the following deadlines:
- Non-EU/EEA applicants (except applicants from Russia, Ukraine and Georgia):
Deadline for submitting your application: 1 April, 2019
Deadline for sending your documents by post: 20 April, 2019
- Applicants from Russia, Ukraine and Georgia:
Deadline for submitting your application: 1 June, 2019
Deadline for sending your documents by post: 20 June, 2019
- EU/EEA citizens:
Deadline for submitting your application: 1 July, 2019
Deadline for sending your documents by post: 15 July, 2019
- Finnish and Latvian citizens who have obtained general secondary education in Finland or Latvia for Bachelor level programmes (except Audiovisual Media BA):
Deadline for submitting your application: 5 August, 2019
Deadline for sending your documents by post: 15 August, 2019
Please contact the International Student Admission Specialist. Every case will be discussed separately. Please note that application and all other documents have to be sent on time.
3. I need a visa for coming to Estonia and there is no Estonian Embassy in my country. What should I do?
You have to travel to a country that has an Estonian Embassy. Please check the Estonian Representations around the World.
In order to obtain the right of temporary residence, EU/EEA citizens (who stay in Estonia longer than three months) must register themselves as citizens of Tallinn within three months from the date of entering Estonia and apply for the Estonian identity card (ID-card).
Non-EU/EEA citizens who stay in Estonia for longer than three months are required to apply for the long-stay (D) visa. Non-EU/EEA citizens who stay in Estonia longer than six months have to apply for the temporary residence permit for studying in Estonia.
It is possible to apply for the temporary residence permit at the nearest Estonian Embassy or after arrival to Estonia.
Admission exams are taking place several times during the application period. Please see more information here.
Generally you do not have to travel to Estonia in order to take the admission exam. Usually you are asked to send a motivation letter or a creative portrfolio (depends on the programme) and then there will be an admission interview held via Skype (web camera is required). Applicants from neighbouring countries may be asked to come to Estonia for the exams.
After the documents have been arrived by post, they will be sent to Estonian ENIC/NARIC Centre for evaluation that will approximately take a month. After the results have arrived to the university, the university will check if the applicant has fulfilled all the necessary admission requirements. If everything is okay, the university will send you an accepted offer and guidelines for further steps.
If You are eligible to apply for a degree programme in your home country, then generally you can apply in Estonia. The final assessment of your educational documents will be made by the Estonian ENIC/NARIC Centre after you have sent your documents by post.
The BA and MA programmes in English have a tuition fee. PhD programmes do not have a tuition fee. The fees are marked here.
The student has the right to choose one of the following payment schedules for paying the
- Plan A - Paying the tuition fee for the full study year in one single payment during the autumn semester,
- Plan B - Paying each semester´s tuition fee in one instalment in each semester (recommended for students who pay tuition fees from a student loan)
You can see what are the exact courses that are taught from Study information system ÕIS. There choose Study programmes from the list on the left -> choose the institute that offers the programme -> choose the programme and there you have the list of the courses.
Monthly living costs are about €300–€500 (not including accommodation).
Some examples of the prices:
- student meals: 3–7 EUR
- public transport: free of charge in Tallinn for residents of Tallinn
- theatre ticket: 12–18 EUR
- concert ticket: 8–30 EUR
- movie ticket: 4,5–8,4 EUR
- private sports clubs: 30–70 EUR per month
Yes, we have dormitories. The University mediates places between dormitories and the students. There are three dormitories where Tallinn University international students can be accommodated: Tallinn University Dormitory and G4S Dormitory.
It should be kept in mind though that applying for a dormitory place does not automatically mean that there is a place available. The places in the dormitories are limited and therefore not all the students can be accommodated in the dormitories. We will make a waiting list and your name will be added to the waiting list after your documents have been accurately submitted in the online application system and you have received positive feedback from the university. There are two waiting lists - one for exchange students and one for degree students.
The students also have the possibility to rent an apartment. Monthly rent is 200– 450 euros or more.
You can find more info about accommodation from here.
Yes, Tallinn University offers study allowances for students admitted to TU. One possibility is to apply for needs-based study allowance for students from financially disadvantaged backgrounds. The allowance is 75- 220 euros per month during the studies. More info is available here.
You can also apply for study allowance based on your study results. The allowance is 100 euros per month during one semester. More info is available here.
Yes, you can. More information on how to find a job can be found here.