When applying to Tallinn University, you are required to submit evidence that you meet the University’s General English Language Requirements. These general requirements apply to all English-based degree programmes except for the PhD programmes in History, Linguistics and Studies of Cultures (separate requirements for the aforementioned programmes can be found here).

You can meet University’s General English Language Requirements in the following ways:

EU/EEA citizens

Only applicants who have completed their previous levels of education or their previous studies fully in English in the United States, Canada, the Commonwealth of Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Switzerland or the EU/EEA countries (attested proof from the previous educational institution required), will be exempted from submitting an international language test as a proof of their English proficiency.

The following tests with scores outlined are accepted:
  • IELTS  (International English Language Testing System) academic: 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component). A copy of the IELTS test result is accepted as it will be verified online by Tallinn University.
  • B2 First (First Certificate in English): 169 (with a minimum of 169 in each component)
  • C1 Advanced (Certificate in Advanced English): 169 (with a minimum of 169 in each component)
  • C2 Proficiency (Certificate of Proficiency in English) : 169 (with a minimum of 169 in each component)
     

Candidates presenting Cambridge English tests should make their results available in the online system for Tallinn University to be verified.

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) internet based (TOEFL iBT® Test): 72 (with a minimum result of 18 in reading, 17 in listening, 20 in speaking and 17 in writing component). The test result has to be sent directly to Tallinn University, by the test centre. It is also possible to order the test results to be sent to Tallinn University online (Tallinn University Code number is: 0449). 
  • PTE academic (Pearson test of English): 59 (with a minimum of 59 in each component). Test result has to be sent to Tallinn university through the secure PTE portal. 

Tallinn University only accepts English language test scores which have been taken no more than 2 years before the beginning of studies. 

NB! Students coming from Finland do not have to prove their language proficiency for B2 level if they have at least "cum laude approbatur" (pitkä oppimäärä) as the result of the English language exam in their matriculation certificate.

Students coming from Latvia do not have to prove their language proficiency for B2 level if the result of their Latvian Secondary Education State Exam in English is at least grade "A" or "B" or corresponds to B2 English proficiency level.* 

Students coming from Lithuania do not have to prove their language proficiency for B2 level if the result of their Lithuanian Secondary Education State Exam in English is at least 70 points.*

Students graduated from International Baccalaureate studies with ENGLISH B Level HL at least grade 6 or ENGLISH A Level with at least grade 5 do not have to prove their English proficiency for B2 level.*

* The exam must be taken less than 10 years ago. 

Non-EU/EEA citizens

Only applicants who have completed their previous levels of education or their previous studies fully in English in the United States, Canada, the Commonwealth of Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Switzerland or the EU/EEA countries (attested proof from the previous educational institution required), will be exempted from submitting an international language test as a proof of their English proficiency.

The following tests with scores outlined are accepted:
  • IELTS  (International English Language Testing System) academic: 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component). A copy of the IELTS Test Report Form is accepted as it will be verified online by Tallinn University.
  • B2 First (First Certificate in English): 169 (with a minimum of 169 in each component)
  • C1 Advanced (Certificate in Advanced English): 169 (with a minimum of 169 in each component)
  • C2 Proficiency (Certificate of Proficiency in English) : 169 (with a minimum of 169 in each component)

Candidates presenting Cambridge English tests should make their results available in the online system for Tallinn University to be verified.

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) internet based (TOEFL iBT® Test): 72 (with a minimum result of 18 in reading, 17 in listening, 20 in speaking and 17 in writing component). The test result has to be sent directly to Tallinn University, by the test centre. It is also possible to order the test results to be sent to Tallinn University online (Tallinn University Code number is: 0449). 
  • PTE academic (Pearson test of English): 59 (with a minimum of 59 in each component). Test result has to be sent to Tallinn university through the secure PTE portal. 

Tallinn University only accepts English language test scores which have been taken no more than 2 years before the beginning of studies. 

Students graduated from International Baccalaureate studies with ENGLISH B Level HL at least grade 6 or ENGLISH A Level with at least grade 5 do not have to prove their English proficiency for B2 level.*

* The exam must be taken less than 10 years ago.