You are here


Tallinn University

Narva maantee 25 Tallinn,
Estonia View map
Very High


Tallinn University (TU) is the largest university of humanities and social sciences in Tallinn and the third biggest public university in Estonia. At TU, longest traditions of teacher training in Estonia and the most modern film and media school in the Baltic countries exist side by side.

Research in Tallinn University is conducted in five focus fields, six institutes and one regional colleges. Our five interdisciplinary focus fields are educational innovation, digital and media culture, cultural competences, healthy and sustainable lifestyle and society and open governance.

What makes Tallinn University unique?

  • We combine social sciences and humanities with technology and innovation and offer unique English-based degree programmes in Europe, such as Digital Learning Games, Crossmedia in Film and Television, Estonian Studies, and Social Entrepreneurship among others.
  • Baltic Film, Media, Arts and Communication School (BFM) at Tallinn University is the only higher-educational institution in Northern Europe teaching film, television and media studies in English and the most contemporary film school in the region.
  • The only institution in Estonia that focuses on ‘soft’ information and communication technologies including social media applications, digital learning ecosystems, interaction design, workplace learning and other related fields.
  • Tallinn University, with 100 years of experience in teacher training, is the central institution for teacher-education in Estonia. Our study programmes and research have a deep impact on the future of education. Our academic personnel are the best in their field and the designers of Estonian education. In addition to inspiring their students, they also do world-class research.
  • One of Estonia’s biggest international summer and winter school is organised by Tallinn University. Every year, around 400 participants from all over the world attend subject-specific courses. In addition, the programme also integrates internationally acclaimed academics, opinion leaders, and intellectuals from other universities.
  • Tallinn University provides all students with experiences of interdisciplinary learning – every student participates in at least one interdisciplinary project in the course of his/her studies.
  • Tallinn University is a green university. University has joined the Green Academic Footprint initiative of the Network of Universities from the Capitals of Europe (UNICA GREEN) in order to participate in the process of making the principles of sustainable development part of everyday life.
  • In the 2021 edition of QS World University rankings, Tallinn University has been ranked among the top 5% of the universities in the world and in 2019 in world top 250 in Sociology Studies.

Tallinn University has around 7100 students with 11% of international students from all around the world. Every 13th academic person is of foreign background. Active international cooperation, well-known guest lecturers and Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral programmes in English help to create active multicultural university community.

University Highlights

Tallinn University is one of the top Public universities in Tallinn, Estonia. It is ranked #801-1000 in QS Global World Rankings 2021.

Total students - 6,148


International students - 1,142


Total faculty staff - 341


Total students - 6,148


International students - 1,142

Total faculty staff - 341

QS Stars is a rating system that helps you select the right university based on your interests. It provides a detailed look at an institution, identifying which universities rate highest in the specific topics that matter to you, like facilities, graduate employability, social responsibility, inclusiveness, and more.
For more in-depth information about QS Stars, please click here.

Campus Locations

English language requirements

This institution accepts IELTS!
Find your nearest test centre and test dates.

Please check the specific English language requirements for your chosen course with the university.

Test Preparation

Join QS Leap, the most advanced free test-prep platform in the world.