loader

You are here

/sites/default/files/profiles/cover-images/1360x250_7.jpg
/sites/default/files/profiles/cover-images-mobile/320x450_4.jpg

University of Tartu

Ülikooli 18 Tartu,
Estonia View map
Estonia
#285
Very High
10,467
1,518
1,413

Postgraduate Overview

University of Tartu offers 23 master’s degree programmes fully taught in English and 1 master’s degree programme that is taught in Russian. The duration of master’s studies is 1-2 years. The subjects include such fields as philosophy, semiotics, folkoristics, languages, education, international relations, political science, regional studies, law, economics, business management, finances, chemistry, measurement, engineering, robotics, geoinformatics, computer science, bioengineering, materials science and technology, contemporary Asian and Middle Eastern studies, sound and visual technology.

The general requirements for master’s studies:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification (or graduating in the upcoming spring/summer) – please see country-specific document requirements here.
  • Proof of English language proficiency – please see acceptable tests and exempt categories here.


The following master’s degreed programmes are offered: 


Almost every master’s programme (except for Teaching Russian as a Foreign Language, International Law and Human Rights and Contemporary Asian and Middle Eastern Studies) offers tuition-waiver scholarships for the best applicants based on a ranking admission list. Everybody applying for international master’s studies will be automatically considered for the scholarship, thus there is no need to apply for it separately. There are also scholarships for living available for master’s students: Dora Plus and Ministry of Foreign Affairs scholarships for certain programmes. See more about scholarships here.

The application process is conducted online. Candidates should submit the online application with electronic copies of all the required documents via Estonia.Dreamapply.com. The application deadlines for Excellence in Analytical Chemistry: November 11 - January 11, Contemporary Asian and Middle Eastern Studies: January 2 - March 15 (extended deadline until 30 June for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens) and for all other master's programmes: January 2 - March 15.

UT also offers 35 PhD programmes. The duration of PhD studies is 4 years. There is no tuition fee for all PhD programmes. Students receive doctoral allowance 660 EUR + the doctoral students’ performance stipend 400 EUR. 

General eligibility requirements for PhD studies:

  • Master's degree or a corresponding level of education.
  • Doctoral thesis project/motivation letter (depending on the programme) and an entrance interview.
  • All eligible applicants are ranked and ranking is based on the results of entrance examinations and other programme-specific requirements set for a particular PhD curriculum.
  • Admission is regulated by the document Admission rules in Doctoral Studies.
  • Proof of English language proficiency (there are additional language requirements for some specific PhD programmes).

    University Highlights

    University of Tartu is one of the top universities in Tartu, Estonia. It is ranked #285 in QS Global World University Rankings 2021.

    Total students - 10,467

    49%
    51%

    International students - 1,413

    18%
    82%

    Total faculty staff - 1,518

    210
    1308

    Total students - 10,467

    49%
    51%

    International students - 1,413

    18%
    82%

    Total faculty staff - 1,518

    1308
    210
    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.

    Follow University

    Latest Feeds