24 months
4800 EUR/year
4800 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The main objective of the Digital Learning Games programme from Tallinn University is to bring together people with different backgrounds, form heterogeneous teams, learn from experts and from each other, and make games.


In this Digital Learning Games programme from Tallinn University, you can study in one of Europe’s innovation hubs. The birthplace of Skype, Transferwise, and Taxify, Estonia was the world’s first nation to introduce e-government and produces more startups per capita than any other country in Europe. 

The students can take advantage of numerous startup incubators and game jams taking place in Tallinn.

Why study with us?

  • Interdisciplinary curriculum combining expertise in design, ICT, pedagogy, and psychology. The programme offers a uniquely multifaceted approach to learning games.
  • The programme offers project-oriented teamwork: many of our courses involve teams with different competences (designer, programmer, writer, educator etc.) working on projects aiming to address real problems in education and society at large.
  • The multicultural environment brings together different nations and cultures - We offer a diverse and enriching environment for study and collaboration.

Programme Structure

Game Design is the main module of Digital Learning Games programme. It covers game design related subjects such as:

  • Basics of Game Theory and Design
  • Design of Gameplay and Core Mechanics
  • Design of Game Assets
  • Learning Game Design
  • Transmedia Storytelling Theories and Methods
  • Research and Design of Educational Games
  • ICT Based Learning Games in Learning Environment Formation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Non-EU/EEA applicants (except applicants from the United Kingdom, Russia, Ukraine, Georgia and Kazakhstan):15 March 
  • EU/EEA citizens and applicants from the United Kingdom, Russia, Ukraine, Georgia and Kazakhstan:1 June


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.

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Remember, countries and universities may have specific insurance requirements. To learn more about how student insurance work at Tallinn University and/or in Estonia, please visit Student Insurance Portal.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent
  • Proof of English Proficiency
  • CV
  • Letter of Motivation
  • E-portfolio of previous works (not mandatory)
  • An interview with the admission committee (can be done via Internet, e.g. using Skype but in this case, a web-camera is required)
  • E-portfolio is not mandatory but will give a better overview of applicants background. Feel free to present Your previous work like games, game recordings, graphical design elements, photos, audio recordings, sounds, texts etc. Recommended format is web-based (easy to share and view) but all other formats are also acceptable (PDF, video, ZIP etc.). 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4800 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4800 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Tallinn

598 - 948 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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