24 months
3600 EUR/year
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The Applied Physics MSc programme offered at Tallinn University of Technology is designed for those who are interested in innovative engineering in research intensive companies. The program provides interdisciplinary education combining engineering, physics, mathematics, physical oceanography and atmospheric physics bridging the gap between theoretical science and practical engineering.


Why this Applied Physics MSc programme at Tallinn University of Technology?

  • Students can use modern laboratories, for instance the ones developing solar cells, semiconductor materials, etc.

  • Internship in Swedbank is available for students opting for econophysics.

  • Students can be involved in measurement campaigns in the Baltic Sea using modern equipment on the board of the TalTech´s research vessel "Salme" or cooperate with the national weather service using their data for research and analysis.

  • Theoretical studies are connected to practices in marine, weather and climate modelling using analytical and numerical models of circulation, waves and biogeochemistry.

  • Students participating in the development of regional observation methods for the marine parameters of the Baltic Sea have access to the satellite imagery acquired via cooperation with the European Space Agency.

  • Students can learn how to use, and have access to operational weather and marine monitoring and forecasting services.

Future Career

Programme graduates are distinguished by their versatility – the master programme provides a systematic knowledge of natural sciences creating thereby a broad and solid basis for lifelong learning. They can work in different research and development institutions, companies and services whose main activities are related to physics, mathematics, oceanography and/or meteorology or continue the studies in PhD level.

  • Applicants who are citizens of the countries of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) – free studies in IT, Engineering and Science; no GRE test requirement
  • TalTech will offer tuition-free study places for programmes taught in English for countries of the OECD 

    Programme Structure

    Courses include:

    • Deep Learning for Science
    • Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
    • Continuum Mechanics
    • Scientific computing
    • Equations of Mathematical Physics
    • Turbulence and mixing
    • Practical Spectroscopy
    • Solid State and Semiconductor Physics

    Key information


    • Full-time
      • 24 months

    Start dates & application deadlines

    More details
    • TalTech has extended the deadline until the 1st of June (included) for applicants with Ukrainian citizenship


    120 ECTS


    On Campus

    Academic requirements

    GRE admission requirements GRE®
    150 (verbal)
    160 (quantitative)
    3.5 (analytical)

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

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    Other requirements

    General requirements

    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent: Bachelor's degree or equivalent in natural sciences or technical fields (physics, mathematics, engineering, material science, environmental mechanics, etc.). In order to qualify for the studies in Tallinn University of Technology an applicant has to have at least 60% of the highest possible CGPA.
    • GRE General Test
    • Motivation Letter
    • Online Interview


    • Officially certified copy of Bachelor's diploma in the original language
    • Officially certified copy of academic transcripts in the original language
    • Authorized translation in English of Bachelor's diploma
    • Authorized translation in English of academic transcripts
    • Simple copy of passport identification pages

    Tuition Fee

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    • International

      3600 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 3600 EUR per year during 24 months.
    • EU/EEA

      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.
    • All Ukrainian citizens are waived from the application fee.
    • Ukrainian citizens who have a Temporary Protection from Estonian Police and Border Guard Board can study for free on any of the programmes TalTech offers in English.

    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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