• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

Estonian Studies offered by Tallinn University enables you to get a broad-based and interdisciplinary postgraduate degree and offers the possibility to see both the uniqueness and specifics of Estonia, the place of Estonia in a global context.

Estonian Studies is in many respects the calling card of Estonian State and is aimed at everybody who is interested in various aspects of Estonia. Come and study with us!

The main target group are people who are interested in the Estonian language, culture, history and society but who do not have Estonian as their first language. 

This study programme is suitable for you: 

  • if you have been learning the Estonian language and culture in one of the universities in the world that teach these subjects, you are interested in Estonian culture, history and society but your Estonian is not good enough to study in Estonian. Estonian Studies will help you to enhance your knowledge on Estonia and develop your language skills.
  • if your BA is in any other field but you are interested in Estonia and you wish to know how Estonian society functions, what is unique to the culture and wish to develop your Estonian language skills up to intermediate level.
  • if you are interested in Estonian literature, you have some knowledge of Estonian language and you wish to translate Estonian literature into your native language in the future.

Graduate career options

The graduates will have a balanced knowledge on Estonian language, culture, history and society and have acquired Estonian language at least at B1 level. Such knowledge provides pre-requisites for working in ones home country or in Estonia in the fields of cultural, economic or business relations, as a diplomat, export culture or engage in any type of creative industry. The graduates will have necessary skills to start translating Estonian literature into foreign languages.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • History and Memory
  • Nationalism and Transnational History
  • Contemporary Issues of Estonian Society
  • Special Course on Estonian Studies
  • Estonian Literature
  • Practical Estonian
  • Translation of  Fiction

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Applicants from Russia, Ukraine and Georgia:
    • Deadline for submitting your application: 1 June 
    • Deadline for sending your documents by post: 20 June 
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    72

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    543

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

  • Completed Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent
  • Proof of English Proficiency
Entrance exams
  • Motivation letter and statement of research interests
  • Interview
  • Student candidates who wish to specialise on translating Estonian literature should also upload a two page sample of a translation (from Estonian into their native language and the Estonian original)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1660 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1660 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1660 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1660 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Tallinn

  • 598 - 950 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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