24 months
1200 EUR/year
1200 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Urban Studies programme of Estonian Academy of Arts critically engages with manifold aspects to the contemporary urban question, integrating insights from urban studies, urbanism and urban planning, architectural history, urban sociology and ethnography and critical geography.  


Key facts:

  • The Urban Studies programme of Estonian Academy of Arts familiarizes students with historical dynamics and conflicts shaping our world today.
  • Integrating design and experimental approaches with a conceptually robust and research-driven critical agenda, it prepares students for understanding, questioning and intervening into urban spaces and institutions. The education prepares students to engage with urban issues at the intersection between critical urban research, artistic and design practice and political practice and interventions (conceptually innovative approaches to the urban, urban design and planning, state and municipal policy making, public expertise, community advocacy, social and artistic activism). Urban Studies graduates work in public administrations, urbanism-focused NGOs, architecture offices, private consultancies and advocacy organizations. The program prepares graduates for postgraduate studies.
  • The program has active international orientation in terms of its thematic foci and external faculty.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Urban and architectural theory
  • Typomorphology studio
  • Scenario-planning studio
  • Urban research studio
  • Urban planning studio

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application
  • 50€ application fee
  • Copy of your Bachelor’s degree certificate or equivalent and its translation into Estonian, English or Russian
  • Copy of your Transcript of Records 
  • Certificate of foreign language skills
  • Copy of the data page of your passport or ID-card
  • CV
  • Sample of your previous work
  • Motivation letter (max 500 words)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1200 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1200 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1200 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1200 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.


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