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Tallinn University 2005

Tallinn (Estonia)

10120 Tallinn University, Narva mnt 25, Tallinn, Estonia

Tel. +372 6409101

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Year of establishment: 2005

Tallinn University is among the top 7% of universities in the World (QS World University Rankings® 2019). We welcome qualified international students to apply for our study programmes taught in English.

The university now known as Tallinn University was created in 2005, though the history of the university is much longer. Tallinn University developed as the result of the merger of several research and development institutions in Tallinn. Tallinn University’s main academic strengths lie in the fields of humanities and social sciences, as well as a strong and constantly growing competence in the field of the natural and exact sciences. The university has a notable tradition of teacher training and educational research being an innovator in Estonian education and the largest provider of teacher education since 1919. Study at Tallinn University is research-based with an emphasis on practical training and a cross-disciplinary approach.

Tallinn University is the third largest university in Estonia, consisting of 6 schools and 2 colleges. Wishing to contribute more to society, we have set the goal of becoming the promoter of intelligent lifestyle in Estonia. The term Intelligent Lifestyle stands for making research-based decisions in order to improve society in general and the well-being of its citizens. To achieve this, we have formed five interdisciplinary research based focus fields: educational innovation, digital and media culture, cultural competences, healthy and sustainable lifestyle, society and open governance.

We have more than 7,500 students (with 9.5% of them international), and over 800 employees, including nearly 400 researchers and lecturers.

In order to ensure and enhance our international teaching and learning capabilities, Tallinn University collaborates with various institutes abroad, having bilateral cooperation agreements with 42 partner universities from across the globe. We participate in the Erasmus Programme.

Tallinn University offers qualified international students 37 study programmes taught in English (6 Bachelor’s programmes, 16 Master’s programmes, 15 PhD programmes). In addition, Tallinn Summer School offers a 3-week programme in July, which includes courses in various fields presented by the best Estonian and foreign internationally acclaimed academics, opinion leaders and intellectuals. Similar programmes with less courses are also offered in January at the Tallinn Winter School.

As a student, you will find a warm welcome at Tallinn University. By pursuing your studies at Tallinn University you will have the opportunity to become part of a contemporary and dynamic university that has a reputation for being the most student-friendly university in Estonia.

HEI International Masters
HEI International Bachelors
Anthropology Anthropology
Art Art
Classic and Ancient History Classic and Ancient History
Computer Science and Information Systems Computer Science and Information Systems
Education Education
English and Creative Writing English and Creative Writing
Film Production and Photography Film Production and Photography
History History
Law Law
Media and film studies Media and film studies
Modern languages and Linguistics Modern languages and Linguistics
Politics Politics
Social policy and administration Social policy and administration
Social work Social work
Sociology Sociology


Tallinn University offers 16 Master's programmes fully in English, preparing you for a career that matters. We offer:
Digital Learning Games
Human - Computer Interaction
Open Society Technologies
Documentary Film
Communication Management
Estonian Studies
Literature, Visual Culture and Film Studies
International Relations
Social Entrepreneurship
Human Rights in the Digital Society
Educational Innovation and Leadership
Adult Education for Social Change*
JMD Film Arts*
JMD Cinematographer*
Digital Library Learning*


Tallinn University offers 6 Bachelor’s programmes fully in English, with many offering a unique interdisciplinary approach. We offer:
Audiovisual Media
Crossmedia in Film and Television
Liberal Arts in Humanities
Liberal Arts in Social Sciences
Law (in Tallinn and in Helsinki)
Politics and Governance


Tallinn University and Estonian government have initiated various scholarship schemes in order to support international students who are interested in studying at Tallinn University.

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