Application deadlines extended for international master’s studies in two faculties of the University of Tartu

The University of Tartu has decided to provide extended application deadlines for international master’s studies in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and the Faculty of Social Sciences.

As the fragile situation caused by the coronavirus pandemic has affected international students’ willingness and possibilities to study abroad, the University of Tartu offers longer deadlines to apply for the international master’s programmes of two faculties. In the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, applications are accepted until 15 May. The Faculty of Social Sciences has provided two deadlines: applicants from the European Union, the European Economic Area, Switzerland and the United Kingdom can submit applications until 30 June, and applicants from other countries until 15 May. In the Faculty of Science and Technology, the application period for international master’s studies ended on 15 March.

Anti Selart, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Tartu, said that due to the current situation in the world, the possibility to go to a university abroad depends on numerous unforeseen and rapidly changing circumstances that cannot be controlled by the student candidate or the university. “That is why it is essential to give those who want to study at the University of Tartu more time to plan their future. The admission requirements will remain the same for all applicants,” said Selart. 

Raul Eamets, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Tartu, also pointed out the need to extend the deadlines. “Considering that Estonia tops the world in terms of the spread of the coronavirus, it would be unrealistic to expect that all student candidates who want to study at our university would in the current situation dare to decide to come to Estonia in autumn. Therefore, it is fair and reasonable to give them additional time to make such decisions,” said Eamets said.

Student candidates who applied by 15 March are evaluated according to the initial schedule, i.e. their admission decisions are made in the first half of May. Stipends and tuition-waiver student places are also offered, on a priority basis, to those who submitted their application by 15 March. Therefore, the candidates who use the extended deadline should take it into consideration that in the case of a positive decision, the university will probably offer them a student-funded place.

Also, when you apply later, it is important to make sure that all the required documents are submitted together with the application during the additional period. The university will consider and evaluate only applications that are duly submitted within the application period.

For applications filed by 15 May, the university will make the admission decisions in the first half of June at the latest, and for applications filed to the Faculty of Social Sciences by 30 June, in the first half of July.

International applicants can submit their application via DreamApply. More information about the additional application deadlines is available at

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