Open calls in doctoral studies

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We announce study places open for admission under four faculties at the University of Tartu here.

You can apply via the DreamApply online application system from 15 to 30 September. Please note that the admission is open only for limited specialities.

Next intake for some specialities will be in November 2022. We will update the admission information on 1 November at the latest.

Starting from the 2022/2023 academic year in most cases the admitted doctoral student will work as junior research fellow at the university. In some cases, admission may be for a study place without a work contract. Details are specified below under speciality admission information. Read more about status and funding of doctoral students.

 Please carefully read the requirements for the study place for which you are applying.

  • You may be required to write a motivation letter or doctoral thesis project. More details are found below under the respective speciality
  • All international applicants are required to submit proof of English, except applicants to the Russian Language and Literature speciality (proof of Russian is required).
  • There may be special requirements for your chosen speciality or project.

Faculty of Science and Technology

 

Admission in September 2022

You can apply via the DreamApply online application system from 15 to 30 September. Admission has been announced for the following specialities and doctoral projects.

 Read more about the application process and required documents.

In September 2022 admission is open for the following research project:

  1. The role of plant-microbial associations in driving vegetation stability and transitions (supervisors Marina Semtšenko, Mari Moora)

Abstracts of the projects

Motivation letter must be submitted with other requested documents in DreamApply application system (guidelines below).

Apply here

Admitted students will work as junior research fellows at the University. The estimated workload is 1.0 and the estimated time period is four years. The final workload will be fixed after the student is admitted, during work contract negotiations.

In September 2022 admission is open for the following research projects:

  1. Holographic infrared fingerprinting technology (supervisors Vijayakumar Anand, Joseph Rosen)
  2. Development of computational imaging techniques for imaging through scattering layers using structured light (supervisors Vijayakumar Anand, Joseph Rosen)

Abstracts of the projects

Motivation letter must be submitted with other requested documents in DreamApply application system (guidelines below).

Apply here

Admitted students will work as junior research fellows at the University. The estimated workload is 1.0 and the estimated time period is four years. The final workload will be fixed after the student is admitted, during work contract negotiations.

 In September 2022 admission is open for the following research projects:

  1. An Interactive Interpretable Unsupervised Automated Machine learning (supervisor Radwa El Shawi)
  2. Exploring the value of deep learning methods for biomedical image analysis under little supervision (supervisor Dmytro Fishman)
  3. Design Of Low-Latency, Sustainable, and Secure IoT Framework (supervisor Ulrich Norbisrath)
  4. Anatomy of hate speech on online social media platforms (supervisor Rajesh Sharma)
  5. Analysis of mental health issues using multi-modal approaches (supervisor Rajesh Sharma)
  6. Reverse-engineering grid cells in humans and rodents (supervisor Raul Vicente Zafra)

Abstracts of the projects

Motivation letter must be submitted with other requested documents in DreamApply application system (guidelines below).

Apply here

Admitted students will work as junior research fellows at the University. The estimated workload is 1.0 and the estimated time period is four years. The final workload will be fixed after the student is admitted, during work contract negotiations.

In September 2022 admission is open for the following research project:

  1. Electric sail demonstration mission in solar wind (supervisors Andris Slavinskis, Pekka Janhunen)

Abstracts of the projects

Motivation letter must be submitted with other requested documents in DreamApply application system (guidelines below).

Apply here

Admitted students will work as junior research fellows at the University. The estimated workload is 1.0 and the estimated time period is four years. The final workload will be fixed after the student is admitted, during work contract negotiations.


There is no admission round for September 2022 intake

 
There is no admission round for September 2022 intake
 

In May 2022 admission was open for the following research projects:

  1. Investigation of mechanisms of electrochemical reactions at the surface of platinum catalysts at extreme pH values under high mass transport conditions using a modified floating electrode technique (supervisors Enn Lust Jaak Nerut, Vitali Grozovski ja Anthony Kucernak)
  2. Development of laser ablation-based pen-type probe mass spectrometric device for the analysis of cultural heritage materials (supervisors Signe Vahur, Rünno Lõhmus, Hilkka Hiiop)
  3. The changes in the structure of carbon synthesized from lignin and D-glucose during application in a sodium-ion battery: from powder to electrode (supervisors Eneli Härk ja Enn Lust)
  4. Oxygen reduction on the pyrolysed polymer-based catalyst materials (supervisors Marek Mooste, Kaido Tammeveski, Margus Marandi, Ivar Zekker)
  5. Environmental risk assessment of pesticides using multistep QSAR modelling (supervisors Geven Piir, Uko Maran)
  6. Unified pH (pHabs) in low-polarity media (supervisor Ivo Leito)
  7. Non-precious metal catalysts based on biomass-derived carbon for electrocatalytic applications (supervisors Ave Sarapuu, Kaido Tammeveski)
  8. Development of ceramic redox stable hydrogen electrodes for reversible solid oxide fuel cell using novel electron- and impedance spectroscopy-based operando characterization technique (supervisors Gunnar Nurk,  Kuno Kooser)
  9. Redefining validation process of chromatographic methods (ValChrom) (supervisors Koit Herodes, Asko Laaniste, Ivo Leito)
  10. Electrocatalysis of oxygen reduction on Pt nanoparticles deposited on novel support materials. (supervisors Heiki Erikson, Kaido Tammeveski)

Abstracts of the projects

Motivation letter must be submitted with other requested documents in DreamApply application system (guidelines below).

Apply here

Admitted students will work as junior research fellows at the University. The estimated workload is 1.0 and the estimated time period is four years. The final workload will be fixed after the student is admitted, during work contract negotiations.

 
There is no admission round for September 2022 intake
 

In May 2022 admission was open for the following research projects:

  1. Single shot learning based object detection (supervisors Gholamreza Anbarjafari ja Chagri Ozchinar)
  2. Finding Better Minima Faster: Real-Time Optimization Algorithms to Expand Robot Capabilities (supervisor Arun Kumar Sing)
  3. Leveraging augmented reality for intuitive human-robot collaboration in flexible production systems with variable levels of autonomy (supervisors Karl Kruusamäe, Arun Kumar Singh)
  4. Dynamic models to assess environmental performance of recycled industrial materials (supervisor Alan Henry Tkaczyk)
  5. Adapting Optimal Solutions to Novel Context: Towards Truly Adaptable Robots (supervisor Arun Kumar Sing)
  6. Adaptive learning during robotics and engineering education to reduce knowledge gaps based on variations in students’ prior preparation (supervisors Karl Kruusamäe, Leo Aleksander Siiman)

Abstracts of the projects

Motivation letter must be submitted with other requested documents in DreamApply application system (guidelines below).

Apply here

Admitted students will work as junior research fellows at the University. The estimated workload is 1.0 and the estimated time period is four years. The final workload will be fixed after the student is admitted, during work contract negotiations.

 
There is no admission round for September 2022 intake
 

In May 2022 admission was open for the following research projects:

  1. Developing Wetland Restoration Strategies to Maximize Carbon Uptake and Minimize the Emission of Methane and Nitrous Oxide (supervisors Kuno Kasak, Martin Maddison)
  2. The detection and analyses of hot spots and hot moments of greenhouse gas emissions from restored wetlands (supervisor Kuno Kasak)

Abstracts of the projects

Motivation letter must be submitted with other requested documents in DreamApply application system (guidelines below).

Apply here

Admitted students will work as junior research fellows at the University. The estimated workload is 1.0 and the estimated time period is four years. The final workload will be fixed after the student is admitted, during work contract negotiations.

 
There is no admission round for September 2022 intake
 

In May 2022 admission was open for the following research projects:

  1. Multi-omics data integration for understanding the role of microbiome in complex diseases and risk assessment (supervisors Elin Org ja Raivo Kolde)
  2. Shared genetic risk factors of male infertility and reproductive traits (supervisors Reedik Mägi, Maris Laan, Margus Punab, Triin Laisk)
  3. Exploring the genetic correlates of social stratification in Estonia (supervisors Vasili Pankratov, Luca Pagani, Francesco Montinaro)
  4. Exploiting genomic lottery to understand causality between personality traits, cognition, and health (supervisors Uku Vainik, Tõnu Esko)
  5. In depth genetic and phenotypic analysis of population specific rare genetic variants within Estonian biobank (supervisors Tõnu Esko, Erik Abner)
  6. Predictive modelling of psychiatric disorder subtypes by utilizing individual-level genetic data, electronic health records and symptom-level data (supervisor Kelli Lehto)
  7. Modifier factors for monogenic disorders (supervisors Neeme Tõnisson, Tarmo Annilo)

Abstracts of the projects

Motivation letter must be submitted with other requested documents in DreamApply application system (guidelines below).

Apply here

Admitted students will work as junior research fellows at the University. The estimated workload is 1.0 and the estimated time period is four years. The final workload will be fixed after the student is admitted, during work contract negotiations.

 
There is no admission round for September 2022 intake

 

In May 2022 admission was open for the following research projects:

  1. Spatio-temporal machine learning-based water quality modelling at national, regional and global level (supervisors Evelyn Uuemaa, Alexander Kmoch)
  2. Gentrification vs Counterurbanization: Understanding Differences in Migration and Residential Mobility by Occupational Groups (supervisors Kadi Kalm, Tiit Tammaru, Kadri Leetmaa)
  3. The functional adaptation of plants rhizosphere in climate and land-use change (supervisors Ivika Ostonen-Märtin, Priit Kupper, Marika Truu)

Abstracts of the projects

Motivation letter must be submitted with other requested documents in DreamApply application system (guidelines below).

Apply here

Admitted students will work as junior research fellows at the University. The estimated workload is 1.0 and the estimated time period is four years. The final workload will be fixed after the student is admitted, during work contract negotiations.

 
There is no admission round for September 2022 intake
 

In May 2022 admission was open for the following research projects:

  1. Preservation of the original stable carbon and oxygen isotopic signal in different components of the Ordovician and Silurian marine carbonates and diagenetic history of it (supervisors Leho Ainsaar, Aivo Lepland)
  2. Shallow seabed sediments impact on the environmental status of the Baltic Sea: mobility of phosphorus (supervisors Martin Liira, Päärn Paiste)
  3. Deciphering the redox of Paleoproterozoic oceans– tale of the Francevillian basin (supervisor Kalle Kirsimäe)
  4. Reconstruction of the Holocene relative sea-level change and storminess in Eastern Baltic (supervisors Alar Rosentau, Tiit Hang)
  5. Characterizing vanadium and molybdenum speciation in sedi-mentary records to reconstruct ancient redox conditions in the Early Ordovician (supervisors Kaarel Mänd ja Anthony Chappaz)

Abstracts of the projects

Motivation letter must be submitted with other requested documents in DreamApply application system (guidelines below).

Apply here

Admitted students will work as junior research fellows at the University. The estimated workload is 1.0 and the estimated time period is four years. The final workload will be fixed after the student is admitted, during work contract negotiations.

 
There is no admission round for September 2022 intake

 

In May 2022 admission was open for the following research projects:

  1. Smart conductive polymer fibers (supervisors Alvo Aabloo, Tarmo Tamm)
  2. Multi-scale simulations of vacuum arc plasma development and its electromagnetic power limitations (supervisors Andreas Kyritsakis, Veronika Zadin, Flyura Djurabekova)
  3. Morphological changes in nanostructures induced by heat treatment (supervisors Veronika Zadin, Sergei Vlassov)

Abstracts of the projects

Motivation letter must be submitted with other requested documents in DreamApply application system (guidelines below).

Apply here

Admitted students will work as junior research fellows at the University. The estimated workload is 1.0 and the estimated time period is four years. The final workload will be fixed after the student is admitted, during work contract negotiations.

 
There is no admission round for September 2022 intake

 

In May 2022 admission was open for the following research projects:

  1. Differentiation and characterisation of the big slice properties in Lipschitz spaces (supervisors Rainis Haller, Andre Ostrak)
  2. Improved constants in Bishop–Phelps–Bollobás-type theorems for operators (supervisors Rainis Haller, Märt Põldvere)
  3. Obstacles and contributing factors in learning mathematics: math anxiety and methods to decrease it (supervisor Karin Täht)
  4. Maximum spacing method as a parameter estimation and model validation tool (supervisors Kristi Kuljus, Bo Ranneby)

Abstracts of the projects

Motivation letter must be submitted with other requested documents in DreamApply application system (guidelines below).

Apply here

Admitted students will work as junior research fellows at the University. The estimated workload is 1.0 and the estimated time period is four years. The final workload will be fixed after the student is admitted, during work contract negotiations.

 
There is no admission round for September 2022 intake
 

In May 2022 admission was open for the following research projects:

  1. Study of mutagenic processes and tolerance of bacteria to harmful chemicals in connection with environmental signalling (supervisor Maia Kivisaar, Heili Ilves)
  2. Regulation of Pseudomonas putida biofilm by excludone and extracellular peptides (supervisor Riho Teras)
  3. Enzyme cascades for lignocellulose degradation (supervisor Priit Väljamäe, Silja Kuusk)
  4. Bacterial stress responses and physiological adaptation on antimicrobial surfaces (supervisor Angela Ivask)

Abstracts of the projects

Motivation letter must be submitted with other requested documents in DreamApply application system (guidelines below).

Apply here

Admitted students will work as junior research fellows at the University. The estimated workload is 1.0 and the estimated time period is four years. The final workload will be fixed after the student is admitted, during work contract negotiations.

 
There is no admission round for September 2022 intake
 

In May 2022 admission was open for the following research projects:

  1. Bacterial toxin-antitoxin systems as novel phage defence systems (supervisors Tanel Tenson, Vasili Hauryliuk)
  2. Techno-economic analysis of valorization technologies for forest industry waste streams in Baltic regional context (supervisors Mart Loog, Oliver Lukason, Siim Salmar)
  3. VPD-induced stomatal regulation: from model plants to crops (supervisors Ebe Merilo ja Hanna Hõrak)
  4. Improving autotrophic carbon fixation in acetogens via genome editing and enzyme engineering (supervisors Kaspar Valgepea, Kristina Reinmets)

Abstracts of the projects

Motivation letter must be submitted with other requested documents in DreamApply application system (guidelines below).

Apply here

Admitted students will work as junior research fellows at the University. The estimated workload is 1.0 and the estimated time period is four years. The final workload will be fixed after the student is admitted, during work contract negotiations.

 
There is no admission round for September 2022 intake
 

In May 2022 admission was open for the following research topic:

  •  Developing an operational model for STEM education incorporating attributes for future career and life issues (supervisors Miia Rannikmäe, Regina Soobard, Jack Holbrook) - This topic requires advanced proficiency in Estonian language.

Read more about this topic

This topic in Science Education requires submitting the doctoral thesis project (instead of motivation letter) with other requested documents in DreamApply application system. Please find guidelines for the doctoral thesis project here. The speciality belongs to the PhD programme in Educational sciences at the Faculty of Social Sciences.

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Admitted students will work as junior research fellows at the University. The estimated workload is 1.0 and the estimated time period is four years. The final workload will be fixed after the student is admitted, during work contract negotiations.


 At the Faculty of Science and Technology all applicants must submit the motivation letter with their online application in DreamApply system. Applicants are evaluated based on the motivation letter and entrance interview.

Motivation letter

Please write a brief motivation letter (in English, maximum of 6000 characters with spaces) based on the following points:

  1. Why are you interested in this PhD project, explain your choice.
  2. What is your previous experience in this field? Explain how your educational and professional background relates to the project you are applying to.
  3. What are the analytical/scientific methods you have practiced.
  4. Describe briefly the methods and main results of your MSc thesis.
  5. Decribe your earlier research activities, including research publications and conference presentations, if available.

Assessment criteria for motivation letter:

  • motivation and argumentation of skills and the choice of the project
  • relevant study and work experience and other relevant activities (publications, project management etc.) as required to present in the motivation letter.

Interview

The applicant must describe the wider scientific background of the doctoral project and possible applicability of the results, also their motivation to be admitted to PhD studies with particular project. The entrance interview conducted by the committee lasts up to 25 minutes. Only applicants whose motivation letter is assessed positively will be invited to the interview (minimum positive result is 35 points out of 50).

The entrance interview is used to assess the following:

  • knowledge of the wider scientific background of the project and possible application of the expected results
  • applicant’s motivation to pursue doctoral studies in the relevant field of science and to work in this field
  • wider analytical and generalisation skills regarding the research and study topics.

The entrance interview takes place most probably in October 2022.
International applicants who cannot be present at the interview in Tartu, may conduct an online interview (see more). Applicants will be informed of their interview date and time by the respective faculty.

Both the motivation letter and entrance interview are assessed on a scale of 0 to 50 points, minimum positive score is at least 35 points. To be invited to an interview, the applicant must earn at least 35 points for the motivation letter.


Faculty of Arts and Humanities


Admission in September 2022

You can apply via the DreamApply online application system from 15 to 30 September. Admission has been announced for the following specialities.

 Read more about the application process and required documents.

At the Institute of Philosophy and Semiotics there is a separate competition for the speciality in Philosophy. You can apply with your own topic. Doctoral thesis project must be submitted with other requested documents in DreamApply application system by 30 September. Please see requirements for the doctoral thesis project

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Admitted students will work as junior research fellows at the University. The estimated workload is 1.0 and the estimated time period is four years. The final workload will be fixed after the student is admitted, during work contract negotiations.

 

In September 2022 admission is open for the following research projects in Theology speciality:

  1. Contemporary Orthodox Discussions on the Supreme Authority in the Church (supervisor Irina Paert)
  2. Systematic (Christian) Theology with a Focus on Lutheran Doctrinal Tradition (supervisor Thomas-Andreas Põder). 
    The study place linked to his topic does not have a junior research fellow position.

Doctoral thesis project must be submitted with other requested documents in DreamApply application system by 30 September. Please see requirements for the doctoral thesis project. Online entrance interviews take place in October 2022. For further information about research projects please contact the School of Theology and Religious Studies.

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On the topic “Contemporary Orthodox Discussions on the Supreme Authority in the Church” admitted student will work as junior research fellows at the University. The estimated workload is 1.0 and the estimated time period is four years. The final workload will be fixed after the student is admitted, during work contract negotiations.

On the topic "Systematic (Christian) Theology with a Focus on Lutheran Doctrinal Tradition" admitted student will start studies as a student.


There is no admission round for September 2022 intake


There is no admission round for September 2022 intake
 
 
There is no admission round for September 2022 intake
 

In May 2022 admission has been announced as follows:

  • applying to Linguistics and Finno-Ugric Studies with your own topic
     
  • applying to the research topic "Current issues related to the teaching of Estonian language in general education schools" (supervisors Ilona Tragel, Külli Habicht, Birute Klaas-Lang) in Linguistics speciality
    The topic will be specified according to the profile and interests of the candidate; the aim is to support the research of aquisition and teaching of Estonian language.

Doctoral thesis project must be submitted with other requested documents in DreamApply application system by 15 May. Please see requirements for the doctoral thesis project. Online entrance interviews take place on 28 June 2022.

Apply here

Admitted students will work as junior research fellows at the University. The estimated workload is 1.0 and the estimated time period is four years. The final workload will be fixed after the student is admitted, during work contract negotiations.


There is no admission round for September 2022 intake
 
 
There is no admission round for September 2022 intake
 

In May 2022 admission was announced as follows:

  • applying to Estonian Literature, Comparative Literature, Theatre Studies, Folkloristics and Ethnology with your own topic
     
  • applying to the research topic "Mnemonic Pluralism in the Representation and Mediation of the 20th Century in Baltic Museums“ (supervisors Ene Kõresaar, Kirsti Jõesalu) in Ethnology speciality
    Read more about this topic.

Doctoral thesis project must be submitted with other requested documents in DreamApply application system by 15 May. Please see requirements for the doctoral thesis project. Online entrance interviews take place on 1 July 2022.

Apply here

Admitted students will work as junior research fellows at the University. The estimated workload is 1.0 and the estimated time period is four years. The final workload will be fixed after the student is admitted, during work contract negotiations.


There is no admission round for September 2022 intake
 


Faculty of Social Sciences

 

There is no admission round for September 2022 intake
 

 Read more about the application process and required documents

In May 2022 admission has been announced as follows:

  • applying with your own topic
    Admitted students will work as junior research fellows at the University. The estimated workload is 1.0 and the estimated time period is four years. The final workload will be fixed after the student is admitted, during work contract negotiations.
     
  • applying to the research topic "Public administration vs public procurement: legal aspects of a "make or buy" decision (supervisor Mari Ann Simovart)".
    The study place linked to this topic does not have a junior research fellow position. Read more about this topic.

Doctoral thesis project must be submitted with other requested documents in DreamApply application system by 15 May. Please see requirements for the doctoral thesis project. Online entrance interviews take place on 30 June 2022.

Apply here

At the School of Economics and Business Administration you can apply to two specialities.

Announced research topics for admission in May 2022:

  1. Firms' use of export support measures in the (non-) VUCA environment (supervisors Tiia Vissak, Oliver Lukason) - Business Administration
  2. Corporate social responsibility and stock market performance (supervisor Hakan Eratalay) - Economics
  3. The economic impact of digital nomadism on local economies (supervisor Eneli Kindsiko) - Business Administration
  4. The sustainability of small, ageing, and non-English academic labour markets (supervisor Eneli Kindsiko) - Business Administration
  5. Cultural differences and economic consequences of migration (supervisor Anneli Kaasa) - Economics
  6. Juhtimisvaldkonnad ja nende käsitlemine Eestis ("Areas of management and their theoretical development in Estonia", supervisors Maaja Vadi, Anne Reino) - Business Administration
    This topic requires advanced proficiency in Estonian language.
  7. Determinants of productivity gap between frontier firms and the rest (supervisor Priit Vahter) - Economics
  8. Growing uncertainty and people’s economic and social resilience (supervisor Tiiu Paas) - Economics
  9. Collectivistic leadership and innovation in education institutions (supervisor Kurmet Kivipõld) - Business Administration
  10. Cross-cultural differences in brand communication adaption - neuromarketing approach (supervisor Andres Kuusik) - Business Administration
  11. Non-unicorn start-ups: the lifeblood of startup ecosystems (supervisor Andres Kuusik) - Business Administration
  12. Essays in applied macroeconomics (supervisor Lenno Uusküla) - Economics
  13. Effects of the European Green Deal and relevant compensation measures (supervisor Helen Poltimäe) - Economics
  14. Whistleblowing in organization (supervisor Anne Reino) - Business Administration
  15. Effects of technological changes on labour market (supervisor Jaan Masso) - Economics
  16. Intergovernmental Coordination from Local to European Governance (supervisors Diana Eerma, Mariia Chebotareva) - Economics
  17. A System Architecture Perspective on Digital Government: The Case of Estonia (supervisor Kadri Ukrainski) - Economics
  18. The change/ dynamics of mandate of Estonian subsidiaries of MNCs in the process of restructuring of global value chains (supervisors Urmas Varblane, Maaja Vadi) - Business Administration
    The study place linked to his topic does not have a junior research fellow position.

Read more about topics in Economics

Read more about topics in Business Administration

Doctoral thesis project for your chosen topic must be submitted with other requested documents in DreamApply application system by 15 May. Please see requirements for the doctoral thesis project. Online entrance interviews take place on 20 and 21 June 2022.

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Admitted students (applies to topics 1-17) will work as junior research fellows at the University. The estimated workload is 1.0 and the estimated time period is four years. The final workload will be fixed after the student is admitted, during work contract negotiations.

In May 2022 admission has been announced as follows:

  • admission to the Science Education topic "Developing an operational model for STEM education incorporating attributes for future career and life issues" (supervisors Miia Rannikmäe, Regina Soobard, Jack Holbrook) - This topic requires advanced proficiency in Estonian language.
     
  • admission to the announced topics in Educational Science

Research topics for Educational Science

  1.   Development and validation of a students’ digital competence assessment tool (supervisor Margus Pedaste)
  2.   Differentiating instruction to reduce learning gaps based on variations in students’ prior preparation (supervisors Leo Aleksander Siiman, Karl Kruusamäe)
  3.  Joint attention as a prerequisite for language development: assessment and intervention for speech delay (supervisor Marika Padrik)
  4.  Relationships between teachers’ practices and conceptions of teaching and primary school students’ motivation to learn mathematics and learning outcomes in Mathematics (supervisors Äli Leijen, Jelena Radišić, Krista Uibu)
  5.  Supporting Gifted Students in Mathematics in Formal Education through Pull-out Program in the First Stage of Primary School (supervisors Merle Taimalu, Karin Täht, Viire Sepp)
  6.  The role of goal-setting in enhancing the learning process in the digital learning environment in the context of higher education (supervisors Katrin Saks, Natalia Edisherashvili)
  7.  The role of Tinkering with educational technology in transforming the teaching practice (supervisor Emanuele Bardone)
  8.  Transforming sustainability education in cooperation with pre- and in-service teachers (supervisor Äli Leijen) - This topic requires advanced proficiency in Estonian language.

Read more about topics

Doctoral thesis project for your chosen topic must be submitted with other requested documents in DreamApply application system by 15 May. Please see requirements for the doctoral thesis project. Online entrance interviews take place on 4 July 2022.

Apply to Educational Science and Science Education         

Admitted students will work as junior research fellows at the University. The estimated workload is 1.0 and the estimated time period is four years. The final workload will be fixed after the student is admitted, during work contract negotiations.

You can apply with your own topic. Doctoral thesis project must be submitted with other requested documents in DreamApply application system by 15 May. Please see requirements for the doctoral thesis project. Online entrance interviews take place on 27 June 2022.

Apply here

Admitted students will work as junior research fellows at the University. The estimated workload is 1.0 and the estimated time period is four years. The final workload will be fixed after the student is admitted, during work contract negotiations.

Announced research topics for admission in May 2022:

  1. Changing Political Cleavages and their Implications in Europe (supervisors Prof. Piret Ehin/Dr. Liisa Talving)
  2. Contemporary Challenges to the Process of European Integration and their Political and Institutional Implications (supervisor Dr. Stefano Braghiroli)
  3. Popular culture, national identity and inter-state relations (supervisor Prof. Viacheslav Morozov)
  4. Self-Determination of Peoples in Historical Perspectives (supervisor Dr. Eva Piirimäe/Dr. Kaarel Piirimäe)
  5. Topic of your own choosing, matching the supervision competences available

Read more about topics

Doctoral thesis project must be submitted with other requested documents in DreamApply application system by 15 May. Please see requirements for the doctoral thesis project. Online entrance interviews take place on 27 June 2022.

Apply here

Admitted students will work as junior research fellows at the University. The estimated workload is 1.0 and the estimated time period is four years. The final workload will be fixed after the student is admitted, during work contract negotiations.

Doctoral thesis project must be submitted with other requested documents in DreamApply application system by 15 May. Please see requirements for the doctoral thesis project. Online entrance interviews take place on 4 July 2022.

Apply here

Admitted students will work as junior research fellows at the University. The estimated workload is 1.0 and the estimated time period is four years. The final workload will be fixed after the student is admitted, during work contract negotiations.

Doctoral thesis project must be submitted with other requested documents in DreamApply application system by 15 May. Please see requirements for the doctoral thesis project. Online entrance interviews take place on 27 June 2022.

Apply here

Admitted students will work as junior research fellows at the University. The estimated workload is 1.0 and the estimated time period is four years. The final workload will be fixed after the student is admitted, during work contract negotiations.

 

Faculty of Medicine

 

There is no admission round for September 2022 intake
 

 Read more about the application process and required documents

In May 2022 admission has been announced as follows:

  • applying with your own topic
    Admitted students will work as junior research fellows at the University. The estimated workload is 1.0 and the estimated time period is four years. The final workload will be fixed after the student is admitted, during work contract negotiations.
     
  • applying to the research topic "Personalized diabetic retinopathy screening and monitoring" (supervisors Vallo Volke, Kuldar Kaljurand, Kaja-Triin Laisaar)
    The study place linked to this topic does not have a junior research fellow position.
    Read more about this topic.

Doctoral thesis project must be submitted with other requested documents in DreamApply application system by 15 May. Please see requirements for the doctoral thesis project. Online entrance interviews take place on 30 June 2022.

Apply here

Admitted students will work as junior research fellows at the University. The estimated workload is 1.0 and the estimated time period is four years. The final workload will be fixed after the student is admitted, during work contract negotiations.

Doctoral thesis project must be submitted with other requested documents in DreamApply application system by 15 May. Please see requirements for the doctoral thesis project. Online entrance interviews take place on 27 and 28 June 2022.

Apply here

Admitted students will work as junior research fellows at the University. The estimated workload is 1.0 and the estimated time period is four years. The final workload will be fixed after the student is admitted, during work contract negotiations.

 

Doctoral thesis project must be submitted with other requested documents in DreamApply application system by 15 May. Please see requirements for the doctoral thesis project. Online entrance interviews take place on 27 and 28 June 2022.

Apply here

Admitted students will work as junior research fellows at the University. The estimated workload is 1.0 and the estimated time period is four years. The final workload will be fixed after the student is admitted, during work contract negotiations.

 

Announced research topics for admission in May 2022:

  1. Blood biochemical markers characterizing energy balance in junior athletes: relationships with training load, physical abilities and body composition indices (supervisors Jaak Jürimäe, Vallo Tillmann)
  2. Effect of the renewing physical education curriculum and changing learning approach on the motivation for physical activity, physical fitness and engagement in upper secondary school students – 3-year longitudinal study (supervisors Evelin Mäestu ja Maret Pihu)

Doctoral thesis project for your chosen topic must be submitted with other requested documents in DreamApply application system by 15 May. Please see requirements for the doctoral thesis project. Online entrance interviews take place on 21 June 2022.

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Admitted students will work as junior research fellows at the University. The estimated workload is 1.0 and the estimated time period is four years. The final workload will be fixed after the student is admitted, during work contract negotiations.

 

 

 

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