On this page you will find accepted tests and ways to prove your English language proficiency if you are applying for doctoral studies at the University of Tartu.
International applicants to PhD level programmes must provide a proof of English language proficiency at a satisfactory level (level B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).
Applicants for the Russian Language and Literature speciality must provide proof of Russian language instead of an English language certificate (more information below).
An accepted English language test must be taken by the application deadline (for the September intake on 30 September at the latest).
The University of Tartu only accepts TOEFL iBT, TOEFL iBT Home Edition and TOEFL iBT Paper Edition test results.
Test Taker Score Report must be uploaded to your online application. Results will be verified online by UT. TOEFL institutional code for the University of Tartu is 0133.
Copy of the Test Report Form must be uploaded to your online application. Results will be verified online by UT.
The university of Tartu accepts the following Cambridge English tests.
Applicants who have taken above mentioned Cambridge test must order their result to be sent to University of Tartu electronically through Candidate Results Online website. Please upload your score report to your online application as well.
The score must be sent to the University of Tartu electronically via Pearson portal. Please upload your score report to your online application as well.
The University of Tartu accepts the following exams:
State exam certificate must be uploaded to your online application.
These are the only exemptions. If your situation (including the country or region where you previously studied) is not described below, you must take a recognised English language exam listed on this website.
You have completed secondary or university-level higher education (degree programme) in English in the USA, Switzerland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom or in any EU/EEA member state.
What proof is required?
The language of instruction must be written on education documents (Canada, Switzerland, EU/EEA member states). If this information is not present, you must request an additional official document from the university
Studies in an offshore campus or online studies cannot be used to indicate language skills, a recognised English proficiency certificate is still required.
Applicants to Russian Language and Literature must provide proof of Russian language proficiency at a satisfactory level (B2 level according to Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).
The following tests with scores outlined are accepted (NB! Submit the score report by the application deadline):
Russian language requirement may be waived if an applicant:
We will examine the transcript of records of an applicant who belongs to any of the specified exempt categories.