Doctoral programmes

A master’s qualification is required for entry to doctoral studies. Estonia is an exciting country for a PhD student: our universities have lots of different study programmes and Estonia has PhD students from more than 50 countries in the world. Doctoral studies in Estonia are without tuition fee and with various grants and scholarship opportunities.

 

Entry requirements for PhD students

The following documents are usually required for an application:

  • completed application form
  • certified copies of certificates/degrees/qualifications showing eligibility for Doctoral studies
  • academic transcript(s)
  • academic CV
  • statement of purpose
  • two or three photos
  • copy of an identification document

Deadlines for presenting an application can be found from here: www.studyinestonia.ee/deadlines

Specific requirements depend on the requirements of the institution of higher education and the particular course. Specific requirements may include an entrance examination, thesis plan or an interview etc. All prospective international students should contact the university they wish to attend for additional information.
 

Doctoral programmes and admission contacts:
 

Estonian Academy of Arts
Accredited doctoral programmes: Art & Design
Architecture and Urban Planning
E-mail: irene.hutsi@artun.ee
Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre
Accredited doctoral programmes: Music and Dramatic Art
Musicology
E-mail: margit@eamt.ee
Estonian University of Life Sciences
Accredited doctoral programmes: Agricultural Sciences
Engineering Sciences
Environmental Sciences and Applied Biology
Forestry
Veterinary Medicine and Food Science
E-mail: study@emu.ee
Estonian Business School
Accredited doctoral programmes: Management
E-mail: doctoral@ebs.ee
Tallinn University
Accredited doctoral programmes:

Analytical Biochemistry
Audiovisual Arts and Media Studies 
Demography
Ecology
Educational Sciences
Government and Politics
Health Behaviour and Wellbeing
History
Information Society Technologies
Linguistics
Physics
Psychology
Social Work
Sociology
Studies of Cultures

Contact form: tlu.ee/en/ask
University of Tartu
Accredited doctoral programmes: See full list from here.
Contact form: www.ut.ee/ask
Tallinn University of Technology
Accredited doctoral programmes:

Building and Civil Engineering and Architecture
Chemical and Materials Technology
Chemistry and Biotechnology
Economics and Business Administration
Electrical Power Engineering and Mechatronics
Information and Communication Technology
Mechanical Engineering
Physical Science
Public Administration

E-mail: docstudy@taltech.ee