Doctoral programmes

Doctoral studies in Estonia are without tuition fee and with various grants and scholarship opportunities. 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. A master’s qualification is required for entry to doctoral studies.

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

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:

School Accredited doctoral programmes E-mail
Estonian Academy of Arts Art & Design
Architecture and Urban Planning
Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre Music and Dramatic Art
Estonian University of Life Sciences Agricultural Sciences
Engineering Sciences
Environmental Sciences and Applied Biology
Veterinary Medicine and Food Science
Estonian Business School Management
Tallinn University Analytical Biochemistry
Audiovisual Arts and Media Studies 
Educational Sciences
Government and Politics
Health Behaviour and Wellbeing
Information Society Technologies
Social Work
Studies of Cultures
University of Tartu See full list from here.
Tallinn University of Technology 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