Tallinn University of Technology

About admissions

Please see how to apply HERE.

Kindly note that TalTech does not provide pre-evaluation for education documents via email. In order to apply, you must submit an online application. The preliminary evaluation to your online application will be provided via the online application system within 7 working days after the application fee has been collected by the university.

You can pre-evaluate your qualifications by referring to the general admission requirements, programme- and country-specific requirements, and English requirements. 

Applications by candidates who fail to meet the eligibility criteria will not be approved.

Application deadlines are listed HERE

Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

Applications by students in their last year of studies must be submitted by the application deadline as well (including the most recent results). 

In total, candidates are welcome to submit 2 applications. The application fee is 100 EUR per applicant, which enables to apply for 2 programmes. 

Students who wish to transfer their studies have to apply at first as all other applicants based on previous acquired education.

After you have been admitted to the university and arrived to studies, you will personally meet with the Head of Curriculum and Study Consultant to see exactly which subjects can be transferred. Only subjects similar in content and credit points are transferred.

Recognition of Prior Learning

You are welcome to apply to TalTech if you are in your last year of studies. Please submit the most recent document with your current obtained grades through online application by deadline and inform the Admissions Office by writing to study@taltech.ee regarding the preliminary date for graduation. Final education documents, including the diploma and transcript, will be requested from you in a later stage. 

Please see the exact requirements HERE.

In order to qualify for the studies in Tallinn University of Technology, the  applicant has to have at least 60% of the maximum study results possible. CGPA stands for the Cumulative Grade Point Average; it is the average score of your subjects. Please note that this is a strict requirement for admission. 

No, GRE General Test is a mandatory prerequisite needed when applying for the majority of Master’s programmes. Please note that it cannot be substituted with any other international test.
Please see a detailed overview of our GRE General Test requirement here.

Yes, you need to fulfill the English language requirement as well. Please note that the GRE General Test and English proficiency test are two separate requirements. 

Candidates that hold any citizenship other than Estonian have to submit their application via DreamApply. 

Candidates with Estonian citizenship and long-term residence permit should submit their application via SAIS according to applicable admission requirements and deadlines. A candidate with dual citizenship, one of which is Estonian, can decide whether to apply via SAIS or DreamApply. Once you have applied via DreamApply, you are considered an international student in terms of the academic regulations applying to you.

If you have  dual citizenship (one being Estonian), then you need to decide whether you want to apply as an Estonian citizen or as other. If you want to apply as an Estonian citizen, you need to submit your application through SAIS instead of DreamApply: http://www.sais.ee/
For Estonian citizens, there is no application fee nor tuition fee (except in the School of Business and Governance).
Kindly note that TalTech website in English is aimed at international students who hold any other citizenship than Estonian. The relevant admission information for Estonian citizens can be found on TalTech website in Estonian. Please note that Estonian admission steps and requirements may differ from the international admission ones.
If you need help and have any questions about applying via SAIS, please do not hesitate to contact the Estonian admission office: vastuvott@taltech.ee, they can assist you in English as well.

Kindly note that TalTech has intake only once a year for the autumn semester for Bachelor and Master level programmes.

No, it does not matter how many years have passed since your previous graduation from secondary or higher education institution. However, it is required that you fulfill all the requirements that are displayed under the respective study programme listed on the programmes page.

TalTech does not have any limitation in terms of the maximum age of applicants either. 

Please see the means of support for Ukrainian citizens for 2024/2025 academic year admission.

Online application form

We kindly ask you to use the same DreamApply account. However, it is necessary to submit an application for each admission period. We also advise checking the admission requirements again as they might be slightly different from the requirements applicable of the previous years.

DreamApply system enables candidates to complete the application in multiple sessions. For that reason, applications have different statuses, such as blank, prepared, inactive and completed. All these statuses indicate that the candidate has not yet finalized the application, and it is considered inactive by the International Admissions Office.

Please make sure that your application is in the status of SUBMIT. In order to do so, please press the key SUBMIT in the top right corner of your application. Once the application is submitted and the application fee payment has been confirmed, it will then be evaluated by the International Admissions Office and feedback will be provided to you within 7 working days.

Applications are accepted in the online application system DreamApply. All candidates have access to their account, which they can use to upload documents, track the progress of the application, and carry out relevant actions, such as changing the contact details or accepting/declining offers.

It is important that you check your DreamApply account regularly as it is the primary way in which we will communicate with you.




You have submitted your application, but it has not been reviewed by the International Admissions office, yet. The pre-evaluation is provided within 7 working days after the university has collected your application fee. So no need to worry, we will get back to you very soon!

does not qualify

Unfortunately, with the currently provided data, you do not qualify.

Make sure you read the requirements carefully, before submitting your application. We also encourage to read the offer message, as you may have simply forgotten to upload something. In that case, we provide a personal deadline to present the missing documents.

late application

Your application was submitted past the application deadline. We do not process applications, which were not submitted on time.

However, you are welcome to try again next year, but make sure to do it before the deadline!


Congratulations! You have successfully passed the pre-evaluation and may now continue with the examination. Relevant information regarding the next steps will be provided with this status notification.


Great news! We are offering you a study place. The offer is conditional as there are some additional tasks to be fulfilled before you may start planning your arrival. Read the message carefully and try to complete requirements at the earliest opportunity to receive the final acceptance letter.


Unfortunately, we are not able to offer you a study place. 


This green tick means that you have accepted your study offer for the specific programme. All the other applications on DreamApply will be automatically declined. Once all the requirements are fulfilled, we will issue an acceptance letter for this study programme. Kindly note that accepting the conditionally accepted offer does not mean you cannot decline later.


This red mark means that you have declined your study offer and you will no longer be considered as an applicant for that specific programme.

DreamApply application has a separate section for the motivation letter. A letter with a character count of 3000-5500 characters needs to be typed or pasted there. 

It is important to properly cite and reference any sources used in your motivation letter. Additionally, AI-generated text is not acceptable as the purpose of the motivation letter is to show the applicant’s genuine motivation. Ignoring the aforementioned principles will result in dismissing your application.

For instructions regarding the content of the letter, we advise you to see the programme pages

If your programme has specializations, then we would advise specifying your interest and choice already in the motivation letter/essay which you fill out in your application form on DreamApply. 

You will be able to access your applicant ID by clicking on your name (1) and your applicant ID will be displayed.

DreamApply applicant ID

We advise you to refer to your 5/6-digit applicant ID when contacting the Admissions Office via e-mail in the course of admissions.

English requirements

Applicants who apply for programmes taught in English must present a certificate of English language proficiency.

Proof of English may only be waived if a candidate has:

  1. completed secondary or higher education taught fully in English in one of the following countries: EU/EEA member states, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland, United Kingdom. You must have resided in the mentioned country while doing your studies. Please note that the transcript of record must include that studies were conducted fully in English;
  2. graduated from either International Baccalaureate (IB) or European Baccalaureate (EB) school (applies for entering to Bachelor's studies only).

!Please note that no exceptions can be made!

If you have completed studies in English but not in the country listed above, we ask you to present an internationally recognized test. Accepted certificates and required results are specified HERE.

We advise waiting until you have received your test results and submit your online application then (by the application deadline, regardless). Meanwhile, you can prepare your application in the system to make sure all the other requirements are fulfilled. Please note that the results need to be valid and verifiable upon submitting the application. 

Your English language test must remain valid until the beginning of the academic year of the intended intake. You can find more specific information from here

No, we do not accept Duolingo English test as a proof of English proficiency. TalTech only accepts the English proficiency tests listed here

Entrance examination

There are no separate materials for test preparation nor sample tests available. However, we encourage you to attentively read the descriptions of the tests as they provide you with valuable information and give an adequate overview of the tests. Furthermore, take a look at the programme curriculum of the programme page on our homepage and concentrate on the themes that might be relevant.

TalTech Moodle is an online system, where most of our admission tests are conducted. In case you are required to take a Moodle test, we will provide you with detailed instructions via DreamApply. 

Before starting the test, make sure that you have established a reliable internet connection. A failed attempt due to poor online connection will not grant a second chance for taking the test.

Moodle ABC for students

After you have submitted your online application, we will pre-evaluate the information you have provided. If all the programme prerequisites are fulfilled and required documents presented, you will receive 'Examinations' status on DreamApply. The status notification email will include the necessary information regarding the next step for the specific programme.

No, you will only have one chance to take the admission test. Make sure you read the instructions carefully before taking your test. Before starting the test, make sure that you have established a reliable internet connection. A failed attempt due to poor online connection will not grant a second chance for taking the test.

TalTech conducts interviews online. Interviews vary slightly from subject to subject and will take place only with the candidates who have passed the preliminary evaluation.

The aim of interviews is to understand your academic potential, motivation, and suitability for your chosen course. Questions are composed to assess your:

  • problem-solving abilities;
  • intellectual flexibility and analytical skills;
  • assimilation of new ideas and information.

Information about the date and time of the interview will be sent individually via e-mail to all candidates after successful pre-evaluation, or admission test, if applicable. Please note that interviews are scheduled on a rolling basis and it might take some time until you are contacted.

Before the interview, make sure that everything is correctly set up:

  • Internet connection is working properly;
  • Camera and microphone are in good working order.

In case you are not available at the agreed time, please let us know as soon as possible. A no-show (without a very good excuse) will result in an immediate rejection of your application. 


For the online application, there is no need to certify documents. However, if you are later made an admission offer, then we will ask you to provide the original diploma and final transcript (notarized copy) by post.

However, the presented education documents must include official translations in English (if originals are issued in any other language). Self-translated documents are not accepted.

If you do not have final transcript available yet, then simply upload an interim transcript of your courses/results so far. Your secondary school/university should be able to provide you with one. It can be an unofficial transcript in the applying stage, however, if you are later made an admission offer, we will ask you to provide an original diploma and final transcript (notarized copy) by post.

Precise information for candidates in their last year of studies is available HERE

Please note that the application must be submitted by the deadline, regardless.

There is no need for IELTS Academic certificate to be posted to us - you may just upload your language certificate to the online application system. We are able to verify the authenticity of your results online. If you do not have the official certificate yet, we also accept an uploaded screenshot of your score report, as long as it shows your IELTS Academic Test Report Form number.

Only candidates who have successfully passed the online interview and reached conditionally accepted status are asked to send in documents by post. Individual notifications with deadlines will be sent to each applicant via the online application system.

Notarized hard copy documents are required after you have received a conditional acceptance offer unless instructed otherwise. A personal deadline will be set. 

General requirements for documents sent by post:

  • copy of passport identification pages;

  • officially certified/notarized education documents and authorized translations. 

Documents should be sent to the following address:

Tallinn University of Technology
International Admissions
Room U04-211
Ehitajate tee 5
19086 Tallinn

Please do not send us your original documents. Documents submitted upon admission will not be returned.

Due to the volume of post received by the International Admissions Office each day, it can take a couple of weeks for documents to be processed at busy times of the year. It is important that you check your DreamApply account regularly as it is the primary way in which we will communicate with you and notify you of the arrival of documents as well.

Please note that the documents are firstly delivered to TalTech clerical office and signed by the officer there. The documents are delivered to the International Admissions Office once a day. If you see that your documents have been delivered to Tallinn University of Technology, it does not necessarily mean that we have already started processing your documents. Please be patient and wait until you receive a notification via DreamApply, which confirms that we have started processing your documents.

To ensure that all submitted education documents are authentic and grant access to higher education in Estonia, they are verified by the Academic Recognition Information Centre. If it becomes evident that the presented documents are false or do not enable access to higher education in Estonia, Tallinn University of Technology reserves the right to withdraw any study offer which has been made to a candidate.

The evaluation takes approximately 1 month for non-EU qualifications and around 2 weeks for EU qualifications. During the high season assessments may take even longer. Once we have received the assessment, you will be notified via DreamApply.

Once TalTech has received an evaluation for your education documents, we will inform you via DreamApply.

Kindly note that due to the high season during June-August period, the evaluations can take a little longer. However, we will inform you at the earliest opportunity. 

If additional documents are required for your evaluation, we will contact you personally. 

Please note that ENIC/NARIC is a third party and we have no control over their procedures. 


A preliminary evaluation will be provided online within 7 working days from the confirmation of application fee payment. Preliminary evaluations inform candidates about their eligibility to continue with the application process. Candidates who have passed a preliminary evaluation will be asked to take the admission test, if applicable, and/or are presented to the Programme Manager for admission interview.

As admission tests take place throughout the admission period, we make offers on a rolling basis. 

The ranking view is not visible to candidates. We kindly suggest not to take your position in the ranking list too seriously. Your position in the ranking can change every day due to the new added and dropped candidates.

There is no restriction on the number of study places in the programmes apart from BSc in Cyber Security Engineering and MSc in Cybersecurity. Candidates that complete the admission steps successfully and fulfill all the requirements for enrollment will be admitted. 

Admission notifications will be announced on DreamApply in which a personal deadline to confirm the offer is indicated. Please note that not accepting the offer on time will result in the dismissal of your application. Contact us on study@taltech.ee for extending the deadline in case of special circumstances.

The result of an admission test may be disputed by firstly filing a written appeal sent to the programme manager not later than within three working days from the publication of the results of the admission test. An appeal is reviewed by the dispute committee, which is established by the chairman of the admission committee.  The person who filed an appeal will be notified of the decision of the committee within three working days as of the date of filing of the appeal.

Please note that the results of the admission tests are not made public. 

Please note that it is not possible to defer your study offer in TalTech. When applying again, please use the same DreamApply account and simply add a new application. 

Keep in mind that the admission requirements are subject to change between intakes.

In order to be issued an acceptance letter, candidates must first receive a positive evaluation from the faculty, and then complete the following steps:

  • An applicant has accepted the study offer in DreamApply system;
  • TalTech has received by the indicated deadline via post officially certified copies of education documents and the copy of passport identification page;
  • The applicant's previous education documents have received a positive evaluation from the Estonian ENIC/NARIC Centre to grant access to higher education in Estonia. This takes approximately 1 month for non-EU qualifications and 2 weeks for EU qualifications;
  • For the applicants who are non-EU citizens, the tuition fee for the first academic year has been collected by the university.

Upon receiving the acceptance letter (PDF file), which will be sent with the enrollment notification via DreamApply, you may proceed further with arranging your arrival (flights, accommodation, and D-Visa, if applicable).

Kindly note that managing visa affairs is the candidate's sole responsibility and TalTech is not able to do it on your behalf. Please find the closest Estonian representation handling visa application HERE.

Furthermore, see our Visa and Residence Permit page.

About finance

The application fee per candidate is 100 EUR which enables to apply for 2 programmes. The application fee is non-refundable, therefore, please explore the admission criteria and necessary documents thoroughly before submitting your application. 

No, the application fee is non-refundable. 

The fee must be paid before we start to process your application. 

The payment options and instructions can be found HERE. Please read the instructions carefully and make sure you provide correct data. 

It is necessary to upload the application fee payment receipt in the designated section in your online application before submitting your application. 

Processing the payment may take some time. Once the payment is received, a notification with the message „application fee is collected“ will be provided individually to each candidate in DreamApply.

PS! Please make sure that the payment receipt includes the name or applicant ID of the candidate applying to TalTech. Otherwise, it is impossible to identify which applicant the fee has been paid for. 

If you have not received a confirmation after 2 weekscontact us.

Candidates outside of the European Union who have been accepted to the tuition fee places are requested to pay full first-year tuition fee prior to enrollment. For the following years, students will pay per semester according to the number of registered credits.

Students from the European Union who have been accepted for the tuition fee places will be charged per semester according to the number of registered credits and will receive the first invoice via TalTech's study info system at the beginning of the academic year.

See the tuition fee rates under the selected programme page or check the information HERE.

How to Pay

The payment must be done according to the invoice issued via DreamApply. The preferred way for the payment is international bank transfer. 

No. As long as you hold any citizenship other than European member state (including Estonian) you ought to pay the tuition fee.

If you possess a long-term residence permit in Estonia, you need to apply through SAIS as an Estonian long-term resident according to deadlines and admission requirements that apply to Estonian admissions. 

According to Tallinn University of Technology's Admission Requirements Chapter 1, § 5. (5) Persons from outside of the European Union commencing studies in a self-paid study programme shall pay the tuition fee for the first academic year prior to matriculation. Should the applicant fail to commence studies or waive a student's place, the abovementioned fee shall not be refunded, unless commencement of studies is prevented by circumstances beyond the control of the student (e.g. not being granted a visa to arrive for studies).

For the refund form, please contact study@taltech.ee. Completed forms with correct payment details (original account) need to be sent back to us before the end of the calendar year in which the study offer was declined. We do not process delayed refund requests.  

Please see the page dedicated to the scholarship possibilities at Tallinn University of Technology HERE.

Start of studies

All new international students are expected to attend the Welcome Week and Orientation Days organized by TalTech on 28-29 August, 2024, therefore you have to arrive to Estonia before that. The first week before studies, Welcome Week, takes place from 26-30 August and is filled with activities. The week starts with Kickoff event on Monday and concludes with the opening ceremony of the academic year on Friday. The programme of the week will be updated in mid-August.

The start of studies is Monday, 2 September, 2024

The International Admissions Office should be informed of your arrival date by writing to study@taltech.ee.

First-year international students can start applying from June 17, 2024. You will be notified about this via DreamApply.

Dormitory information

If you need to transfer subjects, you need to discuss it with your Study Consultant at the Dean's Office once you have been admitted to TalTech as a student to see if previously passed courses can be transferred in terms of content and credit points. 

Recognition of Prior Learning

About studies

European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) is a standard for comparing the study attainment and performance of students of higher education across the European Union and other collaborating European countries.

One ECTS credit corresponds to 26 hours of study by a student.

See more academic definitions HERE.

TalTech does not offer any study programmes in distant study mode in English. If you are a non-EU student, being on full study load (completing at least 45 ECTS per academic year) is a strict requirement for retaining the temporary residence permit for studies.

If you already have an Estonian residence permit or are staying in Estonia with a D-visa, you may contact TalTech Open University for detailed information regarding taking single courses.

Studies are divided into academic years. Each academic year consists of two semesters (Autumn and Spring semester). Lectures in the autumn semester will start on the Monday closest to the 1st of September. For each year, the beginning of the Autumn semester is marked in the Academic Calendar.

In order to see the curriculum for the programme you are interested in, go to the programme's webpage in English. For example, if you have chosen Cyber Security Engineering BSc as your desired program, go to the programme's webpage, move to the Key Features section and click on 'view curriculum'. A new tab will open that will present you with the curriculum.

Living in Estonia

Please see the TalTech Student Campus website. Make sure to read accommodation-related Frequently Asked Questions.

The cost of living in Estonia, compared to the rest of the EU, is affordable. The average monthly living expenses for international students, including accommodation, transport, food, and other expenses amount to approximately 600€ per month. However, the cost of living greatly depends on the student’s accommodation choices, lifestyle, and spending patterns.

For more information, see the Study in Estonia article on the same topic.

Yes. In order to study in Estonia, non-EU students must apply for a Temporary Residence Permit for studies once having arrived to Estonia. In addition to studies, a Temporary Residence Permit allows students to also work, however, please note that studies must come as the first priority.

Keep in mind that in case of failing to complete the full-time curriculum, the issued temporary residence permit for the study will be annulled. The full-time curriculum means completing at least 75% of the study load (45 ECTS) by the end of each academic year.

More information about working in Estonia can be found on the Work in Estonia website.

TalTech does not have a job placement system. However, we offer career counselling services for information about education and the labor market, advice on job search, and support in making career plans.

More information about working in Estonia can be found on the Work in Estonia website.

Means of support for Ukrainian citizens 2024

Please see this webpage for detailed information about the means of support.