The international master’s programme in Computer Science prepares students for becoming leading specialists in public and private organisations and for further studies at the PhD level in Computer Science.
After passing the curriculum, the student:
If you have to pay tuition fees, it will be 3,000 euros per semester or 120 euros per credit point.
NB! Applicants who are not citizens of the member states of the EU, EEA or Switzerland and do not hold a long-term residence permit in any of these countries are required to pay half of the semester fee after they have been informed of the admission decision (offer) via DreamApply. The official admission letter (necessary for visa application) will only be issued once the University of Tartu has received this payment. The second half of the semester fee is to be paid after the studies have started, by 20 September.
However, when it comes to tuition fees and scholarships, we have several good news:
Up to 50% students will receive tuition waivers for full-time studies. One important disclaimer though: these tuition waivers are for students who complete a full-time study load of 30 credit-points (ECTS) per semester. Students who do not complete 30 credit-points per semester will pay tuition fees of € 120 per missing credit point below the required number of ECTS per semester. Past history indicates that over 90% of international students who study full-time in this curriculum complete the required number of credit points per semester. (Please check the detailed tuition waiver rules for details)
In addition to the tuition waivers, we have a number of monthly stipends:
And if that’s not enough, here is a third good news:
You don’t even have to apply for a tuition waiver nor most of the stipend-paying scholarships. All students who apply for admission in this master’s programme are automatically considered candidates for tuition waivers and stipend-paying scholarships. The tuition waivers and stipend-paying scholarships will be offered to the top candidates in the ranking. So all you need to do is to submit your application, and wait for the notification, which will tell you whether or not you are admitted to the programme, with or without tuition waiver, and with or without stipend-paying scholarship. Simple! You would only need to apply separately for European Social Fund Scholarship and Industrial Master’s Programme in IT.
And if you want even more good news, here go yet another three:
Once you have started the master’s programme, you may apply for other scholarships. Some of our industry partners (e.g. Cybernetica) offer scholarships to enrolled students based on their academic performance. Other scholarships include government study allowances and scholarships granted by University of Tartu’s foundation.
Information about other scholarships is available here.
If you wish to learn more about scholarships and other opportunities to study IT in Estonia, see StudyITin.ee.
MSc in Computer Science prepares students for a career path leading to high-end technical as well as managerial roles (e.g. project/team leader or technology officer). Graduates of this programme are well equipped to join the highly dynamic software industry in all European countries.
"Master's-level CS courses are some of the most demanding courses I’ve taken at University of Tartu. However, since the workload is high, you have no option but to learn a lot. By solving lots of homework problems and doing hands-on exercises, you will learn much more than you ever would in a lecture – and it’s much more interesting. Team projects allow you to get to know the people around you and build critical teamwork skills."
"The master’s programme in CS provides students with world-class facilities for gaining deep understanding and practical skills in the field. Supportive environment, team-work oriented learning and leading experts in their fields are only a few merits of the programme. The University of Tartu offers a unique possibility to collaborate closely with professionals, teaching staff and many laboratories from artificial intelligence and robotics to computational neuroscience."
"For a motivated student studying computer science the University of Tartu was a perfect professional development platform. Any questions outside the scope of the subject were gladly answered. Initiative was never dismissed but encouraged and supported."
"Studying CS in the University of Tartu helped me pad my practical knowledge with the theoretical. This combination is crucial if you want to understand and work on things on the most fundamental level."
Contact one of our International Student Ambassadors if you have any questions about the programme or life in Estonia or read their blog.