The international master’s programme in Software Engineering offers general software engineering and management skills, as well as specialised skills in two major software application domains: enterprise systems and embedded real-time systems.
The programme is delivered jointly by Estonia’s two largest universities: University of Tartu and TalTech. Students graduating from this programme obtain degrees from both universities.
The programme prepares students for high-end technical roles or managerial roles at the most respected technology companies. The programme is closely related to the tech industry and the students get opportunities to receive practice at the partner companies.
Scholarships for 2020 intake:
31 tuition-waivers for EU candidates,
12 tuition-waivers for non-EU candidates
Altogether 55 students will be admitted to this programme.
You can find the list of courses and people on the programme studies page.
At least 80% of students will receive a tuition-waiver for full-time studies. If you have to pay tuition fees, it will be 3,000 euros per semester (120 euros per credit point). Please check the detailed rules here.
All students who apply for admission in this master’s programme are automatically considered candidates for tuition-waiver and stipend-paying scholarships. The tuition-waiver and stipend-paying scholarships will be offered to the top candidates in the ranking.
Once admitted, you can apply for a number of additional monthly scholarships, including the Industrial Master’s Programme in IT scholarship.
The programme prepares students for a career path leading to high-end technical roles (e.g. software analyst, architect or research engineer) 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 the Baltics, Northern and Eastern Europe.
Our graduates are currently employed by companies such as Google, Facebook, Ericsson, Swedbank, TransferWise, Taxify, Kuehne + Nagel, Nortal and many others.
“I had a great experience studying Software Engineering at the University of Tartu. In addition to the high-quality education, I really like the atmosphere of studies in which the lecturers do not place themselves above the students and treat them as equal adults. I find this to be a place where people trust me and give me the opportunity to influence the state of affairs at the highest level.”
Dmytro Fishman, alumnus
Contact one of our International Student Ambassadors if you have any questions about the programme or life in Estonia.
Software Engineering, University of Tartu