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.
Up to 50% 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. 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.
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.
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, Bolt, 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
"I always had a keen interest in both technology and management. The software engineering programme is a mix of both. It gives me the opportunity to blend my technical as well as management skills. The practical experience in the form of internships, entrepreneurial projects and coursework is immense. I consider this programme to be a perfect launch pad for me to learn more about new programming languages, paradigms and business."
Shefali, International Student Ambassador from India
Contact one of our International Student Ambassadors if you have any questions about the programme or life in Estonia.