Admission to Doctoral Studies in the Humanities

This page provides you with information about admission to the doctoral programme in the Humanities. Admission requirements may differ depending on the speciality in question. In addition to admission requirements and conditions, this page also provides information regarding currently active open calls in doctoral studies.

The Doctoral programme in Humanities combines 22 specialities coordinated by the Institute of History and Archaeology, the Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics, the Institute of Philosophy and Semiotics, the Institute of Cultural Research, the School of Theology and Religious Studies, and the Institute of Foreign Languages and Cultures.

Learn more about the necessary documents and different stages of applying for doctoral studies.  

 

Applying for doctoral studies in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities for the 2024/2025 academic year

  • April 15 2024: more detailed information about admissions becomes available on the homepage 
  • May 1 - May 15 2024: time to submit your application if you have received your master´s abroad 
  • June 1 - June 15 2024: time to submit your application if you have received your master´s in Estonia
  • July 15 2024: last admissions decisions 
  • September 2 2024: the beginning of the new academic year 

Open calls

At the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, the next main intake is in May 2024. 

Starting from the 2022/2023 academic year, in most cases, the admitted doctoral student will work as a junior research fellow at the university. In some cases, admission may be for a study place without a work contract. Details are specified under speciality admission information. Read more about status and funding of doctoral students.

Doctoral programme in Humanities

Programme admission requirements and evaluation criteria

Open calls

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Faculty of Arts and Humanities
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Riho Altnurme
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Dean's Office, Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Vice Dean for Research
Jakobi 2-127

School of Theology and Religious Studies
Chair of Church History
Professor of Church History
Ülikooli 18-312
+372 5344 1310
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