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Estonian Academy of Arts

Address: Põhja puiestee 7, 10412 Tallinn, Estonia

Description Estonian Academy of Arts

  • Established: 1914
  • Type: State Higher Educational Institution
  • Location: Tallinn, Estonia
  • Language of instruction: Estonian, English, Russian.

Estonian Academy of Arts (Eesti Kunstiakadeemia, EAA) is among the top 10 best universities in Estonia, taking the 6th position in the ranking, is an active research institution and a leading national innovation center in the field of visual culture. EKA is the only state educational institution in the country offering higher education in the fields of architecture, fine arts, art culture and design.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Estonian Academy of Arts

Program name


  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 4 years.

The Academy offers undergraduate programs in the following main areas:

  • Art history
  • The photo
  • Animation and Graphics
  • Installation and sculpture
  • Architecture and design
  • Jewelry and blacksmithing, etc.
from 1 275 € / semester


  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 2 years.

Master's programs at the Academy are implemented in the following main areas:

  • Animation
  • Graphics and Design
  • The photo
  • Space creation
  • Architecture
  • Modern Art
  • Literature, cinematography and visual culture
  • New media
  • Jewelry and blacksmithing, etc.

Doctoral studies

  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 4 years.

The Academy offers four PhD programs:

  • Art History and Visual Culture
  • Design and art
  • Urban design and architecture
  • Cultural heritage and environmental protection.


  • From the second year students of the academy can take part in the international ERASMUS program
  • EAA is a member of CUMULUS (International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media) and EAAE (European Association for Architectural Education).

Equipment Estonian Academy of Arts

EAA is located in Tallinn - the capital of Estonia - and includes a rich academic library.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The academic year at the academy consists of two semesters.

Additional expenses:

  • Entrance fee 50 €
  • The cost of living in Tallinn is 361 € -751 € / month.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

To enter the Academy you need:

  • Copy of education certificate
  • Transcript
  • Certificate of Estonian language proficiency at level B2 (when applying for study under the program in Estonian)
  • Certificate of English Proficiency: TOEFL 543 / iBT 72 / IELTS 5.5 / FCE B2-160 / CAE Level C1 / CPE Level C2 / Pte Academic 59
  • Copy of the passport
  • Portfolio
  • Resume (magistracy, doctoral studies)
  • Motivation letter (doctoral studies)
  • Draft dissertation (doctoral studies).

Documents of education must be translated into Estonian / Russian / English and notarized.

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- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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