Application procedure

Bachelor's and Master's studies at the Estonian University of Life Sciences

Please find below general information regarding admission to English-taught bachelor's and master's programmes at the Estonian University of Life Sciences (EMU). To find information about Doctoral level studies, please go to: Doctoral Studies.


We don’t offer programmes in English at Bachelor level. All programmes at Bachelor level and most of the programmes at Master level are taught in Estonian and you must meet the level B2 requirements for Estonian proficiency according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). We don’t offer Estonian language preparatory course.


In English we do offer a Bachelor’s and Master’s combined programme „Veterinary Medicine“ with 6 years being the official study period


We currently offer following full English-language degree programmes at Master level:

* Landscape Architecture (Master's studies)

* Environmental Governance and Adaptation to Climate Change (joint Master's programme of EMÜ and University of Tartu)

* Planning and Analysis in Multifunctional Forestry (Master's studies)


NB! For 2024/2025 academic year admission, the university has decided that a citizen of the Russian Federation or Belarus who cannot apply for a long-stay visa or residence permit for the purposes of studies in compliance with the procedures in force or does not have a valid legal basis to stay in Estonia until the end of the nominal period of study of the study programme cannot apply to the Estonian University of Life Sciences. The legislation in force can be found here.

Based on the former, the DreamApply application system is closed to candidates from the Russian Federation and Belarus. In case the candidate has a valid legal basis for staying in Estonia until the end of the nominal study period of the study programme of interest, please send the proof document to to be given instructions on how to apply for the studies.


General application procedure - step by step guide

Application fee

International candidates applying to the Master's or Doctoral level programme at the Estonian University of Life Sciences are required to pay a non-refundable application fee of EUR 100. Applicants who have completed previous study level in Estonia or have Estonian or Ukrainian citizenship are exempted from the application fee. Candidates applying to the Veterinary Medicine programme at the Estonian University of Life Sciences don't have to pay the application fee.

The payment must be made by the application deadline (Master's level studies: EU/EEA countries, Switzerland, Georgia, UK and Turky May 31, non-EU countries April 10; Doctoral level studies: May 31) at the latest. Please note that international bank transfer can take up to two weeks to process, therefore we advise to make the payment at your earliest convenience. An application will be processed only after the application fee has been received by the university.

Payment methods

Bank transfer
The payment must be done in euros. It is the responsibility of the applicant to cover the possible transaction charge(s) and make sure the total fee amount (100 euros) is received by the university. Please request information on possible charges for international transfers from the service provider before making the payment. If less than 100 euros is received by the university, your application cannot be processed before the total amount is transferred. Overpayment will not be refunded.

Once you have made the payment, please upload the payment receipt to the “documents” section on your DreamApply application. 
Beneficiary: Eesti Maaülikool
Address: Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwaldi 1, 51006 Tartu, Estonia
IBAN: EE581010102000203009
Bank name: SEB Pank AS
Bank address: Tornimäe 2, 15010 Tallinn, Estonia
Bank code: 401
Description: first and last name of the applicant, Dream Apply Applicant ID, name of the programme
Amount: EUR 100

NOTE! The Estonian University of Life Sciences has intake only once a year – for the autumn semester!