Studies for citizens of Ukraine

If you are interested in studying at Estonian University of Life Sciences (EMÜ), but the speciality is taught in Estonian, the University offers an intensive Estonian language course for students of EMÜ Open University during the preparatory year. During the preparatory year, you have to study Estonian language for 60 ECTS. Learning Estonian during the preparatory year is free of charge.

The study year begins on September 1, 2022.

The Orientation Week for international students will start on August 29, 2022.

 

Conditions of participation in Estonian language preparation year 2022/2023

Find the curriculum taught in Estonian you are interested in and write a motivation letter in English, in which we are expecting you to tell us about your hopes and expectations on studying at Estonian University of Life Sciences in Tartu.

Information about the curricula taught in Estonian is here

 

Requirements

  • Applicants are required to have completed their secondary education, taken the necessary exams and be eligible for university studies in their own countries.
  • Applicants, whose primary language is not English, must meet the level B2 requirements for English proficiency according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
  • Applicants are required to write a motivation letter in English.

 

Application documents

  1. Education certificate of the most recent education institution the applicant graduated from, such as a secondary school certificate or a diploma certificate for any degrees earned or a professional qualification certificate confirming upper secondary education.
  2. Proof of English language skills B2

Please bear in mind that applicants are required to prove their English language proficiency by submitting one of the following certificates:

  • A recent* TOEFL Certificate: only internet-based test scores are accepted, with the minimum score being 60. The result must be sent directly to the University by the Educational Testing Service. TOEFL designated institution code for the Estonian University of Life Sciences is 7708.
  • Or a recent* IELTS Certificate: minimum score 5.5;
  • Or a recent* PTE (academic): minimum score 51;
  • Or a recent* First Certificate in English of the University of Cambridge;
  • Or, in the case of previous studies in English, the diploma together with a transcript of records, where the language of instruction is specified.

* recent means no more than five years old.

  1. A motivation letter in English, 300–350 words
  2. Copy of the identification page of your passport

 

Further procedure

  • July 11 the applicants will be informed about their admissions to the interviews.
  • July 12 interviews (10 minutes, in English) with applicants, who had received the invitation on July 11 (usually the videobridge BigBlueButton).
  • July 13 the applicants will be informed about their admission to the preparatory year for learning Estonian.  
  • coming from non-EU countries, you need to apply for a long term (D-type) visa. Estonian University of Life Sciences sends confirmation letters, which can be used when applying for a D-type visa.

 

Estonian intensive learning group starts if there are min. 20 participants.

Learners attending the preparation year are not registered as undergraduates, which means no student benefits can be applied for (incl. a student card, dormitory place, etc.).

After you have completed the Estonian language preparation year, you can apply for admission in curricula, taught in Estonian with the start of studies in the academic year 2023/2024.

Please note that we assess applicants’ documents, motivation and interest in learning the language and speciality at Estonian University of Life Sciences. The University has the right to accept or to decline the requests to study Estonian.

 

Study location: Tartu, Estonia

 

Links to curricula (in Study Information System) taught in Estonian

Institute of Forestry and Engineering

Level of study: Bachelor’s studies

Engineering

https://ois.emu.ee/pls/ois/tere.tulemast?viit=1008676

Forestry

https://ois.emu.ee/pls/ois/tere.tulemast?viit=1008678

Land Surveying, Property and Land Management

https://ois.emu.ee/pls/ois/tere.tulemast?viit=1008679

Level of study: Professional Higher Education

Technotronics

https://ois.emu.ee/pls/ois/tere.tulemast?viit=1008693

Wood Processing Technology

https://ois.emu.ee/pls/ois/tere.tulemast?viit=1008694

Level of study: Integrated Bachelor’s and Master’s studies

Civil Engineering (Rural Building)

https://ois.emu.ee/pls/ois/tere.tulemast?viit=1008691

Hydraulic Engineering and Water Polution Control

https://ois.emu.ee/pls/ois/tere.tulemast?viit=1008692

Level of study: Master’s studies

Energy Applicaton Engineering

https://ois.emu.ee/pls/ois/tere.tulemast?viit=1008680

Ergonomics

https://ois.emu.ee/pls/ois/tere.tulemast?viit=1008681

Forest Industry

https://ois.emu.ee/pls/ois/tere.tulemast?viit=1008682

Forest Management and Forest Ecology

https://ois.emu.ee/pls/ois/tere.tulemast?viit=1008684

Land Surveying, Property and Land Management

https://ois.emu.ee/pls/ois/tere.tulemast?viit=1008687

Production Engineering

https://ois.emu.ee/pls/ois/tere.tulemast?viit=1008690

Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Level of study: Bachelor’s studies

Environmental Planning and Landscape Design

https://ois.emu.ee/pls/ois/tere.tulemast?viit=1008695

Environmental Protection

https://ois.emu.ee/pls/ois/tere.tulemast?viit=1008696

Fisheries and Applied Ecology

https://ois.emu.ee/pls/ois/tere.tulemast?viit=1008697

Horticulture

https://ois.emu.ee/pls/ois/tere.tulemast?viit=1008698

Nature Based Tourism

https://ois.emu.ee/pls/ois/tere.tulemast?viit=1008699

Production and Marketing of Agricultural Products

https://ois.emu.ee/pls/ois/tere.tulemast?viit=1008700

Rural Entrepreneurship and Financial Management

https://ois.emu.ee/pls/ois/tere.tulemast?viit=1008701

Level of study: Master’s studies

Accounting and Financial Management

https://ois.emu.ee/pls/ois/tere.tulemast?viit=1008702

Economics and Entrepreneurship

https://ois.emu.ee/pls/ois/tere.tulemast?viit=1008703

Fisheries and Applied Ecology

https://ois.emu.ee/pls/ois/tere.tulemast?viit=1008704

Horticulture

https://ois.emu.ee/pls/ois/tere.tulemast?viit=1008705

Nature Based Tourism

https://ois.emu.ee/pls/ois/tere.tulemast?viit=1008707

Production and Marketing of Agricultural Products

https://ois.emu.ee/pls/ois/tere.tulemast?viit=1008708

Institute of Veterinaary Medicine and Animal Sciences

Level of study: Bachelor’s studies

Animal Science

https://ois.emu.ee/pls/ois/tere.tulemast?viit=1008709

Food Technology

https://ois.emu.ee/pls/ois/tere.tulemast?viit=1008710

Level of study: Master’s studies

Animal Science

https://ois.emu.ee/pls/ois/tere.tulemast?viit=1008711

Food Technology

https://ois.emu.ee/pls/ois/tere.tulemast?viit=1008712

 

 

Information from Estonian University of Life Sciences regarding war in Ukraine

Estonian University of Life Sciences Senate strongly condemns Russia's aggression against Ukraine, which began on February 24, 2022. Due to the complicated international situation, the Senate decides to restrict the entry or employment of students and academic staff from the Russian Federation and Belarus to Estonian University of Life Sciences. More information is available here

  • The University is committed to solidarity and supporting students and researchers with the status of war refugees from Ukraine.
  • The University creates targeted scholarships to admit citizens of Ukraine with the status of war refugees to English taught curricula, if their academic threshold allows them to start or continue at the University their studies, which have been interrupted in Ukraine.
  • In the curriculum "Veterinary Medicine", two targeted scholarships are created, based on previous study and work experience immatriculation from the second academic year.
  • In the curricula „Planning and analysis in multifunctional forestry“, „Environmental Governance and Adaptation to Climate Change“, „Agri-Food Business Management“ and „Landscape Architecture“ two targeted scholarships are created for each curriculum starting from admissions.
  • Student candidates with the war refugee status from Ukraine are exempt from the document processing fee.
  • Academic staff, including PhD students, having the status of a war refugee from Ukraine and living in the University dormitory are exempt from the advance payment for renting a room in the dormitory.
  • Students having the status of a war refugee from Ukraine who are admitted for studies at the University with a targeted scholarship student place are exempt from paying the dormitory rent for the nominal duration of their studies.

 

Main Governental Information kriis.ee/en (in russian kriis.ee/ru )

Information about children and Youth from Ukraine to Estonia (Ministry of Education)

Main Information

  • All students and employees can submit their questions and suggestions at ukraina@emu.ee  phone +372 731 3200
     
  • Issues related to the admission of new international students from Ukraine and the possibility for students who have left their studies in Ukraine to continue their studies at the Estonian University of Life Sciences, please turn to vaike.reisner@emu.ee  or +372 731 3890