Exchange Studies at EKA

We welcome you to study at the Estonian Academy of Arts (EKA) as an exchange student!

Most of the departments accept exchange students, even though the language of tuition is officially Estonian. There are also several MA programmes available fully in English. In addition we offer theoretical and practical electives in English (the list of courses is confirmed before the beginning of the semester).

Click here for detailed information about study programmes available for exchange students.


Application procedure for incoming exchange students:

First you should contact your home university coordinator who will have to send a nomination e-mail to

Deadlines for application:

  • May 1 (for autumn semester and the whole academic year)
  • October 15 (for spring semester)

Required documents:

  1. Online application form
  2. Portfolio – some images of your recent work or examples of your recent projects. Please add portfolio link in the application form (you can upload files in google docs or similar; the link has to be accessible without any log-in-procedure). You may also add other documents (see the list below) as a web link in the form or send to
  3. Motivation letter
  4. Transcript of Records in English
  5. Copy of your Passport or ID Card
  6. Certificate of knowledge of English language (min B2 level, not required from native speakers). It may be issued by your home institution if they have sufficient knowledge about your language level.

NOTE: Due to small study groups, the EKA reserves the right to choose incoming students based on portfolio and motivation letter.


The International Office will notify the applicants about acceptance/denial within a month.


Click here: academic calendar 2019/2020

Note about academic calendar: first semester exchange students are expected to arrive for the last week of August, exams are finished by December 21. January workshops are optional. Second semester starts on January 27 and exams are finished by the end of May.


Grading system: Estonian Academy of Arts operates in ECTS system. Grading is in the scale A-F (“A“ – excellent – “F“ – insufficient) or Pass/Fail.

NB! Please note that most of the practical courses and electives in English are assessed as Pass/Fail and it cannot be changed individually for students who need grades (A-F).



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Living and Coming to Estonia

The Estonian Academy of Arts participates in Erasmus+ programme and has been awarded with the Erasmus Charter

(number: 64961-LA-1-2014-1-EE-E4AKA1-ECHE)

Erasmus code: EE TALLINN01

PIC CODE: 955368327

EAA’s ERASMUS+ Charter

ERASMUS Policy Statement

The exchange students from our partner universities (ERASMUS+, Nordplus or on the basis of bilateral agreements) are not obliged to pay tuition fees for their studies. However, the students who apply to the Estonian Academy of Arts from the universities, which are not our partner institutions, are requested to pay tuition fees according to the cost of a credit point at the EAA, which remains between 64€ and 128€.

Exchange students in spring and fall semesters, 2019.

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August 30, 2019. Today 50 new exchange students began their ERASMUS+ semester at EKA. We are delighted to host students from 20 nationalities from 42 different partner universities around the world. Rector Prof Mart Kalm made a ...

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Phone: +372 626 7388