Language skills

Estonian Academy of Arts accepts the following international language tests in order to verify an applicants English language skills. Minimum requirements set by EKA:

— TOEFL ITP: min 543

TOEFL iBT: min 72 

IELTS (Academic or Indicator): min 5.5 (with at least 5.5 in each component)

FCE (Cambridge First Certificate in English): minimum required result is 160 for the B2 exam

CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): C1 level

CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): C2 level

PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic: min 59

— English language test offered by the Estonian Academy of Arts. Minimum B2 level is required. The test will take place on 08.03.2023 in Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn. Registration is required by sending your contact info (full name, email, phone number) to NB! Only applicants who have submitted their application in SAIS can register for the test.

— Estonian state exam in English – minimum required result is B2 level (for exams taken in 1997-2013 66 points or higher);

For programmes taught in Estonian, the minimum level of Estonian language must be B2.


Proof of English may only be waived if a candidate:

has completed their secondary education, Bachelor’s or Master’s degree taught fully in English in one of the following countries: EU/EEA member states, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom. You must have resided in the mentioned country while doing your studies. Please note that the transcript of record must include that studies were conducted fully in English.

has studied at least one academic year as a full-time student (obtaining a minimum of 45 ECTS with positive results) in English in an institution of higher education in the European Union or the European Economic Area, United States of America, Canada, Australia or New Zealand.