Admission

MA programme admission information

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The admission deadline for international applicants is February 29, 2020.

Admission interview will be held from March 25, 2020. The exact times for interviews will be sent after EKA has received all required documents


  • Application (submitted through Dream Apply between 01.–29.02.2020)
  • 50€ application fee (paid via bank transfer)
  • Copy of your Bachelor’s degree certificate or equivalent and its translation into Estonian, English or Russian (both, copies and translations have to be attested by notary).
  • Copy of your Transcript of Records (and translation into Estonian, English or Russian; both copy and translation must be attested by notary).
  • Certificate of foreign language skills (attested copy), see the requirements HERE
  • Copy of the data page of your passport or ID-card
  • Tuition fee: 1500 Euros per year (for both EU and non-EU candidates)
  • CV
  • Motivation letter
  • Portfolio (as PDF)
    • Portfolio must contain an artist statement and documentation of at least five works
  • Project of your Master’s thesis or vision in the form of essay


To apply for the exam, candidates must deliver their portfolios to the committee for inspection. The portfolio must contain their artist statement, CV and documentation of at least five works. During the interview, candidates should be able to describe their motivation for taking part in the programme, and provide a brief overview of their master’s project.

The master’s interview is unstructured and it’s based on presented documents — CV, portfolio, motivation letter, master’s project, etc. The candidates present their previous creative work, possible outcomes of their master’s studies and their ideas about creative practices and contemporary art. The candidates provide answers to any questions about their creative plans, works and study plan — possible Erasmus studies and practices, exchange studies abroad, etc.

The academy uses documents presented by the candidates to evaluate their dedication to creative work, quality of the works and their skills and achievements. Suitability for the academy’s educational environment and its teaching methods, ability to work individually and in groups, communication skills, compatibility of creative and educational goals with the programme’s goals and methods are also taken into account. 

Portfolios are evaluated by their content and concepts, quality of production, coherence of accompanying texts and awareness of overall context. Interview is used to estimate the suitability of motivation letter and the creative and research potential of master’s project.

More info

See all curriculum subjects of Contemporary Art MA HERE