Admission

MA programme admission information

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The admission deadline for international applicants is March 1, 2021.

Admission interview will be held from 15 – 26 March, 2021. The exact times for interviews will be sent to selected candidates after EKA has received all required documents and application fee


  • Application (submitted through Dream Apply between 01.02–01.03.2021)
  • 50€ application fee (paid via bank transfer)
  • Copy of your Bachelor’s degree certificate or equivalent and its translation into Estonian or English (both, copies and translations have to be attested by notary).
  • Copy of your Transcript of Records (and translation into Estonian or English; both copy and translation must be attested by notary).
  • Certificate of foreign language skills, see the requirements HERE
  • Copy of the data page of your passport or ID-card
  • Tuition fee: 1500 euros per year (for citizens of EU, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein; Turkey, Georgia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Russia and Switzerland); 2500 euros per year (for citizens of non EU countries)
  • CV
  • Motivation letter (max 500 words)
  • Portfolio (as digital/PDF) of at least 7 works, max 20Mb
  • Outline describing the scope of your MA project/s in terms of media, approach and concept (max 500 words)


To apply for the interview, candidates must upload their portfolios to their digital application in DreamApply for the committee for inspection. The portfolio must contain their artist statement, CV and documentation of at least seven 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 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.

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. Interview is used to estimate the candidates creative and research potential to benefit from and complete the master’s programme.

Portfolios are evaluated by their content and concepts, quality of production, coherence of accompanying texts and awareness of and engagement with a contemporary Art context.

More info

See all curriculum subjects of Contemporary Art MA HERE