The Estonian Academy of Arts (EAA), founded in 1914, is the only public university in Estonia offering higher education in fine arts, design, architecture, media, visual studies, art culture, cultural heritage and conservation. Located in the capital city, Tallinn, it is an active study and research institution and the leading national centre of innovation in visual culture.

Nearly 1,100 students are currently enrolled at the Estonian Academy of Arts and are taught by 89 professors, associate professors, teachers and lecturers from Estonia and abroad. Studies take place in small groups of carefully selected students, and the Estonian Academy of Arts prides itself on the low student-to-professor ratio.

Small class sizes enable a more personal, one-on-one approach. EAA offers 50 well-equipped workshops with 38 skilled technicians on hand to assist students. At EAA, students are able to hone their skills, try new mediums and above all have the freedom to experiment and pursue independent projects.

EAA offers eight Master’s programmes fully taught in English:

All programmes are two years (120 ECTS).



General Information

Students graduating in Spring 2018 who are not able to submit their educational certificates by the requested deadline are asked to contact the International Student Adviser (admissions@artun.ee).

Please send all the required documents for Contemporary ArtDesign & Crafts, Animation, Interaction Design, Interior Architecture and Urban Studies by post to the address below by 3 May 2018, at the latest. Application documents will be processed only after we have received all the required documents.

Application documents will be processed only after admission fee – 50 EUR – is received by the Estonian Academy of Arts.

In order to make a transfer to EAA’s bank account you will need the following details:

Estonian Academy of Arts 
IBAN: EE931010002006966000 
Bank: SEB Pank 
Legal address: Tornimäe 2, 15010 Tallinn, Estonia 
Description: Admission fee – your name

Payment should be made in euros and without charges to the beneficiary. The processing fee is non-refundable. A copy of receipt of payment of the admission fee (50 EUR) must be sent to us together with other required documents. As soon as the university has received all your documents, we will send those for evaluation.

Admissions for Design and Technology Futures is through Tallinn University of Technology. More information: info@design-engineering.ee. For questions regarding admissions to Literature, Visual Culture and Film Studiescontact Tallinn University at admissions@tlu.ee.

Country-specific requirements:


The academic transcript must be sent, upon the student’s request, directly to EAA-s postal address by higher education institution which awarded the degree.


Candidates with Second Class (Upper Division) result or higher are eligible for applying.

Visas and Permits

The visa and residence permit application processes usually begin after a student has been accepted into a study programme and after the Academy has forwarded the required acceptance documents. EU citizens can obtain a temporary right of residence after arriving in Estonia. For Non-EU students, it is possible to apply for a C-visa (short term) or D-visa (long term) to travel to Estonia and apply for a temporary residence permit for studying (TRP) after arrival. For more information: politsei.ee/en

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