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Location Estonia, Tallinn/ Tartu
Field of study Computer Sciences (JACS I000)
Type Postgraduate, full-time
Begins September
Nominal duration 2 years
Study language English
Awards MSc (Master of Science in Engineering)
Tuition fee FREE

Application fee €100.00 one-time

The application fee is non-refundable!

Entry qualification

Undergraduate diploma (or higher)

Bachelor´s Degree in Economics, Science, Engineering or a related field.

The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Estonian.

Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.

Country specific requirements for academic documents:

It is required that you send verified copies of the entry qualification documents directly to the university by postal mail. Important! Never send original documents by post!

Language requirements

Accepted proof of proficiency: IELTS 5.5+, TOEFL IBT 70+, First Certificate in English (FCE) grade C (or higher), CAE result B2 or Pearson score 46+

English language requirements

Other requirements

A motivation letter must be added to your application.

The applicant is required to submit:
*CV to provide information about working experience

Specific requirements for Non-EU applicants:

Students, who are citizens of the countries that need a visa for entry to Estonia, will have to apply for temporary residence permit at the Estonian Embassy or Consul in their home country. In case, there is no Estonian Embassy or Consul in your home country your next option would be any other country where is one. Please find information about the terms of temporary residence permit for study in Estonia from the webpage

More information

Application start:
1 Jan 2016

Application deadline:
1 May 2016 23:59 (GMT)


The international Master’s programme with two main specialties – Cyber Security and Digital Forensics – provides students with core skills in wide aspects of the security of information systems and specialized skills in computer security incidents and crime evidence. Students get a unique chance to study under high-level cyber security practitioners from Estonian banks, telecoms, law enforcement, CERT and the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence and to conduct research within the Estonian Centre of Excellence in Computer Science.

The programme is taught jointly by the two largest public universities in Estonia (students have the opportunity to study in both universities). Upon successful completion of the programme students will receive a joint degree signed by both universities – Tallinn University of Technology and University of Tartu.

Key features:
*A programme that is unique in Europe and offered in a country that has national experience of cyber-attacks
*Teaching staff with the latest high-level experience and know-how
*International guest lecturers from related industries and institutions (banks, CERT, law enforcement, NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, et al.)
*An internationally recognised qualification

The suggested guide for location:

* 1. semester (fall): Tallinn University of Technology * 2. semester (spring): University of Tartu * 3. semester (fall): Tallinn University of Technology * 4. semester (spring): Tallinn University of Technology or University of Tartu, devoted to Master’s thesis.

Career opportunities

The programme conveys the specialist knowledge and professional skills needed on a career path leading to high-end technical roles (e.g. security analyst, architect or research engineer) or managerial roles (e.g. project/team leader or technology officer). Great networking possibilities and collaboration with leading specialists in the field will present graduates with a range of career opportunities.

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