Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Master Software Engineering Scholarships in University of Tartu, Estonia


Estonia is well known for its eagerness in embracing technology driven innovation. It is a pioneer in electronic identity, electronic voting, and vigorous in adopting mobile technology, online banking and electronic government services. Estonia is also home to internationally successful IT innovations as well as a groundswell of IT ventures. The program will expose students to this exciting environment and provide them with skills in innovative and cutting-edge software technology.

Both EU and Non EU students can apply in University of Tartu. The main aspects of this scholarships are as follows:

Level: Postgraduate(Master's)
Department: Software Engineering
Total scholarships: at least Six
Type: Scholarship covers full tuition for 2 years of the program. Additionally, a stipend of €2550 per year will be granted to some students based on academic merit.
General admission requirements: Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) and Proof of English language proficiency. Please View details for more...
Application Form: Application
Application deadline:
EU applicants - June 1
non-EU applicants - April15

At least six scholarships are available for foreign students to enroll in the newly created Master’s of Software Engineering at University of Tartu, Estonia, This program will be jointly offered by Estonia’s two major universities: University of Tartu and Tallinn University of Technology.

General admission requirements:

1. Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Information Technology, Computer Science, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, Information Systems or a related field. Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics or Natural Sciences, Technology, Engineering, Business and Economics must have completed at least 24 ECTS in Information Technology, including courses in Programming, Database Technology and Software Engineering.
2. Proof of English language proficiency is required from international applicants for whom English is not a native language. One of the following is accepted: TOEFL 550 or higher (computer based - 213, internet based - 79/80); IELTS 6.5; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English - C; Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English - B. For more information, please check: English language requirements

Application process:
The application process will be managed by the University of Tartu, which is the main coordinating institution. To apply:

applicants are required to fill in an online application and post the signed application and required documents listed below to the International Student Service: University of Tartu, Ülikooli 18, Tartu 50090, ESTONIA.
Please follow the directions given in the online system.

Documents to be submitted:

* application;
* completed and signed application form for recognition of prior learning;
* copy of the Bachelor’s diploma (or highest study level) and diploma supplement (transcript/mark sheet) in the original language (a copy certified by the educational institution issuing the document or a notarized copy);
* official translation of the diploma and diploma supplement (transcript/mark sheet) into English, translation certified;
* non-EU applicants only: certified copy of the upper secondary school certificate and list with grades;
* non-EU applicants only: official translation of the upper secondary school certificate and list with grades into English, translation certified;
* official test results of English language proficiency. For more information, please check: English language requirements;
* copy of an identification document.

Applicants will receive confirmation upon receipt of their application and its status. Completed applications will be considered by the Admission Commission and students accepted into the program will be notified of their admission soon after.

Application deadline:
EU applicants - June 1
non-EU applicants - April15

Curriculum structure:
Core compulsory module 36 ECTS
Specialization module 24 ECTS
Practice module 18 ECTS
Elective courses 12 ECTS
Master’s thesis 30 ECTS

Language of instruction:

Program duration:
2 years; possibility of credit transfer is available to graduates with a 4-year Bachelor’s degree

Tuition fees and scholarships:
The program fee is €3300/year and covers tuition, essential study materials, supervision and advice for thesis preparation. All students admitted in 2009/2010 will be automatically
considered for a scholarship covering full tuition for 2 years of the program. Additionally, a stipend of €2550 per year will be granted to some students based on academic merit.

Additional information:
University of Tartu www.ut.ee
Tallinn University of Technology www.ip.ttu.ee
Tartu www.tartu.ee
Tallinn www.tourism.tallinn.ee
Estonia www.visitestonia.com

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