Partner: Centre for EU-Russia Studies, University of Tartu
Date: Aug 27, 2017 - Jun 30, 2019
Deadline for sending applications: Mar 15, 2017
Open To: Students with a Bachelor's degree or equivalent
Requirements: Bachelor's degree, proficiency of English, motivation letter, average grade, application documents
Venue: University of Tartu, Estonia
Costs: 1700EUR/semester, tuition-waivers available on a competitive basis
This unique, multidisciplinary, MA programme provides students with the analytical tools and skills to grasp the political, historical, and economic developments in Russia, the European Union, and their shared neighbourhood. Students are involved in a dynamic process of active learning in which the focus on global developments combines academic quality and the most innovative teaching techniques. Through continuous development, EURUS remains at the cutting-edge of studying EU-Russia affairs. Bridging academia and the “real world”, our programme emphasizes not only acquiring knowledge, but also applying it.
The curriculum combines an in-depth understanding of the political, historical, social, and economic developments that characterize the EU, the Russian Federation, and their shared neighbourhood, with a strong multi-disciplinary perspective prioritizing each student’s personal development.
Why study EU-Russia studies at the University of Tartu?
Established in 2008, our programme is one of the first international programmes taught in English at the University of Tartu. It combines a long-standing tradition of assured quality with a vocation to innovation and internationalization. The EURUS programme adopts innovative teaching techniques and emphasizes active learning via interactive teaching. Through one-on one-mentorship, we support the personal and academic development of each student. We highly value internationalization and aim to build a community of learners where a blend of cultures and traditions combines into a stimulating learning environment. In the 2014/15 academic year, we enrolled 15 students from 12 different countries ranging from United States to China, from Germany to Kazakhstan. With us you can meet the whole world in Tartu!
Since 1989, Estonia has been in the centre of democratic, economic and geopolitical change in Eastern Europe. The University of Tartu (UT) has played an active role in charting these developments.
In academic scoreboards, UT ranks among the TOP 3% of universities in the world (THE World University Rankings 2013–2014) and international students have rated Estonia as the #1 place to stay (Erasmus Student Network Survey).
The UT offers advanced study facilities, excellent libraries, well-equipped computer labs and modern residence halls. Interactive and innovative teaching and learning methods are widely used. There is a wide variety of opportunities to study abroad, including Erasmus agreements with a broad range of European partner universities.
Studying in Tartu is both attractive and affordable – it means high-quality education at a low cost in a country that is simultaneously both ancient and very modern, close to nature and technologically advanced, proud of its unique culture and traditions and open to the world.
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