Program Details

We provide a comprehensive curriculum in Asian and Middle Eastern economies, politics, languages and societies, a flexible and personalised study plan, and a multinational study environment.
Tartu, Estonia
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Academic Year

Program Overview

Program Description:

Asia and the Middle East are two of the most fascinating and rapidly developing regions of the World, creating challenges and offering opportunities for the 21st century. By 2050, close to 60% of world’s consumers will live in the region, China will be an indisputable superpower, Hindi, Bengali and Urdu will dominate much of the world business, Islam will change and diversify due to its contact with modernity, and migrantion will continue to put pressure on the Middle East.

Come join our English-taught master’s programme in Contemporary Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at The University of Tartu. We provide a comprehensive curriculum in Asian and Middle Eastern economies, politics, languages and societies, a flexible and personalised study plan, and a multinational study environment. The programme creates tailor-made study packages at our partner universities across Asia and the Middle East, and values the need to fine-tune your practical skills through internships (included in the program) in private companies, state organisations and NGOs.

Why study Asian and Middle Eastern studies at the University of Tartu?

  • UT belongs to the top 1.2% of the world's best universities (QS World University Rankings).
  • Estonia has a centuries-long tradition in Asian and Middle Eastern studies. Here have worked some of world renowned scholars of ancient Mesopotamia, classical Buddhist and Confucian philosophy, and Old-Testament and Islamic studies.The programme builds on this established tradition.
  • UT is home to multiple professors and researchers who study modern-day Asian and Middle Eastern cultures, socio-economic trends and political regimes.
  • UT provides a wide variety of opportunities to study abroad. We have Erasmus agreements with a broad range of European universities and exchange agreements with many Asian partner universities.
  • Interactive and innovative teaching and learning methods are held in high regard and are widely used.
3800 EUR.

Additional Program Information

Bachelor's degree; English language proficiency; motivation letter; average grade.
Scholarships Description:
Tuition waiver scholarships for most international bachelor's and master's programmes.