Masters of Software Engineering

University of Tartu and Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia

New record number of applications in 2015

The Masters of Software Engineering remains the most popular Masters program at University of Tartu after attracting a record number of 366 applications, including 322 from international applicants and 44 from Estonian applicants. This is a 6% increase with respect to an already record number of applications in the previous year. Applications were submitted from around 40 countries across the globe, from Australia to Mexico to Germany and China, going through Slovakia, Ukraine, Russia and Uzbekistan, without forgetting Turkey, Georgia and Armenia among many others.

The selection process is ongoing. The chair of the admission committee, Prof. Marlon Dumas comments that “the committee is very satisfied by the high number of applicants with GPA of 90% or above, including several applicants with “cum laude” distinctions. The committee is also glad to see candidates coming from top universities across the board, including Technical University of Munich, University of Sheffield, Middle-East Technical University, Moscow State University, Indian Institute of Technology and Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. With candidates coming from key universities across 40 countries, the Masters of Software Engineering is well on its way of becoming one of the top Masters programs in its field in Europe and a magnet for top-performing IT students from all over the world. University of Tartu and Tallinn University of Technology remain firmly committed to delivering and further developing this joint Masters program in view of attracting top software engineering talent to Estonia.”

The 54 top-ranked candidates will be offered admission and tuition-waiving scholarships. Also, between 14 and 18 students will be granted stipend-paying scholarships, funded by the Estonian IT Academy, the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and others.

Applications will be assessed based on past academic performance and motivation. Notifications of admission will be sent by early June.

Good luck to everyone!

Chris Willmore
Meet graduate student:
Chris Willmore

I chose the Software Engineering Master’s at Tartu because of its mix of coursework, projects, professional practice and research. The program lived 100% to my expectations. I especially enjoyed the breadth of courses...

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Program Manager: Marlon Dumas
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