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.
The tuition fee for fee-paying students on this programme is 3400 euros per year. Note that tuition fees can only be paid once the new semester officially begins.
Information about the rules and conditions for tuition fee payments is given here.
Information about scholarships is available here.
The master’s programme takes good care of its students’ free time and offers multiple options for extra-curricular activities. Student life in Tartu is very lively.
The University of Tartu hosts many student societies and region-specific academic organisations. It is home for the Asia Centre, the International Relations Society, the Estonian Academic Oriental Society, and many other clubs and organisations.
Some institutes of the university have an established Stammtisch tradition where students and teachers gather for a beer once every month. This is where you get to know also our team. Feel free to voice your thoughts about the program or just talk about life, weather and politics.