Where to begin with?
Interested in applying to Tallinn University Law School in Helsinki? Great! First of, check out these links. There is some important information about the law programme and how to apply to the programme.
Application Procedure for EU/EEA Students (for non EU/EEA students, you can find the application procedure information through this link)
The application fee is 80 euros.
Applicants who have obtained general secondary level qualification in Finland can apply up to 15th of August 2017 (23:59 GMT). For other EU/EEA applicants the deadline is 1st of July 2017.
How to apply?
First you need to register as an applicant on studyinestonia.ee. After this you can start applying to the BA Law Studies in Helsinki programme. Below you will find information about the motivation letter, the interview and all the requirements.
Finnish secondary education diplomas (Lukion Päättötodistus and Ylioppilastutkintotodistus) are accepted in the original language (Finnish).
It is required that you send verified copies of the entry qualification documents directly to the university by postal mail, according to the instructions given by the institution. Important! Never send original documents by post!
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Others than those who’ve graduated from a Finnish Secondary School, the entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Estonian.
Language Requirements - English
Students coming from Finland don’t have to prove their language proficiency if they have at least “Cum Laude Approbatur” (C) in their matriculation certificate.
Accepted proof of proficiency: IELTS 5.5+, TOEFL IBT 70+ or TOEFL paper based test 525+
Language test can also be carried out at Tallinn University for EU/EEA citizens. The next language test will be held at Tallinn University on 18th May 2017. The test takes place at the Helsinki Campus. More information about the English language test held at TLU here (click!).
More information about the language requirements here (click!)
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
Please submit a concise and exact answer (max 200 words per question) to the following four questions:
1. Why do you want to study law?
2. What area of law interests you the most and why?
3. What do you think are a lawyer’s social responsibilities?
4. How do you think the public views the legal profession?
The motivation letter also has to have your personal information (address, e-mail, phone number, etc.). We also advise you to write about why you want to study at Tallinn University and the Helsinki department.
NB! The motivation letter will be graded and together with the interview you can get up to 100 points. So prepare you motivation letter well and try to stand out! If you have never written a motivation letter, there are a lot of sample motivation letters on the internet.
More information about country specific requirements: here (click!)
The interview will be held on Skype after you have sent your entry qualification and language requirement documents and the motivation letter. After sending them, you will receive an e-mail where you will be given a specific time for the interview.
The interview will be held by the admission committee. The interview will be held in English.
There is no specific information about the interview most probably because the questions vary from applicant to another. But we advise you to prepare some good answers to at least these questions:
- Why do you want to study law? (You have answered this already on the motivation letter, so don’t just copy your answer from there!)
- Why do you want to study at Tallinn University? Why in Helsinki?
- What areas of law interest you the most?
- Where do you see yourself in the future?
Depending on the interviewer, the questions may vary a lot. So the best advise we can give you is that you should prepare for almost anything and don’t be surprised if they ask you something that you thought they wouldn’t ask.
NB! The interview together with the motivation letter will be graded and you can get up to 100 points.
Important Information - Study Program, Kela, HOAS
Important information about the study program:
Duration: 3 years
Cost: 2176 € per semester
Study language: English
As a student of Tallinn University, you can apply for financial aid via Kela (Kansaneläkelaitos/The Social Insurance Institution of Finland). As a student you have the right to apply for the financial aid. Before applying, you should read this (click!). Remember that there are some restrictions to who can apply and how much the financial aid will actually be for you. All this information can be found on the webpage of Kela.
About the amount of the financial aid you can find more information here (click!) – there is also a financial aid calculator. Here (click!) is more information about how to apply for the financial aid.
As a student, you also have the right to apply for a student loan. Here (click!) you can find more information about the student loan.
We recommend you go through all the information about financial aid and student loan before you apply for them.
HOAS (Helsingin seudun opiskelija-asuntosäätiö/The Foundation for Student Housing in the Helsinki Region)
Note that as a student of Tallinn University (Helsinki Campus), you are able to apply for a student apartment via HOAS (Helsingin seudun opiskelija-asuntosäätiö). For more information about the The Foundation for Student Housing in the Helsinki Region, visit their webpage www.hoas.fi/en/
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If you have any questions about the application process, the motivation letter, the interview, or anything else, don’t hesitate to contact us. We at Primus Collegium are more than happy to help you: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any specific questions regarding the programme, you should contact the School of Governance, Law and Society’s study assistant: email@example.com
For additional guidelines regarding admission procedure please contact the international admission specialist: firstname.lastname@example.org