Government and Politics, Ph.D. | Tallinn University | Tallinn, Estonia
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Government and Politics

48 months
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About

The objective of the Government and Politics programme of Tallinn University is to give a possibility to acquire a PhD degree for those working in fields requiring an academic qualification in government and politics.

Overview

Learning Outcomes

  • has achieved the highest state level of competence in the academic sciences and analytical skills and has also acquired a broad knowledge base through extensive reading;
  • has developed into a creative scientist possessing an innovative attitude;
  • is qualified as an independent researcher and able to effectively participate in Estonian and international research networks;
  • has acquired the scientific competences necessary to apply for project funding and to organize groups;
  • is competent to teach and support the learning process for students;
  • can introduce specific knowledge related to Political Science within the larger context of society; can participate in discussions across the spectrum of society and influence the social decision process.

Why Study Government and Politics at Tallinn University?  

  • the research area in the School of Governance, Law and Society is internationally evaluated and nationally accredited;
  • the lecturers are leading specialists in Estonia and include eight professors: R. Ruutsoo, G. Sootla,  A. Toots, R. Vetik, L. Kalev, M. Aaltola, E. Terk;
  • doctoral seminars in the study of Government and Politics take place at least once a month and provide feedback from professors and fellow doctoral students;
  • participation in conferences, seminars, summer schools and studying within the ERASMUS programme in foreign universities is supported in order to gain international experience;
  • the School provides as much help as possible in order to get the doctoral students’ written works published in journals such as Acta Politica Estica and in Studies of Transition States and Societies, which is published in collaboration with the Institute of International and Social Studies;
  • the School endeavours to accommodate individual expectations and work schedules;
  • the doctoral students of Tallinn University are exempt from tuition fees. In addition, it is possible to apply for scholarships from University funding.

What are the Career Options After the Studies?

Internationally accredited PhD diploma allows you to work on positions requiring a PhD degree as managers and senior experts in Estonian, European Union and international institutions.

Programme Structure

Objectives of the Programme

  • to provide advanced knowledge on current political and social science theories; 
  • to complement the analytical and theoretical abilities through philosophical courses;
  • to support the students develop into highly qualified lecturers, scientists and specialists in order to assure the sustainable development of the field.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

240 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission exam (interview) is based on the plan for the doctoral thesis that is agreed with the prospective supervisor
  • Copy of a Bachelor’s degree certificate or certificate of a corresponding qualification + Transcript of Records/Academic Transcript (official translationsare requested if the documents are not in English)
  • Copy of a Master’s degree certificate or certificate of a corresponding qualification + Transcript of Records
  • Copy of the identification page of passport
  • Proof of English language Proficiency
  • CV
  • Thesis proposal signed by the prospective supervisor
  • Copy of a Sworn Affidavit to Confirmation of Name if the applicant's name stated in his/her passport differs from the name on any of the other required documents
  • Applicants applying for adjustments to be made during the admission exams due to his/her physical or psycho-social special need must submit a copy of medical proof of this special need

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 48 months.

PhD studies in Tallinn University are without tuition fees.

Living costs for Tallinn

598 - 948 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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Scholarships Information

Below you will find PhD's scholarship opportunities for Government and Politics.

Available Scholarships

You are eligible to apply for these scholarships but a selection process will still be applied by the provider.

Independent provider
Grant
660 EUR
Deadline
01 Sep 2024
Scholarship for degree and exchange study in Estonia
Merit-based

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The Education and Youth Board
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
01 May 2025
Grant for researchers and academic staff
Merit-based

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The Education and Youth Board
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
01 May 2025
Scholarships for Summer and Winter Schools
Merit-based

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The Education and Youth Board
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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ACES Education Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
ServiceScape Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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ServiceScape
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
350 EUR
Deadline
31 Aug 2024
Estonian National Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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The Education and Youth Board
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Merit-based Need-based

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U.S. government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1350 EUR
Deadline
31 Oct 2024
ELES-Scholarship (Ernst-Ludwig-Ehrlich-Studienwerk)
Merit-based Need-based

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Austria’s Agency for Education and Internationalisation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
Grants of the Leopold Figl Foundation for students with residence in Lower Austria
Need-based

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Leopold Figl Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Erasmus+ - Grants for study mobility
Merit-based

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OeAD, Austria's Agency for Education and Internationalisation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
5000 USD
Deadline
25 Aug 2024
Women Scholarship for International Students
Merit-based

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educations.com
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
90000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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The Ramsay Centre
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2025
Scholarship for students with disabilities
Need-based

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Anonymous Hope Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
12000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Merit-based Need-based

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The Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
AAPG Foundation Grants-in-Aid
Merit-based Need-based

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American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
31 Oct 2024
$1,500 Annual Video Contest Scholarship
Merit-based

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IvyPanda
Location not available

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