In order to commence with doctoral studies, the applicant shall have a master´s degree or a comparable education. All applicants must have a good command of English.
Tuition fee is waived for all PhD students.
All PhD students studying with full-load have the right to receive doctoral allowance (660 €) paid by the government, according to Estonian legislation (Study Allowances and Study Loans Act).
Admission to doctoral studies takes place by way of a competition. A competition is announced based on the topics of doctoral theses.
One competition is announced for one doctoral thesis topic.
An applicant may apply for 1-2 competitions for each curriculum.
The documents required for application are the following:
1) an application
2) a curriculum vitae incl. data on education as well as research and development activities;
3) an original and a copy of an education certificate and the diploma supplement;
In case an education certificate acquired in a foreign country, TTÜ has the right to request an assessment and recommendation from the Estonian ENIC/NARIC Centre or submit the relevant information request to verify the data
4) a copy of the passport, an identity card or a residence permit card;
5) a motivation letter in English.
Application documents can be submitted through the admission system DreamApply.
A decision on admission of a person is based on the rankings drawn up for each competition.
The ranking drawn up takes into account the applicant's academic skills, performance and motivation in accordance with the documents submitted for the competition and an interview made with the applicant and the supervisor's opinion.