Admission requirements

Application for 2018 has finished, next admission will be in 2020!

Successful candidates do not need to have previous qualifications in culture or the arts, but must have at least a Bachelor's degree and a specific interest or practical experience in a cultural field. We welcome all candidates with a keen interest or practical experience in cultural entrepreneurship. A maximum of 20 students will be accepted in 2018. The tuition fee for the cultural management programme is 2500 € per year. The academy's Rector holds the right to reduce the tuition fee for a limited number of cases. International and local candidates will be assessed based on the same criteria and the results of the entrance essay and interview.

How to apply?

All foreign candidates shall apply through The candidates from Estonia are requested to apply through SAIS. Upon admission, candidates may also initially send copies of their documents electronically to and Originals (or certified copies) can be presented or sent to the EAMT later.

Entrance interviews will take place in Tallinn in the end of June. A video-interview via Skype is possible for foreign students. The time for the interview, held in English, will be scheduled with each candidate individually.

Documents required:

  • application form (through Dreamapply. com)
  • a document certifying your completion of the previous educational level including a certificate with grades or a diploma supplement (both the original and a copy);
  • 1 passport photograph (30x40 mm);
  • an ID card or passport with a copy of the personal details page including your personal identification code;
  • document certifying change of name, if the applicant has had a name change (both the original and a copy);
  • CV in English;
  • motivation letter
  • An essay in English (3 - 5 A4 pages) on a topic related to the cultural management.
    The essay should be written in academic style using references with Harvard style. We recommend the usage of academic references, e.g. academic journals, but also other materials are allowed. The essay should demonstrate both the applicants motivation, interest and aims for the studying as well as demonstrate his/her skills in academic writing and studying. The committee will also look at the relativeness of the topic. Since our program stands strongly against the plagiarism*, all the essays will be check against it.
    Failure to conform to the expected standards of non plagiarism will further result in expelling the candidate from the list. * Plagiarism is defined as submitting as one's own work, irrespective of intent to deceive, that which derives in part or in its entirety from the work of others without due acknowledgement.

Documents are to be submitted to the Admissions Committee. Documents submitted shall not be returned.


Accommodation: Our students can rent a room at our new dormitory in the city centre. Muusa Majutus has been established by the Estonian Art Academy and Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre.