The IT Law Programme at the University of Tartu is driven by the high demand for IT Law specialists in the private and public sector worldwide as well as by the ambitions of Estonia as a tech-savvy country and a forerunner in innovative digital initiatives.
Designed for lawyers interested in pursuing careers in the field of information technology and cyber security, the programme trains highly qualified IT Law experts much needed at law firms, IT companies, public agencies, international organisations, and consulting firms.
Graduates of the programme are information technology law specialists equipped with the necessary skills to successfully engage and excel in the process of legislative drafting as well as to conduct both analytical and expert work in matters related to ICT. This is achieved particularly thanks to a strong emphasis on:
The rapidly increasing importance and ubiquity of ICTs has created a concurrent need for lawyers adept at relevant technical matters in
The tuition fee is 3,800 euros per year and it covers tuition and some study materials. Altogether 25 students will be admitted to this programme.
Based on the admission’s ranking list, 6 best applicants (regardless of citizenship) will be given a tuition waiver. Applicants do not have to apply for the tuition-waiver separately, as they will be considered for the competition automatically. Students receiving the tuition waiver do not have to pay the tuition fee if they meet full time enrollment requirements. Full time study load is completed if no more than 6 credits are missing from the 30 ECTS workload per semester. If students receiving the tuition-waiver fail to complete full-time study load per semester, they have to pay for the credits not earned. The price per credit point is 76 euros. Information on when a tuition-waiver scholarship holder starts paying tuition fee and instructions for fee paying students are given here.
NB! Applicants who are not citizens of the member states of the EU, EEA or Switzerland and do not hold a long-term residence permit in any of these countries are required to pay half of the semester fee after they have been informed of the admission decision (offer) via DreamApply. The official admission letter (necessary for visa application) will only be issued once the University of Tartu has received this payment. The second half of the semester fee is to be paid after the studies have started, by 20 September.
Information about the rules of tuition fee payments is given here. Information on scholarships can be found here.
We divide the 1-year MA in IT Law curriculum into 5 components.
For further information, please take a look at Courses in IT Law.
"It wasn’t a requirement to have technical skills. Of course it was a benefit, but the programme itself was built the way that you don’t actually have to have previous technical skills. I think the lecturers knew that we were not technical people, so the way they presented the subjects, fit perfectly."
Merike Kaev, MA in IT Law, 2016
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