Admission requirements

Entrance exams

A project plan (850-1000 words): project idea of a social enterprise that will be developed within the framework of the Social Entrepreneurship programme’s project-based learning method. The project plan should consist of:

  • Introduction of a social enterprise idea that you may develop during the Social Entrepreneurship programme. It can be a working enterprise or a completely new idea.
  • Clarification of the problem you want to address.
  • The target group.
  • The expected impact (impact refers to the effect your project/idea has on people, communities, or the environment)
  • The plan for a revenue stream.
  • Your motivation for the project.

NB! Plagiarised project plans are not accepted in any form and will receive 0 points.

The applicant must show an identification document (passport or ID card) at the beginning of the interview. The interview will be carried out via Zoom and for the purposes of identity verification, the admission committee has the right to record the interview.

The interview is conducted based on the candidate’s application and letter of motivation. There are no additional materials that need to be studied to prepare for the interview. The interview questions vary depending on the candidate and the interviewer. The purpose of the interview is to find out the candidate’s motivation and willingness to study, knowledge of the chosen programme and the field of study.

In the project plan, the assessment entails:

  • the demonstration and clarity of a real-life problem and a target group;
  • the description of the expected impact on the society/environment;
  • the candidate’s ability to convincingly present that he/she can implement the project.

At the interview, the assessment entails:

  • the candidate`s interest in the programme and motivation to study in the field by applying common study methods in social sciences;
  • capacity to contextualise previous work, study and voluntary activity experience in the frames of the chosen programme;
  • In addition, the assessment also considers the general background and field-related knowledge, language proficiency and the ability to engage in analytical discussions.


The program costs 2100 eur per semester. The duration of the program is 2 years.




The student can make connections and can analyze the goals of the project and their possible solutions from the perspective of one’s own as well as that of other fields.

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Core courses - 66 ECTS

The student has systemic knowledge of social and environmental problems, and is able to analyse societal processes. Is able to use theoretical knowledge in social entrepreneurship.

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Master’s thesis seminar - 6 ECTS

The aim of the course is to acquire theoretical knowledge and practical skills for planning and conducting social entrepreneurship related master's thesis.

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Why choose the program?

The programme is intended to be a creative hub, where students not only participate in an academic education but Tallinn University serves as a pre-incubator of new, creative initiatives that might be realized with the help of Estonian e-residency and a very supportive e-government system.

Benefit from the Estonian e-services and digital opportunities
Project-based studies and international practitioners
Opportunity to create and develop and organisation with a positive societal and entrepreneurial impact
Possibility to cooperate with inspirational course mates from various cultural contexts and disciplines
Opportunity to participate in incubation programs global cooperation projects, international networks
Estonia’s advanced digital systems
The only curriculum for Social Entrepreneurship in the region providing an academic degree
Project-based learning method
Mandatory internship providing you with  practical experience and networking before graduation
Interdisciplinary approach
International student body and study environment
Broad career prospects

Who are we looking for?


Entrepreneurs, community developers and leaders who would like to increase their organisation’s positive impact in the society.


From the welfare, social and other areas who would like to develop sustainable services.


Active individuals who would like to become social entrepreneurs.