COUNTRY-SPECIFIC DOCUMENT REQUIREMENTS
Below requirements for educational documents (and the way of submitting them) for specific countries are explained. Please consult the requirements for the country where you graduated before submitting your application. If your country is not included on our list below then there are no special requirements for submitting your documents. In this case, please follow the general guidelines for international applicants which you can find in the step-by-step application guide on each programme's application process webpage (under "How to apply").
You can apply with current grades, if you are graduating in one of the member countries of EU, EEA or OECD, one of the member countries of CIS (Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgystan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan), in Ukraine or Georgia, or if you are graduating from an IB Diploma programme or with a General Certificate of Education with A-level exams.
Applicants from these countries and programmes who are graduating in the upcoming spring/summer and having their graduation documents issued later than the application deadline should electronically submit their most recent grade sheet or transcript (including grades/results for the last autumn semester) by the application deadline, 15 April. The grade sheet or transcript should be supplemented by an official statement from the issuing school or university indicating current enrollment and expected graduation date. Admitted candidates are required to post the certified copies of their graduation documents as soon as these have been issued. NB! Please note that certified copies and translations (if applicable) of your final official graduation documents must reach us by the end of July at the latest.
If you are graduating in some other country than one of those specified above then you cannot apply with current grades and can only apply if you have already received your final graduation documents. In case you cannot upload a copy of your final graduation documents by the application deadline 15 April then we encourage you to apply next year, once you have received all required graduation documents.
You are required to submit (upload to your DreamApply application and, in case you get admitted, also send by post) certified hard copies of the original documents (unless instructed otherwise in your country-specific requirements below). By certified copies we mean copies that are certified by the issuing institution or by a notary as true copies of the originals. Simple copies are never accepted. Also, please note that for some countries special document requirements may apply, therefore be sure to check our country-specific requirements below.
After arriving at Tartu all admitted students are also required to present their original education documents to EAVA (unless these were sent directly from the issuing institution).
Please note that EAVA does not return documents sent to them during the application process nor issue certified copies of the submitted documents.
Evaluation of your previous qualification
Should questions arise regarding the suitability of your previous qualifications or access to higher education in Estonia, EAVA has a right to send your educational documents to the Estonian ENIC/NARIC Centre for further evaluation at any point of the admission procedure. Please note that the admission decision received from EAVA is valid only after a positive evaluation decision is received from the ENIC/NARIC Centre. In case of negative evaluation decision EAVA is obliged to withdraw the study place offer and/or cancel the enrollment. EAVA is not liable for possible material or non-material damage arising from the revocation of an admission decision.