Classical Academic
Research Track

There are two different “routes” within the track. You can either apply for a research fellow position or be admitted as an individual doctoral student. EBS also accepts visiting PhD students from similar focus areas.

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Admissions process and checklist:

Online application in DreamApply here The applicant has to submit the application in DreamApply and upload all relevant documents. In order to submit the application account in DreamApply has to be created.
Master's degree or equivalent Bachelor’s and Master’s degree diplomas and academic transcripts.
Research proposal for the doctoral thesis The Research Proposal must be presented by May 1st (non-EU), or by August 1st. Download the template for the research proposal here.
English language proficiency certificate (B2) FCE, CAE, IELTS 5.5+ or TOEFL 69+ or a previous level of education obtained in English.
Reference letter By at least one individual.
Motivation letter Describe your motivation by thinking through the following topics: expectations to the programme and EBS, eligibility to the programme and previous experience, goals during your studies and future professional plans. When applying to the research fellow position please state your interest in the motivation letter, describe your academic background in relation to the position or the topic area and specify what added value would you bring to the academic body of EBS.
Curriculum Vitae Including education, professional development and research- and development activities.
Application fee The application fee is 120€. Application and relevant documents will be processed only after the application fee is received. The application fee invoice will be sent via DreamApply after your application has been received. Please keep in mind that the invoice is not generated automatically. Candidates from EU/EAA countries and from Turkey, Georgia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan are exempted from the application fee payment. The application fee is non-refundable.

Before the final results you will be asked to perform a 5 min presentation introducing your research proposal. This will either take place in Microsoft Teams or in the premises of EBS campus in Tallinn, Estonia.

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