e-Governance Technologies and Services
Degree awarded: Master of Science in Engineering (MSc)
Workload: 120 ECTS
Language of instruction: English
Duration: 2 years
Pre-Requisites: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Economics, Information Technology, Public Management, Law or in other related study field. It is an advantage to have work experience in the public or private sector related to e-governance
Tuition fees and scholarships: 1 ECTS = 100 EUR. Nominal study load per 1 year = 60 ECTS/€6000, 22 tuition fee waiver scholarships available that guarantee free studies. Detailed information about the scholarship is available here
Number of places available: 25
Estonia’s e-government and the country’s other innovative e-solutions have grown into one of Europe’s success stories of the last decade. Tallinn Tech has taken a leap into the future of e-Governance education. Largely focusing on IT solutions at government level, its interoperability between different faculties in the University is giving fundamental background also in other aspects (law, public management and economics) of government. The program is especially important due to the reason that it is unique in Estonia and in Europe and the demand for the specialist with broad knowledge on e-governance is increasing tremendously.
The Master’s programme in e-Governance Technologies and Services is giving students broad knowledge about the makings of a modern state – the transition into e-governance, its management and development. Studies include a wider overview of administrative and legal aspects of e-governance.
- Focuses on designing, developing and improving governmental systems and implementing e-government components at every level of the state
- Specialisation in IT technologies, innovation/services in the public and private sector or adoption and marketing of e-government
- User-oriented services offered by government that are based on information and communication technologies
- Offers experience in the industry, practical research and project work already during studies, for example at the “e-state technologies laboratory”
The curriculum will help to prepare managers and specialists responsible for the development of e-Governance, who are able to comprehend the business processes and the management of public administration; and are familiar with the information systems and software development.
Giving student’s a broad knowledge about the transition into e-governance, its management and development, helps graduates to work as a public sector high level officials whilst leading eGov projects by having also a wider overview of administrative and legal aspects of e-governance.
Master’s degree holders have the opportunity to continue their studies in the PhD programme.
Arvo Ott, Executive Director of the e-Governance Academy:
“e-Governance is not only technology but also innovation, policy, legal and fiscal frameworks, management and economy. The curriculum of the programme brings together science, practices and knowledge in these fields and trains very internationally needed specialists of the e-Governance.”
The e-Governance Academy
- is a non-governmental organization, which shares Estonia's expertise and experience on state level and has trained and consulted governmental officials in more than 40 countries around the world, including countries like China, India, Japan, Canada, Cuba, Georgia, United Kingdom and many more.
Please pay attention as this programme you are applying for, has specific prerequisites:
- Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Information Technology, Public Management, Law or a related field.
- Skype interview (applicants may be requested for Skype interview if more information is needed).
Motivation letter/statement of purpose
For each programme you apply to, an individual motivation letter (statement of purpose) must be inserted.
Please include following:
- clearly defined perspectives and motivation for developing the information society and e-government era (max. points given 2);
- logical, analytical and comprehensive description of e-governance based on the country candidate chooses to take as an example (max. points given 2);
- previous experiences in the field, practical work experience in public sector or with the technical solutions used in public sector (max. points given 2);
- propousals for future master´s thesis topic in the field of e-governance/e-government technologies and/or services (max. points given 2);
- grammatically fluent and correct english (max. points given 2).
Grading Criteria for the Motivation Letter
- clearly defined perspectives and motivation for developing the information society and e-government era. (max. points given 2);
- logical, analytical and comprehensive description of e-governance based on the country he/she chooses to take as an example. (max. points given 2);
- previous experiences in the field, practical work experience in public sector or with the technical solutions used in public sector. (max. points given 2);
- ideas for future research aims in the field of e-governance/e-government technologies and/or services. We highly appreciate if you could point out the focus of your future Master´s Thesis. (max. points given 2);
- grammatically fluent and correct (English). (max. points given 2).
Candidate of E-Governance Technologies and Services curricula can collect up to 10 points for the Motivation Letter. The candidate must collet at least 5 points to be in the competition. Should the student fail to present the Motivation Letter he/she will be given 0 points and will be excluded from the competition.
PS! It is important to properly cite any sources (quotations, publications, ideas which are not your own etc.) used in your motivation letter, because to do otherwise would be plagiarism and result in disqualification.
The aim of interview is to understand your academic potential, motivation and suitability for your chosen course. Questions are composed to assess your:
- problem-solving abilities;
- intellectual flexibility and analytical skills;
- assimilation of new ideas and information.
The length of an interview vary between 10-12 minutes and will be conducted by the specialists in the programme you have applied for.
For general admission requirements please visit the Admissions section.
The yearly fee for a typical student is calculated based on 60 ECTS per year (full study load). The following is an estimation based on 2017/2018 fees:
- 1 ECTS is 100 EUR
- first study year is 6000 EUR
PS! Non-EU students must pay in advance for 60 ECTS (yearly load) before starting their studies.
A tuition fee waiver is a non-monetary scholarship granted automatically to the best ranked candidates, according to the points earned in the course of admission. There is no separate application required. Decisions are made based on the Dreamapply application. Scholarship is awarded for the whole study period. Recipients of the scholarships are required to study full-time, i.e. with the workload of at least 60 ECTS per year. If the student starts studying part-time, he/she will lose the tuition fee waiver and will start paying for studies.
Please check here for scholarship options.