• General Information

    Full Name of University:

    University of Tartu

    Number of MAUI semesters you can accept during 2019/20 (not students):


    General University Website:

    Click here.

    International Office/Website for Incoming Students:

    Click here.

    Contact person for outgoing and incoming students:

    Piret Maiste (Ms.)
    Student Exchange Coordinator
    Study Abroad Centre
    University of Tartu
    Ülikooli 18-131
    Tartu 50090
    Tel: (+372) 737 6270
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Application website. If paper only, please write “paper only.”

    Click here. Students need to submit application online (https://incoming.ut.ee/)

    How does the application and admissions process differ for undergraduate versus graduates?

    No difference

    Other important notes

    Practical info: http://www.ut.ee/en/welcome

    Getting started at UT: https://sisu.ut.ee/gettingstarted/getting-started

    Last updated

    January 2019

  • Academics

    Areas of study open to undergraduate exchange students (list explicitly)

    Exchange students can choose courses from all faculties and study programmes.

    Open undergraduate areas of study taught in English (list explicitly)

    Click here.

    Are graduate areas open for exchange?


    Areas of study open to graduate exchange students (list explicitly)

    Exchange students can choose courses from all faculties and study programmes. Courses taught in English: http://www.ut.ee/en/courses-taught-english

    Can advanced undergraduate students take graduate level courses?

    Yes. (It is possible but depends on the course and student)

    Can graduate student take undergraduate level courses?


    Areas of study restricted to prior bilateral agreements between exchange departments or faculties


    Areas of study not available to exchange students


    Websites for course offerings

    Click here.

    Required minimum and maximum number of credits available through the exchange

    For both undergraduate & graduate

    Minimum requirement: 15 ECTS per semester. No maximum limits but it is not recommended to take more than 30 ECTS per semester (full work load).

    Are summer courses available as exchange (non fee-paying)?

    If so, please provide summer school website.


    Do students register for classes in advance or upon arrival?


    Language Requirements

    A proof of the English language proficiency is not required from native speakers and students of the universities where English is the language of instruction.

    Language test certificate required?

    If so, which and when: before admission or upon arrival?

    Exchange students (not native speakers) must meet level B2 requirements for English proficiency according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (www.ut.ee/sites/default/files/ut_files/da5a424f8e5f32f1d2b3239b55df9293.pdf). Documented evidence is needed to demonstrate student's English language proficiency. This could include an official letter from a language instructor at student's home university stating the student's language level on CEF scale. International language tests (TOEFL, IELTS) are also accepted.

    Preparatory language course for incoming students?

    Indicate dates and costs


    Are there any special advising or registrations concerns that students should be aware of? Are services available to assist in registration or course selection?

    Services that assist on registration for courses: from the website http://www.ut.ee/en/courses-taught-english students can find guidelines for using the Study Information System (video tutorial and general guideline on how to search and register for courses); students can also ask help from their tutors (senior students who help international students).

    Additional Notes

    Last updated

    January 2019

  • Dates

    Host Application deadline for each term

    Semester 1/Fall: 15 April
    Semester 2/Spring: 1 November

    Academic Calendar

    Please list exact dates

    Semester 1/Fall: 2 September 2019 - 2 February 2020
    Semester 2/Spring: 10 February - 28 June 2020

    Examination period(s)

    Semester 1/Fall: The official exam period is in January
    Semester 2/Spring: The official exam period is in June.

    If there is a break between the academic course calendar and exams, can arrangements be made so the student may take exams early?

    (i.e. semester ends in December and exams are late January).

    Depends on the course. Sometimes it is possible but this cannot be confirmed beforehand. Exam times are discussed with the professors at first lectures

    Orientation session(s) for incoming students

    Is it mandatory, indicate dates and costs

    Not mandatory but highly recommended.
    Semester 1/Fall: 28-30 August
    Semester 2/Spring: 6-7 February

    Course registration deadline

    Two weeks after the beginning of the semester

    Last updated

    January 2019

  • Costs

    Total cost estimates per month in Euro

    (broken down below)



    130 (dormitory)



    Course Materials


    Local Transportation

    10 (If monthly ticket is used; otherwise more expensive)

    Health Insurance

    Click here.


    (please indicate and specify any mandatory additional fees)

    Is comparable health insurance coverage from abroad allowed/not allowed?

    If not, please include fees in “other” field above.


    Additional Notes

    Last Updated

    January 2019

  • Housing and Student Life

    Is housing assistance available? How do students apply, and is it guaranteed?


    Housing options

    Place in a twin room in the dormitory. All dormitories are centrally located. Dormitories mainly consist of twin rooms with shared bathroom and kitchen (usually 2-3 rooms share a bathroom and kitchen). The chance of getting a single room is very limited.

    Housing Website and Contact Person(s)

    Click here. Contact person: Janika Hango, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Do students apply for housing with their regular application or is it separate?

    Please list housing application deadline.

    Separate housing application. Information about the housing application and deadlines will be sent together with the admission letter.

    What kinds of health facilities are available at the university?

    General public facilities available.

    Are internships available?

    Yes Limited possibilities, must be agreed beforehand

    Are student jobs available/allowed?

    Very limited possibilities

    Additional Notes

    Last Updated

    January 2019

  • Promotional Materials

    Please add links to promotional materials below

    Please keep in mind that these resources are here for partners to use to promote exchanges; this is not itself a promotional website. As such, please simply link to your promotional materials and refrain from embedding video or images on this page.

    University Video:

    University Image Library:

    University or Departmental Brochures:

    Last Updated

    January 2019