Full Name of University:
University of Tartu
Number of MAUI semesters you can accept during 2016/17 (not students):
General University Website:
International Office/Website for Incoming Students:
Contact person for incoming students:
tel: +372 737 6270
International Student Service
50090, Tartu, Estonia
Application website. If paper only, please write “paper only.”
Click here. Application documents have to be sent by mail.
How does the application and admissions process differ for undergraduate versus graduates?
Other important notes
Areas of study open to undergraduate exchange students (list explicitly)
Open undergraduate areas of study taught in English (list explicitly)
Are graduate areas open for exchange?
Areas of study open to graduate exchange students (list explicitly)
All. Click here.
Can advanced undergraduate students take graduate level courses?
Yes, 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
Required minimum and maximum number of credits available through the exchange
For both undergraduate & graduate
No maximum limits. Minimum requirement: 15 ECTS per semester.
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?
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).
Application deadline for each term
Semester 1: May 15
Semester 2: November 1
Please list exact dates
Semester 1: 29 August 2016 - 29 January 2017
Semester 2: 6 February - 25 June 2017
Semester 1: The official exam period is in January.
Semester 2: 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: 24-26 August 2016
Semester 2: 1-3 February 2017
Course registration deadline
Two weeks after the beginning of the semester
Total cost estimates per month in Euro
(broken down below)
8.63 (If monthly ticket is used; otherwise more expensive)
(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.
Housing and Student Life
Is housing assistance available? How do students apply, and is it guaranteed?
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)
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