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We have been transforming lives since 1632. Our research-based education is designed to prepare you to be the global leader of tomorrow. You can choose from a wide variety of international degree programmes, exchange opportunities, Estonian language courses, MOOCs, International Summer University and other short-term courses.

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We are the flagship of Estonian science. Here, we support your research projects in four broad areas: natural and exact sciences (realia et naturalia), medical sciences (medicina), social sciences (socialia) and humanities (humaniora).

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We are an international research university. We value a diverse linguistic and cultural space. Our strategic partners are the networks of recognised research universities, and the cooperation is based on top-level competence and mutual research contacts.

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The University of Tartu is the oldest and largest higher education institution in Estonia and has been the centre of Estonian academic life for almost four centuries. It is ranked in the top 1.2% of the world's universities making it one of the leading universities in Northern Europe. Here, 13 000 students and 3000 staff members study and work in a diverse range of fields connected by the power of curiosity.

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Information regarding the war against Ukraine
Last updated on 12 May (updated information about info session about study opportunities for Ukrainian citizens).  Since the outbreak of the war in Ukraine, the University of Tartu has been active…
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10.03.2022

May is orienteering month

This year the university’s orienteering month is dedicated to the 220th anniversary of the University of Tartu Library. All the control points on the orienteering route are in one way or another r…
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03.05.2022