About UniTartu Summer School

UniTartu Summer School is a great way to spend your summer productively while making new international friends. The University of Tartu is one of the best universities in the world – the summer courses are the perfect way to experience it yourself. Conclusions of the last years and the ongoing tradition of Unitartu Summer School can be found below. Find out why it is worth a try! 

University of Tartu International Summer University 2023 Aftermovie


University of Tartu

The University of Tartu is Estonia's leading centre of research and training. It preserves the culture of the Estonian people and spearheads the country's reputation in research and provision of higher education. The university belongs to the top 350 of the world's best universities (see Rankings and Surveys). In addition to bachelor's, master's and doctoral programmes, the University of Tartu offers short-term summer courses. 


Experience in Tartu

Every year, the courses vary a bit, giving the students the opportunity to participate in different programmes for a few years in a row. The intention of the programme is to make affordable summer courses to bring together people with the same interests from around the world.

The summer courses are designed to be in connection with curriculums at the University of Tartu. Many former students have found out during their stay that Tartu is the perfect place to study and live and have decided to continue their lives in this lovely city. Tartu is called not only the student city of Estonia but also the City of Good Thoughts and Digitalisation. During the summer courses, the participants can experience the Estonian summer within the smart city and get a taste of what the academic year looks like in Estonia. 

Come and see for yourself!


What have the students said about their experience in Estonia?


The Politics of Popular Culture by Michael Cole
Heqi from China:

UniTartu Summer School 2021 Participant Heqi

"I am pleased to have been awarded the Estonian National Scholarship and spent a wonderful week in Tartu. The UniTartu Summer School was one of the best experiences I have had in my life! Who knew that in just one week, you could learn so much knowledge, have so many new experiences and form so many new friendships? The UniTartu Summer School programme far exceeded my expectations in every aspect. The topic of politics in popular culture that I attended, supervised by Michael Cole, allowed me to learn and master new research methods, which provided a new avenue of research for my PhD research. In addition, I was impressed by the exciting cultural programme offered by the school"


Multilingualism and Beyond in European Context by Anna Branets and Alessandra Dezi
Janina from Germany

Janina at the Printing workshop

The summer school was a great experience. I learned so much not only about topics regarding multilingualism but also about myself. It provided an amazing opportunity to grow as a person in a safe and fun learning environment. And on top of that, I‘ve met amazing people, some of whom I would now consider a friend."




MegaData: Federated Machine Learning by Feras Awaysheh
Marc from Germany:

UniTartu Summer School in Museum of Art

"The summer course in Federated Learning in Tartu 2023 was an awesome experience. Great education combined with a lot of fun during activities, trips and bar visits. I really enjoyed my time in Tartu, making new friends, learning about Estonia and its culture, and just having a great two weeks. I would really recommend the UniTartu Summer School!”




Contemporary Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures by prof Mai Rosenberg
Nazarii from Ukraine:

UniTartu Summer School at Cultural Event

“Despite the fact that there was a lot of material that I had already studied, the medical summer course really managed to interest me. Every day we had some kind of social activity, we saw different parts of the city and had interesting quests and encouraging prizes. I recommend coming to Tartu and taking part in this course, despite the small size of this city and the country of Estonia it is a place where there is always something to see!

Mihai from Romania

What is Yours will Find You: Reflecting on My UniTartu Summer School Experience

Botanical Garden

UniTartu Summer School Virtual Info Session

Robotont ja robootika kaasprofessor Karl Kruusamäe

Development of data-driven technologies in manufacturing in Ida-Viru County