Why us?

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 1.2% of the world's best universities.

Top reasons to study at the University of Tartu

What can you study at the University of Tartu?

Admission to bachelor's and master's studies

Exchange studies

Doctoral studies

For new students

Did you get accepted to the University of Tartu and need help with further steps? Please see our pages "Visa and residence" and "Getting Started" below to get practical information about arrival and starting your studies.

Visa and residence

Paying the tuition fee

Getting started

For current students

Everyone at the University of Tartu has their own rights, obligations and possibilities which have been established to make the learning process fair and successful for all. The Counselling Centre offers free support services for students of all study levels.

University of Tartu Counselling Centre

Study instructions and guidelines

Study abroad for UT students

Whom to contact

Lifelong learning

In addition to degree studies the University of Tartu welcomes everyone to participate in lifelong learning via various courses and events, such as Estonian language studies, summer university and massive open online courses (MOOCs).

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