Arrival and Housing

Are you wondering how to get to Tartu and where to stay?

Tartu is the second biggest city in Estonia and is, therefore, quite easily reachable. Tartu is famous for its sustainable transportation methods which make moving around the city very quick, cheap and convenient. In the City of Education there are many options of accommodation. You'll get to choose between a cheap stay at the dormitory with other international students or pick a fancier option in a hotel or apartment. 

We have gathered all of the information that you may need to arrive in Tartu without complications and secure your stay as early as possible. Please find information about arrival and housing down below.


Important to know

  • Please note that participants of the summer programme are responsible for their travel arrangements to the city where the programme starts as well as departure from the city where the programme ends. Please check the arrival information to Tartu.
  • Participants of the programme are expected to notify programme managers as soon as they have finalised their travel arrangements regarding their time and place of arrival.
  • Organised travel during the programme is covered by the programme fee and organised by the programme managers. Students are asked to follow the travel arrangements provided by them.
  • Travel in Tartu is the responsibility of the students via designated public transportation or other possible options, unless charter service is provided.
  • It is recommended to arrive on July 30 or July 31 morning/noon. The info session and first cultural activity will be conducted on July 31 evening. 
  • After being accepted to the program, each participant will receive a form about accommodation. The ISU team will help you to book rooms in the dormitory, all of the other accommodation needs to be booked by the student. You are expected to fill in the form either way, indicating whether you need the help from ISU or you'll book your own accommodation. 


Information about the student dormitory:
The address of the dormitory is Raatuse 22, Tartu. It is near the city centre and most of the study buildings. You can choose between a shared room (17,5EUR per night) or a single room (30EUR per night). In the dormitory, there are shared bathrooms and kitchen. The dormitory does not serve breakfast. Free WiFi is available throughout the property and there is a free private parking on site. In spare time you can play table tennis. The hostel has a 24-hour reception.


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