Students with special needs are University of Tartu students whose physical or psycho-social special needs create the necessity to adapt the organisation of the work or study environment in order to guarantee an opportunity for maximum participation in the study process and individual development.
Students, prospective students and empolyees of the University of Tartu are welcome to turn to the Special Needs Adviser.
Students with special needs and other interested parties can get related information by subscribing to the special needs list.
Times are available for the following 30 days; new appointments become available daily. NB! Please use the university e-mail address (firstname.lastname@example.org) when booking.
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The purpose of the scholarship for students with special needs is to support students with special needs in acquiring higher education. Please read more about the scholarship for students with special needs here.
A student who has a moderate, severe or profound disability or decreased work capability or is a parent or guardian of a disabled child of up to and including 15 years of age will be released from tuition fees on the basis of the student’s application in either full-time or part-time studies, provided the student commences studies full-time in an Estonian-taught curriculum. NEW! Since the 2021/22 autumn semester students with decreased working ability who have commenced studies full-time in an Estonian-taught curriculum can also apply for release from tuition fees. Students can apply to be released from tuition fees until 15 September (autumn semester) and 15 February (spring semester).
When applying for release from tuition fees, a document certifying entitlement must be submitted in addition to a duly completed application:
The accessibility information is currently being updated. If you need accessibility information please contact the Special Needs Adviser.
The objective of providing support services is to help students with special needs cope independently, support their social integration and equal opportunities, and promote efficient involvement in studies. The University of Tartu supports students with special needs upon their entry to university, participation in studies, and in relation to exams and tests, providing study materials as well as creating a suitable social and physical environment.
The University of Tartu Library offers home service for members with special needs. UT Library has audio files of literature for students with visual disabilities. For partially sighted students, the library also has a video magnifier MLX Reader – MLX Split, which can enlarge text up to 46 times.
For visually impaired and blind students and also for those students who experience writing or typing difficulties due to a coordination disorder, it is possible to borrow a speech recognition device that can be used to convert speech to text.
The University has rooms suitable for students with reduced mobility in the student village dormitory at Raatuse st 22.
Support students are volunteer students who are willing to support students with special needs. If you want to become a support student please contact the Special Needs Adviser.
If you need help but those around you do not offer it, they probably just don´t know how to help you or are afraid of making a mistake. You are an expert on your special needs, if you need help, please don't be afraid to ask for it.
If you have a problem and you don´t know whom to turn to, you can always contact the Special Needs Adviser.