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Exchange studies


Study abroad is a transformative and life changing experience. You can live in a multicultural environment, develop meaningful and lifelong connections, get a different perspective on your studies and grow as a person. The University of Tartu offers high-quality studies, a modern study environment, exciting student life and an unforgettable experience. We welcome you to spend a semester or two in Tartu!

Application for exchange students

Courses taught in English and grading

Academic calendar

Practical information for new students

Getting Started guide is to help you to find the answers concernig your studies and student life at the University of Tartu. Tartu Welcome Centre is a team of local advisers who can support you in case you have any questions concering the process of finding the housing, all kind of registry services, finding the right healthcare specialist etc.

Lear more about the city of Tartu

Getting started

Tartu Welcome Centre

Visa info

Free movers and visiting students

Free movers (or visiting students) may study at the University of Tartu independently, outside of any partnership agreement or exchange programme. International students of other Estonian higher education institutions are welcome to take courses from the University of Tartu as becoming visiting student here.

English taught courses for international students

Free Movers

Visiting students from Estonian universities



Information for Erasmus+ incoming trainees

In order to come to the University of Tartu as an Erasmus+ trainee, students have to be chosen to participate in the Erasmus+ traineeship programm by their home university. Information on the requirements for receiving this scholarship will be provided by the student’s home university. 

Traineeship objective and content needs to be discussed with the contact person at the relevant institute of the University of Tartu, see the list here 
Study Abroad Centre does not seach for internship positions at the University of Tartu, neither help we getting in touch with contact person in the institute. 


Concluding traineeship agreement

In consultation with the home university and the institute at the University of Tartu responsible for the traineeship, student draw up Traineeship Agreement (TA) agreeing the details and the learning objectives for the traineeship. This document, meaning the form, needs to be provided by home university. In case, there is no such requirement by home university, the University of Tartu provides TA form. 

Admission of an Erasmus+ trainee at the University of Tartu

Future trainees need to apply via UT SoleMove system. Login credentials to the SoleMove system will be provided once Training Agreement has been signed. 

The documents to be submitted via SoleMove include: an application, Traineeship Agreement, transcript of records and copy of valid identification document (non-EU applicants - copy of the passport page stating the applicant's personal information) and proof of English languge proficiency (non-EU students).
Erasmus+ trainees are registered as visiting students at the University of Tartu.

Application deadlines

Autumn semester and academic year   April 15
Spring semester   November 1
PhD level students   All year round. It is required to submit the application documents at least 2 months before the intended stay in Tartu.







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