The honorary fellowship of the University of Tartu may be conferred on a natural person who has made a significant contribution to the attainment of a statutory objective of the University of Tartu, including by means of a substantial monetary support. The honorary title was established in 1852. The university presents honorary fellows with a medal.
The right to propose candidates for honorary fellowships may be exercised by members of the university senate and council and by councils of faculties and non-faculty institutions. The university council decides on the granting of an honorary fellowship.
The rector presents the title of the honorary fellowship and the medal on 1 December at the ceremony marking the anniversary of Estonia’s national university.
Honorary fellow 2017
Gunnar Vasar (posthumously)
Voldemar Jaanberg (posthumously)
Freidrich Fred Raimond Allik (posthumously)
Helgi Nirk (posthumously)
Linda Roose Kaljot
Magda Puusepp (posthumously)
Bengt von zur Mühlen
Pekka Artturi Oinonen
Jochen Friedrich Kirchhoff
Nils Otto von Taube