Changes in the organisation of studies in the 2024/2025

The rules allowing tuition-free studies at the same higher education level for the second or more time will become stricter. Read more about the restrictions on the university’s webpage. 

  1. So far, students in a tuition-waiver student place in an English-taught curriculum and of Estonian taught curriculum studying with full-time workload did not have to pay the tuition fee if exmatriculation occurred before the due date of the payment. From the academic year 2024/2025, the tuition fee for credits missed in previous semesters must be paid even if studies are interrupted before the due date.
  2. Students admitted as of 2024/2025, who interrupt their studies on their own initiative more than 70 days after the beginning of the semester, must pay the tuition fee for the courses to which they have registered but have not completed. This applies to the students of both Estonian and English taught curricula, who do not pay for their studies (have tuition fee waived). 
  3. Students of teacher education curricula are exempt from tuition fees even if they are not working as teachers. They do not need to apply for the exemption separately.

For all students regardless of language of instruction, in the UT Study Regulations it is now stated:

  • from the academic year 2024/2025, students who have been exmatriculated can apply for rematriculation if at least two years have passed since the exmatriculation (rematriculation means the re-entry of a person in the list of students). Previously, this restriction applied only to cases of exmatriculation for improper behaviour, but now it is also extended to other cases of exmatriculation. This means that students will have to wait for two years before they can rematriculate, no matter what the case of exmatriculation – on their own initiative, on the grounds of insufficient academic progress or for any other reason – and whether they are enrolled for free or paid studies. To apply for rematriculation, also other conditions laid down in the Study Regulations must be met (e.g. if the student was exmatriculated due to failure to pay the tuition, the debt must have been cleared to rematriculate); 
  • academic fraud also includes presenting a work produced by generative artificial intelligence under the student’s own name without proper academic referencing or its intentional use as part of the student’s own work without proper academic referencing.


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