Number of tuition-free positions for UT students to participate in Tartu International Summer University: Asia and the Middle-East: Differences and Commonalities

The UT Asian Centre together with the UT International Summer University  organize a summer program titled Asia and the Middle-East: Differences and Commonalities this August (13-24.08.18).

The International Summer University program serves to educate students in Asian and Middle Eastern economies, societies and politics, and thereby contribute to their ongoing studies and/or previous experience. Asia and the Middle-East: Differences and Commonalities is interdisciplinary and future oriented. The aim of the program is to help students to understand, analyze and predict developments in Asia and the Middle East, take advantage of the related opportunities, and mitigate potential threats. The curriculum will include a selection of subjects related to present-day Asia, including Asian political regimes, Asian states in world economy, economic cooperation between the European Union and Asia, etc. By focusing mainly on present-day Asia, an alternative is offered to the existing Asian studies curricula that concentrates on Asian philosophy and ancient culture. International classroom will provide participants stimulating discussions and interesting perspectives on various topics.

Tuition fee & scholarships:

Program fee: 670 € includes tuition fee, cost of the study visits, cultural and social program, the services of the host university with the accommodation in double rooms at student dormitory.

Participants who organize their own housing will have reduced program fee in the amount of 370 €.

Students are responsible for their travel, travel insurance (visa arrangements if needed) from their home country to Tartu and back to their home country.

There are limited number of tuition-free positions available for UT students, which will be distributed based on the ranking list (see how to apply below).


Entry requirements

Application deadline - June 15

Admission results - June 22

  • Online application form with the following documents:
  • Motivation letter
  • Transcript of academic records (non UT students)
  • Copy of the passport (non UT students)

PS! Only complete applications including all annexes submitted within the deadline will be considered for selection.

Applications are evaluated based on:

Motivation letter (up to 1,5 page) that demonstrates the applicant’s motivation to participate, explains his/her expectations about the program and explains how the participation in the summer program is connected with his/hers studies and interests, and how the applicant plans to use gained experience and knowledge in the future.

The summer university programme is supported by the Asian Centre of the University of Tartu.