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Application information for exchange students

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 Estonia!

If you would like to study as an exchange student at the University of Tartu, there must be an agreement between our universities. Contact your home university's International Office to see if there is an agreement between the University of Tartu and your home university.

You can start the application process after your home university has nominated you in the SoleMOVE application system.

Application and nomination period

Application period

Autumn semester and academic year


March 15 -

April 15

Application period

Spring semester



October 1 - November 1

Nomination period

Autumn semester and academic year

until the end of March

Nomination period

Spring semester


until mid-October

University of Tartu fact sheet for incoming students. 

How to apply?

Soon after your home university has sent the nomination to UT, you will get an email about how to activate your account in the SoleMOVE system. Please make sure to remember your SoleMOVE's username and password.

You need to upload to the online application system the following documents:

  1. Transcript of records issued by a home university (must bear an original seal and signature of an authorized official, in English)
  2. Copy of valid identification document (non EU applicants - copy of the passport page stating the applicant's personal information)
  3. Erasmus students: Learning Agreement or Online Learning Agreement (OLA)
  4. Non-Erasmus students: 
  5. Proof of English language skills (not applicable for native speakers and students of the universities where English is the language of instruction and Erasmus+ exchange students (EU) )

Exchange students whose primary language is not English must meet level B2 requirements for English proficiency according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Please view these requirements here: European Levels- Self Assessment GridDocumented evidence is needed to demonstrate your English language proficiency - an official letter from a language instructor at your university stating the student's language level on CEFR scale or if you have taken an international test of the English language (TOEFL, IELTS, etc.), please send us a copy of the test score. Minimum TOEFL iBT: 75; IELTS (academic): 5.5 p (no part can be below 5.5).

The University of Tartu will start processing the documents after the application deadline (Erasmus students: including singing OLA/LA). Students will get feedback on their progress through the application system SoleMove.

The decision of admission will be made within 5 weeks after the application deadline.The accepted students will be notified of their admissions (including receiving an admission letter) via SoleMove.

However, the students can and should check their status in SoleMove during this 5-week period to be informed earlier than receiving the admissions’ decision!

Please note! We do not check documents that are sent by email as all required documents must be uploaded to the application system SoleMove. 

Online Learning Agreement and Learning Agreement

Online Learning Agreement (OLA) or Learning Agreement (LA). (O)LA must be signed by a student, sending institution and receiving institution. UT will sign it when we start to process of your application documents, not beforehand.
It is up to a student to fill it in. 

Responsible persons for (Online) Learning Agreements

Receiving institution: University of Tartu (EE TARTU02), Ülikooli 18, 50090, Tartu. Contact information:, (372) 737 6085.

Please note!  Student should take at least some courses from the study field fixed in the particular agreement.

Incoming students are required to complete at least 15 ECTS per semester, except PhD and trainees!


For Erasmus students

University of Tartu Erasmus Code: EE TARTU02


Getting started!

Tartu Welcome Centre

Visa info


Studies abroad: what to know about planning your study abroad experience

Üliõpilane istub.

Erasmus+ traineeship grant