A very warm welcome to the University of Tartu! This Getting Started website hopefully helps new international students to find some relevant and useful information.
The spring semester at UT begins on 12.02.2024. This spring semester, orientation course for new international degree and exchange students will take place on February 8-9. Further information will be provided here.
The full academic calendar 2023/2024 can be found here.
Practical information for incoming exchange and degree seeking students prior the arrival in Estonia. To help you getting started smoothly you will find answers to all kind of practical questions such as travelling to Tartu, housing etc. from Tartu Welcome Centre website.
If your studies are taking place in the University of Tartu Narva College, School of Law in Tallinn, Pärnu College or Viljandi Culture Academy, you can find practical information from the respective websites or by contacting directly your study programme coordinators.
Your UT username and password (login credentials needed for course registration) will be sent to you by the UT IT department before the beginning of the spring semester. Newly admitted students can sign up for the spring semester courses in the Study Information System (SIS) as soon as they have received their login credentials. Course registration is open until 26.02.2024.
All first-year degree-seeking and exchange students will receive the UT email address in the format firstname.lastname@example.org and this address is used for communication with the University of Tartu. If more convenient, please forward your emails from your UT email account to your personal email address.
More detailed information on various courses for learning Estonian can be found from UT language learning hub.
Throughout the academic year the Office of Academic Affairs informs degree-seeking students about important study-related information and other related topics. Topics like academic affairs, training courses, seminars, possibilities of studying abroad, scholarships and allowances, internship and job possibilities are updated weekly in the student newsletter.
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