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University of Tartu

The University of Tartu is one of the most respected centres of education and research in Central and Eastern Europe and the leading research and training institution in Estonia. UT belongs to the top 1.2% of best universities in the world (QS World University Rankings) and is among the five best universities in emerging Europe and Central Asia region (QS EECA). The university is truly diverse and brings together 1800 international students, coming from 105 countries. 97% of our international students would recommend UT for studies.

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University of Tartu: Student Life

The main campus of the University of Tartu is located in Tartu, the second largest city in Estonia, and every fifth person here is a student. Tartu is famous for its long-standing university traditions and unforgettable spirit of student life. The city is perfect for studies and easily accessible on foot. The wide range of different places and events combine to create the unique spirit of Tartu. International students can take part in various student clubs and organisations (e.g IdeaLab, Marketing Club or Robotics Club). In addition, there are different student associations for all international students, such as AIESEC, Erasmus Student Network and International Student Ambassadors. UT Academic Sports Club has been the most successful athletics club in Estonia for over 100 years. Nowadays, students enjoy a wide variety of modern sports facilities including main sports hall (gym, fitness club, jogging tracks and basketball courts), stadium, rowing base, gyms for wrestling and gymnastics. The Club provides discounts for students.

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University of Tartu: Admission

University of Tartu welcomes students, regardless of their country of origin, who have completed their previous level of study (secondary school for bachelor's level and bachelor's  programme for master's level) or are about to graduate. Applicants should submit the list of required documents via online application system.
Application deadlines:

  • March 15 - for master's programmes
  • April 15 - for bachelor's programmes

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University of Tartu - Impressions of your Masters study

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Overview of Masters programmes - University of Tartu

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International Students: Living in Tartu

International students are accommodated in modern residence halls located about a 5 min walk from Tartu's main square and 10 min from the university’s main building. Each apartment in the residence halls consists of 2-3 twin bedrooms with a shared kitchen and bathroom. Kitchens are furnished with a refrigerator and a stove. Students need to have their own pillows, bed linen, cookware and utensils. Admitted students will receive information about the housing application right away.
The residence halls also provide:

  • Internet connection
  • Laundry facilities
  • Car and bicycle parking

Private apartments in the city can be found from 200 EUR/month.

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Student Services at University of Tartu

The University of Tartu provides many student services. All incoming students will be assigned a tutor - a local student volunteer who will help adapt into academic environment at the University of Tartu. A tutor will contact new students prior to the beginning of a semester. UT main library is the oldest and largest research library in Estonia. It holds over 4.1 million items and hosts around 2000 visitors every day. The library has an online system where students can borrow books, download electronic materials from databases, etc. The library contains book stacks, reading rooms, a conference centre, exhibition halls, computer centres and private working rooms. UT runs the biggest hospital in Estonia and operates several clinics throughout Tartu. The university also provides a professional psychologist for students. All students are able to get free psychological counseling. The university also supports students with special needs upon entering the university, participating in studies, making exams and tests, providing study materials as well as creating a suitable social and physical environment. The University of Tartu provides free career and entrepreneurship counseling. Certain institutes cooperate with industry, offering students internships as part of the curriculum.

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University of Tartu

Ülikooli 18
50090 Tartu
T   +(372) 737 5440

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