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Full name of University

University of Tartu

Tartu

Number of MAUI/AEN
students you can accept
during 2015/16.
Indicate total number of semesters

4

Contact person for
incoming students
name, title, full address, phone,
fax, email

Piret Maiste, piret.maiste@ut.ee, tel: +372 737 6270 International Student Service, Ülikooli 18, 50090, Tartu, Estonia

Contact person for
outgoing students
name, title, full address, phone,
fax, email

Piret Maiste, piret.maiste@ut.ee, tel: +372 737 6270 International Student Service, Ülikooli 18, 50090, Tartu, Estonia

General University
Website

http://www.ut.ee/en

International
Office/Website for
Incoming Students

http://www.ut.ee/en/admissions

Areas of study open to
undergraduate exchange
students
list explicitly

Exchange students can choose courses from all faculties and study programmes. Courses taught in English: http://www.ut.ee/en/courses-taught-english

Open undergraduate
areas of study taught in
English
list explicitly

Exchange students can choose courses from all faculties and study programmes. Courses taught in English: http://www.ut.ee/en/courses-taught-english

Are graduate areas open
for exchange?

Yes

Areas of study open to
graduate exchange
students
list explicitly

Exchange students can choose courses from all faculties and study programmes. Courses taught in English: http://www.ut.ee/en/courses-taught-english

Open graduate areas of
study taught in English
list explicitly

Exchange students can choose courses from all faculties and study programmes. Courses taught in English: http://www.ut.ee/en/courses-taught-english

Can advanced
undergraduate exchange
students take graduate
level courses?

Yes, Is possible but depends on the course and student

Can graduate students
take undergraduate level
courses?

Yes

Areas of study restricted
to prior bilateral
agreements between
exchange departments or
faculties

Medicine

Areas of study not
available to MAUI/AEN
students

Medicine

Websites for course
offerings
both in host language & English
offerings

http://www.ut.ee/en/courses-taught-english

Are summer courses
available as exchange
(non fee-paying)?
If so, please provide summer
school website.

No

Orientation session(s) for
incoming students
Is it mandatory, indicate dates and
costs

Not mandatory but highly recommended. Autumn semester: 26-28 August 2015 (tentative); spring semester: 3-5 February 2016 (tentative).

Academic Calendar
Please list exact dates.

Tentative: autumn (first) semester 2015/16: 31.08.2015-31.01.2016 (Christmas holiday 21.12.2015-03.01.2016).
Spring (second) semester 2015/16: 08.02.2016-26.06.2016.

Examination period(s)

Autumn semester: the official exam period is in January.
Spring semester: the official exam period is in June.

If there is a break between
the academic course
calendar and exams, can
arrangements be made so
the student may take
exams early?
(i.e. semester ends in December
and exams are late January).

Depends on the course. Sometimes it is possible but this cannot be confirmed beforehand. Exam times are discussed with the professors at first lectures

Application deadline for
each term

Autumn semester: May 1
Spring semester: November 1

Application website.
If paper only, please write “paper
only.”

http://www.ut.ee/en/prospective-students/exchange-students
Application documents have to be sent by regular mail.

How does the application
and admissions process
differ for undergraduates
versus graduates?

No difference

Course registration
deadline

Two weeks after the beginning of the semester: autumn 2015/16: 14.09.2015; spring 2015/16: 22.02.2016.

Do students register for
classes in advance or
upon arrival?

In Advance
Upon Arrival

Are prior arrangements
needed to secure a visa
before arrival in country?

No                      

Language Requirements

A proof of the English language proficiency is not required from native speakers and students of the universities where English is the language of instruction.

Language test certificate
required?
If so, which and when: before
admission or upon arrival?

Exchange students (not native speakers) must meet level B2 requirements for English proficiency according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (www.ut.ee/sites/default/files/ut_files/da5a424f8e5f32f1d2b3239b55df9293.pdf). Documented evidence is needed to demonstrate student's English language proficiency. This could include an official letter from a language instructor at student's home university stating the student's language level on CEF scale. International language tests (TOEFL, IELTS) are also accepted.

Preparatory language
course for incoming
students?
Indicate dates and costs

No

Are there any special
advising or registrations
concerns that students
should be aware of? Are
services available to
assist in registration or
course selection?

Services that assist on registration for courses: from the website http://www.ut.ee/en/courses-taught-english students can find guidelines for using the Study Information System (video tutorial and general guideline on how to search and register for courses); students can also ask help from their tutors (senior students who help international students).

Required minimum and
maximum number of
credits available through
the exchange
For both undergraduate &
graduate

No maximum limits. Minimum requirement: 15 ECTS per semester.

Is housing assistance
available? How do
students apply, and is it
guaranteed?

Yes

Housing options

Place in a twin room in the dormitory. All dormitories are centrally located. Dormitories mainly consist of twin rooms with shared bathroom and kitchen (usually 2-3 rooms share a bathroom and kitchen). The chance of getting a single room is very limited.

Housing Website and
Contact Person(s)

http://campus.ee/?lang=en. Contact person: Janika Hango, janika@campus.ee

Do students apply for
housing with their regular
application or is it
separate?
Please list housing application
deadline.

Separate housing application. Information about the housing application and deadlines will be sent together with the admission letter.

Is housing available
between breaks in the
term?

Yes

Is there a campus meal
plan?

No

Total cost estimates per
month in Euro
(broken down below)

 

-Housing

about 120 EUR (dormitory)

-Meals

200-250 EUR

-Books

30 EUR

-Local Transportation

8.63 EUR (If monthly ticket is used; otherwise more expensive)

-Health Insurance

http://www.ut.ee/en/prospective-students/health-insurance

-Other
(please indicate and specify any
mandatory additional fees)

NA

Is comparable health
insurance coverage from
abroad allowed/not
allowed?
If not, please include fees in “other”
field above.

Yes

Are health facilities
available at the
university?

General public facilities available.

Are internships available?

Yes Limited possibilities, must be agreed beforehand

Are student jobs
available/allowed?

Very limited possibilities

Other important notes

Study related information: www.ut.ee/en/prospective-students/study-related-information
Non-study info: www.ut.ee/en/prospective-students/non-study-information

Last updated

12.11.2014