FULL NAME AND LOCATION OF UNIVERSITY
The University of Tartu
NUMBER OF UTRECHT NETWORK SEMESTERS ACCEPTING DURING 2019/2020
MAIN UNIVERSITY WEBSITE
INTERNATIONAL OFFICE WEBSITE FOR INCOMING STUDENTS
CONTACT PERSON FOR INCOMING STUDENTS
Student Exchange Coordinator
Study Abroad Centre
University of Tartu
CONTACT PERSON FOR OUTGOING STUDENTS
Same as above
HOW DOES THE APPLICATION AND ADMISSIONS PROCESS DIFFER FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS?
AREAS OF STUDY OPEN TO UNDERGRADUATE EXCHANGE STUDENTS
UNDERGRADUATE AREAS TAUGHT IN ENGLISH
AREAS OF STUDY OPEN TO GRADUATE EXCHANGE STUDENTS
CAN GRADUATE STUDENTS TAKE UNDERGRADUATE LEVEL COURSES
CAN ADVANCED UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS TAKE GRADUATE LEVEL COURSES?
AREAS OF STUDY RESTRICTED TO PRIOR BILATERAL AGREEMENTS BETWEEN EXCHANGE DEPARTMENTS OR FACULTIES
AREAS OF STUDY THAT ARE NOT OPEN TO EXCHANGE STUDENTS
WEBSITE FOR COURSE OFFERINGS
REQUIRED MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM NUMBER OF CREDITS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE EXCHANGE
Minimum requirement: 15 ECTS per semester. No maximum limits but it is not recommended to take more than 30 ECTS per semester (full work load).
ARE SUMMER COURSES AVAILABLE AS EXCHANGE (NON FEE-PAYING)? IF SO, WHAT IS THE WEBSITE?
DO STUDENTS REGISTER FOR COURSES IN ADVANCE OR UPON ARRIVAL?
COURSE REGISTRATION DEADLINE(S)
Two weeks after the beginning of the semester
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? DATES AND COSTS?
ARE THERE ANY SPECIAL ADVISING OR REGISTRATION 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 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).
APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR EACH TERM
Semester 1/Fall: 15 April
Semester 2/Spring: 1 November
Semester 1/Fall: The official exam period is in January
Semester 2/Spring: 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?
Depends on the course. Sometimes it is possible but this cannot be confirmed beforehand. Exam times are discussed with the professors at first lectures
ORIENTATION SESSION(S) FOR INCOMING STUDENTS. ARE THEY MANDATORY? DATES AND COSTS?
Not mandatory but highly recommended.
Semester 1/Fall: 28-30 August
Semester 2/Spring: 6-7 February
Practical info: http://www.ut.ee/en/welcome
Getting started at UT: https://sisu.ut.ee/gettingstarted/getting-started
TOTAL COST ESTIMATE PER MONTH (IN EURO)
EUR 130 (dormitory)
EUR 10 (if monthly ticket is used; otherwise, more expensive)
IS COMPARABLE HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FROM ABROAD ALLOWED?
HOUSING AND STUDENT LIFE
IS HOUSING ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE? IS IT GUARANTEED? HOW DO STUDENTS APPLY?
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)
DO STUDENTS APPLY FOR HOUSING WITH THEIR UNIVERSITY APPLICATION OR IS IT SEPARATE? IS THERE A DEADLINE?
Separate housing application. Information about the housing application and deadlines will be sent together with the admission letter.
WHAT KINDS OF HEALTH FACILITIES ARE 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