Dear new international students,

Welcome to the Autumn semester of 2020/2021 academic year and to the Getting Started site! Here you will find all the information you need to have a smooth start as a student at the University of Tartu.

The academic year starts on 31 August; partially online, if necessary. Fully online study is not, and will not be, the aim of the university, but as it is hard to predict the further spread of the virus and the national and international restrictions, we must be prepared to offer more web-based teaching in the autumn, and realise that more IT tools may need to be used to participate in the learning process.
We allow international students and international visiting students who experience difficulties with entry to Estonia to participate in studies via online tools and, if necessary, on an individual basis, until the end of October or until most of them have arrived in Estonia. In the English-taught programme of medicine it is not possible to start studies in the virtual learning environment. Also international visiting students need to understand that not all English-taught courses can be taught online.

Please note that the information presented in the leaflets on your left is based on the usual procedure at UT, such as housing/visa application. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the usual practice cannot be fully applied. Please see the Coronavirus news and FAQs regarding currently known changes in our procedures.

Autumn Orientation offered mostly online: 26-28.08.2020.
Info on the previous orientation course (spring 2020), including presentations, is Orientation Course section 

Login credentials (username and password) granting access to UT computer network, including the Study Information System and Moodle learning environment, will be sent to your email address by the beginning of the upcoming autumn semester.

You can start with course registration, meaning signing up for classes at the official beginning of an academic year. New students can register for courses during the first two weeks of the semester. Information on registering for courses can be found here.

Support services
Information regarding studies and other aspects of academic life will be available in a weekly newsletter and all degree-seeking  students of UT receive newsletter to their email box on every Monday. Exchange students receive their info via list.
UT central  and other support services can be found here.

ESN Tartu (Erasmus Student Network) supports and organizes leisure activities for all international students studying at the University of Tartu. You can join ESN Tartu Facebook group here.

Tartu Welcome Centreproviding support and guidance in the process of making Estonia your new home

Arrival Checklists: things to do before and upon arrival to Tatru.

Information on student housing can be found here.

Information on fees and tuition payments for degree-seeking students can be found here.