Warm welcome to the University of Tartu!
The academic year 2021/2022 starts on 30.08.2021. Your student status at UT starts on 30.08.2021. Please see UT academic calendar.
Before the official beginning of an academic year, on August 26, there will be an online orientation day. Whether we can provide some face-to-face meetings after August 26, will be announced later in August.
On Monday, 30.08.2021, there will be an official opening ceremony followed by informative opening events in the institutes. We will provide a detailed schedule in the middle of August, after 16.08.2021. Classes start on 31.08.2021, yet each course has its own schedule (not all courses have the first lecture on 31.08.2021), see below.
Once you have received your admissions letter from UT and while preparing for your arrival in Estonia, the most important aspects to take care of are visa matters for non- EU/EEA students and housing options for students of all backgrounds.
Practical information useful both prior and after arrival in Estonia is at UT Welcome Web. The checklists reminding the steps new students need to take after arrival are given at Arrival ABC.
Newly admitted students can sign up for the courses in our Study Information System (SIS) during 30.08.2021 – 13.09.2021. Registration guidelines are in SIS. The username and password of the university computer network will be sent to your e-mail by the beginning of the academic year. All first-year and exchange students will receive the university's e-mail address in the format of firstname.lastname@example.org, through which communication with the university takes place. New students can learn about their curriculum and/or courses' timetables in SIS prior receving their login credentials.
To be well informed of all the requirements regarding your travel to Estonia (self-isolation), please read COVID-19 FAQ-s below (in red). These are the requirements currently in force. We regularly update this website based on the recent developments in Estonia. Please see procedure rules for conducting teaching at UT on the main website and restriction currently in force in Estonia here.
The University of Tartu would like to start teaching and studies in the autumn semester as normally as possible using in-class teaching. Therefore, it is indeed important that we have as many students and staff vaccinated as possible. Please also see UT info on vaccination in Estonia.
See you soon in Estonia!
Please download and use HOIA mobile app! With HOIA you can quickly find out about possible close contact with a COVID-19 infected person, allowing you to take steps to protect your own health and the health of others.