Dear new international students,

Welcome to the Autumn semester of 2020/2021 academic year!

Welcome to Tartu and welcome 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. We heartily encourage you to dig in and find out about what it's like to study at UT, procedures to follow once you have arrived, useful tips for newcomers and, of course, the orientation course that takes place just before the academic year begins. We wish you the best of luck and we are looking forward to receiving you at the University of Tartu!  Please note that the information below regarding important dates in the academic year 2020/2021 will be updated by early May 2020.

Autumn Orientation: 26-28.08.2020, in Tartu.
Please note that UT is about to change the format of the orientation course. We will inform all admitted students over the summer whether the course requires physical attendance or not. In any case, recommended arrival time for the students starting in September is around August 25, 2020. That gives sufficient time to get well settled before studies begin.

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 Spring semester (some students may get these at the end of January, some early February).

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.

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.