Erasmus Mundus Action 2 project IDEAS - Innovation and Design for Euro-Asian Scholars
Welcome to Estonia
Estonia is the smallest of the three Baltic countries situated in Northern Europe. Due to its location, the country has often been regarded as a bridge between the East and the West. Its population is modest - only 1.3 million people live there but, still the nation is very innovative and technologically advanced. It is a joke that free wireless Internet is a "human right" in Estonia, but it is not an overstatement. Almost 70,000 students currently study at Estonian universities; most of them are concentrated in two main centres, Tallinn and Tartu. Recent research shows that Estonia ranks the highest as for satisfaction of stay by the international exchange students in Europe (ESN Survey 2010). This is mainly thanks to high quality support services at Estonian universities, reasonable tuition fees, good quality accommodation and affordable living costs. More at: www.visitestonia.com
City of Good Thoughts - Tartu
Tartu, being the second largest city in Estonia, is the cultural and educational capital of Estonia. Out of 100000 inhabitants about 20% are students. English is widely spoken throughout the country, making it a comfortable place for living and studying. Student life is bustling on campus, and regularly spills over into the streets, as is the case during the Spring and Autumn Student Days. These are highlights of student life every semester, full of fun and educating events, festivals and contests. The river running through the centre of the city offers free time activities and picturesque scenery at dusk and dawn. The university dormitories locate within five minutes' walking distance from the city town hall square and most of the University's facilities. More at www.visittartu.com
University of Tartu
The University of Tartu was established in 1632. Its vibrant and international education environment, endowed with the latest developments in information technology, makes Tartu an attractive place for young people looking for study abroad experience. The University of Tartu (UT) has a wide selection of international programmes, excellent student support services, affordable accommodation costs and tuition fees. Once a new international student arrives to UT, he or she will be taken care by a tutor, student voluntaries and programme managers, thus support both from academics and fellow students is offered. More at: www.ut.ee
Studies at the University of Tartu
All scholarship holders of the IDEAS programme and those considering to apply for IDEAS mobility schemes are most welcome to contact UT for further information about various study programmes we offer for international students.
In the case a student is interested to spend more time studying at UT than financially supported by IDEAS (a scholarship is granted for a shorter period than foreseen for completion of a degree, in particular with PhD studies), please contact UT Administrative Coordinator of IDEAS for further information. In case of master's and PhD programmes, IDEAS scholarship holders willing to obtain a degree at UT are required to meet admission requirements set for a particular degree programme. See also general admission information for international applicants.
For more information about IDEAS and how to apply under this programme, please visit the IDEAS website.
At UT, beginning of semesters is fixed in academic calendar. Updated information about courses and study programmes at UT is available at the Study Information System - SIS (Õppeinfosüsteem or ÕIS in Estonian) which enables students to see timetables, register to courses and examinations and to keep an eye on their academic progress.
All international students admitted to UT are given a password for using the system for the aforementioned purposes. However, the system is accessible for general information, such as courses and programmes offered, without a username and password. Further info is available here here
1. Professor Kalev Pärna, UT Academic Coordinator of the IDEAS programme
kalev.parna [ät] ut.ee
Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
2. Ülle Tensing, UT Administrative Coordinator of the IDEAS programme
Senior Specialist for International Studies
Head, International Student Service
International Student Service
University of Tartu
Ülikooli 18, 50090 Tartu, Estonia
Telephone +(372) 737 5 150
ulle.tensing [ät] ut.ee