Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility programme
Erasmus+ programme is for the first time open to non EU countries through the Erasmus + International Credit Mobility, which is a higher-education sub-program of Erasmus+ program proposed by the European Commission. Our students can study as exchange students at partner universities that are not located in EU Member States or other programme countries such as in Turkey, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein and Macedonia.
Erasmus exchanges are based on bilateral agreements that have been signed for study areas between the UT and partner universities. Students applying to parter universities relevant to the applicant's current field of study are preferred in the competition.
For the academic year 2017/2018 there are agreements with 16 parter universitites:
|Faculty at UT||Insitute, college or department at UT||Host country||Partner of higher education institution||Maximum number of students accepted|
|ALL areas||Azerbaijan||ADA University||2 places|
|ALL areas||Belarus||Belarusian State Academy of Arts||1 place|
|ALL areas||Belarus||Belarusian State Economic University||2 places|
|HV, SV, LT||Bosnia and
|International University of Sarajevo||2 places|
|ALL areas||China||Peking University||1 place|
|HV, SV||Georgia||Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University||2 places|
|HV||Viljandi Culture Academy||Georgia||Tbilisi State Conservatoire||1 place|
|LT, SV||Georgia||Ilia State University||2 places|
|SV||Israel||Oranim Academic College of Education||1 place|
|HV, LT||Israel||The Hebrew University of Jerusalem||2 places|
|SV||Kosovo||ILIRIA College||1 place|
|SV||Narva College||Russia||Herzen State Pedagogical University||3 places|
|SV||Narva College||Russia||Pskov State University||2 places|
|ALL areas||Serbia||University of Belgrad||4 places|
|HV||Viljandi Culture Academy||Serbia||University of Arts in Belgrade||1 place|
|LT||Serbia||Singidunum University||1 place|
|HV-||Arts and Humanities|
|LT-||Science and Technology|
The same list with more details is also available here: Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility partner institutions
- Find a foreign university of your interest from the partners list of your academic unit;
- Find out how many students are accepted per academic year;
- Take a look on the foreign university's website for incoming exchange students. It is important to find out, either by exploring the homepage of the partner institution or directly communicating with them, whether the partner institution offers courses which are related to your field of study and taught at the study level and in the language suitable for you. Similarly to the University of Tartu, in many partner institutions the number of courses taught in a foreign language is different in every field of study. Often the courses of some field of study are taught only in the local language or there are only a few courses taught in a foreign language. This kind of information changes often, so make sure to check that on the web page of the partner institution;
- Consult your Program Director, supervisor or Traineeship and Student Exchange Coordinator Piret Saluveer when choosing the host university.
General terms of Erasmus student exchange for studies
- You must be a degree-seeking Master`s level student during your studies abroad (last year Bachelor`s level students can also apply and go abroad during their first year of Master`s level)
- You can study 1 semester (3-5 months) at one partner university;
- You may participate in the Erasmus program for studying or being trained abroad several times, totalling up to 12 months maximum per each level of study. Your former pariticipations in the Erasmus programme will be taken into account.
NB! The list of partner institutions is changed every semester! Next (additional) opportunity to apply for studies (spring 2018) is taking place in August/September 2017, but the list of partner universities can be different.
Regulations for studies abroad
- You have to take at least 15 ECTS per semester at a foreign university and apply for these to be credited in your UT study programme. Some host universities require more credits to be taken;
- You will be considered not to have interrupted your studies at UT and your standard period of study will be extended (applies to students matriculated as of the academic year 2013/2014) by the number of semesters spent at the foreign university, provided you spend at least 3 months of the semester at the foreign university and the courses taken there are taken into account in the completion of your curriculum to the extent of 15 ECTS (the extension of the standard period of study will be formalised after the studies at the foreign higher educational institution have been completed and the study results have been transferred).
- You must sign a learning agreement before studying abroad and submit it to the Dean's office in order to be registered as a student studying abroad.
- The host university cannot demand tuition fees or additional charges (fees for the course, registration, examinations or lab use) from exchange students. You can be charged small fees only, e.g. insurance, membership of student unions and study materials (photocopies and lab resources) on the same basis as local students.
- If you have a self-funded (non-state-funded) student place at the UT, you must pay 30% of your tuition fee to the UT during your studies abroad;
- It's possible to study abroad and get the regular study allowance (unless otherwise decided by the faculty, please also check http://www.ut.ee/en/double-scholarships-what-keep-mind/double-scholarshi...);
- You are granted with monthly Erasmus European Commission's grant 650 euros per month and travel support depending on the distance of the partner university.
Erasmus student exchange competition for the academic year 2017/2018- NOW OPEN!
Choosing the host university and requirements for the applicant
- For the academic year 2017/2018 it is possible to apply for 16 parter universties. Please see the whole list of Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility partner institutions.
- Students applying to parter universities relevant to the applicant's current field of study are preferred in the competition.
- You must be a degree-seeking Master`s level student during your studies abroad (last year Bachelor`s level students can also apply and go abroad during their first year of Master`s level);
- You can study 1 semester (3-5 months) at one partner university;
To apply, submit the following documents (signed hard copies) to Traineeship and Student Exchange Coordinator:
- Erasmus student exchange application:
- Statement of purpose (letter of motivation);
- Transcript of records (ask Dean's office); Master's and PhD level 1st year's students must also submit a Diploma Supplement of the previous study level (ask for that at the International Student Service from your coordinator);
- Certificate indicating command of the language of instruction at the partner university. All international tests or tests taken in Estonia, including that of the UT College of Foreign Languages and Cultures are accepted.
Application deadline: 15 February 2017
Traineeship and Student Exchange Coordinator
Study Abroad Centre
Ülikooli 18-134, Tartu
piret.saluveer [ät] ut.ee