Studies at the University of Tartu take place in Estonian and English languages. The official teaching language for most Bachelor's programmes is Estonian; however, currently there are three programmes available fully in English:
People holding a secondary education or a corresponding qualification have access to higher education.
Note that the application deadline for Estonian-taught programmes is June 1 and all candidates are required to submit their application documents both electronically and by regular mail. The documents must reach the University by post by the application deadline.
Students are admitted according to ranking lists formed on the basis of entrance requirements set separately for each curriculum. Please see the admission requirements as regulated in Admission rules for the I and II level programmes and Entrance requirements of the first cycle curricula for 2017/2018
Only complete application packages will be considered by the Admissions Committee.
International students who have been admitted to an Estonian-language programme, but do not have B2 level in Estonian at the time of admission need to complete the Intensive Estonian Language Course first. The courses are offered on the basis of English and Russian. Applicants who would start to learn Estonian on the basis of English also have to meet the English language requirements.Exception: In the Estonian group of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy programmes students are required to be sufficiently fluent in Estonian at the time of admission to the University. The knowledge of Estonian must correspond to the level of B2, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Upon applying to programmes listed above, applicants must submit a result of the Estonian language proficiency test (please ask for further info which tests are recognized or acceptable from the Student Admissions).
Read more: Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
The University's Admissions Commission will announce final admissions results:
Bachelor's programmes in English
by 15 June at latest
Bachelor's programmes in Estonian
by 17 July
"I lived most of my life in United Arab Emirates and wanted to bring new flavor and energy into my student life. Estonia is a perfect injection of thrill compared to where i come from, in addition the university is ranked pretty high on an international level. As a student you get to be part of various events and integrate with other nationalities that come to study in Estonia."
Misha, International Student Ambassador from Armenia
Contact International Student Ambassadors to ask about the life in Estonia.
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