- Available PhD degree programmes at each UT faculty
- Information for prospective PhD degree students
- Information for current PhD degree students at UT
- How to make s short research visit to UT
- Available scholarships for PhD degree and short-term studies
What our students say about their studies at the University of Tartu:
It was the legacy of Jakob von Uexküll (1864-1944) that brought me to Estonia, and the Tartu school of biosemiotics. My first visit took place in 2000 - the welcoming kindness of my hosts inspired me to return for conferences and eventually Ph.D. studies. Today I am involved in three research projects in Estonia, and I am happy to be part of a thriving and open intellectual environment.
University of Tartu, Faculty of Philosophy
Ph.D. programme in Semiotics and Culture Studies
For me, studying at the University of Tartu provides a very good opportunity. I have found a well-recognised university here, good tuition, excellent research facilities and the possibility to work in a field related to my area of study and interests.
Estonia is a beautiful country and Estonians make very good friends when you get to know them. They are warm hearted and welcoming people.
Dana Martin, Romania
University of Tartu, Institute of Chemistry
PhD Programme in Molecular Engineering
Tartu is a forever young city with good thoughts; meanwhile the University of Tartu is the place where you can totally put yourself into research and enjoy the creative academic life at the same time. Morning sunshine gives you a good mood to start a new day, and the old town in the evening can take your fatigues away. Free research environment, thoughtful student services and 378 colorful years of history make me feel happy about my choice of PhD studies at the University of Tartu.
Xiaotian Zhang (China)
UT, Faculty of Economics & Business Administration
Ph.D. programme in Economics