Tutors are senior students who volunteer to help newly arrived students, both international and Estonians, to adapt into academic environment at the University of Tartu. They are ready to provide additional guidance and information on several matters, ranging from a study system and student life to living conditions in Tartu.
All newly arrived international students are divided into small groups, and each group will get a tutor. You will meet your tutor at the orientation course.
If you have questions on how to manage your studies at the University of Tartu (register for courses etc), get into the student life, or find important locations (computer classes, lunch rooms etc.), do not hesitate to contact your tutor. If you have problems with getting in contact with your tutor, please contact your coordinator at the Study Abroad Centre.
There has been a successfully functioning tutoring programme at the University already for years. Tutors are students who help newly arrived students, both international and from Estonia, to adapt into academic environment at the University of Tartu.
All newly arrived international students are divided into small groups (maximum 10 people in a group), and each group has a tutor. Tutors will receive e-mail addresses of their group-members and it is most probable that new students will be contacted prior to the beginning of a semester.
Here are some examples of most common questions foreign students have asked over the last years:
How is the credit system arranged at the University?
How to change a password of the University's mail account?
What is already there in dorms (such as kitchen utensils) and what should be brought along?
How far is the dorm from the bus-station?
Where can I study French?
What are the opportunities to practice sports in Tartu?
What is the Estonian national food? Is it also served in restaurants?
Where can I buy products for making Chinese food?
How can I buy a monthly bus ticket?
Where can I buy a second hand by-cycle?
How can I rent a room?
Where can I practice volleyball?
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Support students assist fellow students with special needs. They are volunteers who are prepared to help those in need. Students with special needs and others interested in the subject are welcome to contact the Student Advisor.
More information can be found here.
Ülikooli 18–131, Tartu
E-mail: noustaja [ät] ut.ee
Tel: 737 5627
ESN (Erasmus Student Network) supports all international students studying at the University of Tartu, not only Erasmus programme students as generally viewed.
It works in close contacts with the Student Council and with the UT International Student Service. ESN Tartu provides all kind of practical information to international students via mailing list (students [ät] esn.ee), organises leisure activities, such as sports events, trips and parties, that all bring international students closer to local life.
For more information, see www.esn.ee or e-mail info [ät] esn.ee.
University of Tartu Student Council (called TÜÜE) is an University division that represents and protects the interests of our students. The Council consists of 31 elected members whose work is voluntary. It organizes events (University of Tartu annual ball in Vanemuise Concert Hall, Night Library at the University Library, different parties etc.), publishes monthly magazine for students, takes part in developing curricula, university legislation etc.
The Council also sells souvenirs. The Student Council is located next to the University Main Building (Ülikooli 18b) and is opened from Monday to Friday 9 am - 4.30 pm.