Short-term students (regularly referred to as visiting/exchange students,) are the students studying at the University of Tartu up to ten months.
International short-term students planning to study at the University of Tartu can apply for accommodation in the students’ hostel as described below.
Application deadline for spring semester: 10, January 2017.Application deadline for autumn semester: 10, June 2017.
Accommodation application needs to be submitted by the above named deadline if the studies at UT start at the beginning of semesters (February and September). If the studies start later (October, March), the application deadline is not fixed. However, the process of application described below applies to everybody irrespective of their beginning of studies.
Stages of application:
1) Apply by submitting online application
Link to application: http://www.campus.ee/en/applicant/application/. Once you complete the online application, you will receive an email acknowledging the receipt of your application.
2) Notification by the hostel
If your application is successful, you will receive notification and description of your accommodation offer via e-mail.
3) Prepayment of deposit
All short-term students need to pay their deposit right after receiving an accommodation offer, since the payment must reach the hostel within 10 days from receiving the offer.
The amount of deposit for those staying longer than one month is the sum equivalent to three months' rent – 630 euros (one-month rent is 210 euros).
The students staying for one month need to pay the deposit equivalent to two months' rent (420 euros).
The deposit exceeding the actual sum to be paid for rent will be refunded to the tenant upon termination of contract. Thus, it means that actual payment of the monthly rent (210 per month) starts from the first month, prepayment will be deducted from the rent at the end of one’s stay.
If you do not pay the room deposit within the deadline, the student hostel will cancel your room reservation. Prepayment will not be refunded in the case one decides not to use the provided accommodation for whatever reason!
For bank transfer:
Swedbank IBAN CODE: EE112200221019557381,
SWIFT CODE: HABAEE2X
Beneficiary: MTU Tartu Uliopilaskula
Reference number: 311001100119
4) Signing the contract
The contract needs to be signed within three days from arrival and staying in the hostel. The students will sign a fixed term contract in line with their official period of studies at the University of Tartu as indicated in the university’s admission notification. The fixed-term contract ends on the expiry of the time indicated in the contract. Those leaving earlier, for example a month earlier, will not have their last part of prepayment refunded.
5) Cancelling accommodation contract.
If you do not show up within the first 14 days of your accommodation period (indicated in application) or do not inform the hostel of your later arrival, application will be cancelled and prepayment (deposit) will not be returned. Please send an e-mail to info [ät] campus.ee if your arrival to Tartu needs to be postponed.
Please pay attention to the fact that prepayment will not be refunded in the case of cancelling accommodation offer!
6) Monthly rent
The monthly rent for a place in a double room is 210 euros. There are no additional costs to the rent (eg for electricity, heating etc) apart from laundry (if requested) and payments for damages caused by the tenants’ groups (if needed). The rent includes parking in the hostel’s closed parking lot. Actual payment of the monthly rent (210 per month) starts from the first month; prepayment will be deducted from the rent at the end of one’s stay as follows:
in the month preceding the last month of stay one third of the prepayment (210 euros) will be deducted from the rent. In the last month of stay, another third (210 euros) of the prepayment will be deducted from the rent.
Upon departure, final calculation is made that takes into account the following:
when the accommodation agreement is discharged, any interest calculated on late payments, any unpaid rent, the value of furniture items rendered unusable or lost and, if necessary, any cleaning costs, will be deducted from the prepayment (deposit).
If there is no need for any deductions, the remaining deposit will be repaid to the student in full within fifteen (15) bank days following the discharge of the agreement. Where the sum left of the deposit after deductions is less than the fee charged by the bank for the transfer, repayment by way of bank transfer is excluded. The cost of an international bank transfer will be borne by the recipient.
7) Living conditions
The common rooms in the apartments (bathroom, corridors and kitchen) are cleaned once a week. The bed linens (including bed sheets and pillow case) are provided and upon tenant's request, changed maximum once a week. If there is a vacancy in a double room, a tenant is offered an option to move to another room, unless the tenant wants to pay for the whole room. The tenant is obliged to pay for the whole room 30 days after the departure of a roommate.
ISEP students and students under inter-university bilateral agreements receiving accommodation stipend from University of Tartu please contact Student Exchange Coordinator for more information.
International students are accommodated in the following dormitories: Raatuse 22, Narva mnt 25, Narva mnt 27, Pepleri 14, Purde 27 run by the Tartu Student Village. Dormitories mainly consist of twin rooms with shared bathroom and kitchen (usually 2-3 rooms share a bathroom and kitchen). The chances of getting a single room are very limited. Students should bring (or rather buy in Tartu) their own linen, blanket, pillows and cookware. It is also possible to buy blanket, pillow and bed linen from the Student Village. The price for the set is around 55 euros.
Dormitories are open 24 hours a day.
How to apply for a place in a dormitory:
1. Submit the accommodation application to the Student Village as described in the information materials sent to you along with your admission letter, by the deadlines mentioned: for autumn semester: 10, June 2017.Once you complete the online application, you will receive an email acknowledging the receipt of your application.
2.Pay a refundable deposit of 150 EUR per place right after receiving the accommodation offer, since the payment must reach the dormitory within 10 days from receiving the offer. The deposit exceeding the actual sum to be paid for rent will be refunded to the tenant upon termination of contract. 3. The contract needs to be signed within three days from arrival and staying in the dormitory The students will sign a fixed term contract in line with their official period of studies at the University of Tartu as indicated in the university’s admission notification. 4. Monthly rent is around 150 euros, plus utilities.
If you are in the search for private housing and need accommodation for short period of time (up to 2 weeks), you can apply for a room in the Student Hostel by filling in the application for international students.
Room for one night costs 20 EUR per person.
Link to application: http://www.campus.ee/en/applicant/application/
If the life in the dormitory seems not to be of your style, you could rent an apartment. The prices range from approximately 160 EUR in the farther parts of the town to 450 EUR or more in the centre (1-2 rooms). The rents are the highest in the fall – late August, early September.
Information on rental apartments is available from real estate agencies and portals:
Most of the real-estate companies in Tartu offer the rental agreement translations in Russian and English.Note that the owner of the premises may require 1 or 2 months’ rent in advance or a deposit upon signing the lease agreement. The tenant can demand repayment of the deposit in case the owner has not informed the tenant of any claims against him within of two months after the expiry of the lease contract. Real-estate companies charge a fee usually in the value of the amount of 1 month rent. Please note that the utility costs as well as telephone, and internet connection bills will be usually added to the advertised rent, unless agreed otherwise. Taxes related to the property are paid by the landlord.You should keep the property in tact and remove minor defects that can be removed by light cleaning of maintenance which are in any case necessary for the ordinary usage and preservation of the rented property. Ask also for the offers for cleaning services (for extra costs) from the real estate company.For any improvements or alterations at the property you need the owners written consent. If the value of the property increases because of the alterations, the tenant can ask for compensation. It is advisable to agree on the compensation for alterations or improvements in advance. In case you have a rental agreement with an unspecified term and the owner wants to raise the rent, he has to inform you 30 days beforehand in written form.Read more about your rights and obligations from the Euraxess website.Electrical Outlets operate at 220 V/ 50 Hz