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?
Specialists of Academic Affairs at the faculty/college can help you in questions related to your study programme, the organisation of studies at the UT and your rights and duties as a UT student. You can find them at the dean’s office of your faculty.
If you cannot get an answer to a question regarding the organisation of studies from your faculty, you can also contact the Student Advisor at the Office of Academic Affairs.
Ülikooli 18–131, Tartu
E-mail: noustaja [ät] ut.ee
Tel: 737 5622
The UT Office of Information Technology offers a diverse selection of services in relation to computer networks, servers, information systems and procurement of computer hardware and software.
The helpdesk service helps users to resolve common problems. Complicated problems are registered and referred to specialists. A solution to your problem may exist in the Helpdesk FAQ section.
Helpdesk telephone: +372 737 5500
E-mail: arvutiabi [ät] ut.ee
Manuals provide information and useful advicefor beginners as well as experienced users of the university's computer network. Themanuals page is updated on a regular basis and provides access tomanualsfor all themain services available in the UT computer network and on the university's servers and information systems.
The services of the UT mailing list server can be accessed via the SYMPA web interface.
You can access your university webmail on the page: https://mailhost.ut.ee
For printing and scanning service, you can go to the UT Multimedia Centre (Lossi 3). The centre is open Mondays-Fridays from 8.00 to 17.00. You can also send your printing requests by e-mail to meedia [ät] ut.ee.
Student psychologist supports students in difficulties they may face in their studies and personal lives. The psychologist may be able to help you in questions or problems related to:
The university can offer psychological counselling in Estonian, English and Russian (free of charge). To make an appointment, please contact: psyhholoog [ät] ut.ee.
Career counselling helps students make decisions related to their work and education, plan and develop their career and develop their job search skills. Career Service Coordinator can help students to:
Register for career counselling:
Tel: 737 6084, 737 6205
E-mail: career [ät] ut.ee www.ut.ee/career
Entrepreneurship counsellor can help students to:
Register for business counselling:
Tel: 737 4810
E-mail: aivar.pere [ät] ut.ee
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.
Please also check http://www.ut.ee/en/studies/whom-contact-regarding to learn as whom to contact for various purposes.