Cancellation and Refund Policy
The basis for establishing the tuition fee and invoicing in the University of Tartu is Procedure for Establishing, Invoicing and Exempting from Tuition Fees for Continuing Education.
Continuing education courses at the University of Tartu are paid courses. The basis of payment for a continuing education course is an invoice issued by the university.
The invoice is usually issued to the payer after a required minimum number of participants have registered to the course. In case you want to pay in instalments, please contact the course coordinator to discuss the terms soon after registration.
Cancellation and refund
In case you need to withdraw from a continuing education course, please contact the course coordinator as soon as possible (preferably via email).
Depending on the time of withdrawal, the university has a right to claim the payment of a part of the tuition fee.
In case a continuing education programme has been defined as an international continuing education programme in the Study Information System, the university has a right to claim 10% of the tuition fee, if the person notifies of their withdrawal at least 30 days before the start of the continuing education course.
In the case of other types of continuing education, the university has a right to claim
· 30% of the tuition fee if the person notifies of their withdrawal at least five working days before the start of the continuing education course;
· 50% of the tuition fee if the person notifies of their withdrawal less than five, but at least two working days before the start of the continuing education course.
If the participant fails to notify the university of the withdrawal or notifies the university after the time limit specified above, the university has the right to claim the full tuition fee.
To reclaim overpaid tuition fees, the participant or payer of the tuition fee must submit an application to the university by email. The overpaid tuition fee will be refunded to the person who paid it.
If a continuing education course is cancelled, the tuition fee does not have to be paid. Paid tuition fee will be refunded to the person who paid it.
Tuition fee and VAT
Value added tax is added to the tuition fee for continuing education courses, except when:
· the continuing education programme is intended for students or pupils;
· the continuing education programme is intended for educational workers and health care workers for maintaining vocational, occupational or professional competence;
· the continuing education programme is a programme of social nature intended for the unemployed, disabled, etc.;
· the aim of the continuing education programme is to prepare learners for entering degree studies or for state examinations;
· the continuing education learner takes courses of degree studies.
Refund of income tax on continuing education expenses
Natural persons can have refund of income tax on continuing education expenses in case the objective of the continuing education course is the achievement of professional, occupational or vocational competence included in a study programme of formal education or described in a professional standard, or language learning. Detailed information is provided in the course description for each course.
Disputes arising from paying the tuition fee are resolved by negotiations. If an agreement cannot be reached, the dispute is resolved in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Estonia. The university is entitled to assign debt claims arising from unpaid tuition fees to a company that collects debts.