Courses Taught in English
The University of Tartu offers many English-taught courses in different disciplines for international students.
International students have to register for courses through the Study Information System (SIS) within the first two weeks of a semester, yet international exchange/visiting students can register before the beginning of a semester. For registration to courses in the Studies Information System, one must have a username and password which would be sent to all new international exchange/visiting students by email before the beginning of a semester. The visiting /exchange students starting in September will have their login data sent in August (III week) and those starting in February should receive their login data in January (III week). If you have not received your username, please contact your coordinator at UT. You can always ask your tutor for help with registration.
If you arrive after the registration deadline, please contact the dean's office of the faculty to which you are registered to for help with registration. Thus, later arrival does not automatically mean that there is no possibility to join courses, if there are still vacant places available. Do not hesitate to contact us if you need more information about the courses.
International short-term students (except PhD and traineeship students) is required to complete courses to the extent of 15 ECTS per semester!
Courses taught in English and other languages
Academic year 2018/2019
List for autumn semester is updated on October 12th, 2018 and list for spring semester is updated on October 3, 2018.
Please note that the list of English taught courses is updated continuously as soon as we get new information from the academic units. To get more information about a specific course, its general description and syllabus, use a numerical code for searching in the Study Information System which for general information is accessible without a username. The course code can be found in the lists above.
Guidlines for using Study Information System
How to search for courses in SIS?
- Faculty of Arts and Humanities: hv.dekanaat [ät] ut.ee
- Faculty of Social Sciences: sotsiaalteadused [ät] ut.ee
- Faculty of Science and Technology - ltt [ät] ut.ee
- Faculty of Medicine - med [ät] ut.ee
If you do not remember your faculty, check either SIS or your admission’s letter. If you encounter these problems once your studies have started, send an e-mail to the contact person you are given during the orientation course.
At the University of Tartu both differentiated and non-differentiated assessment of the learning outcomes (described for courses) are being used.
Each course has a fixed assessment method, which cannot be changed in accordance to a student’ needs or wishes. Before registering to a course, get to know which assessment method a particular course has, and consult your home university whether you can transfer the course once you get back home. If your selected UT course has an assessment method not acceptable to your home university, choose another course.
Academic Calendar 2018/2019
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