Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility programme
Erasmus + International Credit Mobility is a higher-education sub-programme of Erasmus+ proposed by the European Commission. Our students can study as exchange students at partner universities that are not located in EU Member States or other programme countries.
About Erasmus programme
The University of Tartu (UT) has been participating in the European Community higher education programme Erasmus since 1999. The programme has opened a great opportunity to widen transnational co-operation between higher education institutions by promoting mobility for students and teaching staff, and improving transparency and academic recognition of studies and qualifications throughout the Europe. UT was awarded with the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education under the Erasmus+ Programme, selection year 2014. Please also see our Erasmus Policy Statement (EPS).
The activities of Erasmus+ higher-education mobility:
- Erasmus+ programme in European Community (UT holds more than 800 bilateral Erasmus agreements)
incoming students contact person Ms Annika Kalda, erasmusin [ät] ut.ee;
incoming academic staff contact persion Ms Kadri Oja, kadri.oja [ät] ut.ee;
incoming staff for training contact person Ms Anneli Miljan, anneli.miljan [ät] ut.ee.
- Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility (partners from all over the world),
incoming and outgoing students contact person Ms Piret Saluveer, piret.saluveer [ät] ut.ee;
incoming staff contact person Ms Kadri Oja, kadri.oja [ät] ut.ee.
Erasmus exchanges are based on bilateral agreements that have been signed for study areas between the UT and partner universities. Students applying to partner universities relevant to the applicant's current field of study are preferred in the competition.
|Faculty at UT*||Institute/College||Country||Partner university||Number of study places|
|HV||Cultural studies||India||North Eastern Hill University||1|
|LT||Montenegro||University of Donja Gorica||1|
|HV||Viljandi Culture Academy||Serbia||University of Arts in Belgrade||2|
|Russia||National Research University Higher School of Economics||1|
|HV||Arts and Humanities|
|LT||Science and Technology|
*Students applying to partner universities relevant to the applicant's current field of study are preferred in the competition.
- Take a look on the foreign university's website for incoming exchange students. It is important to find out, either by exploring the homepage of the partner institution or directly communicating with them, whether the partner institution offers courses which are related to your field of study and taught at the study level and in the language suitable for you;
- Consult also your Program Director or supervisor. You can ask more information about the interested university from the Student Exchange Coordinator: piret.saluveer [ät] ut.ee
NB! The list of partner institutions is changed every semester! The next opportunity to apply for studies is taking place in September 2018.
General terms of Erasmus student exchange for studies
- You must be a degree-seeking student at the University of Tartu (UT) during the student exchange competition and during your studies abroad;
- You must have completed your first year of studies at the UT before going to study abroad (does not apply to Master's or PhD students);
- You must remain enrolled at the UT during your entire period of studying abroad;
- You may participate in the Erasmus program for studying or being trained abroad several times, totaling up to 12 months maximum per each level of study. Your former participations in the Erasmus programme will be taken into account.
Regulations for studies abroad
- You have to take at least 15 ECTS per semester at a foreign university and apply for these to be credited in your UT study programme. Some host universities require more credits to be taken;
- You will be considered not to have interrupted your studies at UT and your standard period of study will be extended (applies to students matriculated as of the academic year 2013/2014) by the number of semesters spent at the foreign university, provided you spend at least 3 months of the semester at the foreign university and the courses taken there are taken into account in the completion of your curriculum to the extent of 15 ECTS (the extension of the standard period of study will be formalised after the studies at the foreign higher educational institution have been completed and the study results have been transferred);
- You must sign a learning agreement before studying abroad and submit it to the Dean's office in order to be registered as a student studying abroad;
- If you have a self-funded (non-state-funded) student place at the UT, you must pay 30% of your tuition fee to the UT during your studies abroad;
- It's possible to study abroad and get the regular study allowance (unless otherwise decided by the faculty, please also check http://www.ut.ee/en/double-scholarships-what-keep-mind/double-scholarshi...);
Erasmus+ ICM study support is 650 euros per month and one time travel support depending on the distance of the partner university is paid.
Between 100 and 499 km:
180 EUR per participant
|Between 500 and 1999 km:||
275 EUR per participant
|Between 2000 and 2999 km:||
360 EUR per participant
|Between 3000 and 3999 km:||
530 EUR per participant
|Between 4000 and 7999 km:||
820 EUR per participant
8000 KM or more:
1100 EUR per participant
- The host university cannot demand tuition fees or additional charges (fees for the course, registration, examinations or lab use) from exchange students. You can be charged small fees only, e.g. insurance, membership of student unions and study materials (photocopies and lab resources) on the same basis as local students.
Erasmus student exchange competition
General requirements for applying
- Students applying to partner universities relevant to the applicant's current field of study are preferred in the competition;
- Master`s level students are preferred in the competition. PhD and at least second year bachelor`s level students can apply if there are enough suitable courses available and partner university accepts it;
- You can study 1 semester (minimum 3 and maximum for 5 months) at one partner university.
To apply, submit the following documents (signed hard copies) to Study Abroad Centre (Ülikooli 18-134):
- Erasmus student exchange application:
- Statement of purpose (letter of motivation);
- Transcript of records (ask Dean's office);
- Certificate indicating command of the language of instruction at the partner university. All international tests or tests taken in Estonia, including that of the UT College of Foreign Languages and Cultures are accepted. Minimum B2 level is required (in some cases also C1 level).
Deadline for application is 26 March 2018.
Traineeship and Student Exchange Coordinator
Study Abroad Centre
Ülikooli 18-134, Tartu
13.00- 16.00 piret.saluveer [ät] ut.ee