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 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 900 bilateral Erasmus agreements)
- incoming students contact person: Ms Annika Kalda, erasmusin [ät] ut.ee
- incoming academic staff contact persion: Ms Karoliina Vilimaa-Pennarun, karoliina.v.pennarun [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 students contact person: Ms Piret Saluveer, piret.saluveer [ät] ut.ee
- incoming staff contact person: Ms Karoliina Vilimaa-Pennarun, karoliina.v.pennarun [ät] ut.ee
Erasmus+ in European Community
Within the Erasmus+ programme our academic units are collaborating with more than 500 higher education institutions. In the academic year 2019/2020, there are more than 900 study area based bilateral agreements for the mobility.
Higher education institutions interested in co-operation with University of Tartu are welcome to contact directly the respective academic unit at UT, please see the list of Erasmus Departmental Coordinators. The Erasmus student/teaching staff mobility cooperation proposals are not handled centrally.
Erasmus+ incoming students
Application information for the incoming Erasmus students can be found here. Please contact erasmusin [ät] ut.ee for more information and for the nominations. Information for our outgoing students is available here.Erasmus+ incoming staff for training and teaching
University of Tartu welcomes all incoming Erasmus academic staff. Please contact Erasmus Staff Training Coordinator in the International Cooperation Unit: Ms Karoliina Vilimaa-Pennarun karoliina.v.pennarun [ät] ut.ee or directly the department you are interested to visit http://www.ut.ee/en. We kindly ask you to fill in the registration form and send it by email to us.
Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility
The students are chosen by their home university to take part of the programme.
NB! Only after receiving the nomination (containing chosen students name, study level, major and e-mail) from the partner university, the Coordinator of the University of Tartu sends the student detailed information about the exchange student application, living and practical arrangements in Tartu.
Application information and list of admission documents can be found here. Studying in University of Tartu will be based on the Learning agreement, which is needed for the admission process and is compulsory for the Erasmus exchange students from non-EU countries.
Exchange students are free to select English-taught courses from different programmes and faculties to compile a study plan that best suits their needs.
The grant agreement will be signed with the incoming student after arrival to Tartu. The living support is paid monhtly by University of Tartu. The travel support depends on the distance from the student´s country to Estonia (see below). Please check the grant and travel budget from here.
Acommodation and entry to Estonia
Information about arrival advice, entry and residence and living in Tartu you can find from our Welcome Web.
Incoming staff for teaching and training
Teachers and administrative staff will be welcomed by our International Cooperation Unit, you can ask for more information from Coordinator Ms Karoliina Vilimaa-Pennarun, karoliina.v.pennarun [ät] ut.ee. More information about staff mobility from our International page .