Most of the foreign universities require as one application document a language certificate – students need to prove that they have sufficient knowledge of the language of instruction of the foreign university. Requirements for acceptable language tests and language levels are different and more detailed information is available at the websites of foreign universities or in the scholarship offers announced by the UT.
Some universities don’t require language test results. In this case a letter from the language instructor or a proof of participating in the language course is usually acceptable. If the applicant has studied the language at the University of Tartu, they can ask their language teacher or the UT Language Centre to issue the certificate.
Please note! If it is said in the scholarship offer that the results of some language test are required, students need to take a language test and the letter from the language instructor is not sufficient.
Tests of English, Russian and German can be taken at the College of Foreign Languages and Cultures, for a fee.
Universities in the US and Canada and in some other countries may accept only the results of international tests of English: such as TOEFL, IELTS or Cambridge English Advance (CAE). Applicants can take the TOEFL at the University of Tartu and also in Tallinn. Further information is available at the Education USA Advising Centre. IELTS can be taken at the Language Centre of Tallinn University. CAE test can be taken at the Cambridge English Language Assessment exam centre.
Those students who have submitted their TOEFL or other tests’ scores to the University of Tartu can print the copy of their test scores from DreamApply system. Please remember that TOEFL test score is valid for up to two years.
Please note! If the foreign university requires TOEFL or IELTS and student has not taken the test, we recommend registering for a test as soon as possible. It might take couple of months until you can take a test (places are limited).
When registering for the test, make sure that you order the results to the University of Tartu. Students who apply to ISEP programme must also order the results to be sent to ISEP.
Information about the language requirements of Erasmus partner universities can be found from the websites of foreign universities.
Information about the language requirements of UT partner universities can be found from the scholarship offers and also from the websites of foreign universities.
Information about the language requirements of ISEP universities can be found from ISEP webpage (check the directory of universities).