There is no separate application for the tuition waiver scholarships and for the Dora or MFA scholarships. All these scholarships are distributed together with the study place offers to the top ranking qualifying applicants according the general ranking list. The number of available tuition waivers varies by programme and by year, therefore please see the section "Tuition fee & tuition waiver scholarships" on each programme's admission website. Information about the numbers of available Dora and/or MFA scholarships also varies by programme and by year and is available here.
Before submitting your online application please make sure which documents need to be submitted and when by consulting the requirements at the programme-specific admission page of the programme of your interest. Please note that candidates receiving an admission offer must also mail officially certified copies of their educational documents (diplomas and diploma supplements/academic transcripts) within 3 weeks from the announcement of the offer (unless instructed otherwise by the admissions staff). Certified copies are documents bearing an original signature and seal of the authority which certify that these are true copies of the original documents. The documents can be certified 1) by an authorized official of the issuing institution, 2) by a notary, or 3) with an Apostille attached. The University does not accept simple copies made on the basis of already certified copies. Some country-specific requirements also specify the way documents must be certified, therefor please be sure to check important information here.
Applicants graduating in the same spring/summer as the application deadline and having their diplomas issued after the application deadline, should electronically submit the most recent official transcript (all years) by the application deadline. The transcript should be supplemented by an official statement from the issuing institution indicating current enrollment and expected graduation date. Admitted candidates are required to post the certified copies of their graduation documents as soon as they have been issued (no later than by the end of July).
Only complete application packages will be considered by the Admissions Committee.
The University of Tartu reserves the right to withdraw or amend any offer or revoke the enrolment of a student, if it becomes evident that the application contains fraudulent information, the qualification does not provide access to the chosen study programme or the student is found to have omitted key information from the application. Should such circumstances occur, the university will not be liable for any material or immaterial loss which the student may suffer as a result.
The admission procedure is regulated by the University of Tartu's Admission rules for the I and II level programmes.
See further information on assessing candidates' academic performance and calculating admissions scores.
Admission notifications will be sent electronically through the DreamApply Estonia system. All admitted students must inform the university of their decision to accept or decline the offer by the deadline indicated in their admission notification.
If you think that your application was not treated fairly even though you met all the requirements and followed all the guidelines, you can contest the decision of the Admissions Committee. To do that you have to send your written contestation to the Student Admissions within one week from the announcement of the decision. The International Admissions Coordinator will then forward the contestation to the chair of the Admissions Committee for review in the Disputes Committee. You will be informed of their decision within 3 working days.
Students accepted to the University of Tartu cannot postpone the beginning of their studies to the next academic year.
Please be aware that those students who have been enrolled to the University of Tartu, and would like to apply and be re-enrolled to the same programme in the following two years cannot study free of charge. Thus, it is of utmost importance that the students starting their studies at the university would inform the university early enough to make sure that their admission could be cancelled before the enrolment and the beginning of an academic year.
Paying the tuition fee (applicable to applicants who receive a fee-based study place offer)
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"An extremely renowned faculty, a milieu replete with academic activity and a meticulously designed course which ensures superior education are the factors which motivated me to choose the University of Tartu. In all frankness, I wanted to experience all aspects of an unfamiliar culture. Estonia is Europe’s startup hub, a bliss for tech-students like me. Higher education in Estonia can be pursued at a good value, with relatively low tuition fees, living costs and several scholarships for international students. It is also one of the safest places on the planet with untouched natural beauty and friendly people."
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