As you prepare to go abroad, you need to make sure that you have a health care plan that provides sufficient coverage and is valid in your destination country. Depending on your citizenship and the country where you will be studying, you may also need to apply for a visa, obtain a residence permit, or register your residence. Finally, you should also familiarise yourself with the overall state of affairs in your destination country and think about how to stay safe.
Learn about health insurance options and requirements:
1. EU students (citizens of EU countries or persons with permanent right of residence in an EU country)
2. Non-EU students (students who require a residence permit to study in Estonia)
NB! This option is currently available only for the students whose TRP is either extended or issued on or after 23.05.2018.
Before heading abroad, find out whether you will be able to get a spot in a student dormitory or if you will have to make your separate own housing arrangements. Reserving a spot in a dormitory usually requires sending in an application before a certain deadline and/or paying a deposit/application fee. Even if the university you are going to does not provide student housing, they may be able to offer you tips on how to find a place to live on your own. Generally speaking, you must pay for housing on your own, so be sure you have a good idea of your monthly costs.
If housing costs are covered by the host institution (partner universities of the University of Tartu, the ISEP program), then this information will be included in the call for proposals or program terms. Do not hesitate to ask the receiving university for information or assistance regarding accommodation.