Students from at least 30 countries
Every year the University of Tartu hosts over 800 international students in its degree and semester programmes. International students come from more than 30 countries from all over the world.
To ensure that the international members of the university and town community feel comfortable in Tartu, the city has launched a series of events to raise awareness and understanding among the town citizens for the representatives of the world's many cultures who choose Tartu for studies and research.
International academic staff
From its founding in 1632 the University of Tartu has been a highly international institution and this academic value is at the core of the university's DNA. Over 100 international staff members teach and work at the University of Tartu every year. Many more come to deliver lectures and short courses.
Study abroad opportunities
The University of Tartu places high priority on providing international experience to its students and staff. Every year the number of foreign exchange opportunities increases, as does the number of students and staff using them. All students have the opportunity to spend a semester or two at one of partner universities of the University of Tartu around the world.