Extending Degree Study Period
According to the UT Study Regulations, full-time students can apply for the extension of studies to eliminate academic lagging. This means that if the final date of the study period can be postponed up to 12 months so that the student can make up for insufficient academic progress. Part-time students can extend studies by the time spent studying part time.
Before the study period can be extended, the percentage of completion of the curriculum is assessed. Based on that, the student will be transferred to the extension year either as a full-time or part-time student. The study load cannot be changed during the extension period.
Students studying on state-funded student places can extend their studies for free. Students studying on self-funded student places must pay for the extended period on the basis of the tuition fee applicable to students matriculated in the same year as the student applying for extension.
If you take academic leave during the extension, you must always submit an application for continuing the extension as soon as the academic leave ends.
The nominal period of study of students who have graduated from a school where the language of instruction was not Estonian will be extended pursuant to the volume of language learning (please see www.ut.ee/et/oppimine/suvendatult-riigikeele-oppimine). The extension will be done at the end of the initial nominal period of study.
The nominal period of study of a student matriculated as of academic year 2013/2014 will be extended by the semesters spent at a foreign university if the student studied abroad for at least three months and the courses completed there are taken into account upon completing the curriculum of the University of Tartu to the extent of 15 ECTS per semester. The nominal period of study is extended after returning from the foreign university.