Academic affairs

Study in University has certain rules and regulations. For successful process, student needs to know, understand and follow these rules and regulations. For example academic calender and important dates etc.

17 December – 21 December

Registration to courses 

Registration to courses of spring semester is open in Study Information System and closes in most of the cases before the beginning of the new semester, February 10.

Become a tutor!

For the first time it is possible for foreign students to become tutors. Tutor is a volunteer student who has completed a special course and helps the newly arrived degree-seeking students in adaptation process in getting started at University of Tartu. Every first level programme and also English-taught master level programmes are in need of one or couple of tutors.
To become a tutor, student needs to complete the 1st part of the Peer Tutoring course (P2OO.00.0071. part) in spring semester and after that to have the acceptance from programme director. The tutoring will be carried out during the 2nd part of the Peer Tutoring course (P2OO.00.007, 2. part) in autumn semester, called tutoring practice. Tutorship starts already in summer and ends at the end of the autumn semester.
Any student is welcome to join no matter of the curriculum, if the student is ready to learn the regulations and organisation of studies in University of Tartu and if the student is ready to help and support the new students.
See more information in Study Information System about the content and learning outcomes of the course and about the compostion of the 1st part course.

10 December – 14 December

Check your study results in the New Study Information System

Please check your study results in the New Study Information System (https://ois2.ut.ee). We expect feedback on errors to the email address ois2@ut.ee

Registration to courses starts on December 15

Registration to courses of spring semester opens in Study Information System on December 15 and closes in most of the cases before the beginning of the new semester, February 10.

Become a tutor

For the first time it is possible for foreign students to become tutors. Tutor is a volunteer student who has completed a special course and helps the newly arrived degree-seeking students in adaptation process in getting started at University of Tartu. Every first level programme and also English-taught master level programmes are in need of one or couple of tutors.
To become a tutor, student needs to complete the 1st part of the Peer Tutoring course (P2OO.00.007, 1. part) in spring semester and after that to have the acceptance from programme director. The tutoring will be carried out during the 2nd part of the Peer Tutoring course (P2OO.00.007, 2. part) in autumn semester, called tutoring practice. Tutorship starts already in summer and ends at the end of the autumn semester.
Any student is welcome to join no matter of the curriculum, if the student is ready to learn the regulations and organisation of studies in University of Tartu and if the student is ready to help and support the new students.
See more information in Study Information System about the content and learning outcomes of the course and about the compostion of the 1st part course.

26 November – 30 November

Transition to new study information system starts on 1 December

Modules necessary for students in the new study information system (SIS2) are ready for use after testing and troubleshooting, and students will be able to start using the system on 1 December.
More information here.

On 28th of November 2018 Panopto video recording system is under maintenance

On 28th of November 2018 from 12-18 UTC+2 Panopto video recording system (https://panopto.ut.ee) is under maintenance. During this time it is not possible look at previous recordings. So, if there are Panopto videos in your e-course it's not possible to watch them on 28th of Nov at 12-18 UTC+2.
We apologize for any inconvenience!
Additional information: eope@ut.ee

12 November – 16 November

Studied semester

Since this week, half of the semester has passed. If someone is still planning to take the academic leave, please be aware that in evaluating the study load, the current semester will be counted as studied. The standard volume for each completed semester is 30 ECTS. If a student is on academic leave and/or extended nominal period of study for less than a half (70 days) of that semester, the semester is considered completed. 

5 November – 9 November

Studied semester

By November 12, half of the semester will be passed and the current autumn semester will be counted as a studied semester. It is important for example in the context of taking the academic leave. A student who takes the academic leave from November 12 or later must be aware that 30 ECTS is added to the nominal study load. The standard volume for each completed semester is 30 ECTS. If a student is on academic leave and/or extended nominal period of study for less than a half (70 days) of that semester, the semester is considered completed.  

15 October – 19 October

The deadline for paying the tuition fee is 20 October for students who have to pay the tuition fee.

8 October – 12 October

The deadline for paying the tuition fee is 20 October for students who have to pay the tuition fee.

Personal identification needed in accessing the UT-public Wi-Fi network

Starting from October, all users need to identify themselves when accessing the Wi-Fi network in UT buildings.
When accessing the Wi-Fi network, a person can now be identified via their Facebook or Google account or their phone number or e-mail address. In case of e-mail, the authenticator must provide their telephone number or e-mail and the password will be sent to their mobile phone.
The use of Wi-Fi network remains free of charge.

1 October – 5 October

New licence for publishing graduation thesis

Since the start of current academic year, the procedure of publication of graduation thesis has changed a bit. From now on, the author grants the university a permission to electronically publish the graduation thesis via the university’s web environment under the Creative Commons licence CC BY NC ND 3.0, which allows, by giving appropriate credit to the author, to reproduce, distribute the work and communicate it to the public, and prohibits the creation of derivative works and any commercial use of the work. The licence must be submitted in the electronic (PDF) file of the thesis and is the prerequisite for allowing the author to defend the thesis. The licence does not need to be signed – consent may be placed at the very end of the thesis.
For additional information, see https://www.ut.ee/en/studiescurrent-students/publication-procedure-graduation-theses or contact Mari-Liis Lipstok, Legal Counsel for Academic Affairs, phone 737 6309, mari-liis.lipstok@ut.ee

17 September – 21 September

New licence for publishing graduation thesis

Since the start of current academic year, the procedure of publication of graduation thesis has changed a bit. From now on, the author grants the university a permission to electronically publish the graduation thesis via the university’s web environment under the Creative Commons licence CC BY NC ND 3.0, which allows, by giving appropriate credit to the author, to reproduce, distribute the work and communicate it to the public, and prohibits the creation of derivative works and any commercial use of the work. The licence must be submitted in the electronic (PDF) file of the thesis and is the prerequisite for allowing the author to defend the thesis. The licence does not need to be signed – consent may be placed at the very end of the thesis.
For additional information, see https://www.ut.ee/en/studiescurrent-students/publication-procedure-graduation-theses or contact Mari-Liis Lipstok, Legal Counsel for Academic Affairs, phone 737 6309, mari-liis.lipstok@ut.ee

Course registration
Course registration deadline for the first year students is September 17

Check your contact data in SIS

Please check, add or update, if needed, your contact data in Study Information System (SIS). SIS needs to include functioning and currently used e-mail address, Estonian mobile phone number and home phone number and address in Estonia. It is student's responsibility to guarantee that personal contact data is always updated throughout studies at the University of Tartu.
For changing the data, please use the button "Change“ at the end of the relevant row.
It is for your benefit to ensure that in the case of need, the university can contact you immediately.
Please also insert your bank account number in order to receive the stipends/allowances. 

10 September – 14 September

Course registration
Course registration deadline for the first year students is September 17.

Completion of curriculum
Students are required to complete the curriculum they are registered to. The university checks the students’ progress in completing their curriculum. More info HERE. Students are transferred to the next study year by 15 September.

Proof of enrolment
Proof of enrolment at UT can be requested from the respective dean’s office, institute, or college. Contact details are HERE.

University of Tartu degree student's guide
Guide to Studies – students’ key to wisdom at UT

3 September – 7 September

A warm welcome to new and returning international students!

Opening ceremony of the 2018/2019 academic year
The new academic year starts on 3 September. Opening ceremony of the 2018/2019 academic year at the University of Tartu will take place on Monday, 3 September at 10:00 in the assembly hall.
The webcast of the opening ceremony can be viewed at https://uttv.ee and in lecture halls 139 and 140 in the main building, round auditorium (Jakobi 2–226), Rein Taagepera Auditorium (Lossi 36–214) and lecture hall A106 in Physicum (W. Ostwaldi 1).
There is simultaneous interpretation into English at the ceremony and in lecture halls 139 and 140.
For timetable of information sessions in faculties, see here.

University Library will give you all the support in your studies
University Library will give you all the support in your studies. You can register as a library user on the library web page and at the information desk in the lobby of the library. For using library services, you can identify yourself with your ID-card or library card (price 1.60, available at the information desk).
At present, only the lobby, the white hall on the 2nd floor, group work rooms, the computer classroom and the reading room of manuscripts and rare books RARA are open for users. Reading rooms on the 3rd floor will be opened at the end of October.
The library is open Mon-Fri 9-21 and Sat-Sun 12-18.
During the renovation, the books from the reading room collections can be requested via the e-catalogue ESTER. Requested books can be picked up at the service desk on the second floor. Books requested on weekends are available on Monday.
UT Library gives you access to numerous databases. We invite you to participate in information literacy courses so that you could most effectively use research information in your studies.
Find additional information on the library web page. To get help, write to laenutus@utlib.ee, paring@utlib.ee or call 737 5770. You can also communicate personally with your subject librarian at the library.

Course registration
Course registration deadline for the first year students is September 17.

University of Tartu degree student's guide
Guide to Studies – students’ key to wisdom at UT

Practical information and presentations delivered during the last week’s orientation course are on the Getting Started  website.

27 August – 31 August

Courses registration

Courses registration deadline for the autumn semester is September 2.

Opening ceremony of the 2018/2019 academic year at the University of Tartu

The new academic year starts on 3 September. Opening ceremony of the 2018/2019 academic year at the University of Tartu will take place on Monday, 3 September at 10:00 in the assembly hall.
The webcast of the opening ceremony can be viewed at https://uttv.ee and in lecture halls 139 and 140 in the main building, round auditorium (Jakobi 2–226), Rein Taagepera Auditorium (Lossi 36–214) and lecture hall A106 in Physicum (W. Ostwaldi 1).
There is simultaneous interpretation into English at the ceremony and in lecture halls 139 and 140.
For information on opening ceremonies and information events in faculties, see https://ut.ee

Changes in the Study Regulations from the academic year 2018/2019

Starting from September 3 the updated Study Regulations will come into force. Some of the most important changes are the following:

  • A student admitted from the academic year 2018/2019 may be matriculated to only one curriculum at a time (Study Regulations, p 28). The exception is simultaneous matriculation in doctoral studies and residency.  Students who have been admitted before the academic year 2018/2019 to more than one curricula can continue their studies on both.
  • Students taking an exam are entitled to get feedback from teaching staff on written papers (Study Regulations, p 105). Feedback is part of the study process and this has been included in Study Regulations now.
  • The application for deletion from the matriculation register on the student’s initiative has to be approved by the Programme Director (Study Regulations, p 154).
  • Starting from the academic year 2018/2019 the doctoral students have the progress review twice in the first year of studies (Study Regulations, p 118). The purpose of the progress review after the first semester is to favor focusing on doctoral studies and to evaluate the progress of the doctoral project (in addition to evaluation of completing the courses).

Extension of studies

The students whose end of studies is approaching (check SIS for the final date of your studies) need to submit an application for extension before the final date of studies to the respective dean’s office, institute, or college.