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.

18 June – 22 June

Announcement no 1 for fresh graduates

Congratulations on completing your degree! As your time at the University of Tartu comes to an end, there are a few things you should keep in mind:

  1. Remember to return all materials you have checked out from the library, unless you plan to remain in Tartu as a resident of the city;
  2. Be sure to pay any outstanding dormitory invoices. As stated in your dormitory agreement, dormitory accommodation is offered until graduation, not longer.
  3. If you currently have a temporary residence permit for studies (TRP), you have the right to remain in Estonia for an additional 270 days after its expiration date. You may also work in Estonia during these 270 days. However, if you wish to travel abroad during this period, you need to contact the Police and Border Guard Board apply for a special sticker which indicates that you still have the right to return to Estonia. You will have to go in person to the Police and Border Guard to get this sticker. Further instructions are given here.
  4. The students holding TRP and leaving Estonia permanently - after getting back home, please either send your TRP card by post to the PBGB (Politsei- ja Piirivalveamet | Pärnu str 139 | Tallinn, 15060) or take it to the Estonian embassy closest to you.
  5. If you leave Estonia permanently, close your Estonian bank account and deregister yourself at the Population Registry. For that you need to visit the registry in person.
  6. If you have an @ut.ee email address, it will remain valid for 2 months after the last date of your studies. After that, you will not be able to use it. The last date of studies is the date you are removed from the matriculation register and that is usually the date of your graduation ceremony at UT.
  7. You can access Study Information System until the last date of your studies at UT.
  8. Those continuing at UT as the degree-seeking students of any other programme have or will be notified about the further process of the TRP application, if needed.
  9. Do not forget attending your graduation ceremony. Graduation ceremonies will take place from 15 June to 22 June. Graduation ceremonies held in the university’s assembly hall are broadcast live and can be watched in lecture halls 139 and 140 (except on 15 June) and at the University Café. Live webcast and recording is available on http://www.uttv.ee

If you have specific questions about what to do as you prepare to leave the University of Tartu and Estonia, please send an email to the Study Abroad Centre (study@ut.ee) describing your circumstances or visit in person.

All the best in your future endeavors!
Study Abroad Centre

Announcement no 2 regarding changes in some immigration rules

There are two important news regarding immigration rules in Estonia.

  1. All students holding TRP and having their TRP ending on regular basis can stay in Estonia for additional 270 days. This extended right of stay is explained further here.
  2. As of 23.05.2018, all non EU/EEA nationals who want to study or perform research activities in another EU member state do not need to apply for a residence permit for the second member state for a stay up to 360 days, but not longer than their current residence permit is valid.  Thus, the UT students studying in another EU member state in the next academic year, please note that:
    1. If your Estonian TRP gets extended or you apply for the new TRP on or after 23.05. 2018, please ask your hosting university whether you can stay in that country with the Estonian TRP. 
    2. If yes, ask the PBGB in Estonia to issue you a certificate to be taken along to another EU member state for proving that your Estonian TRP is issued in accordance with the law allowing students and researchers stay in Europe for 360 days.

Once again, this option is currently available only for the students whose TRP is either extended or issued on or after 23.05.2018.

11 June – 15 June

Announcement no 1 for fresh graduates

Congratulations on completing your degree! As your time at the University of Tartu comes to an end, there are a few things you should keep in mind:

  1. Remember to return all materials you have checked out from the library, unless you plan to remain in Tartu as a resident of the city;
  2. Be sure to pay any outstanding dormitory invoices. As stated in your dormitory agreement, dormitory accommodation is offered until graduation, not longer.
  3. If you currently have a temporary residence permit for studies (TRP), you have the right to remain in Estonia for an additional 270 days after its expiration date. You may also work in Estonia during these 270 days. However, if you wish to travel abroad during this period, you need to contact the Police and Border Guard Board apply for a special sticker which indicates that you still have the right to return to Estonia. You will have to go in person to the Police and Border Guard to get this sticker. Further instructions are given here.
  4. The students holding TRP and leaving Estonia permanently - after getting back home, please either send your TRP card by post to the PBGB (Politsei- ja Piirivalveamet | Pärnu str 139 | Tallinn, 15060) or take it to the Estonian embassy closest to you.
  5. If you leave Estonia permanently, close your Estonian bank account and deregister yourself at the Population Registry. For that you need to visit the registry in person.
  6. If you have an @ut.ee email address, it will remain valid for 2 months after the last date of your studies. After that, you will not be able to use it. The last date of studies is the date you are removed from the matriculation register and that is usually the date of your graduation ceremony at UT.
  7. You can access Study Information System until the last date of your studies at UT.
  8. Those continuing at UT as the degree-seeking students of any other programme have or will be notified about the further process of the TRP application, if needed.
  9. Do not forget attending your graduation ceremony. Graduation ceremonies will take place from 15 June to 22 June. Graduation ceremonies held in the university’s assembly hall are broadcast live and can be watched in lecture halls 139 and 140 (except on 15 June) and at the University Café. Live webcast and recording is available on http://www.uttv.ee

If you have specific questions about what to do as you prepare to leave the University of Tartu and Estonia, please send an email to the Study Abroad Centre (study@ut.ee) describing your circumstances or visit in person.

All the best in your future endeavors!
Study Abroad Centre

Announcement no 2 regarding changes in some immigration rules

There are two important news regarding immigration rules in Estonia.

  1. All students holding TRP and having their TRP ending on regular basis can stay in Estonia for additional 270 days. This extended right of stay is explained further here.
  2. As of 23.05.2018, all non EU/EEA nationals who want to study or perform research activities in another EU member state do not need to apply for a residence permit for the second member state for a stay up to 360 days, but not longer than their current residence permit is valid.  Thus, the UT students studying in another EU member state in the next academic year, please note that:
    1. If your Estonian TRP gets extended or you apply for the new TRP on or after 23.05. 2018, please ask your hosting university whether you can stay in that country with the Estonian TRP. 
    2. If yes, ask the PBGB in Estonia to issue you a certificate to be taken along to another EU member state for proving that your Estonian TRP is issued in accordance with the law allowing students and researchers stay in Europe for 360 days.

Once again, this option is currently available only for the students whose TRP is either extended or issued on or after 23.05.2018.

4 June – 8 June

University of Tartu graduation ceremonies in 2018

Graduation ceremonies will take place from 15 June to 22 June. Graduation ceremonies held in the university’s assembly hall are broadcast live and can be watched in lecture halls 139 and 140 (except on 15 June) and at the University Café. Live webcast and recording is available on http://www.uttv.ee

Number of tuition-free positions for UT students to participate in Tartu International Summer University: Asia and the Middle-East: Differences and Commonalities

The UT Asian Centre together with the UT International Summer University organize a summer program titled Asia and the Middle-East: Differences and Commonalities this August (13-24.08.18).
There are limited number of tuition-free positions available for UT students, which will be distributed based on the ranking list. Entry requirements for UT students: Online application form and motivation letter. Application deadline - June 15, 2018.
Read more here

28 May – 1 June

Registration to courses is open

Registration to courses of autumn semester in Study Information System is open and it will be closed in most of the cases before the beginning of the semester, September 2.

14 May – 18 May

Registration to courses starts on May 15

Registration to courses of autumn semester opens in Study Information System on May 15 and closes in most of the cases before the beginning of the semester, September 2.

23 April – 27 April

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. 

16 April – 20 April

Studied semester

By April 23, half of the semester will be passed and the current spring 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 April 23 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.  

9 April – 13 April

Admission to English-taught bachelor’s and medicine programmes ends on 15 April

Application round is open until 15 April for the Business Administration, Science and Technology and Medicine programmes.

2 April – 6 April

Counselling Services

 The counselling centre offers advice regarding organisation of studies, career and psychological counselling, study-related information and training courses to students of all levels of study.

Student adviser of counselling centre helps if you have general study-related problems that need solving.

Career counselling service provides students with support in career planning, making decisions related with their job and study choices, and developing their job-seeking skills.

Psychological counselling aims to support students in the case of problems arising during studies or in personal life.

Please contact: noustaja@ut.ee, 737 5622

19 March – 23 March

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

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.

12 March – 16 March

Admission to English-taught master’s programmes will end on 15 March

The application deadline for the master’s programmes is 15 March. See more at Admissions.
Admission to English-taught bachelor’s and medicine programmes continues until 15 April.

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

5 March – 9 March

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

12 February – 16 February

Completion of curriculum
Students are required to complete the curriculum they are registered to. The university checks the students’ progress in completing their curriculum. The percentage of completing the curriculum will be taken into account when applying for allowances and scholarships. For students who study on tuition weaver, the percentage of completing the curriculum determines whether you need to start to pay the tuition fee.

5 February – 9 February

Registration to courses ends and new semester begins
The deadline for registering to spring semester courses ends on February 11 and the new semester starts on February 12.

Completion of curriculum
Students are required to complete the curriculum they are registered to. The university checks the students’ progress in completing their curriculum. The percentage of completing the curriculum will be taken into account when applying for allowances and scholarships. For students who study on tuition weaver, the percentage of completing the curriculum determines whether you need to start to pay the tuition fee.

Admission to English-taught programmes has started

The application deadline is 15 March for the master’s programmes and 15 April for the bachelor’s and medicine programmes. See more at Admissions.