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.

14 October – 18 October

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

7 October – 11 October

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

Mandatory password change in October

Information Technology Office of the University of Tartu organises a mandatory password change in October for all users of the UT information systems, who have not updated their password over the last two years.
The aim of the mandatory password change is to make the university’s information systems more secure.
In October, the password change will be mandatory for all UT students who have not updated their password for two years, by structural units. First, passwords will be changed in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities on 14 October, then in the Faculty of Science and Technology on 15 October, in the Faculty of Medicine on 16 October, and in the Faculty of Social Sciences on 17 October.
All UT employees may change their password on their own at any moment at
https://parool.ut.ee. For security reasons it is recommended to change your password once a year. It is reasonable to use different passwords for different environments. Instructions for changing the password are available on IT Helpdesk website. The new password takes effect simultaneously in all UT information systems (intranet, SIS, DMS, etc.).
For help or advice please contact IT Helpdesk at 737 5500 or arvutiabi@ut.ee.

23 September – 27 September

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.
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.

Proof of enrolment

If you need proof of enrolment at UT, it can be requested from the respective dean’s office, institute, or college. Contact details are HERE.

16 September – 20 September

Course registration deadline for the first year students is September 16.

See also other important first semester dates.

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.
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.

Proof of enrolment

If you need proof of enrolment at UT, it can be requested from the respective dean’s office, institute, or college. Contact details are HERE.

Orientation course feedback survey for the new international first year students

From the Study Abroad Centre, we hope that you are settling well in Tartu. We would like to kindly ask you to fill in this brief feedback survey about the orientation course by September 20th.
Link to the feedback: https://bit.ly/2lAOu2I
Filling the survey will take you only 5 minutes, and it will help us improve our services for international students.
If you did not attend the orientation course, please ignore this message.
We wish you the best of luck during your studies and a stay full of positive experiences.

Best regards,
Study Abroad Centre

Everyone who has any problems with SIS, to notify the e-mail address ois2@ut.ee. All letters receive attention!

9 September – 13 September

Course registration deadline for the first year students is September 16.

Other important first semester dates.

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.

2 September – 6 September

A warm welcome to new and returning international students!

Programme specific meetings

Please see the info about study programme specific meetings and other practical information about starting the studies on Getting Started web page. There you will also find presentations delivered during the last week’s orientation course.

Course registration deadline for the first year students is September 16.

Ask support from your peer tutors

Peet tutor is a volunteer student who is willing to offer support for new students admitted to university. It is recommended to take part in info sessions and other meetings that your tutor organises and not hesitate to ask, if you need help or support with adjusting in student life in University of Tartu. Tutors act for almost all study programmes, the names of official tutors by study programmes are available www.ut.ee/et/noustamine/tuutorid/tuutorite_nimekiri. The first tutor meetings of most curricula are available here.

Rector Toomas Asser invites you to attend the opening ceremony of the academic year at Kassitoome

Dear students,
This year’s autumn will be different, as the University of Tartu is celebrating 100 years of operating as an Estonian-language university. The 101st academic year of the national university will begin in a more relaxed atmosphere than usual, therefore rector Toomas Asser invites members of the university to Kassitoome on 2 September at 16:00. The valley has plenty of room for everyone to attend our opening ceremony: from first year students, to whom this means the start of a new chapter in their life, to senior students. Read more …

26 August – 30 August

Courses registration

The new academic year starts on September 2. Courses registration deadline for the autumn semester is September 1. NB! Course registration deadline for the first year students is September 16.

Rector Toomas Asser invites you to attend the opening ceremony of the academic year at Kassitoome

Dear students,
This year’s autumn will be different, as the University of Tartu is celebrating 100 years of operating as an Estonian-language university. The 101st academic year of the national university will begin in a more relaxed atmosphere than usual, therefore rector Toomas Asser invites members of the university to Kassitoome on 2 September at 16:00. The valley has plenty of room for everyone to attend our opening ceremony: from first year students, to whom this means the start of a new chapter in their life, to senior students. Read more …

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.

Starting from the academic year 2019/2020, there are some changes in the UT regulations regarding studies.

Most significant changes are about taking courses during academic leave and extension of studies due to study abroad.

  • As of 2019/20, all students will have the right to attend courses during their academic leave. As usual, for taking academic leave student needs to submit an application. The university will not cancel course registrations during the academic leave, if along with the academic leave application student submits a list of courses s/he has registered for and wishes to take in a particular semester. Thus, if during the academic leave student wants to continue attending the courses s/he signed up for, the duties taken with registration (e.g. taking exams) shall remain in force. If the academic leave has already started before September 2, and student wants to register for the courses, then student needs to contact academic affairs specialist within 2 weeks from the beginning of academic year. Be aware that international students of the 1st and 2nd study levels holding a residence permit for studies (TRP) cannot have a residence permit during academic leave taken at student's own request or for health reasons, unless they study full time during academic leave.  
  • The students of master and doctoral level will be entitled to take academic leave already in the first semester of their studies.
  • The standard period of study at UT will be extended by the number of semesters spent abroad, provided that at least 15 ECTS of the courses completed abroad are taken into account upon completing the UT curriculum. It will be no longer required to spend at least 3 months abroad to get extension, completing the courses for the value of 15 ECTS will be the only requirement for extension.
  • Since students can take courses during academic leave, they can also study abroad during their academic leave. Still, it is specified that the standard period of study at UT will not be extended by the semesters studied abroad during academic leave because academic leave is not a part of the standard period of study.
  • It is also specified that student is not entitled to second or resit of thesis defence when receiving a negative result due to academic fraud.
  • External students cannot take more than 30 ECTS per academic year. Additional credits can only be completed for internship, final exam or for graduation thesis.

All these changes will take effect from September 2, 2019.

Changes in Conditions of Reimbursement of Study Costs

There will be some changes in the Conditions of Reimbursement of Study Costs starting from the new academic year.
In case of non-payment of tuition fee, removal from the matriculation register takes place within four weeks from the due date.
Starting from the new academic year it is allowed to participate in studies during academic leave. It is specified in the conditions that fee-paying students have to pay the tuition fee also when participating in studies during academic leave. You can read more from the Conditions of Reimbursement of Study Costs, an updated version will be available at the beginning of new academic year.
Here you can see the fees applicable in the academic year 2019/2020.