Useful information

Useful information about different events, workshops, lectures etc.

18 June – 22 June

Everybody is welcome to be part of official welcoming Baltic Student Festival Gaudeamus

On the invitation of the President of the Republic of Estonia the Presidents of Latvia, Lithuania, Finland, Poland, Georgia and Iceland are visiting Tartu on the occasion of opening of the Baltic Student Festival Gaudeamus.
June 22, 2018 at 15.20 the official welcoming by the Acting Rector of the University of Tartu Professor Tõnu Lehtsaar is taking place at the Main Building in the Assembly Hall. Everybody is welcome to be part of the festive occasion.
Heads of State sign the Book of Honor.

International Day of Yoga

In the last two years International Day of Yoga is being celebrated in June, following recognition by United Nations of 21 June as International Yoga Day.
On this day, practitioners of Yoga and those who are keen to practise or learn Yoga join together in a programme in which a trained Yoga instructor will take you through basic Yoga exercises (asanas), breathing exercise (Pranayam) and meditation.
The event is free. You only need to bring your Yoga mat.
In Tallinn and Tartu we are celebrating this event on Thursday, 21 June, 2018 at 16.30–18.00. More info from Facebook event.

4 June – 8 June

NARVA – DETROIT: Postindustrial Cities on the Border - Where to?

On the 24th and 25th of August an international urban laboratory will take place: Narva Urban Lab. The laboratory will critically assess questions regarding transforming city scapes to envision and experiment with new solutions regarding their further development.

28 May – 1 June

Craft Camp Estonia 2018

 The Craft Camp will take place 8 - 14 July 2018 in Olustvere, Viljandi county. The information about new workshops has been updated, the registration is open.

Enter the Blog Contest and win a 3-week training in EU communications in Brussels!

Write and publish a blog post about any EU-funded project.
The three winners will be invited to join a 3-week tailor-made full immersion training programme on EU communications. They will experience the work of a communication department in an EU institution, in a communication agency and in a media outlet covering the Brussels sphere.
Should you be interested to participate, please check webpage and join!

21 May – 25 May

Springtime graduations are approaching and therefore also the time to acquire a personal University of Tartu ring and college cap! Rings are available either made of gold or silver and with optional inner engraving. The rings are produced upon demand within 5 weeks from placing the order (to meened@ut.ee) so be sure send your request to in a timely manner!

Scaling Coaching Session with Jurgen Ingels, Founder of Scale-Ups.eu

 May 23, 2018 at 14:15 at sTARTUp HUB (Raekoja 16 plats, Tartu).More info from webpage.

Astrobiology Joint meeting of the University of Tartu and Stockholm University

Joint meeting of the University of Tartu and Stockholm University Biokeskus, Riia 26b, Tartu 23th - 25th May 2018. This event will cover many parts of the new field of astrobiology with a focus on subjects of mutual interest of the universities of Tartu and Stockholm. Covered topics include biosignatures, search for life at other terrestrial planets, remote sensing of planets with satellites, impacts and missions to investigate other planets and their satellites. There is no registration fee to attend the event. More info from Facebook.

5 days to go until international innovation competition ActInSpace

 3 reasons to join:
1. It is a learning experience of a lifetime – limited time to boost your creativity, build a team and using all your skills to create something new.
2. You will build one new service or product to build your business on.
3. Meet cool people and build your network.
Please register @ https://actinspace.org/register so we can make sure we have enough food and drinks ready! Read more:www.actinspace.org

Enter the Blog Contest and win a 3-week training in EU communications in Brussels!

Write and publish a blog post about any EU-funded project.
The three winners will be invited to join a 3-week tailor-made full immersion training programme on EU communications. They will experience the work of a communication department in an EU institution, in a communication agency and in a media outlet covering the Brussels sphere.
Should you be interested to participate, please check webpage and join!

14 May – 18 May

15x4 Tartu: Algorithms, Behavior Analysis, Poetry, Creativity

May 16, 2018 at 19:00 at AHHAA (Sadama 1, Tartu).
Come and listen to 4 amazing talks on different scientific topics. More info from Facebook event.
15x4 Tartu is always looking for speakers and volunteers for next events, so if you are interested in joining the 15x4 team, fill in this form https://goo.gl/forms/XGJu8SfJ8RqwkyS32

 Scaling Coaching Session with Jurgen Ingels, Founder of Scale-Ups.eu

 May 23, 2018 at 14:15 at sTARTUp HUB (Raekoja 16 plats, Tartu).More info from webpage.

Astrobiology Joint meeting of the University of Tartu and Stockholm University

Joint meeting of the University of Tartu and Stockholm University Biokeskus, Riia 26b, Tartu 23th - 25th May 2018. This event will cover many parts of the new field of astrobiology with a focus on subjects of mutual interest of the universities of Tartu and Stockholm. Covered topics include biosignatures, search for life at other terrestrial planets, remote sensing of planets with satellites, impacts and missions to investigate other planets and their satellites. There is no registration fee to attend the event. More info from Facebook.

Summer school / workshop "Microsatellites in planetary and atmospheric research" Tartu, Estonia, 6 – 11 August 2018

The event is aimed for students and early career scientists and open to applicants from all nationalities. Detailed information about the summer school and the application procedure (deadline 31 May 2018) can be found at the website: http://www.nordicastrobiology.net/Tartu2018

3rd ASEF Young Leaders Summit on "Ethical Leadership", 15-19 Oct 2018, Brussels

ASEFYLS3 is a dynamic theory, practice and action oriented project that invites about 150 youth representatives between 18-30 years (students, entrepreneurs and young professionals across both regions) with the objective to empower socially and environmentally responsible young leaders. The deadline for applications is on Sunday, 20 May 2018. More information can be found here.    

7 May – 11 May

Springtime graduations are approaching and therefore also the time to acquire a personal University of Tartu ring and college cap! Rings are available either made of gold or silver and with optional inner engraving. The rings are produced upon demand within 5 weeks from placing the order (to meened@ut.ee) so be sure send your request to in a timely manner!

1st Oxford-style Tartu debate: new EU sanctions against Russia?

 May 10, 2018 at 18:00 at RM 305, Lossi 36, Tartu
The debate starts with an introduction on this topic by our Chapter's academic adviser Dr. Stefano Braghiroli, followed by a welcoming speech by Iverson Ng, the president of this Chapter, then the debate begins. The "Oxford-style" element lies in the audience who decide the outcome of the debate. By the end of it, they will change their seats to show their positions - one side will be marked as "Ayes" while another one as "Noes". The announcement of the result will take place after the debate.
More info from Facebook event.
You will find the registration form HERE.

Astrobiology Joint meeting of the University of Tartu and Stockholm University

Joint meeting of the University of Tartu and Stockholm University Biokeskus, Riia 26b, Tartu 23th - 25th May 2018. This event will cover many parts of the new field of astrobiology with a focus on subjects of mutual interest of the universities of Tartu and Stockholm. Covered topics include biosignatures, search for life at other terrestrial planets, remote sensing of planets with satellites, impacts and missions to investigate other planets and their satellites. There is no registration fee to attend the event. More info from Facebook.

Summer school / workshop "Microsatellites in planetary and atmospheric research" Tartu, Estonia, 6 – 11 August 2018

The event is aimed for students and early career scientists and open to applicants from all nationalities. Detailed information about the summer school and the application procedure (deadline 31 May 2018) can be found at the website: http://www.nordicastrobiology.net/Tartu2018

3rd ASEF Young Leaders Summit on "Ethical Leadership", 15-19 Oct 2018, Brussels

ASEFYLS3 is a dynamic theory, practice and action oriented project that invites about 150 youth representatives between 18-30 years (students, entrepreneurs and young professionals across both regions) with the objective to empower socially and environmentally responsible young leaders. The deadline for applications is on Sunday, 20 May 2018. More information can be found here.    

23 April – 27 April

28 April - 5 May Tartu Student Days: Spring 2018

BioInnovation Days 2018

BioInnovation Days 2018 on 27th-28th of April 2018 is an international hackathon devoted to finding innovative solutions in the fields of BIOeconomy, BIOtechnology and BIOmedicine. More information about the event available at webpage www.bioinnovationdays.ee

Discussion Time: Boxing For Life

 Join the ISA as we watch on 29 April “Boxing for Freedom”, a Spanish movie about Sadaf Rahimi, the best female boxer from Afghanistan. More info from Facebook event.
The event is part of the Tartu Student Days

PlayFair 2018

In 2018 Estonian esports will return bigger, better and more exciting than ever. PlayFair 2018 will bring you Estonia’s biggest gaming and technology EXPO at Tallinn Song Festival Grounds from 27th to 28th of April. More info from webpage.

16 April – 20 April

DAAD spring celebration

April 16, 2018 at 15:30 at Technical University Tallinn (Ehitajate tee 5, Tudengimaja).
You will have the opportunity to listen to interesting reports about study, research and scholarship opportunities in Germany, have the chance to speak with German alumni and talk about your experience in studying abroad.
Further information can be found on the website of German Spring in Tallinn.

15x4 Tartu: Bitcoin, Consciousness, PQ-cryptography, Sexuality

The new event15x4 "Tartu: Bitcoin, Consciousness, PQ-cryptography, Sexuality" will have place on Wednesday, 18th of April, in AHHAA (Sadama 1) at 7pm. We are welcome everyone to come and listen 4 amazing speakers and network with guests. More info from Facebook event.

Narva College holds its 18th International Student Research Conference

On April 19-21, 2018 Narva College of the University of Tartu opens its doors for international students who are coming to Estonia to participate in the International Student Research Conference. Link for a registration. The program of the conference and information are available at the conference website.

UT Idea Lab presents: Marketing and Sales

The workshop is held in English and free for everyone, but for reserving a seat and snacks please register on the IdeaLab's webpage!

International Student Ambassadors (ISA) is organizing an alumni meeting

 You will have the opportunity to meet with four alumni of the university and ask them questions about their studies, their experience of finding work after their studies and any other question you may want to find the answer to.
Date: 21st of April, 4-7 p.m.
Location: Tartu Linnamuuseum
More info from Facebook event.

Share experience about your studies

Hey fellow students! Do you remember the time when you were applying for your studies? All the questions you had and the things you wanted to know but didn’t have anyone to ask? What if you can help future students make a better study choice by simply sharing your study experience? It only takes 2 minutes and gives you the opportunity to win the voucher of 15 euro! Click on the link below, answer our questions and make a difference! The lucky winner of our 3 vouchers will be announced on 20th May 2018.  Good luck to you all! Click to Win

9 April – 13 April

Tartu Student Days: Spring 2018

Registration for the Student Days festival events has begun, register to participate in Flying Machine Contest, Boat Race and Hitman HERE! Support Tartu Student Days in Hooandja, link is HERE!

Students XIX Summer games are coming again

Students XIX Summer games are coming again and University of Tartu delegation is also on their way.
Don't hesitate and sign up already today to get a cheaper ticket!
More information on our Facebook event.
Hurry up, because the number of tickets is limited!

Authorial Acting MA/BA Program in the Czech Republic

 2-year Master (MA) and 3-year Bachelor (BA) Authorial Acting English Program at the Theatre Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (DAMU), the Czech Republic.
Deadline for the second round of applications is 14th May 2018. More info from webpage.

2 April – 6 April

Student Conference in Maribor

Student Conference in Maribor (SCiM), which will take place from 2nd of July until 11th of July 2018 in Maribor, Slovenia. If you want to join SCiM, you have to fill out online application form. The applications are open until April 1st, midnight, 23:59 CET.

PhD Academy 16–19th April 2018 in Prague

The PhD Academy will allow participants to gain hands-on experience in developing interdisciplinary/intersectoral collaboration and in skills that are useful in their academic career and beyond.

Garage48 SpaceTech Riga Challenge hackathon

Welcome to Garage48 SpaceTech Riga Challenge hackathon, happening on May 11-13 in Riga Technical University Design Factory! Engineers, web developers, designers, marketing experts, data scientists and field experts - REGISTER HERE. More info from webpage.

The SAIL (Sustainability Applied in International Learning) Summer Conference

Call for students for the BUP SAIL Summer Conference for students, 4 -18 September 2018, Szczecin, Poland - Visby, Sweden - Stavanger, Norway. More information here! If you have any questions regarding SAIL do not hesitate to contact: Maria Hejna, Network Manager, SAIL project coordinator, e-mail: Maria.Hejna@csduppsala.uu.se

Announcing the winners of the “My Adventure Abroad” photo/video competition

The winning entries of the University of Tartu’s “My Adventure Abroad” student photo/video contest have been selected.

Aadam Kaivo’s photo “Jääkuul” (“Ice Orb”), taken during the student’s time at North-Eastern Federal University in Yakutsk, Russia in the 2014-15 academic year, has been recognized as the competition’s top winning entry.
The award for the public’s favorite photo goes to “Võta kraanist“ (“Drink from the Tap”), taken by Kristiina Kangro in Dubrovnik, Croatia. The jury also selected as honorable mentions Jari Matsi’s “Virmalised külmal talveööl“ (“Northern Lights on a Cold Winter Night”), Silvia Stangarone’s photo from Berlin, Elizaveta Lebedeva’s photo from the University of Mannheim, and Lillian Alice Laanepere’s “Ääretu silmaring“ (“A Boundless Horizon”).
In addition to the above photos, Liina Malva’s video taken during her time at Utrecht University was selected as a winning entry.
The first-place winner, Aadam Kaivo, will receive the opportunity to discover Estonia from the sky by participating in a sightseeing flight over Tartu. The other prizewinners will be awarded with University of Tartu and EV100 souvenirs. Each of the winners will be contacted in the coming days.
The goal of the “My Adventure Abroad” photo and video competition was to raise awareness of the many study and internship opportunities available to students. The University of Tartu offers students numerous opportunities to study and/or intern outside of Estonia. For more information, check our study abroad webpage.
“My Adventure Abroad” photo and video contest: http://etu.ut.ee/minuvalismaa

26 March – 29 March

Public Perceptions of Nuclear Arms Proliferation: A contemporary View

Dear students,
My name is Evgenii, I am the International Relations Master's student. I am currently working on my thesis on topic of global nuclear weapons proliferation. A part of my work is based on a survey, so I would greatly appreciate if you could allow few minutes of your time to answer my questions.
Please, follow this link to take my short survey: https://goo.gl/forms/KuJoIpch9e9c1BNx1. Your participation will surely bring a huge contribution to completing my research paper.
Thank you for your responses and for your time. Your help is greatly appreciated!

Student Conference in Maribor

Student Conference in Maribor (SCiM), which will take place from 2nd of July until 11th of July 2018 in Maribor, Slovenia. If you want to join SCiM, you have to fill out online application form. The applications are open until April 1st, midnight, 23:59 CET.

PhD Academy 16–19th April 2018 in Prague

The PhD Academy will allow participants to gain hands-on experience in developing interdisciplinary/intersectoral collaboration and in skills that are useful in their academic career and beyond.

Garage48 SpaceTech Riga Challenge hackathon

Welcome to Garage48 SpaceTech Riga Challenge hackathon, happening on May 11-13 in Riga Technical University Design Factory! Engineers, web developers, designers, marketing experts, data scientists and field experts - REGISTER HERE. More info from webpage.

The SAIL (Sustainability Applied in International Learning) Summer Conference

Call for students for the BUP SAIL Summer Conference for students, 4 -18 September 2018, Szczecin, Poland - Visby, Sweden - Stavanger, Norway. More information here! If you have any questions regarding SAIL do not hesitate to contact: Maria Hejna, Network Manager, SAIL project coordinator, e-mail: Maria.Hejna@csduppsala.uu.se

Students XIX Summer games are coming again

Students XIX Summer games are coming again and University of Tartu delegation is also on their way.
Don't hesitate and sign up already today to get a cheaper ticket!
More information on our Facebook event.
Hurry up, because the number of tickets is limited!

19 March – 23 March

Choose your favorite photo or video from “My Adventure Abroad” contest

You have time until March 22 to choose your favorite photo or video from “My Adventure Abroad” contest of the University of Tartu students. Visit website http://etu.ut.ee/minuvalismaa

Idea Garage Cyber Security Tallinn Powered by UK

Idea Garage Cyber Security Tallinn Powered by UK takes place on 28 March at Tallinn. Starting time 9:00 AM. More information about the event can be found here. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2086277461608394/

Students XIX Summer games are coming again

Students XIX Summer games are coming again and Tartu University's delegation is also on their way.
Don't hesitate and sign up already today to get a cheaper ticket!
More information on our Facebook event.
Hurry up, because the number of tickets is limited!

12 March – 16 March

Opinion of foreign students about Estonia

My name is Anna Silem, I am Master student at Tallinn University. I would really appreciate if you could take a little time to answer questions below. Your answers would help to find out how you experience Estonia and hopefully give a good input into further decision and policy making. Your answers would stay completely confidential. Please find the questionnaire under this link: https://goo.gl/forms/kSbGUrHecPsE7Qmo2

Ukraine needs volunteers for the biggest education program GoCamp in summer 2018!

Join GoCamp - educational camps for Ukrainian youth, to increase communication between Ukraine and the rest of the world. You will give the new generation a chance to make a breakthrough!  Almost 500 volunteers from 53 countries already took part in GoCamp, including the Ambassadors of the Australia, UK, Canada, Poland, India, Belgium to Ukraine! GoCamp volunteers presented by Ukrainians from the USA, Canada, Great Britain, EU and other countries regularly participate in GoCamp project. Find more details here.

SELL games are coming again

For the weekend from 18 to 20 of May, students from Baltic countries and Finland are coming together to Tartu, to compete against each other on different kinds of sports.
Be part of the games and apply as a volunteer!
Apply right away because number of volunteers is limited.
You will find the registration form HERE.
More information from our website.

The Smart Logistics Challenge

The Smart Logistics Challenge invites students to submit a case on one of the three topics: e-commerce enablers, cobotics in logistics 4.0, logistics in a sharing economy.
The goal of the competition is to interact with young talent on the realities of the industry and the most important trends that will change logistics over the next years.
You can find more information here: https://www.smartlogisticschallenge.eu/

Latvijas Banka announces a Competition of Student Scientific Research Papers

This year, participation is open to students of Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania, enrolled in Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes.
The purpose of the Competition is promote the research and analysis of macroeconomic issues in Latvia, the Baltic States and the euro area and to facilitate the advancement of the scientific thinking of students.
Detailed requirements for the Competition papers, rules for participation and a full list of suggested topics are available in the Order.
The Competition papers shall be submitted to Latvijas Banka from 18 May to 1 June 2018 in both paper and electronic form.

Announcement: BUP Spring Students' Conference, 28th May - 01st June 2018, in Großschönau /Zittau

Innovation for Sustainable Development: Resource and Energy Efficiency in Production and Transportation
The conference will take place from 28th May to 01st June 2018 in Großschönau /Zittau.
bup_students_conference_application_form_2018.rtf

Language program Speakly is looking for international students as volunteers

The Integration Foundation is supporting innovative language learning programme Speakly, which was developed in Estonia to enable non-Estonian-speakers learn Estonian for free.
Due to the fact that there are many Estonian friends in the world and in Estonia who are interested in learning this beautiful language, we will organise a fun experiment where a group of foreign students will start studying Estonian with the help of Speakly and this progress will be covered via the local and international media, to inspire others start Estonian studies as well. In addition to that we invite one of the volunteers to participate in a live TV show “Terevisioon” next Wednesday - 14th of March - to start the experiment.
Therefore, if you would like to study Estonian and you would like to help us inspire more and more people discover this beautiful language, then send us an e-mail at hello@speakly.me to join this fun experiment!

5 March – 9 March

AEGEE-Tartu is looking for new members

International student organisation AEGEE-Tartu welcomes all the students to an information evening on 8th March at 19.00. Facebook event: goo.gl/ad3Z7E

EstLat-Accelerate Start Its Second Season

EstLat-Accelerate pre-acceleration program for Estonian and Latvian early-stage start-ups invites all new business owners to apply for its second season before March 11. Registration and more information on the EstLat-Accelerate website.

The first STARTER Basic workshop

The first STARTER Basic workshop encourages students to form teams and select the best ideas for turning into a business. In addition principles of team building are introduced. This workshop will be led by amazing Harald Lepisk who is the creator of inspiratsioon.ee,  international speaker, and trainer who loves to inspire people to dream and take action.
If you don't have an idea - it is ok! Maybe there is an idea that is desperate for your knowledge! Or you have an idea and a team but you would like to move forward faster/get some feedback/develop your product?  IdeaLab is a perfect place for you! All our workshops and snacks are free of charge but please make sure to register before. More information here!

Call for lecturers 15x4 Tartu

15x4 Tartu has recently announced a call for speakers. We are looking for people who are willing to share their knowledge on the scientific topic they are master on. In order to become a speaker, you need to fill the google form: https://goo.gl/forms/XGJu8SfJ8RqwkyS32
For more information, you can check our group https://www.facebook.com/15x4tartu/

26 February – 2 March

Spend your summer at University of Tartu International Summer University 2018

Explore the selection of interdisciplinary and subject specific summer programmes in English or find a suitable Estonian language course.

19 February – 23 February

Scholarship Fair

The International Student Ambassadors of the University of Tartu invite you to join them at the annual Scholarship Fair on Monday the 19th of February in the Main University building.

Estonian language course for beginners via internet (more information and registration by tapping a link)

Spend your summer at University of Tartu International Summer University 2018

Explore the selection of interdisciplinary and subject specific summer programmes in English or find a suitable Estonian language course.

12 February – 16 February

Estonian language course for beginners via internet (more information and registration by tapping a link)

March, 5 – December 29, 2018
Fee 132 euros
The course is web-based. However, in addition to web-based work, students will have five face-to-face meetings with a tutor, either in a classroom, or through Skype.

Invitation to a Valentine's Day flash mob at Townhall Square!

Student festival Gaudeamus is organizing a flashmob, that will take place on Townhall Square on Valentine's Day at 12:00, themed by love. The flash mob is dedicated to Estonian 100th birthday. What's happening? 14th of February at 11:45 they will invite the students to come to the Townhall Sq (nearby the Kissing student's fountain) with a partner. If you're interested, please register by 10th of February at 12:00, writing an e-mail to marika@gaudeamus.ee. After the registration you'll receive detailed instructions etc. Hurry, because only 100 pairs can participate :)

Tartu University Symphony Orchestra is looking for new players!

We would welcome students, lecturers, scientists and everybody else who has played an orchestra instrument and would like to continue or pick it up after a long break! This semester we are waiting for string and brass players and of course hope that another bassoon player has found their way to Tartu. More info about the orchestra at our website and on Facebook!
To join us fill the form! Before joining you can also check us out on Mondays at 19–21:30 at the UT assembly hall!

Spend your summer at University of Tartu International Summer University 2018

Explore the selection of interdisciplinary and subject specific summer programmes in English or find a suitable Estonian language course.

International student organisation AEGEE-Tartu welcomes all the students to an information evening on 5th March at 19.00. Facebook event: goo.gl/ad3Z7E
More information: https://facebook.com/aegee.tartu/, https://aegee-tartu.ee/, http://aegee.org/

5 February – 9 February

Spend your summer at University of Tartu International Summer University 2018

Explore the selection of interdisciplinary and subject specific summer programmes in English or find a suitable Estonian language course.

4th EASTERN PLATFORM – TARTU SEMINAR

Eastern Platform-Platform Ukraine is a multi-disciplinary initiative aiming to analyse and better understand the most recent development in the relations between the EU and Russia and their shared neighbourhood, starting from Ukrainian crisis of 2014, and the ensuing deterioration of relations between the West and Moscow by creating a unified resource and network of academics studying the post-socialist space.
For further details about the event visit http://skytte.ut.ee/en/about-institute/eastern-platform-seminar.

Creativity Flourishes in Spring. The Centre for Arts Invites International Students to Spring Courses.

This autumn the Centre for Arts opened its doors for all UT’s students. In spring semester the Centre offers 17 practical as well as theoretical courses in English or with double language of instruction in the fields of visual arts, music, multimedia, crafts/design and dance art. Registration is opened till 11th February or later if the course starts later and has free places. Short descriptions of all the courses are available on our website: arts.ut.ee.