Application Information for Exchange Students

If you would like to study as an exchange student at the University of Tartu, there must be an agreement between our universities. Contact your home university's International Office to see if there is an agreement between the University of Tartu and your home university. You can start the application process after your home university has nominated you in the SoleMOVE application system. Soon after your home university has sent the nomination to UT, you will get an email about how to activate your account in the SoleMOVE system. Please make sure to remember your SoleMOVE's username and password.

 

Nomination period
Autumn semester/academic year: until the end of March
Spring semester: until the middle of October

 

Application deadlines
Autumn semester/academic year: March 15 - April 15
Spring semester: October 1 - November 1 (extended deadline: November 15)

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Possible programmes to come to the University of Tartu as an exchange student

 

Erasmus+ programme

After receiving the nomination from the partner university, the Coordinator of the University of Tartu sends the student detailed information about the exchange student application, living and practical arrangements in Tartu.

Applying takes place in SoleMOVE application system, where you need to upload the following documents:

Transcript of records has to be issued by a home university. It must bear an original seal and signature of an authorized official, in English.

Non EU applicants have to send through SoleMOVE system a copy of the passport page stating the applicant's personal information.

Send the learning agreement document through SoleMOVE system. 

Receiving institution: University of Tartu (EE TARTU02), Ülikooli 18, 50090, Tartu.
Contact person for Erasmus+ European students: Annika Kalda, annika.kalda@ut.ee, +372 737 6085.
Contact person for Erasmus+ International students: Piret Saluveer, piret.saluveer@ut.ee, +372 737 6019
Contact person of an academic unit: Annika Konsap, annika.konsap@ut.ee

Learning Agreement must be signed by a student, sending institution and receiving institution (contact person of an academic unit). University of Tartu will sign it when we start to process the documents, not beforehand.

Not applicable for native speakers and students of the universities where English is the language of instruction.

Exchange students whose primary language is not English must meet level B2 requirements for English proficiency according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Please view these requirements here: European Levels - Self Assessment Grid. Documented evidence is needed to demonstrate your English language proficiency - an official letter from a language instructor at your university stating the student's language level on CEFR scale or if you have taken an international test of the English language (TOEFL, IELTS, etc.), please send us a copy of the test score. Minimum TOEFL iBT: 75; IELTS (academic): 5.5 p (no part can be below 5.5).

Upload the document to SoleMOVE system.

The decision of admission will be made within 5 weeks after the application deadline, student will be notified about the decision with accepted offer (including admission letter) through the application system.

 
ISEP Programme

International Student Exchange Programs (ISEP) is a worldwide network of universities and colleges organising student exchanges. ISEP unites more than 320 universities all over the world.

University of Tartu (UT) is the only Estonian university which is a member of ISEP. If you choose University of Tartu for your destination of studies, your chances to be placed in our institution are generally excellent. All you have to do is to find out if your home institution is a member of ISEP and apply for a placement in University of Tartu. You will be receiving credits for the courses you take and you will be living in a new dormitory.

To participate in the programme, you need to contact the ISEP coordinator of your home university and apply through your home university. Member institutions nominate participants for the programme and the ISEP staff, who have expertise in the academic systems of participating countries, match the qualifications and site preferences of nominees with available openings at each institution.


After you have been placed by ISEP to UT you also need to submit UT online application.

As a participant, you pay a fee to your home institution based on the cost of regular tuition, fees, housing and meals, thus creating a “space” and set of benefits for an incoming student. Each incoming student makes a similar arrangement at his or her home institution, creating a “space” and a set of benefits for you at your host institution. Abroad, you receive the same set of ISEP benefits covered by the fees that the outgoing student paid to their home (your host) university, when he or she swapped spots.

Please note on exchange, due to differences in cost of living across the global membership, housing and meal benefits are always equivalent, but rarely, if ever equal. Students on exchange always receive housing for the full dates of the program, including 19-21 meals per week. Housing types and benefits at home versus host university are not equal in terms of monetary amount due to variability in scales of economy, government subsidies, location, cost of living, etc.

Learn more about costs and fees from ISEP webpage!

 
Nordplus programme

The Nordplus program is designed for bachelor's and master's students in education and allows to travel to the Scandinavian countries - Estonia, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Iceland and the Faroe Islands. In addition to the traditional semester (3 to 12 months), Nordplus also allows you to participate in short-term study mobility (from 5 working days to 2 months). Studying at a Nordplus partner university is free, and financial support is provided to cover transport, accommodation and other living expenses.

Go to Uppsala University website and fill in an application form.

You can learn more about Nordplus programme from Uppsala University homepage, which is the main coordinator of Nordplus programme.

 

Partner Universities' Programmes

Students who are interested in applying to the University of Tartu should first contact the student exchange coordinator of their home university - it is possible to apply after student has been nominated to the University of Tartu by one's home university.

List of Partner Universities in the Institute of Education:

Applying takes place in SoleMOVE application system, where you need to upload the following documents:

Transcript of records has to be issued by a home university. It must bear an original seal and signature of an authorized official, in English.

Non EU applicants have to send through SoleMOVE system a copy of the passport page stating the applicant's personal information.

Not applicable for native speakers and students of the universities where English is the language of instruction.

Exchange students whose primary language is not English must meet level B2 requirements for English proficiency according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Please view these requirements here: European Levels - Self Assessment Grid. Documented evidence is needed to demonstrate your English language proficiency - an official letter from a language instructor at your university stating the student's language level on CEFR scale or if you have taken an international test of the English language (TOEFL, IELTS, etc.), please send us a copy of the test score. Minimum TOEFL iBT: 75; IELTS (academic): 5.5 p (no part can be below 5.5).

Upload the document to SoleMOVE system.

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