Tallinn University is an exchange destination for Utrecht University Bachelor and Master students of the faculty of Humanities in Tallinn, Estonia.

"Tallinn is a nice combination of medieval buildings, Soviet history and modern technology" - experience from a former exchange student

Student experiences

Read about student experiences.

Academic calendar

Semester I (Autumn Semester): approximately end of August – mid January
Semester II: approximately end of January – end of June

Academic Calendar


Language requirement: a minimum language level of B2 (CEFR) in English is required.

Areas of study open to exchange students

Students can take courses at the School of Baltic Film, Media, Arts and Communication or the School of Humanities. Courses taught here cover:

  • Baltic Film, Media, Arts and Communication: Arts, Choreography, Music, Communication and Media.
  • Humanities: Language and Culture Studies (English, Estonian, Finnish, German, Slavonic, Chinese), Studies of Cultures, Anthropology and History.

Exchange students can choose courses from different Schools as well. However, some of the Schools and Colleges have set limitations to attending the courses.

Courses at Master’s level


Language of instruction


Housing assistance
Estimated living costs per month

On average, the cost of living in Tallinn is 300-400 EUR per month, not including accommodation.
Accommodation: prices range from 170 EUR (dormitory) to 200-400 EUR in private flats.
Student meals: prices range from 3.50 EUR to 7 EUR.
Public transport tickets: single ticket costs €2 (€1 for ISIC Student and Scholar Card holders), monthly cards from 8.50 EUR (for students) to 23 EUR.

More information


Normal study load per semester: 30 ECTS

Courses can either end with an exam or with an assessment. In the first case students will get a grade (A-F), for an assessment a student will get either P (passed) or MA (fail). Note that it is not possible to get a grade for a course that ends with an assessment and where the result is marked as P (passed).

Number of places available

2 places at the School of Humanities

2 places at the School of of Baltic Film, Media, Arts and Communication 

Additional information

More information

More information about studying abroad: in Dutch and in English.

Do you have any questions about this partner university or about studying abroad? Contact the International Office of the Faculty of Humanities (details below).

You can also see stories of students who have been abroad on Instagram!

International Office Humanities

Our front desk is currently closed until further notice. This means that there are no walk-in hours and it is not possible to make an appointment.  

You can reach us in the following ways:

Please mention your student number in all correspondence!


We are unable to sign physical documents. If you need to have a document signed, please send it to us via email.

Mailing address

Drift 10, 3512 BS Utrecht
+31 (0)30 253 6046


  • Sanne Boomsma - Head International Office Humanities;
  • Pooi Ji Hang - Exchange Coordinator (South and East Europe, Asia, Central and South America);
  • Monique Hanrath - Exchange Coordinator (North and West Europe, Africa, Oceania and North America);
  • Nelline Bogerd - Support Officer;
  • Agaath Sluijters - Support Officer.
Walk-in office hours

Our front desk is currently closed.

Making an appointment

You can make an appointment via this online form or send an email to internationaloffice.hum@uu.nl.

Handing in and picking up documents

Send an email to internationaloffice.hum@uu.nl.