University of Tartu


University of Tartu is a universitywide partner in Tartu, Estonia.

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General information for exchange students

Course information

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Exchange studies at the University of Tartu (YouTube)

Academic calendar

Semester I: First week of September – First week of February
Semester II: Mid February – End of June

Orientation generally commences late August for Semester I and early February for Semester II.

Exams take place late January for Semester I and late June for Semester II.

Academic Calendar



Areas of study open to Exchange students

Faculty of Social Sciences, including:

School of Economics and Business Administration, School of Law, Institute of Psychology, Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies and Institute of Social Studies

Courses at Master’s level


Language of instruction


Housing assistance

Exchange students are offered accommodation in dormitories for exchange students.

You can find information on other types of residence here.

Estimated living costs per month

Living costs per month are around 400 EUR (Estimate from 2022). 

You can find a more detailed breakdown of the expenses here.


Normal study load per term in credits: 30 ECTS and in courses: 6 to 10.

Grading system: A to F
A excellent 91-100%
B very good 81-90%
C good 71-80%
D sufficient 61-70%
E poor 51-60%
F  fail 0-50%
Minimum pass: E

Number of places available

5 places per year


Selection was not necessary in the past few years.



If you have any questions about this universitywide partner university, contact the universitywide International Office:

Asia & Latin America

Name: Ms. Clim Gorissen

North America & UK

Name: Ms. Cathelijne van Weelden

Australia, New Zealand, South Africa & Spain*

Name: Ms. Tessel Arendsen

* Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Universitat de Barcelona

Europe & Middle East

Name: Ms. Mandy van den Houten

General exchange questions

Names: Tamar Oderwald and Patrick Chan

Erasmus+ grant questions

The International Office can only help you with questions related to the content of your Learning Agreement and with signing documents on behalf of the Sending Institution.

For all other Erasmus+ grant related questions, please refer to the Erasmus+ grants for Studies page (scroll down to “Contact the Erasmus Office” to make an appointment) or send an e-mail to

For questions about faculty programmes and internships, contact the Faculty International Offices.

Phone availability

Phone: +31 (0)30-2531224
Office hours for calling: Monday and Thursday, 13:30-15:00

Make an appointment via Teams

We are available for appointments via Teams. If you have a question, use the calendar below to make an appointment.

If you are unable to make it to your appointment, please do not forget to cancel.