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University of Tartu

Location

University of Tartu, Tartu Estonia

Ranking

# 358QS World University Rankings

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3Undergraduate programs

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37Postgraduate programs

Tuitionfee

5,000 EURTuition Fee/year

About University of Tartu

The University of Tartu's main campus is in Tartu, the second largest city in Estonia, which is well-known as the Student Capital of Estonia, the Intellectual Capital of Estonia and the City of Youth. 

Tartu, Estonia, is famous for its student traditions and dynamic student life, as every fifth resident in Tartu is a student. The city was announced as one of the best student living environments (LivCom Awards 2019). 

The University of Tartu is the 358th university in the QS World University Rankings. The Estonian university is among the best four universities in the emerging Europe and Central Asia region (QS EECA).

But why study in Estonia? Specifically, at the University of Tartu? Tartu is one of the most respected centres of education and research in Northern Europe and the leading research and training institution in Estonia.

The oldest university in Estonia – the University of Tartu was founded in 1632 – has four faculties: Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, Science and Technology, and Medicine.

The University of Tartu offers a wide range of programmes taught in English, Estonian and one programme in Russian. It accommodates 14,000 students, including over 1,800 international students from 100 countries.

About University of Tartu

The University of Tartu's main campus is in Tartu, the second largest city in Estonia, which is well-known as the Student Capital of Estonia, the Intellectual Capital of Estonia and the City of Youth. 

Tartu, Estonia, is famous for its student traditions and dynamic student life, as every fifth resident in Tartu is a student. The city was announced as one of the best student living environments (LivCom Awards 2019). 

The University of Tartu is the 358th university in the QS World University Rankings. The Estonian university is among the best four universities in the emerging Europe and Central Asia region (QS EECA).

But why study in Estonia? Specifically, at the University of Tartu? Tartu is one of the most respected centres of education and research in Northern Europe and the leading research and training institution in Estonia.

The oldest university in Estonia – the University of Tartu was founded in 1632 – has four faculties: Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, Science and Technology, and Medicine.

The University of Tartu offers a wide range of programmes taught in English, Estonian and one programme in Russian. It accommodates 14,000 students, including over 1,800 international students from 100 countries.

Available programs

The main campus of the University of Tartu (UT) is located in Tartu, the second largest city in Estonia that is well-known as the Student Capital of Estonia, the Intellectual Capital of Estonia and the City of Youth.

Tartu, Estonia is famous for its student traditions and dynamic student life as every fifth resident in Tartu is a student. The city was announced as one of the best living environments for students (LivCom Awards 2019). 

UT belongs is 358th in QS World University Rankings. The Estonian university is among the two best universities in emerging Europe and Central Asia region (QS EECA).

But why study in Estonia? Specifically, at the University of Tartu? Tartu is one of the most respected centers of education and research in Central and Eastern Europe and the leading research and training institution in Estonia.

The oldest university in Estonia – Tartu was founded in 1632 – has four faculties: Humanities, Social Sciences, Science and Technology, Medicine.

UT offers a wide range of programs that are taught in English, Estonian and Russian. It currently accommodates 13,000 students, including more than 1,600 international students from 100 countries.

The main campus of the University of Tartu (UT) is located mainly in Tartu, the second largest city in Estonia, that is well-known as the Student Capital of Estonia, the Intellectual Capital of Estonia and the City of Youth.

Tartu, Estonia is famous for its student traditions and dynamic student life as every fifth resident in Tartu is a student. The city was announced as one of the best living environments for students (LivCom Awards 2019). 

UT is 358th in the QS World University Rankings. The Estonian university is among the two best universities in emerging Europe and Central Asia region (QS EECA).

But why study in Estonia? Specifically, at the University of Tartu? Tartu is one of the most respected centers of education and research in Central and Eastern Europe and the leading research and training institution in Estonia.

The oldest university in Estonia – Tartu was founded in 1632 – has four faculties: Humanities, Social Sciences, Science and Technology, Medicine.

UT offers a wide range of programs that are taught in English, Estonian and Russian. It currently accommodates 13,000 students, including more than 1,600 international students from 100 countries.

University information

Master

75+
6+
59+
169+
11,161
54%
46%
1,291
21%
79%
2,001
79%
21%

Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

0 EUR
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International Students

5,000 EUR
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Rankings & ratings

University of Tartu is one of the top public universities in Tartu, Estonia. It is ranked #358 in QS World University Rankings 2025.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #501- 550
  • 2014
    #461-470
  • 2015
    #=379
  • 2016
    #=400
  • 2017
    #=347
  • 2018
    #=314
  • 2019
    #=321
  • 2020
    #301
  • 2021
    #285
  • 2022
    #=300
  • 2023
    #=296
  • 2024
    #=358
  • 2025
    #358

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FAQs

You can apply online. Programme-specific requirements are listed on our admissions website.

For international students, we are offering the following international programmes:


  • Two bachelor's programmes
  • Medicine
  • Over 27 master's programmes
  • Eight doctoral programmes


The rest of the programmes are taught in Estonian language.


Further info is available on our admissions website.

We have dormitories in Tartu, Narva and Viljandi. Accommodation is not guaranteed - you must make sure you apply on time. Further info is available here.
Yes. If you are from a non-EU/EEA country, you need to apply for a residence permit at an Estonian Embassy. Further info is available here.
Yes, most likely if you are applying to one of our international programmes. Further info is available here.
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