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University of Tartu offers two bachelor’s programmes: Business Administration and Science and Technology and one combined bachelor’s and master’s programme in Medicine (6 years) in English. The duration of bachelor's studies is 3 years (except for Medicine).


The general requirements for bachelor’s programmes:

  • Secondary education or a corresponding qualification – please see country-specific document requirements here.
  • Proof of English language proficiency – please see acceptable tests and exempt categories here.


Business Administration covers all areas of business administration: business law, management, economic policy, accounting, finance, marketing, ethics, human resources, global economy, innovation and research methods. The tuition fee for the programme is 3,800 euros per year. The entry criteria: 40% - state exam result/final grade in Mathematics or SAT Subject Test in Mathematics (level 1 or 2) result or current grades in Mathematics (in case you have not yet graduated), 60% - score of the motivation letter. There are available tuition-waiver scholarships. 

Science and Technology covers broad education in natural science and offers 3 specialisations: Genetics and Biotechnology; Bioengineering and Robotics; Chemistry and Materials Science. The tuition fee is 5,000 euros per year. The entry criteria: 40% – state exam result/final grade in Mathematics or SAT Subject test in Mathematics (Level 1 or 2) result; 40 % - state exam result/final grade in either Biology or Chemistry or Physics or SAT subject test result; 20% - motivation letter. There are available tuition-waiver scholarships. 

Medicine (6-year combined programme) is designed to teach students the core competencies required to become highly skilled doctors. Graduates can work as general practitioners. The tuition fee is 12,000 euros per year. Entry criteria: 70 % - SAT subject test in Biology E/M result (minimum score 680); 30% - motivation letter. There are no tuition-waiver scholarships available for this programme. 

The application process is conducted online. Candidates should submit the online application with electronic copies of all the required documents via Estonia.Dreamapply.com from January 2 - April 15 (there is an extended deadline until 30 June available for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens applying for fee-based study places in the BBA programme).

University of Tartu owns over 100 university buildings that are equipped with advanced study facilities, excellent libraries, state-of-the-art laboratories. Such modern study campuses as “Physicum”, “Chemicum” buildings are among the top research and education facilities in Northern Europe. In 2020, our students have gotten an opportunity to study at “Delta Centre” - the entrepreneurial hub that is one of the most modern centres of digital technology, mathematics and entrepreneurship in the Nordic region. Our new renovated library belongs to the biggest libraries in Estonia and includes approximately 3.9 items and different facilities such as gym, music, individual rooms, cafes etc. There is only one teaching hospital in Estonia that belongs to UT. UT also has 3000-capacity venue for conferences and sport competitions and offers 14 different competitive sports at UT Academic Sports Club. The facilities are not limited to Tartu Observatory – a modern space research centre, Botanical garden with 10000 species of plants, 4 museums: University of Tartu Art Museum, Old Observatory, Natural History Museum, University of Tartu Museum, 10 residence halls, etc.

UT provides a wide range of support services for students. The Admission office provides a support for students in admission-related questions along with faculty departments that assist with organization of a study process. Study abroad center consults students in visa-related issues, health and safety, study abroad opportunities, organises orientation courses, etc. Accommodation office provides housing services for students in our UT dormitories. Counselling center includes career counselling, psychological counselling and counselling students with special needs. There are also Students to Students Services such as tutors, international student ambassadors, buddies, ESNUT Student Council. For instance, new students can apply to have a tutor, the student who will guide them throughout the settlement process or ask questions from international ambassadors about life in Tartu and studies at UT. The level of satisfaction with support services at UT among international students is 93.5% (I-Graduate ISB 2019).

University of Tartu is the biggest university in Estonia: there are 13000 students studying here. UT is truly diverse and brings together 1 600 international students (12%), coming from 100 countries all over the world. 97% of our international students would recommend UT for studies (I-Graduate ISB 2019).

UT has numerous student clubs and associations, varying from professional organizations to informal groups based on shared interests (ESN, International Student Ambassadors, sTARTUp Lab, etc.)  There are many student events taking place every day in Tartu: concerts, festivals, exhibitions, movie nights, international and cultural days of different countries, sports competitions, etc. During the holidays, students can travel around Estonia and to other European countries. The university also has a sports complex equipped with gyms and fitness clubs.

UT students are provided with places in comfortable apartment-style dormitories located right in the center of Tartu, 10-15 minutes’ walk from the educational buildings. Two students live in the same room and share the common area. There are WIFI, bike parking, laundry, etc. available at our dormitories. The cost of living in dormitories is up to 150 euros per month, depending on a season. Students can also rent rooms in private accommodations or rent the whole apartment. In this case, the rent will be from 150 to 400 euros. In every campus of UT, there is a university cafeteria, and the city has many restaurants, cafes and cafeterias that offer lunches for students at affordable prices.

Students are admitted once a year in spring, with the academic year beginning on August 30. Everyone, regardless their country of origin, who has completed their previous level of education (secondary school for bachelor’s studies, and a bachelor’s degree for master’s studies) can apply for degree programmes at UT. If you graduate later in spring or summer 2021 you can still apply for the programme with your latest grade list or transcript of records from your school.

In order to apply, candidates should submit the online application with electronic copies of all the required documents via Estonia.Dreamapply.com before the deadline. All international applicants are required to pay the application fee EUR 50, unless they have completed the previous study level in Estonia. With one application fee, applicants can apply for two programmes. The admission criteria is different for each certain programme. Find out more here.

The required documents:

  • previous education documents with supplements (with official certified translation into English if the document is in other language than English) - see country-specific document requirements here.
  • copy of valid international passport page stating the applicant’s personal particulars
  • proof of English language proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS, etc.)
  • motivation letter 
  • Skype / portfolio /  SAT / etc. depending on each particular study programme 

Almost every international degree programme at UT offers tuition-waiver scholarship for the best applicants based on a ranking admission list. Everybody applying for international bachelor’s and master’s studies will be automatically considered for the scholarship, thus there is no need to apply for it separately. Students receiving this scholarship do not have to pay the tuition fee if they complete a full-time study load of 30 ECTS per semester. Additionally, students can apply for the stipends covering the costs of living in Estonia. Find out more here.

Application deadlines

  • Bachelor's programmes: January 2- April 15 (there is an extended deadline until 30 June available for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens applying for fee-based study places in the BBA programme).
  • Master's programmes: Excellence in Analytical Chemistry: November 11 - January11, Contemporary Asian and Middle Eastern Studies: January 2 - March 15 (extended deadline until 30 June for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens) and for all other master's programmes: January 2 - March 15.
  • PhD programmes: May 1- May 15 (there are separate calls for certain programmes throughout the year).

Graduates of the University of Tartu are well-equipped with knowledge and are successful on the work market in Estonia and worldwide. Our alumni run their own successful businesses, work for national or international companies or in public institutions. According to the survey that was conducted in 2019, many of our graduates had a job in their profession already during the studies (Bachelor’s graduates – 54%, Master’s graduates – 67%, Doctoral graduates – 73%), the rest have found their job either in two months after graduation (Bachelor’s graduates – 26%, Master’s graduates – 20%, Doctoral graduates – 13%) or within the period of 2 to 6 months (Bachelor’s graduates – 7%, Master’s graduates – 7%, Doctoral graduates – 6%). 

In addition, UT provides career-counselling services that helps students make decisions related to their work and education, plan and develop their career and develop their job searching skills. UT also has a big network of UTalumni that currently includes more than 8000 graduates. Most of the alumni have agreed to contribute to the university’s activities – by offering traineeship opportunities for students, supervising graduation papers or answering professional questions. In addition, many of them are willing to mentor students. It is easy to find an alumnus of your speciality or field of study to help you. We also have International Student Ambassadors alumni that help prospective students get to know the university and share real experiences of living and studying in Tartu. 

University of Tartu offers two bachelor’s programmes: Business Administration and Science and Technology and one combined bachelor’s and master’s programme in Medicine (6 years) in English. The duration of bachelor's studies is 3 years (except for Medicine).


The general requirements for bachelor’s programmes:

  • Secondary education or a corresponding qualification – please see country-specific document requirements here.
  • Proof of English language proficiency – please see acceptable tests and exempt categories here.


Business Administration covers all areas of business administration: business law, management, economic policy, accounting, finance, marketing, ethics, human resources, global economy, innovation and research methods. The tuition fee for the programme is 3,800 euros per year. The entry criteria: 40% - state exam result/final grade in Mathematics or SAT Subject Test in Mathematics (level 1 or 2) result or current grades in Mathematics (in case you have not yet graduated), 60% - score of the motivation letter. There are available tuition-waiver scholarships. 

Science and Technology covers broad education in natural science and offers 3 specialisations: Genetics and Biotechnology; Bioengineering and Robotics; Chemistry and Materials Science. The tuition fee is 5,000 euros per year. The entry criteria: 40% – state exam result/final grade in Mathematics or SAT Subject test in Mathematics (Level 1 or 2) result; 40 % - state exam result/final grade in either Biology or Chemistry or Physics or SAT subject test result; 20% - motivation letter. There are available tuition-waiver scholarships. 

Medicine (6-year combined programme) is designed to teach students the core competencies required to become highly skilled doctors. Graduates can work as general practitioners. The tuition fee is 12,000 euros per year. Entry criteria: 70 % - SAT subject test in Biology E/M result (minimum score 680); 30% - motivation letter. There are no tuition-waiver scholarships available for this programme. 

The application process is conducted online. Candidates should submit the online application with electronic copies of all the required documents via Estonia.Dreamapply.com from January 2 - April 15 (there is an extended deadline until 30 June available for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens applying for fee-based study places in the BBA programme).

University of Tartu owns over 100 university buildings that are equipped with advanced study facilities, excellent libraries, state-of-the-art laboratories. Such modern study campuses as “Physicum”, “Chemicum” buildings are among the top research and education facilities in Northern Europe. In 2020, our students have gotten an opportunity to study at “Delta Centre” - the entrepreneurial hub that is one of the most modern centres of digital technology, mathematics and entrepreneurship in the Nordic region. Our new renovated library belongs to the biggest libraries in Estonia and includes approximately 3.9 items and different facilities such as gym, music, individual rooms, cafes etc. There is only one teaching hospital in Estonia that belongs to UT. UT also has 3000-capacity venue for conferences and sport competitions and offers 14 different competitive sports at UT Academic Sports Club. The facilities are not limited to Tartu Observatory – a modern space research centre, Botanical garden with 10000 species of plants, 4 museums: University of Tartu Art Museum, Old Observatory, Natural History Museum, University of Tartu Museum, 10 residence halls, etc.

UT provides a wide range of support services for students. The Admission office provides a support for students in admission-related questions along with faculty departments that assist with organization of a study process. Study abroad center consults students in visa-related issues, health and safety, study abroad opportunities, organises orientation courses, etc. Accommodation office provides housing services for students in our UT dormitories. Counselling center includes career counselling, psychological counselling and counselling students with special needs. There are also Students to Students Services such as tutors, international student ambassadors, buddies, ESNUT Student Council. For instance, new students can apply to have a tutor, the student who will guide them throughout the settlement process or ask questions from international ambassadors about life in Tartu and studies at UT. The level of satisfaction with support services at UT among international students is 93.5% (I-Graduate ISB 2019).

University of Tartu is the biggest university in Estonia: there are 13000 students studying here. UT is truly diverse and brings together 1 600 international students (12%), coming from 100 countries all over the world. 97% of our international students would recommend UT for studies (I-Graduate ISB 2019).

UT has numerous student clubs and associations, varying from professional organizations to informal groups based on shared interests (ESN, International Student Ambassadors, sTARTUp Lab, etc.)  There are many student events taking place every day in Tartu: concerts, festivals, exhibitions, movie nights, international and cultural days of different countries, sports competitions, etc. During the holidays, students can travel around Estonia and to other European countries. The university also has a sports complex equipped with gyms and fitness clubs.

UT students are provided with places in comfortable apartment-style dormitories located right in the center of Tartu, 10-15 minutes’ walk from the educational buildings. Two students live in the same room and share the common area. There are WIFI, bike parking, laundry, etc. available at our dormitories. The cost of living in dormitories is up to 150 euros per month, depending on a season. Students can also rent rooms in private accommodations or rent the whole apartment. In this case, the rent will be from 150 to 400 euros. In every campus of UT, there is a university cafeteria, and the city has many restaurants, cafes and cafeterias that offer lunches for students at affordable prices.

Students are admitted once a year in spring, with the academic year beginning on August 30. Everyone, regardless their country of origin, who has completed their previous level of education (secondary school for bachelor’s studies, and a bachelor’s degree for master’s studies) can apply for degree programmes at UT. If you graduate later in spring or summer 2021 you can still apply for the programme with your latest grade list or transcript of records from your school.

In order to apply, candidates should submit the online application with electronic copies of all the required documents via Estonia.Dreamapply.com before the deadline. All international applicants are required to pay the application fee EUR 50, unless they have completed the previous study level in Estonia. With one application fee, applicants can apply for two programmes. The admission criteria is different for each certain programme. Find out more here.

The required documents:

  • previous education documents with supplements (with official certified translation into English if the document is in other language than English) - see country-specific document requirements here.
  • copy of valid international passport page stating the applicant’s personal particulars
  • proof of English language proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS, etc.)
  • motivation letter 
  • Skype / portfolio /  SAT / etc. depending on each particular study programme 

Almost every international degree programme at UT offers tuition-waiver scholarship for the best applicants based on a ranking admission list. Everybody applying for international bachelor’s and master’s studies will be automatically considered for the scholarship, thus there is no need to apply for it separately. Students receiving this scholarship do not have to pay the tuition fee if they complete a full-time study load of 30 ECTS per semester. Additionally, students can apply for the stipends covering the costs of living in Estonia. Find out more here.

Application deadlines

  • Bachelor's programmes: January 2- April 15 (there is an extended deadline until 30 June available for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens applying for fee-based study places in the BBA programme).
  • Master's programmes: Excellence in Analytical Chemistry: November 11 - January11, Contemporary Asian and Middle Eastern Studies: January 2 - March 15 (extended deadline until 30 June for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens) and for all other master's programmes: January 2 - March 15.
  • PhD programmes: May 1- May 15 (there are separate calls for certain programmes throughout the year).

Graduates of the University of Tartu are well-equipped with knowledge and are successful on the work market in Estonia and worldwide. Our alumni run their own successful businesses, work for national or international companies or in public institutions. According to the survey that was conducted in 2019, many of our graduates had a job in their profession already during the studies (Bachelor’s graduates – 54%, Master’s graduates – 67%, Doctoral graduates – 73%), the rest have found their job either in two months after graduation (Bachelor’s graduates – 26%, Master’s graduates – 20%, Doctoral graduates – 13%) or within the period of 2 to 6 months (Bachelor’s graduates – 7%, Master’s graduates – 7%, Doctoral graduates – 6%). 

In addition, UT provides career-counselling services that helps students make decisions related to their work and education, plan and develop their career and develop their job searching skills. UT also has a big network of UTalumni that currently includes more than 8000 graduates. Most of the alumni have agreed to contribute to the university’s activities – by offering traineeship opportunities for students, supervising graduation papers or answering professional questions. In addition, many of them are willing to mentor students. It is easy to find an alumnus of your speciality or field of study to help you. We also have International Student Ambassadors alumni that help prospective students get to know the university and share real experiences of living and studying in Tartu. 

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