Welcome to the University of Tartu, Estonia!

Founded in 1632, the University of Tartu (UT) is Estonia's largest and most comprehensive university and one of the most respectable centres of education and research in Northern Europe. It belongs to the top 350 of the world's universities (see Rankings and Surveys). UT is home to 14,780 students, including 11% of international students from over 100 countries.

UT offers international degree and summer programmes with instruction in English, and each year, it attracts an increasing number of international students from around the world. Currently, there are 31 international study programmes fully in English, including business administration, medicine, software engineering, etc. Some of the university’s study programmes are truly unique, such as semiotics, philosophy and wellness and spa management.

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Address: Ülikooli 18, 50090 Tartu, ESTONIA


Top reasons to choose the University of Tartu

  • High Rankings: UT belongs to the top 350 of the world's best universities
  • Strong Research Focus: UT is the strongest research university in Estonia 
  • University of Entire Estonia: We teach in the five largest cities in Estonia: Tartu (European Capital of Culture in 2024), Narva, Pärnu, Viljandi, and Tallinn
  • Diverse Degree Programmes: 31 international degree programmes to choose from
  • Various Study Abroad Opportunities for the international students
  • Successful Graduates: Our alumni enjoy successful careers in Europe and Estonia's top companies and institutions
International Bachelor's Programmes and Medicine

The University of Tartu offers two bachelor's programmes and an integrated bachelor’s and master’s curriculum in Medicine. See the list of the programmes below: 

The application period is 2 January-15 April. 

International Master's Programmes

The University of Tartu offers admission to 28 master’s programmes. See the full list of the programmes below:

The application period for the majority of the master's programmes is 2 January-15 March. There are exceptions for three programmes: the Excellence in Analytical Chemistry programme, which has an application period of 5 November-5 January, and the Disinformation and Societal Resilience and the Entrepreneurship in Economic Policymaking programmes, both with an application period of 1-15 September.

Take a Virtual Tour around the UT Campus

If you have been wondering what different faculties of the University of Tartu look like or where they are located, make sure to check out the virtual tour. The UT virtual tour is the biggest of its kind and covers 164 locations in 5 cities, allowing you also to see the distance between the buildings. It contains 360° pictures and is available in English. Explore the university's study and research environment virtually here.


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Address: Ülikooli 18, 50090 Tartu, ESTONIA


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