Upon planning studies at a foreign university as an exchange student, you should bear in mind that it remains part of your studies here, i.e. studies at the University of Tartu do not stop and your performance at the foreign university affects the completion of your curriculum as well as your academic achievement. Therefore it is very important that you carefully read the provisions of the Study Regulations concerning studying abroad and the rules of choosing courses and their compatibility with your curriculum. The rules are applicable to all UT students who go to study abroad - for students who study at a foreign university within a student exchange programme or an agreement as well as to students who go there on their own.
There is a mobility window planned in the curricula of UT I and II levels of study. This mobility window is not a separate module that is added to the exiting modules within a curriculum, but rather it is a suggestion which curriculum module or set of subjects, incl. internship, could a student pass while studying abroad if they wish to do so. Therefore, a mobility window is part of the curriculum which is advisable to pass at a foreign university and which has been designed so that studies at UT will not extend due to studying abroad.
Different curricula have designed their study abroad suggestions within their mobility window differently. It is best to check in SIS how studying abroad has been planned in your curriculum, i.e. whether it is suggested that the elective module/compulsory subjects or optional courses are to be passed at a foreign university.
Overview of the detailed description of mobility windows of UT curricula can be found here.
Tuition-waiver scholarship holders or students enrolled at Estonian-taught programmes
You do not have to pay tuition fee at UT for the time to be spent studying abroad. Yet, please note what follows after studies abroad:
Thus, if it is not possible to use the courses completed at a foreign university to complete the UT curriculum to the presumed extent (15 ECTS and more), it will be necessary to complete more courses in the semester following the studies abroad in order to avoid the need to pay the tuition fee in the following semesters.
Students enrolled in English-taught programmes without a tuition-waiver scholarship or enrolled part time at Estonian-taught programmes (excluding PhD students)
Generally, you do not have to pay tuition fee at UT, yet you need to pay 30-% of each credit point price you transfer from abroad to UT. You do not have to pay 30% of the tuition at UT, if you had to pay the tuition fee at the foreign university.
If you study at UT during the period when you are registered as a study abroad student (that is - take courses both from UT and a higher education institution abroad) then, in addition to the fee to be paid for the courses completed abroad, you are required to pay for UT courses (full price of credit points). Please see full regulation here: Conditions of Reimbursement of Study Costs in Degree Study.
Various structural units attend to matters and documentation regarding studies at the university. To get a quick overview, see whom to contact.
Legislation and further guidelines on studies abroad:
Study RegulationsStudy Plan and Learning AgreementDouble scholarships - what to keep in mind