Study at the University of Tartu with Scholarships

Application period is open! Apply for international degree programmes at the University of Tartu with tuition-waiver scholarships

The University of Tartu has announced an open call for applications for bachelor’s and master’s programmes with scholarships. Apply for a study now and establish a strong basis for your future professional career!

Why University of Tartu?

Founded in 1632, the University of Tartu (UT) is one of the most respected centres of education and research in Central and Eastern Europe, as well as Estonia’s largest and most comprehensive university. The university belongs to 1.2% of the best universities in the world and is among the four best universities in Emerging Europe and Central Asia (QS World University Rankings). Each year the university attracts an increasing number of international students from around the world. It currently accommodates 13 400 students, including more than 1 660 international students from 101 countries.


Study Programmes

 UT offers 27 international study programmes, fully available in English, in various academic disciplines:





* No tuition-waiver scholarships available for these programmes 



Almost every international degree programme offered by UT provides tuition-waiver scholarships for the best applicants based on a ranking 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 stipends covering the costs of living in Estonia. Find out more here.


How to apply?

Students are admitted once a year in spring, with the academic year beginning on the 31st of August. 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 2020 you can still apply for the desired programme with your latest grade list or transcript of records from your university. In order to apply, candidates should submit the online application with electronic copies of all the required documents via before the deadline. Find out more at


  • 15 March, 2020 – Master’s programmes
  • 15 April, 2020 – Bachelor’s programmes


Exchange opportunities


Students have great study abroad opportunities. UT has 72 partner universities from 26 countries – this means that a student can go on exchange to literally anywhere in the world from the USA to Australia with little to no additional costs. Students can use Erasmus or ISEP programmes as well as many other study abroad scholarships. 

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