University of Tartu, Estonia

The University of Tartu is the largest and most prestigious university in Estonia, in the city of Tartu. It is renowned for its academic research, and belongs to the esteemed Coimbra group, as well as being ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide.

Tartu is the second biggest city in Estonia, after the capital Tallinn, and is considered to be an intellectual centre and a student town. It has a population of over 93,000 people and has a refreshing mix of old and very modern architecture. 

Network partner

The Univerity of Tartu and the University of Glasgow are both members of the Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities

Programme partner - Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees

Mobility partner

>> Information for incoming students

  • Estimated number of mobility places: 4-6 full-year or 8-12 semester places

Available Subject Areas

Please ensure that you research the courses available to you as an exchange student, and check with your subject coordinator(s) that these courses are suitable for your Glasgow degree programme. Please note that partner course offerings may change on a yearly basis.

Please research course level; content and assessment structures; partner academic pre-requisites for exchange students; whether enough courses / credits are available in your degree subject(s) to meet your Glasgow degree credit requirements; language of teaching and for Joint Honours students, whether the partner has any restrictions on taking courses from different Schools/Faculties.

  • Central & East European Studies

Key information

  • Language of teaching: some English. UofG students should ensure that all required courses are taught in a language in which they are at least proficient at B2 level. 
  • Information for exchange students
  • Roughly 13,000 students (including 800 international students from over 70 countries)
  • Calendar: teaching runs from September until February and February until June, with exams in December and May

Travel and costs

  • University of Glasgow Financial support 
  • Cost of living
  • The nearest international airport is Tallinn, and from there you can get a bus to Tartu which should take no more than 3 hours
  • It is possible to travel to Estonia’s neighbouring countries, and even Finland, by public transport