Practical Pre-Arrival Information: visas, accommodation. registration

Practical Pre-Arrival Information: visas, accommodation. registration

Following the offer of a place on the programme from the University of Glasgow (conditional or unconditional), the University of Tartu will issue their own admissions letter which will detail the course start date and information on registration and enrolment.     Teaching starts on 04 September 2017, with orientation the previous week.

Please see the information provided at

Information for degree-seeking students

Information English taught programmes

Visas and Residency

Cost of Living



Arrangements for Students requiring Visas

As your studies will begin in Tartu, Estonia, the University of Tartu will issue you an admissions letter to be taken to your visa application appointment.  Please refer to their guidance on visa and residence permit applications, as well as CEERES specific guidelines

IMPORTANT: Students should be aware that Estonia does not have a visa-issuing Embassy in all countries and that you may need to travel elsewhere to apply for the visa.  Please take the additional time and costs involved into account.  

If you have any enquiries relating to your visa application please contact

You will then receive the University of Glasgow CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance of Study) which will allow you to apply for a UK visa when resident in Estonia.  Students should follow all instructions on the UK Government website.  The University of Glasgow International Student Support Office is able to provide comprehensive advice on the visa application process.  

You will make Year 2 visa arrangements from Glasgow, according to the information provided by partners.  

3rd Mobility Year 2: pathway partners will provide information directly to students.  

Note that some partners require you to provide your original degree certificate on arrival. It is recommended that you bring this with you, or ensure that it is accessible if required.

All students should ensure that they are aware of their home country’s regulations for making visa applications, and confirm that you will be able to make applications for 2nd and 3rd mobility without returning home. 

You can also refer to the EU immigration portal where information is provided for both short stays and long stays. 



Students are responsible for their making their own accommodation arrangements for each mobility period.‌

1st Mobility Tartu: Guidance on how to apply for University or alternative accommodation in the city can be found at   Please note that University accommodation has a strict application deadline of 10 June 2017.  Later applications will not be accepted and you will be required to make your own arrangements.

Glasgow:  Semester 2 accommodation will be provided by a University of Glasgow trusted external partner at a special rate negotiated for international master students staying for a single semester (January – June) You can find further information about the property at: 

2nd Mobility Glasgow:  Semester 2 accommodation will be provided by a University of Glasgow trusted external partner at a special rate negotiated for international master students staying for a single semester (January – June).  2 properties are offered:



For January 2018 start:

  • £138pw if confirmed by 31st October 2017
  • £142pw if confirmed by 30th November 2017
  • Prices will increase incrementally thereafter


Complete the Unite Glasgow Accommodation Booking Form and send to the Unite Glasgow email: ;

cc to: 

Please quote INTERNATIONAL MASTER in the subject line of the email.
You can indicate your property preference on the booking form.  Unite will do their best to meet your request but it cannot be guaranteed. 


Registration at the University of Glasgow

Although the programme starts in Tartu, students must also complete the registration process and pay tuition fees at the University of Glasgow.

Registration will be open from mid-August. Our Student Services office will send an AAN (Account Access Notice) to students who have accepted an unconditional offer on or around 10 August which will provide your login details to allow you to register at the University via our student information system MyCampus.

Detailed instructions will be given at

The name of your programme of study is: International Master in Central and East European, Russian and Eurasian Studies

The programme code is R707-5323

In order to complete registration you must enrol on courses.    In ‘MyRequirements’ please select the University of Tartu Semester 1 compulsory courses :

  • Introduction to CEERE Studies (EXT5470),  and
  • Social Science Methodology (EXT5378)

Your language and selected option will be added later by the programme administrator at Glasgow.

International students can ignore the section on visa registration at this stage.  You will show your passport and fulfil all other visa compliance regulations when you arrive at Glasgow in January.