Most of the English taught study programmes, still not all, offer tuition-waiver scholarships. The tuition-waiver scholarship covers the tuition fee if the student meets the nominal study load requirement. Nominal study load is completed if no more than 6 credits are missing from the 30 ECTS workload per semester. If students on tuition-waiver study places fail to complete sufficient amount of credits per semester, they have to pay for the credits not earned.
The tuition waiver scholarships are allocated at the time of admission. It will be noted in the admission letter whether a student is granted a tuition-waiver scholarship or a tuition fee based study place (needs to pay for studies).
The University of Tartu belongs to the top 1.2% of world's best universities (THE World University Rankings 2016-17, QS World University Rankings 2016-17) and is the 5th university in the Eastern region (QS EECA 2016). It is the highest ranked university in the Baltics.
Estonian science, led by the University of Tartu, belongs to the upper 50% of the world's countries in all 22 fields of research specified in the Essential Science Indicators (ESI) database. According to the ESI, the University of Tartu has reached the top 1% of the most-cited universities and scientific institutions in 10 fields.
The University of Tartu is the strongest research university in Estonia. It is the only Baltic university that has been invited to join the Coimbra Group, a prestigious club of reowned research universities, and it also belongs to the Utrecht Network.
The university's hall of fame includes physicists Moritz Hermann Jacobi and Emil Lenz, chemists Carl Claus and Wilhelm Ostwald, physiologist Carl Schmidt, pharmacist Johan Georg Dragendorff, anatomist August Rauber, naturalist Karl Ernst von Baer, founder of cultural semiotics Juri Lotman, and many more.
High-level research is conducted as well by the university's Centres of Excellence. UT is an innovative R&D partner for small entreprises and multinational corporations.
Applications are evaluated based on
The maximum score is 100 points. The application will be considered for admission if a score of 66 points or higher is achieved.
There is no separate application to scholarship.