Tartu Ülikool

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University Overview

Founded in 1632, Tartu Ülikool (University of Tartu) is a non-profit public higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Tartu (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Tartu County. This institution also has branch campuses in the following locations: Tallinn, Narva, Viljandi, Pärnu. Officially recognized by the Eesti Vabariigi Haridus-ja Teadusministeerium (Ministry of Education and Research of Estonia), Tartu Ülikool (TÜ/UT) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational Estonian higher education institution. Tartu Ülikool (TÜ/UT) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 388 years old Estonian higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. TÜ/UT also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name Тартуский университет
Name University of Tartu
Acronym TÜ/UT
Founded 1632

University Location

Address Ülikooli 18
50090 Tartu County
Tel +372 737 5152
Fax +372 737 5153
Other locations Tallinn, Narva, Viljandi, Pärnu

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Not available
Admission Office Study Abroad Centre, Ülikooli 18
Tartu 50090
737 6109

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 15,000-19,999
Academic Staff 3,000-3,499
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Tartu Ülikool's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Yes

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Institutional Accreditation

Eesti Vabariigi Haridus-ja Teadusministeerium

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Eesti Kõrg- ja Kutsehariduse Kvaliteediagentuur (EKKA)

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Memberships and Affiliations

  • European University Association (EUA)
  • Coimbra Group
  • Utrecht Network
  • U4 Network

Academic Structure

Not available; please submit a list of official first level academic divisions such as faculties, departments etc.

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Site last updated: Tuesday, 2 February 2021