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Study instructions and guidelines

Studies at the university are subject to certain rules. The most important legal document concerning all UT students is the Study Regulations which all students should know and follow. In addition, each faculty has regulations that apply for the students and staff of that particular faculty.

Study regulations

Guidelines for Law Students:

Writing and Formatting Student Works. A Guide for Law Students. Compiled by Jaan Sootak and Hesi Siimets-Gross.

 

Study instructions and guidelines at the University of Tartu

You can find guidelines and instructions about the study regulations and study related topics: 

  • obligations you certainly need to know 
  • which rights and options you have in the university 
  • other guidelines and instructions about studies 
  • references to legislation and documents

Studies in the University of Tartu

Getting started

For information on how to get started:

ABC for new students

Academic year begins 30.08.2021
Christmas holiday 20.12.2021 - 02.01.2022
Autumn semester ends 30.01.2022
Winter holiday 31.01.2022 - 06.02.2022
Spring semester begins 07.02.2022
Spring semester ends 26.06.2022
Summer holiday 27.06 - 28.08.2022

Who to contact in Tartu?

Katri Holst
Specialist in Academic Affairs
737 6062
Katri Holst
Specialist in Academic Affairs
Sille Dammann
Academic Affairs Specialist
Sille Dammann
Academic Affairs Specialist

Who to contact in Tallinn?

Lehte Leesik
Specialist in Academic Affairs
627 1892
Lehte Leesik
Specialist in Academic Affairs

Practical information about living in Estonia

In Tartu

When looking for the nearest places to eat to the School of Law buildings, take a look at the following places:

  • Cafe Toome kohvik, right next to the tennis courts on your way from the centre to the School of Law, Karl Ernst von Baer Street 6
  • Asian restaurant Red Chilli, Näituse 7
  • Supermarket Veeriku Selver (including Hesburger, Peetri Pizza, grocery store, pharmacy), Vitamiini 1

If you have more time for lunch, choose among the various daily offers around town.

 

In Tallinn

When looking for the nearest places to eat to the School of Law buildings, take a look at the following places:

  • Rahva Toit, in the building right next to the School of Law, Roosikrantsi 2
  • R-kiosk (snacks, sandwiches, hotdogs), in the building right next to the School of Law, Roosikrantsi 2
  • Cafe Wabadus on freedom square, vabaduse väljak 10
  • TUUM cafe-bar on freedom square, vabaduse väljak 8
  • Jahu Street Gourmet, Estonia puiestee 19
  • Gourmet Coffee City, Pärnu maantee 15

If you have more time for lunch, choose among the various daily offers around town.

In Tartu

Tartu Student Village offers living spaces for students in Tartu and in Viljandi in various locations. See all residence halls here. The monthly rent for a place in a double room is 210 euros. The whole room (e.g. two places) costs 420 euros. There are no additional costs to the rent (eg for electricity, heating etc). You can find additional information about the Student Village on its homepage. Contact: info@campus.ee

Renting a flat: if the life in the dormitory seems not to be of your style, you could rent an apartment or find someone who is looking for a flatmate. The rent prices range from approximately 150 EUR for a room in a shared flat to 450 EUR or more for a flat in the city centre (1-2 rooms). The rents are the highest in the fall – late August, early September.

Information about rental apartments can be found on real estate portals and Facebook groups:

For short term accommodation you can check out Airbnb or some more affordable hostels like Tartu Downtown hostel, Looming hostel etc. 

 

In Tallinn

The University of Tartu does not have student dorms in Tallinn. All students are responsible for finding their own accommodation. Rent prices do not include utilities unless stated so. If you rent an apartment through a real estate agency, expect to pay a broker's fee (1 month's rent) and a deposit (usually 1 month's rent). Rent prices for one bedroom apartment or a room in a shared flat can start from 120-150 EUR/month (+ utilities), but expect to pay much more for a flat in the city centre (about 400 for a 1-2 room apartment). The following links can be useful for finding an apartment or a room in a shared flat. 

  • Check out what events are happening in Tartu
  • Check out what events are happening in Tallinn

You study, we support

The UT Counselling Centre offers career and psychological counselling, advice regarding organisation of studies, support for students with special needs, peer tutor training and supportive seminars to students of all levels of study. On this web page you can also find other contacts outside of Counselling Centre where you may find help and support during your studies.

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