UT is Estonia's leading centre of research and training. It preserves the culture of the Estonian people and spearheads the country's reputation in research and provision of higher education. UT belongs to the top 1.2% of world's best universities.

As Estonia's national university, UT stresses the importance of international

co-operation and partnerships with reputable research universities all over the world. The robust research potential of the university is evidenced by the fact that the University of Tartu has been invited to join the Coimbra Group, a prestigious club of renowned research universities.

UT includes four faculties. To support and develop the professional competence of its students and academic staff, the university has entered into bilateral co-operation agreements with 79 partner institutions in 31 countries.

The University of Tartu was founded in 1632 by the Swedish king Gustavus Adolphus. It was initially called Academia Dorpatensis. The necessary preparations for creating a university in Tartu (then Dorpat) were made by Johan Skytte, governor general of Livonia.

Academia Dorpatensis, modelled after the University of Uppsala in Sweden, was intended to pursue research and advance learning in a wide variety of disciplines. The University of Tartu (UT) has continued to adhere to this approach throughout the centuries, and remains today the only classical university in Estonia. Research at UT focuses on subjects as diverse as medicine and philosophy, genetics and computer science.

The university offers two Bachelor program in English:

·       Business Administration

·      Science and Technology


There are also various Master programs in English. You can choose from the following programs:

Field of study: Humanities

•               Philosophy

•               Semiotics

•               Sound and Visual Technology

•               Folkloristics and Applied Heritage Studies

•               European Languages and Cultures


Field of study: Social Sciences

•               Contemporary Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

•               Educational Technology

•               European Union - Russia Studies

•               Democracy and Governance

•               Information Technology Law

•               Innovation and Technology Management

•               International Law and Human Rights

•               International Relations and Regional Studies

•               Quantitative Economics

•               Wellness and Spa Service Design and Management


Field of study: Science & Technology

•               Actuarial and Financial Engineering

•               Applied Measurement Science

•               Bioengineering 

•               Computer Science

•               Geoinformatics for Urbanised Society

•               Materials Science and Technology

•               Robotics and Computer Engineering

•               Software Engineering