You can register for courses in Study Information System. Registration for fall semester courses opens on 15 May and registration for spring semester courses opens on 15 December. Registrations close at the start of the respective semester.
First semester students have an extra two weeks into the semester to register for fall courses. Visiting and external students should turn to the academic affairs specialist (aigi.hommik [ät] ut.ee) or the coordinator (oliivia.vork [ät] ut.ee) to register for courses. When registration has closed, students can still, by way of exception, register for courses or cancel registrations by contacting the academic affairs specialist.
Full-time students have the right to cancel a registration before third meeting with the lecturer open university students have the right to cancel a registration before 10% of contact with lecturer is completed.
The student can take a course exam twice in one semester (regular exam and re-examination). The student who fails both exams, must retake and pass the course in the following semesters. The re-examination must be taken before the start of the next semester.
In full time study, the student must fulfill at least 75% of the course load (45 ECTS in one academic year), in part time study 50-75% (33-44 ECTS in one academic year). If the student does not fulfill the requirements of full-time study, the university moves them to part time study. Full-time students may apply for student loans, study allowance and, in accordance with Adult Learning Act, study leave. Part time students usually cannot apply for student loans or study allowance, but they have the right to study leave.
The student does not move on to the next year when on academic leave. The completion of studies date is postponed by the time spent on academic leave. The nominal period stops when on academic leave. When applying for academic leave, the student must submit a formal application and necessary additional documents to the Director of Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies. You can find additional information here.
Academic leave is the exemption of study and research and it is regulated by the Universities Act and the University of Tartu Study Regulations.
It is allowed:
Students and externs may apply for study leave in accordance with Adult Learning Act. Students can request, based on the notification of an educational institution, a study leave of up to 30 days per calendar year. The student will receive his or her median wage for 20 days and the remaining 10 days of leave is considered unpaid vacation.
The student may request an additional 15 days of study leave for the completion of studies for which the employer is required to pay the minimum wage. If the student does not complete studies, he or she may not request additional study leave the following year. However, the right to 30 days of study leave remains. The student should contact the academic affairs specialist for the certificate of study and study sessions.