In a globalized job market, young professionals need to find ways to stand out among their peers and start building their professional profiles even during their studies. To this end, while pursuing their degrees, the Skytte Institute offers students the opportunity to study abroad as long as it is connected to their current study programme.
You are encouraged to become involved in the global academic scene by participating in short-term mobilities (e.g. participation in international conferences, workshops, doing fieldwork), and in long-term international credit mobility (studying a semester or a year abroad), and, if possible, to even do an internship abroad. These activities have become an essential part of studies, as they allow you to immerse yourself in other cultures, develop your own contact network as well as their competences.
For going to study abroad, the student normally does not have to pay for tuition abroad and will generally receive a scholarship. The student remains a student at the University of Tartu while taking part of a student exchange programme, meaning that the student is not pursuing a degree in another country.
This is a sub-activity of Erasmus+ programme (2014-2020) proposed by the European Commission. The programme includes all EU member states as well as Turkey, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein and the Republic of Macedonia. Mobility opportunities under Erasmus+ programme include:
Rules for studying abroad with Erasmus+
The student mobility is based on the Erasmus cooperation agreements signed between the academic unit of UT and the respective unit of partner institution.
AustriaWebster Vienna Private University
Support for incoming students: WVPU Erasmus office erasmus [ät] webster.ac.at
BelgiumKatholieke Universiteit Leuven
Czech RepublicCharles University in Prague / Univerzita Karlova Praze University of Ostrava / Ostravská UniverzitaMasaryk University / Masarykova UniverzitaUniversity of Economics, Prague / Vysoká škola ekonomická v Praze
DenmarkAarhus UniversitetUniversity of Copenhagen
FinlandUniversity of TurkuUniversity of TampereUniversity of Vaasa
FranceInstitut d'Etudes Politiques BordeauxUniversité Catholique de LilleUniversité Catholique de Lille, Faculté Libre de Droit Institut d'Etudes Politiques, LyonInstitut d'Etudes Politiques, ToulouseInstitut d'Études Politiques de Paris
GermanyTechnische Universität Chemnitz Universität ErfurtJustus- Liebig- Universität GiessenMartin-Luther-Universität-Halle-WittenbergHeinrich-Heine-Universität DüsseldorfUniversität KonstanzLeuphana Universität LüneburgFriedrich-Schiller-Universität-JenaWestfählische Wilhelms-Universität MünsterUniversity of PassauJulius-Maximilians-Universität WürzburgEuropa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder)Georg-August-Universität GöttingenFreie Universität BerlinUniversität Potsdam
GreeceTechnological Educational Institute of Thessaly
HungaryBudapesti Corvinus Egyetem / Corvinus University of Budapest
ItalyUniversità di BolognaUniversità degli Studi di SienaUniversità degli Studi di GenovaUniversità degli Studi di Milano
LatviaUniversity of Latvia / Latvijas Universitāte University of Latvia, Centre for Baltic Studies
LithuaniaVytauto Didziojo Universitetas, KaunasKaunas University of TechnologyVilniaus Universitetas / Vilnius UniversityVytautas Magnus University/Vytato Didziojo Universitetas
NetherlandsDe Haagse Hogeschool, Den HaagUniversiteit Utrecht
Northern Ireland, UKThe Queen’s University of Belfast
PolandCollegium CivitasUniversytet Warszawski / University of Warsaw Universytet Wroclavski / University of WroclawUniversity of Lower Silesia, WroclawUniversity of Łódź / Uniwersytet Łódzki
PortugalUniversity Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL)
Scotland, UKUniversity of StrathclydeUniversity of Glasgow
SlovakiaComenius University in BratislavaSchool of Economics and Management in Public Administration in Bratislava
SloveniaUniversity of Ljubljana / Univerza V Ljubljani
SwedenSödertörn University / Södertörns HögskolaUppsala University
TurkeyBilkent Üniversitesi, AnkaraEge University Işık Üniversitesi, IstanbulMiddle East Technical UniversityIstanbul Aydin University
UKUniversity of East AngliaUniversity College London, School of Slavonic and East European Studies
List of Erasmus+ partner institutions 2018/2019
Erasmus Departmental Coordinator at Skytte Institute:
Ms. Siiri Maimets, 737 5199, siiri.maimets [ät] ut.ee
For studies, Erasmus Student Exchange Coordinator at Study Abroad Centre:
Ms. Jaanika Haljasmäe, 737 5151, erasmus [ät] ut.ee
For internships, Traineeship Coordinator at Study Abroad Centre:
Ms. Piret Saluveer, 737 6019, piret.saluveer [ät] ut.ee
Competition for the academic year 2019/20 will take place in February-March 2019.
The funding can be used by BA and MA students for mobility between the universities that belong to the Nordplus network. Students can visit partner universities for short term period (express mobility with a duration under 1 month) or for the period of 1 to 12 months, as well as seek work placements in the participating countries. Nordplus scheme is not available for PhD students.
Nordplus partner universities:
Student mobility from 1 to 12 months
Mobility grants are awarded for full-time studies or work placements lasting 1-12 months in another Nordplus country. The grant is available to degree students of any nationality studying for a first or second cycle degree at a higher education institution in the participating countries. The grant should be seen as a contribution towards the additional cost of studying abroad.
Work placement grants are awarded according to the same guidelines, criteria and rules as regular student mobility grants.
Express mobility under 1 month
Students may also be awarded grants for shorter exchanges, so-called express mobility grants. The minimum duration of an express mobility is one week (5 working days). The express mobility is intended to broaden the possibilities for students to study abroad for shorter periods in cases where longer periods are not possible. This mobility scheme is also intended to encourage and to facilitate institutions to invite students from partner institutions in ordinary courses organized at the higher education institutions and thus promote internationalization at home.
Express mobility grants are awarded according to the same guidelines, criteria and rules as regular student mobility grants. In express mobility a final report on the exchange is not mandatory. However, a confirmation of the exchange and studies abroad has to be submitted.
Departmental Coordinator at Skytte Institute:
Ms Tiina Jaksman, tiina.jaksman [ät] ut.ee
The goal of this sub-action is to create conditions for current and future lecturers and researchers from higher education institutions in Estonia for international exchange of knowledge and experience, and new research-related contacts. Support will be granted to short-term (up to 30 days) activities abroad related to the teaching and research work of Master`s students and young researchers in Estonia.
Click here for details and the application procedure
Read more about various other exchange opportunities at the UT main webpage here.