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 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.
Presentation from Erasmus+ info session held on 11 Feb 2021
Erasmus Departmental Coordinator at Skytte Institute:
Uta Kührt, uta.kuhrt [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
Deadline for submitting applications to participate in the Erasmus+ student exchange programme in 2021/22 is March 15.
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.