Estonia's biggest university Estonia's biggest university

Why choose the University of Tartu?

  1. The University of Tartu was founded in 1632 by the Swedish king Gustavus Adolphus
  2. As Estonia's national university, UT stresses the importance of international co-operation and partnerships with reputable research universities all over the world
  3. The University of Tartu has been invited to join the Coimbra Group, a prestigious club of renowned research universities


Quick Facts:

Location: Tartu, Estonia

City Population: 98,480

University Population: 17,000

Climate: Tartu has a cold climate with warm summers and some rainfall in all months

Nearest airport: Tartu Airport



The University of Tartu includes nine faculties and four colleges. Most of the university is located in Tartu; however, it also has colleges in Pärnu and Viljandi and a representation in Tallinn. The University of Tartu is the biggest university in Estonia - there are about 15,000 students. Every year, more than 1,000 international students from around 70 countries study at the university. The University of Tartu is known for its active student life. There are many faculty-based clubs, international student organisations, an orchestra, various choirs and a theatre for students to join.