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Location: Tartu, Estonia, Europe

Program Type: UMSL Exchange Program through the MAUI-Utrecht Network Exchange Consortium open to undergraduate and graduate students

Language of Instruction: English and/or Estonian

UMSL Term Abroad: Academic Year, Spring

Approximate Dates Abroad:
Academic Year: Early September - Late June
Spring Semester: Early February -  Late June

Application Deadline: We encourage applicants to this program to apply early - your chances of admission are increased by doing so. Students interested in competitive locations, such as this one, should apply in February of the year academic year prior to term. For example, if you are interested in the Spring 2016, apply in January 2015. 

  • Fall/Academic Year: February 16 (final)
  • Spring: February 16 (final). If after this date, see a Study Abroad Coordinator to determine whether or not placement is still available.

UMSL Study Abroad Eligibility Requirements


Subjects Available:

  • Business - Business Administration (also available at graduate level)
  • Business - Management (graduate level only)
  • Business - Marketing (also available at graduate level)
  • Chemistry (graduate level only)
  • Computer Science (also available at graduate level)
  • Economics (graduate level only)
  • Education (graduate level only)
  • English (also available at graduate level)
  • International Relations
  • Mathematics (graduate level only)
  • Political Science (also available at graduate level)
  • Pre-Law or Law
  • Students with a high proficiency/native fluency may enroll directly in the regular university programs in nearly all fields


The University:  The University of Tartu is an international research university and the only classical university in Estonia that offers a wide range of study opportunities in a historically rich learning atmosphere. Research-based curricula, high quality and international collaboration are the three characteristics of education at the University of Tartu. This combination provides graduates with recognized qualifications that make them competitive both locally and internationally. There are currently nearly 18,000 students enrolled, among them800 international students. 

Academics:  UMSL students may enroll in the above listed subjects. 

Housing: Tartu Student Village is a non-profit organization. Its founders are the University of Tartu and the Student Council. The main function of the Student Village is housing students, guests and the staff members of the University. Student Village owns eight fully functional dormitories. The dormitories are located in various places around the town.

Activities and Programs: At the beginning of each semester, the International Student Service offers an orientation course for all new international students. The course, organized jointly by the International Student Service and the academic units of the university, is designed to help international students get to know each other, the university and the town. The university also has a strong athletics facility and there are also many fitness centres and sports clubs all around Tartu.


Location:  Tartu is a unique university town with a young population. English is the most-used language of international communication in academic circles of the university. It is also broadly used in Tartu's everyday life. Taxi and bus drivers will speak some English, documents in the migration office are available in English. A lot of signage in the streets and public places is in English, as are the menus in restaurants.

Students who hold the passport of Australia or USA, can enter Estonia without visa and stay in Schengen area (including Estonia) for up to 90 days in six months period. Students will need to apply for the temporary residence permit for study in Estonia, at the beginning of the semester.

International Office Website:

Course Offerings: http://www.ut.ee/en/prospective-students/study-related-information

Housing: http://www.tartucampus.eu/en.html

Cost Estimates for 2014-15*

Use the Budget Worksheet to compare the below cost to your personal budget or living on campus at UMSL.

Tuition $3,789.60
HTH mandatory insurance $175.00
Books and course materials $200.00
Accommodations $700.00
Meals & Personal Expenses $1,250.00
Airfare $1,600.00
Local Transportation $100.00
Other $375.00
TOTAL $8,189.60


Course Equivalencies: Each student is responsible for researching what courses are available to take and for obtaining an UMSL equivalent course. The UMSL equivalent course number is the course for which you will receive credit on your UMSL transcript. Finding courses to take while you are abroad requires some time and research. More information is on the course equivalency page.

Upon Acceptance: Students will be required to submit supplemental materials, purchase HTH insurance, and participate in a mandatory orientation. More information will be distributed to all accepted students.

* UMSL tuition fees are based on 12 undergraduate credit hours at the 2014/15 rate - 2015/16 tuition rate TBA April 2015. Non-resident fees may apply.
* Costs are based off a four month semester.
* Airline estimate based off of online search.
* Please note that expenses are ESTIMATES. Costs vary depending on the exchange rate, the inflation rate, individual spending habits, and amount of extra travel. The cost estimate above does not include visa expenses, personal expenses, independent travel, which vary widely from student to student.
* Program information is subject to change.
* Other includes local health insurance and refundable housing deposit.