Autumn semester courses of the academic year 2023/2024

Click on the course to see the timetables, course descriptions, requirements etc in the study information system. You can find the course timetable by clicking on the “Event” button under the course name.

Language courses:

Estonian for specific purposes:

Estonian culture courses:

The autumn semester usually starts on the first week of September or sometimes also on the last week of August. The spring semester starts on the second week of February (see the university academic calendar). All courses usually last for 15-16 weeks. Registration for language courses opens on 15 May and 15 December, respectively, and stays open until the beginning of the semester. By the same dates, we also upload all courses to our homepage and start accepting applications from non-students (continuing education learners). 

See also:

Three rectors' scholarship for speakers of Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian

Estonian summer courses

University of Tartu language learning hub


Tere! – Hello!

Minu nimi on Mari. – My name is Mari.

Nägemist! – Good bye!

Tšau! – Hello, Good bye!

Vabandust – Excuse me / Sorry

Kuidas läheb? – How are you?

Aitäh! – Thank you!

Palun – Please / Here you are / You’re welcome

Head isu! – Bon appetite!

Palju õnne! – Congratulations!

Test your pronunciation skills

Palun ulata õlu üle Ülo õe õla. – Pass the beer over Ülo’s sister’s shoulder, please.

Põhjamaade sügis Tartus

Autumn brings crisp Nordic culture to Tartu

Kolm Tartu Ülikooli magistranti sai topeltdiplomi Prantsusmaa ülikooliga

Three University of Tartu master’s students received diplomas from Tartu and Lyon

Tudengid koos

A new website presents opportunities for learning Estonian at the university