Register as a continuing education learner

Even if you are not a student, you can still learn languages at the University of Tartu College of Foreign Languages and Cultures!

If free places are available, non-students can participate in any of our language courses as continuing education learners. Select the language you are interested in on this page here and take a look at the courses currently open for registration. 

Go to the Application Form

All course schedules are based on the university's academic calendar. The academic school year starts at the end of August/beginning of September. Registration for the courses held in spring starts on December 15th and registration for the courses in autumn starts on May 15th. By those dates, the information on all courses will also be made available on our homepage and continuing education learners can start submitting their applications. All language courses usually last for 15-16 weeks. 

NB! If the courses have already started, continuing education learners can still send applications and join the groups until the end of the first week of a particular semester. 

Course fee for the continuing education learner:

1 ECTS (European credit point) = 50 €

How much will my course cost?

A course worth 6 ECTS costs: 6 x 50 = 300 €

A course worth 3 ECTS costs: 3 x 50 = 150 €

Usually, a 6 ECTS course takes place twice a week and a 3 ECTS course once a week. The course fee includes electronic study materials.

If you have forgotten your study information system user account, write to Make sure to add your full name and date of birth to the request. 

The University of Tartu is a partner of Eesti Töötukassa (Estonian Unemployment Insurance Fund). Support for participating in training programmes is also available for people who already work.

  • At the beginning of the course, continuing education learners have the right to visit two of the first lessons to make sure the course is suitable for them. Followingly, the learner must confirm their participation in the course in written form (for example, via e-mail) or notify us of their wish to withdraw their application.
  • Participating in the language courses as a continuing education learner does not give a student status at the university.
  • The length of the course is calculated in academic hours: 1 academic hour equals to 45 minutes, one language lesson lasts for 1,5 hours (i.e. 2 academic hours). One course is usually 60-64 academic hours (i.e. 30-32 meetings).
  • Upon registering for a course, you assume the obligation of undergoing an evaluation of learning outcomes. A grade may be obtained throughout the course or by way of a final evaluation (examination, pass-fail examination or homework). They may be differentiated (grade from A-E) or non-differentiated (pass/fail).
  • All the language courses consist of practical language lessons, which means that regular participation is very important and it's usually a requirement for passing the course. Everyone who wishes to participate in a language course must be registered.
  • The language learner will get all the information needed to participate and pass the course from the lecturer in the first lesson. 
  • Kui kursus on täis, ära heida meelt. Semestri esimestel nädalatel võib registreerunute arv muutuda ja sul võib avaneda võimalus siiski kursusega liituda.
  • After completing the course, the learner will also receive a certificate. By default, we issue digital certificates, if you wish to receive a paper version, notify us in advance.
  • The language levels are marked according to CEFR standards: A (beginner), B (intermediate), C (advanced).
  • Invoices are issued via e-mail. 

Application form:

  • Once you have chosen the course you would like to participate in, fill the online registration form below.
  • Before submitting the form, get acquainted with the general principles of processing personal data collected from the participants of the continuing education programmes offered by the University of Tartu.
Personal information:
Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required.
Course information:

If you have studied the selected language before, please describe your earlier experience:
After successfully completing the course, all continuing education learners also receive a certificate. By default, we issue digital certificates (in English to those who register via this application form). If you wish to receive a paper version, please mark your preference here.
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The course fee can be paid in one or two parts. Please select the option that suits you best.
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Please fill in the following fields if an institution or another person will pay for your studies and the invoice should be addressed to them:

After clicking 'submit', you should receive a confirmation note on the same page. We will also reply to your registration via e-mail. If you haven't received a response from us within 3 working days, contact us via e-mail ( or call 737 6255 / 737 5357.

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