Tartu Ülikool

Estonian summer courses

From 31 July to 11 August 2023, the University of Tartu organises Estonian summer courses, where engaging cultural activities follow daily language lessons. 

Registration is open from 14 February 2023 to 1 June 2023. Applications are due on 1 June 2023 (included). All groups will be confirmed by 12 June 2023.

Multiple scholarships are available:

  • Estonian National Scholarship
  • Estonian Education and Youth Board Scholarship (EKKAV)
  • Scholarship by the DAAD for German students
  • Scholarship for the PhD students of Tartu University

Learn more about the conditions and application deadlines of the scholarships here.

Location: University of Tartu study building at Jakobi 2 or Lossi 3.

Levels and fees


Learners' feedbacks

Meet the team

All summer course participants are signed-up in our study information system as continuing education learners (the same status for everyone, also if you are a student at another university). Regarding any possible restrictions and regulations related to continuing education and covid-19, we abide by the rules currently set in Estonia. All the information is available here at 

Students applying for the Estonian Education and Youth Board Scholarships will be offered places in the Tartu Downtown Hostel (a place in a double room).  

For all other participants, we have gathered a selection of hotels and hostels in Tartu to help you choose:

Find a longer list on the homepage of Visit Tartu.

Also, check and Airbnb for other types of comfortable accommodation.

From Tallinn Lennart Meri Airport

From Riga Airport in Latvia:

Arriving at Tartu Airport: 

Tartu has a small airport only served by Finnair. More information about flight options can be found here. On the website of Tartu airport, you can also find information regarding transportation to the city centre.

More than 20 years of Estonian summer courses...

We started out in 1998 with 9 students forming one group. Year after year, the interest grew and today, about 60 students learn Estonian each year at 4-5 different levels.

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In the city: Free love film festival

We are in luck this year, as the Tartu Love Film Festival tARTuFF is taking place at the same time as our Estonian summer courses - a free open-air cinema right in the centre of the city!

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A sneak peek into Tartu:


Tudengikonverents „Bridges in the Baltics" toimub 10. korda

International student conference focuses on the languages and cultures of the Baltic states

Kolm Tartu Ülikooli magistranti sai topeltdiplomi Prantsusmaa ülikooliga

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


University of Tartu ranked in the top 400 in QS World University Rankings using a new methodology