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  • Locations: Tartu, Estonia
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: KU applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 10/15/2018
Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program after a decision has been reached and will be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Exchange, Study Abroad Study Abroad Program Coordinator: Jenna Hunter-Skidmore
Language of Instruction: English, Estonian, Russian Minimum GPA Eligibility: 2.75 GPA
Open to Non-KU students: No Open to graduate students: Yes
Program Description:

KU is a member of the Mid-America Universities International consortium, MAUI, which provides KU students with access to sites within a partner consortium in Europe called the Utrecht Network.  The network of schools and programs abroad enables KU students to study at sites throughout Europe during the fall or spring semesters as well as for an entire academic year. MAUI-Utrecht Network sites are total immersion programs; in most cases, students register as a regular student at the host institution, take the same courses, have the same assignments, and participate in the same activities as the local students. This means that a student applying for MAUI-Utrecht Network site must be more proactive and prepared to handle being in a location where they may be the only KU student in the program.

Language Considerations

Most sites offer language courses to improve your knowledge of the language spoken in that particular country, some sites offer all coursework in English, and some require advanced language proficiency in order to be accepted. The University of Missouri – St. Louis has maintained a list of courses offered in English at some of the Utrecht Network universities. This list is available here, and is updated as often as possible.  Additionally, the institution may list course information below.

University of Tartu


For the most up-to-date institutional information, visit the Mid-America Universities International website.

University’s Full Name UNIVERSITY OF TARTU
Number of MAUI/AEN students you can accept during 2013/2014 4
Areas of study open for exchange students Unlimited, like for other exchange students.
Areas of study restricted to prior bilateral agreements between the exchanging departments or faculties Medicine
Areas of study not available to MAUI/AEN students Medicine
Utrecht Network contact person Ülle Tensing
International Student Service
Ülikooli 18, 50090, Tartu, Estonia
Tel: +372 737 5150
Utrecht Network contact person Piret Must
International Student Service
Ülikooli 18, 50090, Tartu, Estonia
Tel: +372 737 6270
General university web site
International office web site
Academic Calendar
Examination Period(s) At the end of semester, generally:
end of December and in January; and end of May and in June.
Orientation session(s) 2-3 days orientation course, one week before the semester starts:
at the end of August;
at the beg. of February.
No costs related, except for personal costs
ECTS available ECTS credits for all the fields, ECTS grading system not applicable.
Application deadline(s) for admission For autumn semester:
Non EU - May 1
EU - June 1
For spring semester:
Nov 1 – all applicants
Application material on the web site or paper copies only On the web:
Application forms have to be sent by regular post!
Course registration deadline(s) Registration to courses can be done online in the Study Information System during two weeks before the semester starts and during the first two weeks of the semester
Enrollment in coursework/academic advising support : Are there special issues students should concern themselves with course registration? Any services available to assist in registration or course selection? Students receive by email login information and also instructions on how to register for courses and how to use the Study Information System. If students have any questions or need help with the registration, they can contact their tutors.
Language requirements A proof of the English language proficiency is required (not applicable for native speakers and students of the universities where English is the language of instruction).
Exchange students must meet level B2 requirements for English proficiency according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
More information:
Language test certificate required? University language certificate confirming that the command of English is sufficient to follow the courses in English. Language certificate must be submitted together with other application documents.
Preparatory language course for incoming students Pre-session intensive Estonian language course is available for Erasmus students only.
Courses taught in English
Internships available? Intership and volunteer options might be possible but needs to be agreed beforehand.
Student jobs available/allowed? Limited number, non-EU students need a working permit.
Housing assistance Online application for accommodation. Information is sent to students with admission packages.
More information also available at:
Housing options Accommodation in the University’s dormitory (Raatuse dormitory).
More information also available at:
Housing application deadline(s) for autumn semester: July 28;
for spring semester: December 20.
More information given in the admission package.
Cost estimates per month These are MONTH estimates:
- Housing: 90 EUR (dormitory, place in a twin room)
- Meals: €200-250
- Books: €30
- Local transportation: €8.63(If monthly ticket is used; otherwise more expensive)
- Health insurance: 207€ per year for the academic year 2012-2013
- Information is available at:
Optional on campus meal plan?(Y/N) No.
Additional fees to pay Upon arrival students need to pay refundable deposit for housing – 50 EUR (can be paid only in cash).
Comparable health insurance coverage from abroad allowed/not allowed Allowed, provided that the insurance covers all requirements set for health insurance.
More information is available at:
Health facilities at the university General public facilities available.
Summer courses available?
Prior arrangements needed to secure visa before arrival in country? No.
Students who hold the passport of Australia or USA, can enter Estonia without visa and stay in Schengen area (incl. 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.
More information:
Last update of this information January 2013.
For more up to date information please check abovementioned websites which are updated regularly.


Eligibility varies by site considerably. Some MAUI sites have GPA, language and level (JR/SR) requirements. Most requirements are listed on the institutional information above.  Additionally, some sites are more competitive than others and have less open spaces available.  Before applying, KU students should plan to meet with a program coordinator to review the site restrictions, eligibility and chances of placement to ensure the site is a good fit for them.

Costs & Tuition

Like all KU exchange programs, the cost of tuition and fees would be paid to KU.  Additionally, each European partner site will have estimated on-site costs listed above.

Financial Aid

KU students who qualify for financial aid in the form of Stafford and/or other loans, Pell or SEOG Grants, and scholarships may apply the aid to the cost of a Study Abroad Program.

KU Study Abroad supplemental scholarships are available to KU degree seeking students. Applications are available online.  The scholarship application deadline is March 1 for Academic Year & Fall programs and October 1 for Spring programs.

This program is currently not accepting applications.