Registration for Non-students
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, continuing education learners can participate in any of the courses listed in the left-side column. Altogether, the college teaches 20 languages; however, not all of them are taught on the basis of English or Russian. If you have already learned a bit of Estonian, do not hesitate to take a look at all the other courses on our Estonian homepage.
- Once you have chosen the course you would like to participate in, fill this online form. You will receive a reply from our coordinators within 3 work days.
- The autumn semester starts on the first or second week of September, registration for courses opens on the 15th of May. The spring semester starts on the second week of February, registration for courses opens on the 15th of December. The courses will be uploaded to our homepage within about 2-3 weeks since the registration opens in the internal study information system. Take a look at the university's academic calendar.
After you have participated in the first class and you're sure you wish to join the group, we will sign a learning agreement. After that, you will be registered as a continuing education learner at the University of Tartu and you will also get access to our study information system.
Please note that participating as a continuing education learner does not give a student status.
The invoice will be sent to your e-mail.
General principles of processing personal data collected from the participants of the continuing education programmes offered by the University of Tartu.
The University of Tartu is a partner of Eesti Töötukassa
(Estonian Unemployment Insurance Fund)
- 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 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). The may be differentiated (grade from A-E) or non-differentiated (pass/fail).
- The language learner will get all the information needed to participate and pass the course from the lecturer in the first lesson.
- 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 the respective coordinator in advance.
- The language levels are marked according to CEFR standards: A (beginner), B (intermediate), C (advanced).