Registration for Students
Select the language you're interested in from the left-side menu and find out more about the courses taking place during the current semester.
Note: foreign exchange students who will study at the University of Tartu for a semester, year or longer should also read about registration in this section.
In SIS II, one can search for courses by the name and/or by the course code. The detailed search also enables you to search by the faculty/institution, academic year/semester and language of instruction. We definitely recommend to specify both the academic year and semester in your detailed search options, because the courses are often planned for the whole academic year. This means that while searching for language courses taking place during a specific academic year, you may already also see information about the courses planned for the spring semester, but the registration for them is not open yet.
The courses offered by the College of Foreign Languages and Cultures start with the codes FLGR, FLKE, FLLC, HVLC. Language courses starting with other codes may take place in other towns such as Viljandi, Narva or Pärnu.
- 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. All students who wish to participate in a language course must be registered.
- Please keep in mind that registering to a course means that you will also have to take tests or exams in the course, as given in the course description.
- According to the Regulation of Studies at the University of Tartu, students shall be entitled to cancel their registration for a course provided that less than 10% of the course has taken place (i.e. before the 3rd class).
- If the study information system shows that the course is full, you can add yourself to the waiting list. Once a place opens up, the SIS will send an automatic notification to your e-mail (given that an
e-mail has been added to your contact information in SIS) and after that you will have 2 days to register to the course. If you don't complete your registration within the two days, the place if offered to the next student in the waiting list and your registration is cancelled. If the course has already started, but you are still in the waiting list, we recommend attending the first lesson because there may be places available in the auditorium.
- The autumn semester usually starts on the first week of September sand the spring semester starts on the second week of February. Courses last for 15-16 weeks.
- 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).
- The student will get all the necessary information from the lecturer in the first lesson.
- The language levels are marked according to CEFR standards: A (beginner), B (intermediate), C (advanced).