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In the field of natural sciences there’s a lot of theoretical knowledge needed to be gained and it’s not always followed by practical work. This is one of the aspects I find a bit problematic. On the other hand, the teaching of analytical chemistry is very good and we have some really good programmes for master’s – EACH (Excellence in Analytical Chemistry) and AMS (Applied Measurement Science) with top level lecturers.
I really like this university, most of the lecturers are really good as they can make their subjects interesting. The city itself is really student-friendly and you can feel a true student vibe there all the time. Also, the university has a great points-time scale, at least in the field of Political Studies.
I studied economics and would say that University of Tartu gives a good basis on it. I got to learn different theories and models on different spheres of economics and running a business. Personally for me the studies were a bit too theoretical. Therefore I was really active in a NGO AEGEE-Tartu, which allowed me to practice what I had learned in classes.
I can say that this university has a pleasant atmosphere, where you will get a good quality education. The University of Tartu offers a huge amount of different specializations and high-quality lecturers. Studies can be taken in English or Estonian.
In Tartu are a lot of friendly students, thus you will never feel alone, everyone is supportive including teachers and students.
Studies are hard but at the same time quite interesting.
Personally, I recommend UT for getting a degree and I am sure that diploma of this university will be competitive on the labor market of EU countries and other states.
Tartu has all the environment for the international students. Dormitories are quite cheap and convenient. There are a lot of places to visit and things to try. However, sometimes you may get into trouble if you speak neither Estonian nor Russian.
Studying process is not boring at all because you’re always surrounded by different cultures and you can participate in a number of exciting events, that are organized by students and ESN. Lecturers and the teacher assistants will always try to help you with achieving your goals.
The campus is good, but the main library is not open since 2 years…. that there are good facilities but buildings are not located all close. Most courses are quite informative, however some of them overrated. But it is not only about education, it is as well about people around an atmosphere of University town where people are mostly students.
High qualified professors who help and can give some piece of advice. A lot of different courses in English. Some courses are really complicated so it is better to cooperate with others.A lot of clubs where you can spend a night. Problems to find a good part-time job without knowledge of Estonia but if you need money you can work at the warehouse.
Overall, the experience was good; enough courses to choose from in English (the primary language is Estonian), accessible professors, helpful stuff assisting foreign students with all types of issues, cheap but good dormitories.
While I would recommend it for an exchange, the student life could be better for degree-seeking foreigners: most university clubs I know and events use Estonian instead of English. Also, without the knowledge of Estonian, in the city of Tartu it is hardly possible to find any kind of part-time job or internship for students of not IT major.