Estonian summer courses

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International Summer University of University of Tartu

Check out our poster, "Fifteen years of the Estonian language summer courses".

The Estonian language summer courses are divided into different modules according to the levels of language skills:

  • Module I. Estonian language for beginners, part I, level 0-A1 (4,5 ECTS) 14 - 25 July, 2014
  • Module II. Estonian language continuation course for beginners, level A1-A2 (4,5 ECTS) 28 July - 8 August, 2014
  • Module III. Estonian language pre-intermediate course, level A2-B1 (4,5 ECTS) 28 July - 8 August, 2014
  • Module IV. Eesti keele keskastme kursus, tase B1-B2 (4,5 ECTS) 28 July - 8 August, 2014

The final distribution between Modules II, III and IV will be made according to the conversation results on the first day of the courses.

Timetable for language classes

9.30 – 11.00 Language class
11.00 – 11.30 Coffee break
11.30 – 13.00 Language class
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch time
14.00 – 15.30 Language class

After the language class, (in the afternoon) we will visit museums and watch Estonian movies. Educational and entertaining workshops are organized (e.g. a notebook workshop at the Estonian Printing Museum).

General information
The fee for each module is 430 EUR. Students who participate in two consecutive modules (beginners I and II) get a 5 % discount. Participation fee covers the study materials, classes and coffee breaks.
It is possible to join the groups later as well if there are any vacancies.

NB! The applicants from non EU countries - you should take care of getting the necessary visas! We cannot accept applicants from non EU countries without a visa!

The Estonian Institute and the Archimedes Foundation offer foreign students free places at Estonian language and culture courses organised by Estonian universities in 2014. All the necessary information can be found on their web-pages.

German students can apply for a grant as part of the Go East summer school program at the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). The scholarship consists of living expenses, travel expenses and course fees.
For more information, visit the Go East summer school webpage.

We reserve the right to decide upon the number and scope of courses on the basis of the resources available.


Foreign students applying for the scholarships by the Estonian Institute or the Archimedes Foundation are offered the possibility to stay at the UT dormitory (Pepleri 14). 

Other participants have the opportunity to choose their own accommodation. Here is a list of some hotels and hostels in Tartu:

                  Pepleri 14     Narva 27     Vaksali 14

                  Vikerkaare    Herne          Kastani

                  Rändur          Tartu           Domus Dorpatensis

Find the longer list on the homepage of Visit Tartu.