UT Institute of Computer Science has many partner universities in the Erasmus+ programme. Before going to study abroad it is important to coordinate your courses with the program manager, so that your studies abroad would be accounted for in your current curriculum.
You can get acquainted with Erasmus+ partner universities here.
Why study abroad?
Studying abroad or doing your traineeship in a foreign country provides you with invaluable international experience, broadens your horizons, and gives you a strong advantage in the labour market. One of the objectives of our curriculum is to provide students with the basic theoretical knowledge in computer science, as well as the practical skills to apply them. Studying abroad offers an opportunity to acquire extra skills and knowledge in addition to subjects studied at the University of Tartu.
The period, if studying abroad, is calculated as a part of your studies at the University of Tartu. This means that studies abroad are planned as part of the curriculum and are termed the “mobility window”. The volume of credit points gathered during studying abroad has to be at least 15 ECTS per semester, which is also a prerequisite for obtaining an extension of the nominal period of study after you have returned to the University of Tartu. If the period of studies or traineeship abroad is shorter than a semester, the number of credits is also likely to be smaller.
Which part of the curriculum is best to perform studying abroad i.e. what is the “mobility window” in my curriculum?
It is best to choose the courses offered by a foreign university that complement your specialisation module and, thus, contribute to the objectives established in your Master's thesis. That allows you to carry on with your work related to your goals after you have passed a part or the entire Electives module in a foreign university. When drawing up a plan for studying abroad, you have to bear in mind that all the courses of the core module must be completed at the University of Tartu. Other modules may be complemented with courses completed at a foreign university, for example, in case more courses are taken in a foreign university than the Electives module accommodates, or if the course is better suited to another module, e.g. Specialisation module.
Which semester is the best time for studies abroad under this curriculum?
How to plan studies at UT if I want to study abroad?
Will my study period at UT be extended due to my studies abroad?
Best places to use your mobility window:
How do I agree on the content of studies abroad?
Erasmus+ Departmental Coordinator for student exchange/Erasmus+ partnership agreements
Narva mnt 18-3002
+372 737 5864
Erasmus+ partnership agreements
Narva mnt 18-3009
Eramus programme institutional coordinator
+372 737 5151