ISEP (International Student Exchange Programs) is a worldwide network of universities and colleges organising student exchanges. ISEP unites more than 320 universities all over the world; about half of them are in the US. The University of Tartu is the only institution of higher education in Estonia affiliated with ISEP.
- Bachelor's and Master's students, wherein Bachelor's students have a wider range of options;
- Students of all specialties and faculties can apply, although medical students' chances are quite limited (as many universities do not admit exchange students to medical studies programmes).
As an ISEP student, you can study at a foreign university for one or two semesters at a time (but you can always apply again).
ISEP-exchange - student exchange programme with scholarship (free tuition at a foreign university, free accommodation and a monthly allowance or free meals). Application deadline usually once a year (in January). If not all student places are filled, an additional competition may be announced in May-June for the spring semester of the next academic year.
ISEP-direct - on a fee paying basis: students need to pay the semester fee at a foreign university (including the tuition fee, accommodation and often also meals). Different application deadlines, check the information on ISEP webpage.