Going abroad demands independence and a sense of responsibility on the part of the student. You must familiarize yourself with different partner universities and remember that choosing the right host university depends on your study programme. You can learn more information about partner universities and their requirements from your departmental Erasmus+ coordinator. In addition, read the information mentioned on the "Where to go" page, which lists all the countries that participate in the programme.

Applying for long-term mobility for studies takes place twice a year, according to the academic calendar. Applications for short-term mobility for studies can be handed in during the entire year, except in July.

Long-term mobility

 At first, the student applies to Tallinn University’s Erasmus programme. After successful applying in Tallinn University, senior specialist for International Studies nominates student to the host university. After nomination, students have to fill out and submit any documents required by the host university. The host university makes the final decision about the exchange studies.


1. Get in touch with your Erasmus+ Departmental Coordinator and Study Counsellor and discuss your possibilities to study abroad

2. apply online and attach the following supporting documents: 

  • Proof of Language Proficiency (international language test / foreign language course at TLU / current studies in English, and all documents which prove that student's language skills correspond to the host university's language requirements).
  • (Digitally) signed preliminary learning agreement* with the list of courses taken at the host university and the list of TLU courses which will be replaced by the courses taken at the host university.
  • Motivation Letter in English or Estonian (1-2 pages). The following criteria will be assessed: motivation, independence and ability to take initiative, cultural competences, having information about the host university and the organisation of studies and economic preparedness.

NB! If you apply during the first semester of your study programme, you must also attach an academic transcript with the result of the last level of your studies completed.

Remarks: When applying, students can select maximum 2 host universities where they would like to study as an exchange student. If the two host universities are not under the same programme, please submit two different applications. 

*Signatures are to be gathered from the student and  TLU Erasmus Departmental Coordinator.

You may find it useful to consult our checklist for long-term exchange studies.

Short-term blended mobility

Applicants for short-term blended mobility for studies abroad or applicants for doctoral short-term mobility can submit their applications for autumn and spring semester. Applications can be handed in during the entire year, except in July.

The student has to submit in SoleMOVE the following documents two months before studies abroad: 

  • motivation letter in English or Estonian;
  • written permission from the administrator of the study programme to go on studies abroad with a confirmation that the positive results are accepted for the completion of the study programme;
  • proof of language proficiency for the language in which the studies are conducted at the foreign university, with the exception of cases where the student has already proved the required level of language proficiency upon admission to Tallinn University (international language test / foreign language course at TLU / current studies in English, and all documents which prove that student's language skills correspond to the host university's language requirements);
  • in case of students applying during the first semester of their studies, academic transcript with the results of the previous completed study level;
  • in case of a BIP, preliminary confirmation from the host university of the BIP taking place (with the exception of competition organised by the academic unit and intended for a specific field of studies), containing the title of the BIP, information about the host university, date and place, volume and the duration of physical and virtual mobility.

Guidelines for using applying system Solemove


1. Check where you can go to at Solemove. Please choose your home unit or programme and use the "advanced search” option to define your EU subject area (this is important!). You can find the EU subject areas here. If you do not know which EU subject area you should choose, please contact the senior specialist for international studies (erasmus@tlu.ee). You can then see the possible partner universities for your exchange. Please still confirm with your departmental Erasmus coordinator, whether the partner university is suitable for you!

2. For applying go to SoleMove, choose Tallinn University from the list of institutions and log in with your TLU username and password.

If you need further assistance in creating and submitting an application, read more from our SoleMove manual

3. Once you are logged in, choose "application form for outgoing student mobility" or "application form for short student mobility" from the left tab. Choose “new” to create an application.

4. Choose ”study” as the mobility type and the appropriate application period and programme and save.

5. Fill in your personal data and save.


Departmental coordinator - your departmental Erasmus+ coordinator, the contact information is available here

Institutional coordinator - Nele Dobrõš

6. Choose your first and your second preference (if you have one), by adding a new institution/enterprise and click save. A maximum of two universities can be chosen!

7. Fill in the information about your current studies (at TLU) and click save. 

8. Add the required enclosures and save.

9. You can then check whether all necessary information is filled in and send the application away for reviewing. NB! You cannot edit your application anymore after it has been submitted!

10. Your application will be reviewed and you will be notified about the results after the application period.

If you have any questions regarding the system, please contact erasmus@tlu.ee

Tips for applying

  1. We recommend you make yourself familiar with all the travel-related restrictions and entry requirements. Due to Covid-19, many universities may make last-minute decisions to teach online.
  2. Before you apply, please look at the website of the partner university and do your research about the courses they offer. Please consult your study counsellor whether the subjects are suitable for your studies. 
  3. Please note that academic calendars can be different. 
  4. Do not forget to plan your exchange semester into your curriculum and do not be afraid to ask for advice from your study counsellor.
  5. Pay attention to the application deadlines and do not leave it at the last minute. Exchange studies outside of the EU require a visa or temporary residence permit, which means you need more time to apply for necessary documents.