Follow these steps to apply for an exchange semester or year at Tallinn University:


1. Contact your own department or International Relations Office at your home university and find out whether your department or university has an exchange agreement with Tallinn University.

2. The prerequisite for applying is an exchange nomination sent by your home university including the following information:

- student's name
- date of birth
- email address
- semester of exchange
- field and level of studies


The nomination from your home university must be sent by e-mail to by 15 May if you are coming for Autumn Semester or full academic year, and by 15 October if you are coming for Spring Semester.

3. We will contact you by email and provide you with application instructions and credentials for the online application platform SoleMove. Fill in the online application form, create your study plan and attach the following required documents to your application:

  • Transcript of Records;

  • Copy of the identification document (passport, ID);

  • Certificate of language proficiency

    Please note that the documents need to be in English! Make sure that the email address you provide is correct and in use, as we will communicate much important information to you via email. The online application platform is opened to students applying for the Autumn Semester and full year on April 1 and to students applying for the Spring semester on October 1.

4. The deadlines for submitting your online application are as follows:

  • June 1 for the Autumn Semester and the entire Academic Year

  • November 1 for the Spring Semester

5. We will check your documents and give feedback if any changes are needed. After your documents have been checked and your study plan has been approved in your academic unit, you will receive the acceptance letter and instructions about creating the Learning Agreement. It can take up to 30 days after the application deadline before you receive the acceptance letter, so please be patient with us! Please do not send your learning agreement from your home university before you have received the acceptance letter from us.

6. A housing offer will be sent to you by e-mail if you have applied for a dormitory place in the online system and after you have officially been accepted for exchange studies at Tallinn University. Places in the dormitories are limited, so unfortunately, we cannot offer a place to all the applicants. Please read more about housing possibilities.

7. If you feel that you need a peer supporter (a student buddy) to guide you and help you in the process of settling in, you need to apply for one before August 5 if you are coming for the Autumn Semester or the entire academic year, and before January 5 if you are coming for the Spring Semester. Please find out more information about student buddies and application.

Please note: before sending in your application, check carefully which courses and studies are offered to Exchange Students.

For additional information please check the Academic CalendarOrientation for International Students, Practical Information and FAQ.

Advice may be obtained from the Departmental Erasmus Coordinators and from the Incoming Mobility Senior Specialist (

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