Tallinn University has bilateral agreements with partners all over the world, mainly outside of European Union. These agreements provide students possibilities to go on an exchange for a semester or an academic year. TLU students do not pay tuition fee at the partner university. Some partners offer additional scholarships or cover the accommodation costs.  

The additional application round for the long-term exchange studies for the Spring semester of 2024/2025 takes place from 26.08 - 11.09.2024.

List of partner universities

Application process

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 TLU courses which will be replaced by the courses taken at the host university
  • Motivation Letter (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.

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.

Guidelines for applying

1. Check where you can go to - https://saas.solenovo.fi/move/destinationSearch/13552098. Please choose your home unit or programme. You can then see the possible partner universities for your exchange. Please check the available courses on partner university’s webpage and discuss 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.

3. Once you are logged in, choose the application form for outgoing 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. For Erasmus + International Credit Mobility choose “outgoing Erasmus+ ICM” and for bilateral partner universities “bilateral outgoing exchange”. If you want to apply for both of the exchange programmes, you need to make two separate applications.

5. Fill in your personal data and save.

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 review. NB! You no longer can edit your application 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 anete.elken@tlu.ee

Tips for applying

  • 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.
  • Before applying, please do the research about the university and look at the courses offered. 
  • Pay attention that not always academic calendars are matching. 
  • Do not forget to plan your exchange studies in your study plan and ask for advice from the study counsellor.
  • Pay attention to application deadlines and do not leave your application at the last minute. You might need a visa or temporary residence permit to start your exchange studies. 


Please ask for more information from:
Arabella Neostus