From 18 May, it is permitted to once again organise studies on the university premises.
In study organisation (incl. examinations/pass-fail assessments), the university follows the principle that we only invite students to the university in subjects where it is unavoidably necessary.

Study Regulations

  • Up to ten students and lecturers/employees are permitted to be in a contact learning situation at once;

  • In case of examinations/pass-fail assessments, the number of students allowed in the room depends on the room size to ensure sufficient distancing;

  • A lecturer has the right to send off a student with symptoms of illness and not allow them back to studies before a doctor has issued a respective permission;

  • When organising the studies, the principle of scattered movement must be followed, planning the studies in different rooms at different times, if possible. Times and places of studies are published in the ASIO room management system;

  • The students must stay on the university premises for as little time as possible and not more than necessary, incl. avoid gathering in groups;

  • Enter the study room one by one and start filling the seats from those farthest from the door to avoid passing each other. Sit at least 2 metres away from each other (e.g. leave at least 2 chairs between yourself and the person sitting in the same row, and 1 empty row in front and 1 in the back);

  • Students and lecturers shall follow the safety requirements enforced by the university in study organisation.


  • Students in risk groups (see the clause on safety requirements) have the right to submit an application for taking the examinations/pass-fail assessments conducted on the university premises under special conditions. The application is submitted to the lecturer at the latest 3 days before the examination/pass-fail assessment. The lecturer determines the time and manner of taking the examination/pass-fail assessment under special conditions (either individually within the university or using digital means).
  • Foreign exchange students and international students who have left Estonia have the right to take examinations remotely. An international student who has left Estonia shall submit an application to the lecturer at the latest 3 days before the examination/pass-fail assessment takes place. The lecturer shall determine the remote examination/pass-fail assessment requirements for the student who submitted the application.
  • A student who was ill during the announced examination/pass-fail assessment times and did not participate in the examination/pass-fail assessment shall submit at the latest on the last day of the exam session an application in the SIS along with a medical institution certificate proving the illness for assigning an additional examination/pass-fail assessment time. The additional examination/pass-fail assessment will take place during the two weeks following the exam session at a time assigned by the academic unit. A student who did not participate at the additional examination/pass-fail assessment cannot apply for an additional examination/pass-fail assessment time and must retake the course. The result of the additional examination/pass-fail assessment is calculated among the results of the semester when the student enrolled in the course (subsection 21 (11) of the University Study Regulations).

Safety Requirements

Studies conducted at the university must adhere to the currently valid safety requirements to ensure a safe work and study environment both for the university staff and students.
Primary safety requirements: 

  • Only healthy students and employees without symptoms are allowed at the university.
  • Wash/disinfect your hands when entering the buildings.
  • Avoid close contact, keep a 2-metre distance with others.
  • Wash your hands regularly with warm water and soap. If this is not possible, use hand sanitisers.
  • Cough and sneeze in your sleeve. It is no use to put your hand over your mouth because the germs on your palm will easily be transferred.
  • Do not touch your face, eyes or mouth with unwashed hands. This helps to avoid transferring the virus from your hands to the mucous membrane.
  • Wearing a mask is not mandatory but it is strongly recommended for people in risk groups. Risk groups include university members with chronic diseases (respiratory diseases, diabetes, liver diseases, kidney diseases, cardiovascular diseases, immunodeficiency) and people older than 65.
  • A study counsellor can still be accessed via telephone or by digital means.

Additional information on the following topics on the university website:

  • University safety requirements;
  • Library activities;
  • Use of personal protective equipment;
  • Instructions in case of illness.

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Reimbursement of study costs

  • If you are having payment difficulties, you can submit an application in ÕIS for extending the payment deadline or for payment in instalments. Applications will be reviewed case by case.

Study counselling

  • If, due to the state of emergency,  students find it hard to combine studies, family life and work, they can turn to their study counsellor to find a solution.
  • Counsellors (psychologists, career counsellor) of TU Career and Counselling Centre provide online counselling (Skype, Google Meet etc.). If you need help, you can turn to:
    Ivi Niinep, Psychologist
    Valentina Kivi, Psychologist
    Liina Vallimäe, Career Counsellor


  • Admission has beed planned as previously scheduled. If the state of emergency is extended, the dates could be changed
  • Candidates who have not acquired the previous level of education by the time of application but who can acquire it in Estonia by the beginning of the new academic year are allowed to apply.
  • Candidates will be matriculated after having finished their previous level of education and after submitting the relevant data (graduations in Estonia can be seen in Admission Infortmation System (SAIS) during admission on an ongoing basis.