There has been a successfully functioning tutoring programme at the University already for years. Tutors are students who help newly arrived students, both international and from Estonia, to adapt into academic environment at the University of Tartu.
All newly arrived international students are divided into small groups (maximum 10 people in a group), and each group has a tutor. Tutors will receive e-mail addresses of their group-members and it is most probable that new students will be contacted prior to the beginning of a semester.
Here are some examples of most common questions foreign students have asked over the last years:
How is the credit system arranged at the University?
How to change a password of the University's mail account?
What is already there in dorms (such as kitchen utensils) and what should be brought along?
How far is the dorm from the bus-station?
Where can I study French?
What are the opportunities to practice sports in Tartu?
What is the Estonian national food? Is it also served in restaurants?
Where can I buy products for making Chinese food?
How can I buy a monthly bus ticket?
Where can I buy a second hand by-cycle?
How can I rent a room?
Where can I practice volleyball?