The University of Tartu is a classical university in the city of Tartu, Estonia. It is the national university of Estonia. The University of Tartu is the only classical university in the country and also the biggest and most prestigious university in Estonia. It was established by King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden in 1632.
Nearly quarter of the whole Estonian university student population study at the University of Tartu. While most of the curricula are taught in Estonian, there are a number of degree programmes with English as a medium of instruction.
The university offers 75 different curricula on the bachelor's level, including the open university curricula. Three bachelor's degree programmes out of 75 are fully taught in English: Business Administration, Medicine, and Science and Technology.
University of Tartu has 90 study programmes on master's level. These programmes include 20 international master's programmes in English.
More than 100 doctoral degrees are defended annually, which makes up more than half of the total number in Estonia. The language of instruction for most of the PhD programmes is English. There are four programmes which at least partly has Estonian as a medium of instruction. These programmes are: Estonian and Finno-Ugric Linguistics, Law, History and Pharmacy.