Guidelines for organisation of studies - courses at the university are delivered in the form of distance learning

Dear students, lecturer!

Thank you for your patience! We are aware that there are many questions about the continuing of contact study and having taken into account the directions from the Government of Estonia, the Rector`s office of the University of Tartu and the instructions from the UT Clinic`s crisis management team the following rules apply from 14.12.2020


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  • In December, practical classes may take place in small groups, if inevitable. We are not sure, however, whether they can be held in January. We want to avoid the situation where students who have returned home all over Estonia must repeatedly travel to Tartu.
  • If at all possible, exams and pass/fail exams will take place online. In justified exceptional cases, an exam may be held in the classroom. In this case, the lecturer coordinates with the programme director whether it is justified to have an exam or pass/fail evaluation in the classroom. The final decision will be made by the vice dean for academic affairs.
  • Lecturers try not to change the times of exams and pass/fail exams. If it is necessary to postpone an exam or pass/fail exam to conduct it online (no more than until the beginning of the spring semester), it must be done no later than five days before the day of the exam.
  • The lecturer may change the assessment methods and criteria of a course only in case no exams or pass/fail exams have taken place yet in the course. The lecturer responsible for the course will coordinate these changes with the programme director. If some students have already taken the exam or pass/fail exam in the classroom, other students may take the same exam or pass/fail exam online.
  • All changes are immediately communicated to students and made available in the SIS.
  • In case of physical gathering, participants must strictly follow distancing measures and wear masks both during practical classes, exams and pass/fail exams, as well as during entering and leaving the building.
  • Similarly to degree studies, no face-to-face classes are conducted in continuing education until the beginning of the spring semester.
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We also outline some important guidelines related to the Faculty of Medicine


All practicals will take place via e-learning at least until the end of autumn semester (7.02.2021). The specifics about each course will be conveyed by the teacher responsible for the course.

Exams/evaluations/written tests

If possible, all exams/evaluations and written tests should be done via e-study. If it is truly not possible then contact study is only allowed with following criteria: 
• the requirement for 50 percent occupancy of the room; 
• 2 + 2 rule; 
• everybody wears a mask; 
• disinfectants are used. 

If anything changes in the organisation of studies then you will be informed as soon as possible.

Further information
Anti Kalda
Vice Dean of the Faculty of Medicine
+372 737 4360