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Study Information

 Academic year and semester


An academic year consists of two semesters (autumn and spring semester).

Both semesters are 16 weeks long and at the end of each semester there is a 3-week exam session.

If needed there is an extra one week for additional examinations.

Autumn semester starts the last week of August and spring semester the last week of January.

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Student code


You need a student code at TalTech for your studies. It is a unique number and it enables to identify the student in ÕIS (Study Information System).

You need the student code to write on all applications, tests and other papers that are handed in at/in the university. Example of a student code: a139876



  • To get an access to ÕIS and your UniID please turn to room ICT-410 (Akadeemia tee 15a, IT Building).
  • Please be sure you have your ID-card or other identification document with you!

Study information system (ÕIS)


ÕIS is a web-based study information system of TalTech.

To find out how it works, see from HERE and click “help” button.


From the ÕIS you can find:

  • course descriptions
  • course time-tables
  • register for the courses
  • submit applications
  • provide feedback
  • … and much more.


  • The deadline for submitting your individual “Study Plan” is announced each year in the academic calendar.
  • You can find the list of courses in English and the timetables: ois.ttu.ee>EST/ENG>first page>Timetables
  • You are allowed to register for the courses until the end of the “Red line day”.

Study plan

1. At the university you should make your own study plan.

When you take courses from different faculties, the study plans of the courses may overlap.

Then you have to choose between the courses that are overlapping. Language courses and sports are

not included in the study plans – the schedules will be forwarded to you by IRO (International Relations Office).

Timetables are available at ois.ttu.ee>ENG>Timetables>click on English Flag.

Please take notice of the study weeks: the first week of the semester is always number 1, therefore it is odd. 

Some lectures may take place every odd, others every even week.



  • Please note that during the two first weeks of the semester the study plan might change (before red line day)
  • Please do not use search button to look for courses, because it will display all the courses, also Estonian and Russian.

2. During the first weeks of the semester you must organize your Study Information System (ÕISpassword and user name.

You can request it from the IT department, room SOC-132 after what you can get the university´s library card

and access to the computer labs and OIS. If you are logged into ÕIS, you can see your study code, which consist of 6 numbers and the letters.

3. Please register to the courses in Study Information System (ÕIS).

Please follow the registration deadlines (see academic calendar). To make changes after the deadline has passed, please turn to your faculty´s Dean´s office to ask help.

4. Study plan is meant to set up a study plan for each semester.

Degree student has to choose subjects according to the curriculum to get study results.

Some subjects in this set are compulsory (compulsory courses) and other subjects must be selected

from among a certain amount of subjects (elective courses).

Exchange students can choose subjects on their own choice.

Free choice studies

Each curriculum in the university includes a free-choice study module where the student can

choose any courses that he or she prefers (drawing, singing, sports, languages etc.).

Courses from other Estonian universities can also be chosen.Students on state-commissioned

study (no tuition fee) place can choose as many subjects as they want for free as long as they are studying full time study load.

All students have to fill the application in ÕIS and sign it in their Dean´s office.


  • Also note that the majority of the courses are taught in Estonian so please consult with Dean’s office

    before you register for the courses!
  • If you decide to make any changes in your study plan later (e.g. after the `red line day`)

    you need to let the Dean’s office know about the changes as soon as possible.

    For that, please fill in the paper version of the study plan (possible until the end of the semester).

    Otherwise you will not be able to take the exam.

Study load

Students starting from 2013 on tuition free Master Programmes have to take into account their study load.

These Programmes are tuition free only if full study load is kept during studies.

What does it mean?

Full study load: Full-load study requires that a student accumulate at least 22.5 ECTS credits on a cumulative

basis under the individual study plan by the end of each academic year for each semester attended,

beginning from the last matriculation. If a student doesn´t accumulate at least 22,5-30 ECTS on a semester,

they will have to start paying for the credits that are missing. If the student accumulates more than 45 ECTS

credit points in one academic year, they can take less credit points next year.

Partial-study load requires that a regular student accumulate at least 15-22 ECTS credits on a cumulative

basis under the programme study plan per semester. Student has to pay according to the amount of the

declared credit points.



All the courses at Tallinn University of Technology will give credit points after passing the course positively.

Tallinn University of Technology has adopted the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).

This is a European teaching unit, which corresponds to 26 hours of studying (including self-study).

Sometimes some lecturers use abbreviation EAP.

Full academic year consist of 60 ECTS and one semester 30 ECTS.

GRADES Tallinn University of Technology ECTS

  • 5/A "Excellent" (91-100% of absolute scale) A
  • 4/B  "Very Good" (81-90%)
  • 3/C  "Good" (71-80%)
  • 2/D  "Satisfactory" (61-70%)
  • 1/E   "Sufficient" (51-60%)
  • 0/FX or F "Fail" (less than 51%)


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