Support services


Info-guide for new international students


Mental health support 

Our university is offering free mental health support to students, including doctoral students. The goal of psychological counselling is to support the student in dealing with problems with studying or in personal life. Counselling offers secure and confidential environment, in which the counselor helps to understand the problem and to formulate it. The counselor supports the student in setting realistic expectations, helps to see what led to difficulties and supports in finding possible solutions. You can write to book an appointment. Counselling takes place in the main building (Kreutzwaldi 1a), room 117. Online counselling also available.


Psychological counselling service outside of university (may include fees):

In case of mental health emergency:

  • Psychiatry Clinic: address Raja 31 Tartu, phone (+372) 731 8889, available 24 h
  • Ohvriabi crisis phone for victims of violence: (+372) 116 006 (available 24 h)



Student Union  

Address: Kreutzwaldi 52
                 51006 Tartu
                 Phone: +372 731 3049

The Student Union promotes students’ interests and protects their rights within the University and in the society as a whole. Although everybody is expected to join the Student Union, the Student Union membership is not compulsory. 

The Student Union provides several services, such as printing, making copies, making posters, binding academic theses. You can get an Estonian Student's Card from the Student Union, and you can purchase an official University cap or a ring from there. See the prices here. (web page in Estonian).

It also offers students the possibility to have internet-connection in their dormitory-rooms, takes care of students’ home-travelling compensation system, provides everybody with an ÕIS password and username and supplies students with useful information.


Computer Centre

Address:   Kreutzwaldi 1
                 51006 Tartu
                 Phone +372 731 3038

All buildings and hostels of the EMU have internet installed. To get your own e-mail address, contact the Student Union in the Torn Dormitory, Kreutzwaldi 52.


Language Centre

Address: Kreutzwaldi 1
                 51006 Tartu
                 Phone +372 731 3162 
Head:      Ülle Sihver

Our students have an opportunity to learn foreign languages and agricultural terminology in the major European languages. The languages taught are Latin, French, English, German, Russian, Finnish, Swedish and Estonian both for local and foreign students. Besides courses at the Estonian University of Life Sciences, students can take language courses at the University of Tartu.


Sports Centre 

Address:    Kreutzwaldi 3
                 51006 Tartu
                 Phone: +372 731 3902
                 fax:+372 731 3910

It is important to be strong and healthy. Our university has facilities for both indoor and outdoor sports. There are training periods where both novices and experts can practise their skills. A special fitness room is well equipped for fitness training and weight lifting. Other popular sports events at our university are aerobics, bodybuilding, volleyball, basketball, athletics, skiing, boxing and rowing.

If students do not want to go in for sports in a big way, they can just go jogging in the picturesque parks near the residential blocks of the University.

Participation in sports activities organised by the EMU Sports Centre may also contribute towards credit points. Students should check with their faculty and the Sports Centre to find out how credit points can be obtained.

Please find more information about the sport center activities as well as pricelist here.

Tartu Welcome Centre

Visiting address: Ülikooli 17, Tartu
Visiting hours: Mo-Fri: 9.00 - 16.00, Thu: 9.00 - 18.00. 

Tartu Welcome Centre is a team of local advisers with the mission of providing support and guidance to you in the process of making Estonia your new home. Find out about their services and events:


Supporting students with special needs

The Estonian University of Life Sciences (EMU) works to provide students with disabilities a learning and community environment that affords them full participation, equal access, and reasonable accommodation of their disabilities.


All the buildings of the EMU are wheelchair accessible.


Hostel TORN offers rooms for students in wheelchair. Accessible housing options should be requested as soon as possible - usually immediately following acceptance of admission.  Students with disabilities will have first choice for fully accessible housing units. If there are no students with disabilities by the deadline each spring, these rooms may be assigned to other students.


All the parking lots at the buildings and hostels in the University campus have spaces for accessible parking. If you are a student with disability who has questions about accessible parking, please contact our disabled students’ contact person


All dining areas are on accessible routes.


Student Career Service



Students Career Service of the Estonian University of Life Sciences was founded with the main objective of providing help to graduating students in making contacts with the employers and finding best jobs according to their qualification. Employers can choose and recruit the graduates as well as students.

Students Career Service aims to act as a bridge between employers and University. In addition to recruiting highly qualified personnel, employers have the possibility to get to know more about the EMU, study plans and various academic matters.

Job and internship offers for students

Please note, that web is in Estonia, but the consultation about the career service option is in English as well.