Student accommodation

How to get a spot

The Estonian University of Life Sciences guarantees accommodation in its hall of residence for all international exchange students. It is possible to live in the Torn residence (Kreutzwaldi 52, Tartu).

All international students who have been admitted to the EMU and want to get a spot in the dormitory, should fill in the online accommodation form at:

The accommodation form for beginning academic year is usually open from the first full week in August. If you want to share a room with your friend you will have to know the name of your friend and his or her application number and write it down in the online application. After having submitted the form you will receive an offer for a spot in the dormitory that you will have to confirm within a week. By confirming the offer the deposit invoice will be automatically sent.

NB! In order to sign a Lease Agreement please turn to the Torn Dormitory reception. 

What does it cost?

The rent for Torn

·         Double room: 218€/month (109EUR/person) including utilities

·         A single room: 155€/month including utilities

Internet is included in the room price, but you need to bring your own cable. The guarantee fee is 100€. The guarantee fee is paid according to the sent invoice, it is given back to you when you move from the dormitory and hand over your room keys.

See the gallery of Torn dormitory.

For more information please contact the administrator Külliki Aavast:

What are the rooms like?

The rooms are mostly double rooms with a WC, shower and a small kitchen. Pillows and blankets are provided (3€/month), but students should bring their own towels, bed linen, kitchen utensils and anything else they feel they may need. Outlets operate at 220 V/50 Hz. 

There is a permanent internet connection in every room, the tenant has to provide its own internet cable. Wireless is acceptable only on the reception area.

Location of the dormitories

You can see the exact location of the dormitories on the campus map.

The dormitoriy is very close to the University buildings, about a 10 minute walk away from the furthest buildings. If you want to go to the town centre, it's about 20 minute walk or a short ride using the public transportation. There are two grocery stores near the dormitories.

From the dormitories to the train station of Tartu it's about 20 minute walk as well. The buses from Tartu to Tallinn stop every hour in front of the Sports Building, on the other side of the road from the Torn dormitory (see campus map). 

Documents and additional information

Dormitory Place Request

General terms and conditions of lease agreement

Dormitory House Rules

Operating instructions for rooms and implements in the dormitory

Gallery (Torn)

How to Find an Apartment?

Students, who stay at the University for full-time or if the life in the hall of residence seems not to be their style, should try to rent an apartment. Private rooms or flats can be found through newspaper advertisements or rental agencies in town. The prices range from about 130 EUR in the farther parts of town to 255 EUR or more in the centre (1-2 rooms). The rents are the highest in the fall. We advise you to consult our student advisor or your local friends before deciding on anything.

It is also possible to find a room at a dormitory with the help of Student Village, which is a non-profit organization. Its founders are Tartu University and the Student Union. The Student Village aims at housing students, guests and the staff members of Tartu University at a reasonable price.

The Student Village owns eight fully functional dormitories. The dormitories are located at various places around the city. All dormitories are close by the bus route and to the town centre.


It is possible to stay in the hostel in the university campus for a short period. 

See more information here.