Partner universities - UT's most extensive co-operation ties are with universities, with which it has concluded bilateral partnership agreements. Such co-operation involves all the university's faculties and units. As a rule, UT organises frequent exchanges of students, academic staff and, to a lesser degree, administrative staff with partner universities.
Erasmus partners - European universities enter into Erasmus agreements on the level of faculties, departments, institutes and other academic units.
Partner faculties - co-operation arrangements are established between a specific faculty of the University of Tartu and a corresponding faculty of another university, and the exchange of students and academic staff is limited to the participating faculties.
Other partners - to further co-operation in specific areas and to increase opportunities for exchange of students and staff, the University of Tartu has established co-operation agreements with several foreign research, higher education and other institutions. This includes the international co-operation agreements concluded by the Estonian government and Academy of Sciences.