Short-term students (regularly referred to as visiting/exchange students,) are the students studying at the University of Tartu up to ten months.The homepage of the Student Hostel can be found here.
Student Campus for degree-seeking students.
Tartu Welcome Centre is a team of local advisers providing support and guidance in the process of getting settled in Estonia, in Tartu.
If the life in the dormitory seems not to be of your style, you could rent an apartment. The prices range from approximately 160 EUR in the farther parts of the town to 450 EUR or more in the centre (1-2 rooms). The rents are the highest in the fall – late August, early September.
Information on rental apartments is available from real estate agencies and portals:
Most of the real-estate companies in Tartu offer the rental agreement translations in Russian and English.
Note that the owner of the premises may require 1 or 2 months’ rent in advance or a deposit upon signing the lease agreement. The tenant can demand repayment of the deposit in case the owner has not informed the tenant of any claims against him within of two months after the expiry of the lease contract. Real-estate companies charge a fee usually in the value of the amount of 1 month rent. Please note that the utility costs as well as telephone, and internet connection bills will be usually added to the advertised rent, unless agreed otherwise. Taxes related to the property are paid by the landlord.
You should keep the property in tact and remove minor defects that can be removed by light cleaning of maintenance which are in any case necessary for the ordinary usage and preservation of the rented property. Ask also for the offers for cleaning services (for extra costs) from the real estate company.
For any improvements or alterations at the property you need the owners written consent. If the value of the property increases because of the alterations, the tenant can ask for compensation. It is advisable to agree on the compensation for alterations or improvements in advance. In case you have a rental agreement with an unspecified term and the owner wants to raise the rent, he has to inform you 30 days beforehand in written form.
Read more about your rights and obligations from the Euraxess website.
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