Contact us: +372 742 4241 |

Applying to TIS

Thank you for your interest in Tartu International School! 🙋‍♀️

Admissions for the academic year 2024/2025 are now open!

We value: 

  • Caring and supportive internationally-minded learning environment. 🗣️

  • Child-centred educational journey that promotes joy and curiosity. 🧑🏽‍🏫

  • Active, outdoorsy, inquiry-based and meaningful learning. 🐝

  • A community of parents and teachers who work together to best support our little learners. 👨‍👧‍👦

How to apply?

We have:

  • IB programme for students aged 3 to 12;

  • class sizes up to 14 students and teacher-student ratio of 1 to 5

  • English as the language of instruction;

  • Estonian as a foreign language and as a mother tongue lessons;

  • two outdoor breaks for school children;

  • school day that starts at 9:00; 

  • after-school care for grade 1-4 students until 17:00.

  1. Fill in our online registration form.

  2. Admission interview with the family. The interview will be initiated by the school and can take place face-to-face or online.

  3. Fill an official Admission Application and send a signed copy to the principal via Please add

    • a copy of student’s identification document or birth certificate;

    • a copy of one parent’s identification document;

    • a digital photo of the student for a student card;

    • a progress report from a previous school or kindergarten.

  4. Sign a schooling contract.

  5. Welcome to TIS!

We admit students of any nationality and mother tongue. Knowledge of the English language is not required. We offer both English and Estonian as a second language or native language. 

Admission is based on the candidate’s documents and an admission interview between the representatives of the school, the student, and his/her family.

We look for candidates and parents who are committed to the school’s vision, mission, and philosophy

  • who are motivated/determined to succeed in our programmes;

  • who are internationally minded;

  • who would benefit academically and personally from the curriculum of Tartu International School;

  • and whose qualities would enrich the community of TIS and be a positive contribution to it.

Tartu International School admits students from ages 1½ to 15. Children (local or international) who are aged at least 1½ can apply to our kindergarten. Students who are between 6 and 7 years old by 1st September are admitted to Grade 1. The admission period lasts from 4th January 2024 until 1st June 2024. 

  • 4th January 2024 – Admission opens;

  • March-April 2024  – Online or face-to-face admission  interviews with families; 

  • 1st May 2024 – trial days and the preparation of documents; 

  • 1st June 2024 – The end of the admission period.

We recognize that not all international applications can be submitted within the given timeframes. In this case, please contact the principal via e-mail at to discuss your situation.

In the event that places are available, we admit students to kindergarten and Grades 1 to 9 and Kindergarten throughout the academic year. 

Our open morning gives an overview of what your child can experience and achieve when they become part of our diverse academic family.

It offers an opportunity to talk to the principal and teachers, meet fellow students, take a tour of our freshly renovated facilities, see our warm and welcoming atmosphere, learn more about the academic programmes, and gain a real insight into school life at Tartu International School.

Come along and see what our professional faculty, beautiful surroundings, and modern facilities have to offer!

There are currently no open morning events scheduled. For a personal school tour, please contact

TIS taster days give your child the opportunity to experience a school day at Tartu International School. They get to meet their teachers and join their age group for three lessons and activities. The taster day can be for an individual (an individual student trying out life at TIS before final enrolment), or for a group.

There are currently no taster day events scheduled. For a personal request, please contact

Please don’t hesitate to contact us in case of any questions!