TFHS - Tartu Folk High School

Tartu Rahvaülikool

Pepleri 4,

Tartu 51003




Tel.: (+372) 736 1540




A break outside Tartu Folk High School

Crafts session


Flowers to the School during the 25 years anniversary in 2012.

Tartu Rahvaülikool (Tartu Folk High School) was founded in 1987 and offers liberal adult education and vocational training for adults seeking self-realization, cultural education as well as professional development.


The school is open to all who wish to develop their creativity and their talents, skills, and knowledge or learn something entirely new.




Tartu Folk High School has been continuously developing a modern, professional adult training centre that provides high quality continuing education to meet adult educational, cultural, social and economic needs. The school aims to implement the idea of lifelong learning and welcome students of all ages.


The School has more than 150 teachers, who are recognized as professionals, artists, musicians in Tartu, Estonia and abroad. The School has per academic year around 6,000 students of all ages at more than 500 courses.


The key action areas are:

  1. Adult continuing education: Training in various forms and fields, with the aim of adult self-improvement and development of Vocational Training in various fields, aimed at professional in-service training.
  2. Cultural activities: Courses in music, literature, theatre, visual arts with joint activities and free time to exercise initiative and cultural advancement; and project-based local and international cultural events – art and craft shows, festivals, concerts.
  3. Project-based activities: International and national projects aimed contributing to the development of the school and local area.


Capacity for the project:

Tartu Folk High School has as the biggest liberal adult training centre outside Tallinn core competences in liberal adult education with arts and culture curricula, course planning, learner contact and dissemination.



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