From year to year the importance and intensity of the international co-operation of UT Viljandi Culture Academy has grown considerably. The international co-operation follows the objectives of the Lisbon treaty and supports the aim to promote cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue. By valuing regional and local development and Estonian traditional roots the academy is also open to new ideas and international exchanges to enrich the local environment and ensure the sustainability and quality of teaching and research at the academy. Cultivating a network of international relations allows the academy to boost the mobility of its academic staff and students and motivates them to learn foreign languages.
Participation in the EU educational programme LLP Erasmus constitutes a great section of the acadedmy's foreign relations, supporting the study and training exchange of students, lecturers and university staff. The number of bilateral agreements is growing with each year.
There are also various international projects in which different departments from the academy are taking part. In addition, the academy also participates in the activities of several interntional university networks, such as the Cumulus, the AEC - The European Association of Conservatoires and the Norpdplus networks; and other LLP programmes, such as the Grundtvig and the Leonardo through co-operation projects.
Being a college of the University of Tartu the circle of the university's international partners extends from the Baltic Sea to North America and Australia. The University of Tartu participates in the activities of several European university networks, such as the Utrecht Network and the Coimbra Group, an association of prestigious European research universities.