On 1 December 1919, the opening ceremony of the University of Tartu of the Republic of Estonia was held – and the university, primarily intended for Estonian students and serving the Estonian society, started operation. Estonian was declared the official language of the university and, after preparations, 351 students, incl. 305 Estonians, commenced their studies on 6 October 1919.
In 2019, Estonia celebrated the anniversary of Estonia’s national university, dedicated to the Republic of Estonia and the Estonian language. To mark this, a corresponding stamp and a first day of issue cover were issued.