Admission

The admission round for 2017/2018 is now closed. All the information below is still for this admission round, in order to give an overall idea of what the conditions and timing are. The definitive conditions and timing for the 2018/2019 admission will appear here in Autumn 2017.

Who should apply to the programme:

  • Graduates with Bachelor’ s degrees in physics, chemistry, pharmacy, materials science, natural sciences, engineering, technology or medicine
  • Practitioners in analysis and measurement laboratories who are facing the fast development of analytical methods and new regulations (Quality systems, ISO 17025 accreditation, etc.)
  • Personnel of laboratories, metrology institutes, accreditation, certification and inspection agencies
  • Quality managers in various industries

Admission requirements for the regular AMS programme:

  • Bachelor’ s degree (or equivalent) in the field of exact or natural sciences, technology, engineering or medicine
  • Applicants must have completed 18 ECTS in physics or chemistry in prior learning periods (minimum eligibility requirement for application is 60% of the maximum grade available)
  • English language proficiency

Piret Saluveer, International student advisor: we make every effort to offer you a pleasant and fruitful studying experience at Tartu.

Application process for Estonian candidates:

Applicants who have completed or are about to complete their bachelor´s studies in Estonia should apply via the National Admission Information Systems (SAIS) – further information is available here. Applicants with Estonian citizenship who have graduated or are about to graduate abroad as well as international applicants should submit their application using the DreamApply system as instructed below.

Application process for international candidates:

Guide to applying online (step 1)

Submit the online application via the DreamApply application system. Please be sure to fill in the form correctly with all of the requested information and make sure to submit your application. You are required to upload the electronic copies of all the required documents (please see below) to your online application by March 15. Please keep in mind that the electronic copies must be made of the original educational certificates that have been stamped and signed by the issuing institution. Incomplete applications or those submitted by email will not be considered by the University.

Applicants will receive feedback, notifications and official admission offers through the DreamApply system to their email. Once applying, you should ensure that you have access to your DreamApply and email accounts. The decisions on the applications will be made based on the electronic copies that have been added to the DreamApply system by the applicants. If needed, the University has a right to request the applicant to send application documents by post immediately after providing the scanned copies.

Guide to paper submission (step 2)

All the applicants who have been admitted are required to send all the application documents by post to: Student Admissions, University of Tartu, Ülikooli 18-134, Tartu 50090, ESTONIA. Please note that the documents are expected to be mailed to the University only by those receiving the admission offer (unless instructed otherwise by the admissions staff). Please make sure the documents reach the University within 3 weeks from the announcement of the offer. For example, if the admission offer is announced on April 1, the hard copies of the application documents must be received by the University by April 21. You will be informed when the documents have arrived.

The official admission letter will be sent to the accepted students by email only after reviewing their hard copies of the application documents. Once you receive the admission letter, you may proceed further with arranging your arrival (flights, accommodation and residence permits/visas when applicable). If your application documents do not reach us in 3 weeks, the University has a right to withdraw the admission offer.

Documents to be uploaded electronically and later submitted by regular post:

  1. online application
  2. motivation letter. Please write a brief motivation letter (in English, maximum of 4600 characters with spaces) based on the following points:
    • (1) Give a short overview of the physical and chemical basis of measurements and chemical analysis.
    • (2) In which role do you see yourself in your job after completion of the programme and what is your personal motivation to study applied measurement science?
    • (3) What is the role of measurements in the world’s economy and society?

    The motivation letter is part of the application form, and cannot be sent separately. Guidelines and evaluation criteria for the motivation letter are also included in the online application form. Letters of recommendation are not required.

  3. official copy of the Bachelor’s diploma or its equivalent and Diploma Supplement (transcript/mark sheet) in the original language (must include description of the grading scale)
  4. official translation of the Bachelor’s diploma and Diploma Supplement (transcript/mark sheet) into English, translation certified
  5. proof of English language proficiency
  6. copy of the passport page stating the applicant’s personal particulars

NB! Applicants graduating in 2017 and having their diplomas issued later than the application deadline, should electronically submit their most recent official Transcript of Records by the required deadline along with the rest of the required documents.

Requirements for educational documents:

All copies of educational documents (diplomas and diploma supplements/academic transcripts) must be officially certified. Certified copies should bear an original signature and seal of the authority certifying that these are true copies of the original. The documents can be certified: 1) by an authorized official of the issuing institution; 2) by a notary; 3) with an Apostille attached. The University does not accept simple copies of already certified copies.

Some country-specific requirements also specify the way documents must be certified: important information for non-EU applicants is available here.

Announcement of admission results:

The University’s Admissions Committee will announce final admission results, including information on tuition waiver scholarships, by May 15 at the latest. Admission offers are sent through the DreamApply system. The offer may be conditional or unconditional. If the offer is conditional, we will set out the conditions in the offer you need to fulfil in order to be admitted to the programme. If you do not fulfil the conditions or inform your admissions coordinator of your decision by the stipulated deadline, we reserve the right to withdraw the conditional admission offer.

Furthermore, we may withdraw or amend any offer or revoke your matriculation as a student of the University, if we discover that your application contains fraudulent information or if you are found to have omitted key information from your application.

Please note that the University cannot grant admission deferrals to accepted candidates who wish to postpone the beginning of their studies to the next academic year.

All admitted students are required to present their original qualification certificates upon arrival (unless these were sent directly from the issuing institution). 

Evaluation and ranking of the applications

The applicants are ranked based on the following criteria:
1. average grade of the previous study level (yields 60% of the final score);
2. knowledge of the field, motivation and argumentation skills as presented in a motivation letter (yields 40% of the final score). The motivation letter ranking is composed of the following: (1) fit between the student’s goals and the programme (16 % of the final score); (2) analytical and argumentation skills (16% of the final score); (3) fluency of written English (8 % of the final score).

The maximum score is 100 points. The application will be considered for the admissions ranking if a score of 66 points or higher is achieved. Further information on assessing candidates’ academic performance and calculating admissions’ score.

 

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