Admission to Medicine in English
- Secondary education
- SAT Subject Test in Biology E/M (minimum score 640)
NB! SAT Subject Test in Biology E/M is mandatory. It cannot be replaced by any other test and there are no exceptions.
The applicants are ranked based on the following two indicators:
- SAT Subject Test in Biology E/M score (yields 70% of the final score)
- score of the motivation letter (yields 30% 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: calculating the final admissions score
Taking the SAT Subject Test in Biology E/M also proves applicant's proficiency in English language, therefore submitting a proof of English language proficiency is not required.
Application process for Estonian applicants
Applicants who have completed or are about to complete their secondary school 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 applicants
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 April 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 May 1, the hard copies of the application documents must be received by the University by May 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
- online application
- motivation letter - The motivation letter is a 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;
- official copy of the secondary school certificate and grade list in the original language;
- certified translations of the secondary school certificate and grade list into English;
- result of SAT test in Biology (minimum score 640);
- copy of the passport page stating the applicant´s personal particulars
NB! Applicants graduating in 2017 and having their secondary school certificate issued later than the application deadline, should electronically submit their most recent official grade list by the required deadline along with the rest of the required documents.
IBO school graduates can order the results to be sent electronically to the University of Tartu via http://www.ibo.org/.
- The application deadline is in April, but we also accept the SAT Subject Test in Biology E/M taken in the beginning of May (May 6, 2017). We do not accept the results from the SAT test taken in the beginning of June 2017 for this year intake. Rest of the application documents must be submitted by April 15. You are required to order the SAT results to be sent to the University of Tartu when registering for the test (please do not wait until the scores are announced).
- Please note that only official score reports sent straight from the testing centre are accepted. The score recipient code for the University of Tartu is 6424.
If you applied last year as well and already sent the required documents by post, it might not be necessary to resubmit all documents by post this year. Please contact the Student Admissions for details.
Requirements for educational documents
All copies of educational documents (secondary school certificate and grade list/transcript) 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.
Important information for Finnish applicants
The list of admission requirements given above also applies to Finnish applicants, including the SAT Subject Test in Biology E/M.
Applicants must submit an officially certified copy of upper secondary school leaving certificate/Lukion päästötodistus and matriculation examination certificate (if available) in Finnish and also a translation of the Lukion päästötodistus and matriculation examination certificate into English, translation certified.
Announcement of admission results
The University's Admissions Committee will announce final admission results by June 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).
Applicants interested in transfer
UT has a course system, which means that in order to take courses from second or higher year, the student must successfully finish all the courses from previous year(s). Due to differences in educational systems and curricula, it is very unlikely that an applicant from another university could transfer all required courses from the previous year(s) and therefore the Faculty of Medicine does not accept transfer students.
If you are interested in studying at UT, please apply for admission to start as a first year student. If admitted, it might be possible to transfer some courses and credits.