Admission to Medicine in English
- Secondary education
- SAT Subject Test in Biology E/M (minimum score 640)
N.B. SAT Subject Test in Biology E/M is mandatory. It cannot be replaced by any other test and there are no exceptions.
Admission takes place on the basis of a ranking list. When ranking applicants, both the SAT score (50%) and motivation letter (50%) are taken into account. 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.
Admission process for international candidates
- Submit the online application form. You will receive an applicant code, which gives access to your account to track your application status. We ask you to upload the electronic copies of all the required documents to your application. This makes the pre-processing of your application quicker and is especially important for candidates applying to more than one programme.
- Mail the application (do not send any documents by e-mail!) with all the required documents by the indicated deadline to:
International Student Service, University of Tartu, Ülikooli 18, Tartu 50090, ESTONIA.
Documents to be submitted for application
Applicants are required to fill in an online application and send the signed application and required documents listed below to the International Student Service. Please follow the directions given in the online system.
- online application
- motivation letter - guidelines and evaluation criteria are included in the online application form
- result of SAT test in Biology (minimum score 640)
- copy of the passport page stating the applicant´s personal particulars
- 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
* Please note that in order to be considered official, all educational certificates must bear a seal, and a signature of an authorized official. Official documents must be provided from the institution awarding the secondary school certificate or be certified by a notary or with an Apostille. Some country-specific requirements also specify the way documents must be certifed.
IBO school graduates can order the results to be sent electronically to the University of Tartu via http://www.ibo.org/.
- Students graduating in 2016 must send the application package by April 15, 2016. If you graduate after the application deadline, please submit your most recent study results from current academic year. Upper secondary education documents must be sent as soon as possible.
- 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 7, 2016). 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.
- Upper secondary school certificates submitted to the university must include description of grading scale.
- Students accepted to the university cannot postpone beginning of their studies to the next academic year.
If you applied last year as well and already sent the required documents to us, it might not be necessary to resubmit all documents this year. Please contact the International Student Service for details.
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 admissions results by 15 June. Admission notifications are sent by e-mail. All admitted students must inform the university of their decision to accept or decline the admission offer.
Please note that the decision regarding admission can only be taken if all required documents have been sent to the university.
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.