The motivation letter is a part of the online application form. Guidelines and evaluation criteria for the motivation letter are also included in the online application form.
Please write a brief motivation letter (in English, maximum of 4000 characters with spaces) based on the following points:
Please explain why you apply for the MD program at the University of Tartu, Estonia, instead of studying medicine in your home country/elsewhere in the world. Are you willing to study
Estonian language (as during the curriculum you have to communicate with local patients)?;
Why do you think you are the right person for this MD program?
Describe how your previous education, work history, hobbies and personality make you especially capable of facing the challenges of studying medicine;
Please point out how many courses of chemistry, physics and biology you have taken at secondary school. Please indicate what was the minimum and maximum number of courses offered in these three subjects. Also, bring out what branches of chemistry you have studied. If you have studied chemistry, physics, biology at university/college level, please briefly describe the content of studies;
Describe the strategies you will use to deal with the challenges of studying in a cultural environment different from your home country;
What do you plan to do after completing your MD.
In evaluation, the following criteria will be considered:
Fluency of written English (30%);
Motivation, analytical and argumentation skills (70%).
The maximum score for motivation letter is 100 points and the result is positive only if the applicant gains 51 points or more.