Admission information

Admission for 2018

Application deadlines

Applicants from the programme countries
(28 EU countries, Norway, Lichtenstein, Turkey, Iceland, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia)

Study place with Programme country scholarship or tuition waiver scholarship

Deadline: Jan 11, 2018a,b

Applicants from the partner countries
(all other countries)

Study place with Partner country scholarship or tuition waiver scholarship

Deadline: Jan 11, 2018a,b

a In addition to electronic submission,  all required documents need to be sent on paper to UT by February 28, 2018 (see below). If by January 11, 2018 you do not yet have your language test score,  then you must submit a proof of registration to a language test electronically – upload it to the application system. The official test score must arrive to UT by February 28, 2018.
b If you graduate in 2018, then please send an application form and the most recent official Transcript of Records by the required deadline both electronically and by regular post (see below).

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

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) encompassing at least 60 ECTS in chemistry or chemical engineering and 20 ECTS in mathematics and/or physics  (minimum eligibility requirement for application is 66% of the maximum grade available, as the average of all courses included in the transcript).
  • English language requirements (see below).

Application process in brief

(See the admission schedule table at the end of this page for more detailed information)

1. Submit the online application form, available below, via the online application system DreamApply by January 11. You will receive an applicant code, which gives access to your account to track your application status. Before submitting the online application form, you need to upload the electronic copies of all the required documents to the online application system DreamApply.
2. Pay the non-refundable application fee of EUR 50. All international applicants are required to pay the fee, unless they have completed the previous study level in Estonia. An application will only be processed after the fee has been received by UT. Please note that UT will start collecting the application fee in December 2017 (it is not possible to pay the fee sooner). You are still welcome to submit the online application in November. Further details for making the payment will be announced here at the end of November.
3. Mail the signed application (do not send any documents by e-mail!) with all the required documents by February 28 to: Student Admissions, University of Tartu, Ülikooli 18, Tartu 50090, ESTONIA.
Please pay attention to the fact that applications that have been mailed before the deadline, but do not arrive Tartu by February 28, are not accepted (except in special circumstances, such as war in the region where you live). This also includes a proof of English language proficiency (see below)!
4. Be prepared to take an online calculation test in the first half of February. The test can be taken by those, whose average grade of the previous study level and motivation letter exceed the threshold described below. The applicants qualifying for the test will receive link to the test and necessary instructions by e-mail. Please check your e-mails regularly!

In order to avoid delays please mail your documents right after submitting them electronically!
Please be aware that only applicants who have submitted all the required documents (both online and on paper) on time will be eligible for evaluation and ranking!
Please also be aware that the language test takes time, so please register to a test well in advance of the deadline!

Paying the application fee

Paying the fee will enable to apply for up to 2 programmes at UT. The payment must be made by the application deadline at the latest (January 11, 2018) and without charges to the beneficiary. The payment should be made in euros. Once you have made the payment, please upload the payment receipt/confirmation to the “documents” section in DreamApply. You will be informed when the fee has been received by UT.

Documents to be submitteda

  1. Online application
  2. Official copy of the Bachelor’s diploma or its equivalent and Diploma Supplement (transcript/mark sheet) in the original language
  3. Official translation of the Bachelor’s diploma and Diploma Supplement (transcript/mark sheet) into English, translation certified
  4. Copy of the passport page stating the applicant’s personal particulars
  5. Confirmation/receipt of application fee payment (if applicable)
  6. Proof of residence (from your local municipality)b
  7. Proof on the English language proficiency. One of the following international tests is required:
    • IELTS Academic: Overall mark of 6.5 and no section below 5.5. Copy of the test result is accepted, as it will be verified online by UT.
    • TOEFL: Paper based: 575; Internet based: 90. The TOEFL result must be sent directly to the University of Tartu by the Educational Testing Service. TOEFL institutional code for the University of Tartu is 0133.
    • Cambridge Exam: CAE and CPE.
    • Cambridge English First (FCE): A or B.
    • Pearson PTE Academic – Score of 62.

    English language requirement is waived if an applicant can document any of the following:

    • has completed secondary education in English in one of the following countries: in EU/EEA member states; USA; Canada; Australia or New Zealand. In the case of EU /EEA member states, the education certificate must include information on the language of instruction;
    • has completed secondary education (also known as upper-secondary/high school education) in one of the EU/EEA member states and taken the final exam in English with a result that indicates correspondence to B2 level according to Common European Framework of Reference for Languages;
    • has studied in English (with English as medium of instruction), in full-time student status for at least one academic year, in a higher education institution in one of the following countries: USA; Canada; Australia; New Zealand or any of the EU/EEA member states. The transcript of records must include information that the applicant was enrolled in the programme taught in English.
  8. Motivation letter (of maximum 5000 characters, with spaces) addressing the following:  (1) Give a short overview of the physical and chemical basis of modern analytical chemistry.  (2) What is the role of analytical chemistry in the world’s economy and society?  (3) Please describe briefly your previous study and work experience, as well as your personality. (4) Give your first and second preference for study track (i.e. Tartu-Uppsala, Tartu-Lyon, Tartu-Åbo), together with short argumentation of your choice.  (5) Describe how the EACH programme will help you in achieving your professional goals.
    We may contact you with additional questions concerning your motivation letter.

a Please consult the EACEA’s Provisions for the processing of personal data (also found in the footer of each page of the EACH website). EACEA may use the data for the purposes of evaluating the programmes, efficiently manage the projects, and producing statistics.

b For calculating travel contribution, the applicants are required to provide a proof of their place of residence. The place of residence is verified based on the provision of the documents listed in the PRADO website of the Council of the European Union. Such an official document (e.g. a residence certificate issued in accordance with the applicant’s municipality normal registration rules)  must have been issued within 12 months before the deadline for submission of applications to the EACH programme – February 28. Thus this document does not need to be uploaded by January 11 to the DreamApply system, but please send it by February 28 by post.

 

In order to be considered official, a diploma or academic transcript must bear a seal and a signature of an authorized official. Photocopies of diplomas and transcripts must be certified. Copies can be certified by the institution that issued the diploma or transcript.  Documents with an Apostille are also considered official. Non-EU applicants: for submitting correct documents, please check the following  country specific requirements

NB! Applicants graduating in 2018  and having their diplomas issued later than application deadlines, please send an application form and the most recent official Transcript of Records by the required deadline (electronically by January 11 and by regular post by February 28).  Mark to your online application, when you will receive all the required education certificates.

Applicants graduating in 2018 will be first offered conditional admission. Conditional admission is valid until the end of July, thus the degree certificate (or other relevant graduation documents) must be sent to Tartu by July 15, 2018, at latest (but as soon as you receive it). If you expect to graduate later, you cannot be admitted to the programme this year but are welcome to apply for the next year.

 


Evaluation and ranking of the applications

The applicants are ranked based on the following two indicators:
1. Average grade of the previous study level (yields 40% of the final score).
2. Motivation letter (40%). Knowledge of the field, motivation and argumentation skills, relevant study and work experience and other relevant activities (publications, project management etc) are evaluated. Please note that information in your CV is not taken into account. Only the motivation letter is examined. So, for example, if you have extensive experience of working in the field or scientific publications then this should be explained in the motivation letter.
3. Online test on problem solving (20%). The problems include the following: calculations of moles and percentages based of molecular formula and weighing data, calculations of solution concentrations, calculations of results of simple analytical determinations (titration, gravimetry, etc).

In order to be eligible for ranking and fulfil the minimum requirements (exceed the thresholds) for enrolment to the programme, an applicant must have:

–  at least 66% for the average grade (maximum is 100);
–  at least 50% for the motivation letter (maximum is 100) and
–  at least 50% for the problem solving test.

For calculating the final score, points given for the average grade, motivation letter and problem solving test are multiplied with their share for admissions score (shares are indicated above in the brackets). The minimum final score for ranking is 66 points, thus candidates having lower final score than 66 points are not considered eligible, and cannot be selected for ranking.
Applicants scoring overall less than 75% are not considered for the partner and programme country scholarship nomination (but can be considered for the tuition waiver scholarship nomination).

 

EACH Admission schedule for the 2018/19 study year

Time Action by consortium Action by applicant
November 11, 2017 – Jan 11, 2018 The online DreamApply application form is open for applicants.  Documents to be uploaded to the online system:
1) Online application form
2) Motivation letter (part of the application form)
3) Official copy of the Bachelor’s diploma or its equivalent and Diploma Supplement (transcript/mark sheet) in the original language
4) Official translation of the Bachelor’s diploma and Diploma Supplement (transcript/mark sheet) into English, translation certified
5) Copy of the passport page stating the applicant’s personal particulars
6) Confirmation/receipt of application fee payment (if applicable)
7) Proof on the English language proficiency or a proof of having registered to one of the international tests
January 23-25, 2018 Consortium meeting: evaluation of average grades and motivation letters
During limited number of days in the first half of February Online test on analytical chemistry is open for qualifying applicants.
Applicants will be sent a link to take the test within the limited period of time.
Online test
Open only for qualifying applicants – who received at least 66 % for their average grade of prior studies (max is 100)  and at least 50 % for a motivation letter (max is 100)
By Feb 28, 2018 (at latest)

Please mail your documents right after submitting them electronically!

Signed application and its supporting documents must arrive at UT. Documents to be submitted by post:
1) Signed application form (motivation letter is a part of it)
2) Official copy of the Bachelor’s diploma or its equivalent and Diploma Supplement (transcript/mark sheet) in the original language
3) Official translation of the Bachelor’s diploma and Diploma Supplement (transcript/mark sheet) into English, translation certified
4) Copy of the passport page stating the applicant’s personal particulars
5) Proof of the English language proficiency
6) Proof of residence (from your local municipality)
Mar 16, 2018 (at latest) Decisions taken by the consortium: applicants will be notified of the selection and scholarship decision (whether they are offered the Erasmus + scholarship, tuition waiver scholarship or placed to a reserve list ). Information will be sent via the DreamApply system
Mar 23, 2018 Deadline for submitting appealsa  (protests) on admission decisions. Appeals are to be submitted to each@ut.ee using the Appeals form.
Mar 31, 2018 (at latest) 1. The applicants will be notified of the EACH consortium decisions regarding the protests.
2. The European Commission will be notified of the selection results.
May-June 2018b The European Commission approves the selection results, the final decision of the scholarship allocation is taken. The decision is communicated to the applicants.

a  The appeal has to be submitted by e-mail (containing the word “Appeal” in the subject line) to each@ut.ee by Mar 23, 2018 using the Appeals form. The protest has to contain the applicant’s name and a clear explanation what the appeal is based on. Only appeals from eligible candidates (all required documents have been submitted on time and all formal requirements were met) will be considered. The appeals from eligible candidates will be forwarded to the EACH academic board. The board will communicate with the appellant, explain the grounds of its original decision and enable the appellant to present its arguments. Based on these arguments, the board will take a decision and communicate it to the appellant by Mar 31, 2018. This decision is final.

b This time is still tentative and may vary depending on how fast the EC approves the selection results.

 

Notice on data protection: Personal data is collected and used in accordance with the Regulation (EC) N° 45/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18.12.2000 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions and bodies and on the free movement of such data (OJ L8 of 12.1.2001, p. 1).

 

Help and questions: each@ut.ee

Last modified: November 10, 2017