Admission information

The admission for the EACH programme intake 2023 is open from November 5, 2022. The deadline for submitting the online application is January 5, 2023.

Admission requirements

Katrin Küünal, International Admissions Coordinator – degree-seeking students: we make every effort to offer you a pleasant and fruitful studying experience at Tartu.
  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) encompassing at least 60 ECTS in chemistry or chemical engineering and 20 ECTS in mathematics and/or physics. The 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).

NB! Citizens of the Russian Federation or Belarus who, under the legislation of the Republic of Estonia, cannot apply for a long-stay visa or residence permit to study or do not have a valid legal basis to stay in the Republic of Estonia until the end of the curriculum’s standard period of study are not eligible to apply to the University of Tartu in the 2023/2024 academic year.

Applicants considering the Uppsala study-track: Due to differences in the national systems, there might be differences in the eligibility requirements concerning the previous education. Students intending to follow the Uppsala study-track need to fulfil some national requirements related to the diploma issuing country. More information regarding this can be found here. E.g., for applicants who have graduated a university in the Philippines, the minimum requirement for entry to a Master’s programme at Uppsala University (or any other Swedish university) is normally a 4-year Bachelor’s degree and a 2-year Master’s degree. A Bachelor’s degree (4 years) followed by a Bachelor of Law (4 years) or a Doctor of Medicine (4 years) is considered to fulfill the requirements. Please note that if some Uppsala-specific requirements (excluding the requirements set for previous studies) or providing documents differ from the requirements described on the EACH website, follow the rules on the EACH website.

Application process in brief

1. Submit the online application form (available below) via the online application system DreamApply by January 5. 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 and add the final version of your motivation letter. Please see country-specific education document requirements here.

NB! Submitted application (including the motivation letter) cannot be edited. It is only possible to upload new documents (e.g., graduation certificates). Applicants will receive feedback and notifications about their application through the DreamApply system to their e-mail. Incomplete applications or those submitted by e-mail will not be considered for admission.

2. Be prepared to take an online calculation test during January (after the admission deadline). The problems in the test include the following: calculations of moles and percentages based on molecular formula and weighing data, calculations of solution concentrations, calculations of results of simple analytical determinations (titration, gravimetry, etc.). The applicants will receive a link to the test by e-mail. Please check your e-mails regularly!

3. Should you be offered admission, you are required to send all the application documents along with your printed and signed application form by post within 3 weeks from the announcement of the offer (by March 26) to:

Student Admissions
University of Tartu
Ülikooli 18-132
Tartu 50090
ESTONIA

Please pay attention to the fact that applications that have been mailed before the deadline, but do not arrive in Tartu by March 26, are not accepted. This also includes a proof of English language proficiency (see below)!

Please be aware that only applicants who have submitted all the required documents on time will be eligible for evaluation and ranking!
Please also be aware that the language test takes time, so please register for a test well in advance of the deadline!

Documents to be submitted

1. Online application

2. Official copy of the Bachelor’s diploma or its equivalent and Diploma Supplement (transcript/mark sheet with grading scale) in the original languageb.

3. Official translation of the Bachelor’s diploma and Diploma Supplement (transcript/mark sheet with grading scale) into English if the documents are not issued directly by the university, translations must be certified. Please read more about the correct translations here: https://ut.ee/en/content/country-specific-requirements

NB! Applicants graduating in 2023 and having their diplomas issued later than application deadlines, please submit an application form and the most recent official Transcript of Records by the required deadline (electronically via DreamApply by January 5 and by regular post by March 26). Indicate in your online application, when you will receive all the required educational certificates. Applicants graduating in 2023 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 31, 2023, at the 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.

4. Simple copy of the passport page stating the applicant’s personal particulars.

5. Proof of residence (from your local municipality)c.

6. Proof of 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 iBT® (Internet-based): minimum score 90. The revised TOEFL® Paper-delivered Test: minimum 22 for all subcategories. 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. The University of Tartu also accepts the TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition test result, see further information here;
  • Cambridge English: B2 First (former Cambridge English: First (FCE)) – minimum score 173; Applicants who have taken this Cambridge test must order their result to be sent to University of Tartu electronically through Candidate Results Online website;
  • Cambridge English: C1 Advanced (former Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)); applicants who have taken this Cambridge test must order their result to be sent to University of Tartu electronically through Candidate Results Online website;
  • Cambridge English: C2 Proficiency (former Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE)); applicants who have taken this Cambridge test must order their result to be sent to University of Tartu electronically through Candidate Results Online website;
  • Pearson PTE Academic – minimum score of 62. The score must be sent to the university electronically via Pearson portal.

Please note that language certificates issued by other universities are not accepted!
If by January 5, 2023, you do not yet have your language test score, then you must submit proof of registration to a language test electronically – upload it to the application system. The official test score must arrive at UT by February 11, 2023.

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; Switzerland; UK; 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 or in Switzerland or in UK and has 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, Switzerland, UK 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.

7. Motivation letter (of maximum 5000 characters, with spaces) where the applicant can demonstrate knowledge of the field, motivation and argumentation skills, relevant study and work experience, and other relevant activities (publications, project management, etc.). Please note that information in your CV is not taken into account. Only the motivation letter is examined. E.g., if you have extensive experience of working in the field or scientific publications then this should be explained in the motivation letter.

The motivation letter should address the following: (1) Why are you interested to enrol in the EACH programme, for example, how the EACH programme will help you in achieving your professional goals? (2) Why do you think that you are a strong candidate for the EACH programme? (3) Please describe briefly your previous study and work experience (if you worked in a team, please highlight what were your responsibilities), 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.

Please note that the motivation letters will undergo a plagiarism check. Motivation letters that display similarities with previous text will be evaluated by the academic board of the EACH programme and in case of serious plagiarism the applicant will be removed from the competition.
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 managing the projects, and producing statistics.

b 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 or by a notary as true copies of the originals (please see more info on certified documents and translations here: https://ut.ee/en/content/country-specific-requirements).  Documents with an Apostille are also considered official. Non-EU applicants: for submitting correct documents, please check the following country-specific requirements.

The proof of residence must certify the exact address of the applicant during the admission and must be issued within 12 months prior to the application deadline (January 5). The proof of residence is an official document e.g., a residence certificate issued in accordance with the applicant’s municipality normal registration rules or a certificate from the candidate’s place of work, study, or training issued by the employer or institution in question, or other relevant documents.
If the certificate is issued by the applicant’s employer or any other institution rather than local municipality, please keep in mind that the document must certify the exact address of the applicant, not the address of a company the applicant was/is working for.
Please upload the document to the DreamApply application system. A hard copy of the document should be sent to University of Tartu by March 26.

Evaluation and ranking of the applications

The applicants are ranked based on the following three indicators:
1. Average grade of the previous study level (yields 40% of the final score).
2. Motivation letter (yields 40% of the final score).
3. Online test on problem-solving (yields 20% of the final score). In order to be eligible for ranking and fulfil the minimum requirements (exceed the thresholds) for enrolment in the programme, an applicant must have:

–  at least 66% for the average grade (maximum is 100);
–  at least 51% for the motivation letter (maximum is 100), and
–  at least 51% 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 points 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 2023/24 study year

TimeAction by consortiumAction by applicant
November 5, 2022 – January 5, 2023The 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) or their equivalent into English, translation certified
5) Copy of the passport page stating the applicant’s personal particulars
6) Proof of the English language proficiency or proof of having registered for one of the international tests
7) Proof of residence (from your local municipality, etc.)
Limited number of days in January 2023Online test on analytical chemistry is open for all applicants.
II half of February 2023Consortium meeting: evaluation of motivation letters and finalising the ranking 
March 5, 2023 (at latest)Decisions taken by the consortium: applicants will be notified of the selection and scholarship decision (whether they are offered the EU scholarship, tuition waiver scholarship, or placed on a reserve list).Information will be sent via the DreamApply system
March 10, 2023 Deadline for submitting appealsa  (protests) on admission decisions. Appeals are to be submitted to each@ut.ee using the Appeals form.
March 21, 2023 (at latest)The applicants will be notified of the EACH consortium decisions regarding the protests.

 
By March 26, 2023 (at latest)Signed application and its supporting documents must arrive at UT. Please post the hard copies to the following address:
Student Admissions, University of Tartu, Ülikooli 18-132, Tartu 50090, ESTONIA Requirements for educational documents:
All copies of educational documents (diplomas and Diploma Supplements/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 either: by an authorised official of the issuing institution by a notary with an Apostille attached Non-EU applicants: for submitting correct documents, please check the following  country specific requirements
Documents to be submitted by post:
1) Signed application form (motivation letter is a part of it).
The instructions how to print the application form: https://ut.ee/en/content/how-submit-your-application-dreamapply
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)
April 15, 2023 (at the latest)The European Commission will be notified of the selection results. 
May-June 2023bThe 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 10, 2023, using the Appeals form. The protest has to contain the applicant’s name and a clear explanation of 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 21, 2023. This decision is final.

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: December 5, 2022