|Study location||Estonia, Tartu|
|Nominal duration||2 years|
|Awards||MSc (Master of Science (Materials Science and Technology))|
|Tuition fee||€5,000 per year
There are 9 tuition-waivers available for top ranked applicants in 2020, including 7 tuition-waivers for EU/EEA/Swiss applicants, 2 tuition-waivers for other applicants. More information on tuition fees is available at www.ut.ee/tuition-fees.
|Application fee||€50 one-time
Application fee is non-refundable.
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification (must be obtained by the end of July) in science, technology, or engineering, encompassing at least 45 ECTS in mathematics, physics, chemistry, materials science or engineering. For country-specific document requirements please see www.ut.ee/country-specific.
Please be sure to check further information on required documents and our step-by-step application guide at www.fi.ut.ee/admission-materials-science-and-technology.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Estonian.
All applicants must comply with our English language requirements. The only acceptable English tests and exempt categories are specified at www.ut.ee/requirements.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
All applicants to the Materials Science and Technology programme are required to submit a motivation letter (in English, maximum of 3000 characters with spaces) which should be based on the following points:
- Please describe briefly your previous studies and work experience, as well as your personality. Explain how your educational and professional background relates to the programme you are applying to.
Note that the motivation letter must be submitted with your online application by 15 March at the latest.
- Knowledge in the fields of science and technology and fit between the student’s background and goals, with the study programme (50%);
Candidates who receive at least 51 points for both their average grade and their motivation letter will be invited to the interview (via Skype).
The interview is designed to determine the applicant’s readiness to study in the Materials Science and Technology master’s programme. Only the candidates who receive at least 51 points from both their avarage grade and their motivation letter, will be invited to the interview.
The duration of the interview is 20 minutes and it is conducted in English either via Skype or in person. The interviews will be scheduled in cooperation with qualifying candidates after March 15 when the motivation letters have been evaluated.
The interviewee will be evaluated based on the following conversation topics:
- Candidate’s previous studies and experience related to materials science, technology, and related areas, and his/her motivation;
Further information: www.fi.ut.ee/en/studies/admission-materials-science-and-technology
Materials Science and Technology is a master’s programme with a focus on developing and commercialising new materials and their applications. Studies of materials science and the basics of entrepreneurship are combined with activities aimed at creating a product and its manufacturing technology.
The programme provides knowledge of theoretical principles of materials science, testing and investigation methods and development and design of materials. Students’ development projects are done in cooperation with scientific laboratories where they also perform the experimental part of their master’s thesis.
Graduates can work as specialists developing materials in manufacturing enterprises or research institutions and laboratories. They have knowledge and skills to start and run new small and medium businesses handling with materials. Graduates are able to continue their studies at doctoral level.