|Õppetöö asukoht||Eesti, Tartu|
|Kraad / diplom / tunnistus||Bachelor+Master|
|Õppemaks||13 200 € aastas
There are tuiton fee based student places only.
NB! Applicants who are not citizens of EU/EEA/Switzerland must pre-pay half of the first semester’s tuition-fee after receiving an admission offer.
|Kandideerimistasu||100 € one-time
Application fee is non-refundable.
High school / secondary education (or higher)
1) Higher secondary education – for country-specific document requirements please see www.ut.ee/country-specific.
2) Online entrance exam in Physics and Chemistry
3) English language test result
Applications are evaluated as follows:
• Online entrance exam in Physics and Chemistry (yields 60% of the final score)
NB! In order to be considered eligible for an entrance interview, the first 2 indicators (BMAT score and motivation letter score) must each give at least 51 points out of 100 as the maximum.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: inglise / eesti.
All applicants must provide a proof of English language proficiency at a satisfactory level.
Avaldusele tuleb lisada motivatsioonikiri.
Please upload the final version of the motivation letter before submitting the application. It can not be edited after the application is submitted.
Please write a brief motivation letter (in English, maximum of 4000 characters with spaces) based
In evaluation, the following criteria will be considered:
The purpose of the entrance interview is to find out the student candidate:
• motivation to study in the chosen field and ability to self-analyze;
The structure of the entrance interview:
1. Introduction of the interviewee and members of the committee (1-2 min);
• motivation to study in the chosen field and the ability to self-analyze (up to 50 points);
Development of the grade: Each member of the committee evaluates the candidate during the
The online entrance exam
Physics and Chemistry Entrance Exam
The admissions test for the Medicine programme will be taken online on the testid.ut.ee platform. Applicants, who have got positive score for the motivation letter (above 51%) qualify for the test. The aim of the test is to evaluate the applicant’s knowledge and skills in physics and chemistry. Eligible applicants will receive usernames and a link to the platform along with all required information via email. NB! It is the candidates’ responsibility to check email for the instruction regarding the admission test. All applicants are responsible for the quality of their internet connection. The computer must have an updated version of the web browser. If the test is interrupted for any reason, the test can be restarted and continued only until the test is closed.
The chemistry test is based on the compulsory chemistry courses of the Estonian curriculum of upper secondary school:
1. General chemistry– The development of chemistry as a science. Physical and chemical research methods in Chemistry. Chemistry-related career-choices. – Structure of matter. Modern understanding of the structure of atom. Information in the periodic table and interpreting it. Types of chemical bonds. Hydrogen bond. Intermolecular forces. The relationship between the physical properties of a matter and the structure of a matter. – Why and how do chemical reactions occur? Reaction activation energy, active collisions. Exothermic and endothermic reactions. The rate of a chemical reaction and factors influencing the reaction rate. Chemical equilibrium and its shifting (the Le Chatelier principle). – Dissolution process, chemical reactions in solutions. Dissolution process of substances. Electrolytes and non-electrolytes; strong and weak electrolytes. Protolytic theory of acids and bases. Molar concentration. Interionic reactions in solutions, the conditions of their course. pH. Environment (pH) in the solution of a hydrolysing salt.
2. Inorganic chemistry– Metals. Overview of the characteristic physical and chemical properties of metals. Comparison of the chemical activity of metals; activity series of metals. Metals and their compounds in everyday life and nature. Redox processes related to metals: producing metals from ore, electrolysis, corrosion, galvanic cells (without requiring reaction equations). Taking into account reaction yield and additivities in molar calculations based on a reaction equation. – Non-metals. Overview of the physical and chemical properties of non-metals depending on the position of the element in the periodic table. Comparison of the chemical activity of non-metals. Overview of some non-metals and their compounds (chosen freely, on the example of natural and/or industrial processes).
3. Organic chemistry– Hydrocarbons and their derivates. Structure of carbon compounds and the ways of describing it. Alkanes, nomenclature principles, isomerism. Dependence of physical properties of substituted alkanes (halogen compounds, alcohols, primary amines) on their structure. Comparison of the chemical properties of unsaturated and aromatic hydrocarbons and alkanes. Chain-growth polymerisation. Hydrocarbons and their derivates in nature and industry. – Organic substances around us. Aldehydes as the oxidation products of alcohols. Substituted carboxylic acids (amino acids, hydroxy acids) and functional derivates of carboxylic acids (esters, amides). Polycondensation. Organic compounds in living organisms: fats, saccharides, proteins.
The chemistry test contains different types of questions and tasks. The applicants can use the periodic table, activity series of metals and the solubility table (the applicant can use them in the test environment).
Physics Exam– Mechanics. Distance, position and displacement. Velocity and acceleration, equations for motion. Time dependences of velocity and covered distance, corresponding graphs. Newton’s laws. Mass and density. Addition of forces. Net force. Linear momentum, conservation of momentum. Reactive motion. Newton’s Law of gravitation. Gravitational acceleration, weight of a body, normal force. Elasticity and the Hooke’s law. Frictional force, friction coefficient. Work and power. Kinetic and potential energy. Conversions of energy. Pressure. Pascal and Archimedes principles. SI units of all mentioned quantities. SI prefixes. Conversion of units. Rotation, orbital motion and vibration. Angle, period, frequency, angular and linear velocity, centripetal acceleration. Parameters of oscillation: deviation, amplitude, period, angular frequency and phase. Sound waves in air. Wavelength, velocity, period and frequency. Reflection, refraction, interference and diffraction of waves.
– Electric charge and current. Elementary charge. Coulomb’s law. Electric field E, potential and voltage. Magnetic fields of permanent magnet and current-carrying wire. Ampere’s force. Magnetic induction B. Electric and magnetic field lines, superposition principle. Lorentz force. Electromagnetic induction. Electromotive force (EMF). Magnetic flux. Faraday’s law of induction. Lenz’s law. Self-induction in the coil. Capacitance and inductance. Energies of electric and magnetic fields. Oscillating circuit and antenna. Generation of electromagnetic waves. Electromagnetic spectrum. Radio waves and microwaves, infrared, visible and ultraviolet lights, x-rays and gamma rays. Wavelength, frequency and photon energy (in eV). Wave-particle duality of light. Diffraction, interference, reflexion and refraction of the light. Refractive index and the speed of light. Convex and concave mirrors and lenses, types of images. Optical power of the lens. Dispersion of light. Spectral analysis. Polarised light and its applications. Thermal radiation and luminescence. Ohm’s law. Resistance and resistivity. EMF and intrinsic resistance of the source. Electrical power. Conductivity of liquids, gases and semiconductors, p-n junction. Light emitting diodes and solar cells. Alternating current. Transformers and transmission lines. Electrical safety. SI units of electric and magnetic physical quantities. Conversion of units.
– Temperature and heat. Celsius and Kelvin temperature scales. Ideal gas. Equation of state for the ideal gas. Absolute temperature and the average kinetic energy of molecules. Work in thermodynamics and the heat transfer. Amount of heat and internal energy. First principle of thermodynamics. Isothermal, isobaric, isochoric and adiabatic processes. Operation principle of a heat engine, its efficiency. Second principle of thermodynamics. Reversible and non-reversible processes and the entropy. Energy transfer in nature and technology. Energetics and the energy resources. Gaseous, liquid and solid states of matter. Phase transitions and the latent heat. Molecular forces and the real gas. Water vapour in air. Absolute and relative humidity, saturated vapour and dew point. Weather phenomena. Surface tension and wetting.
– Atomic and nuclear physics. Photoelectric effect. Models of the atom. Matter waves. Main ideas of quantum mechanics. Electron diffraction. Heisenberg uncertainty principle. Quantum numbers. Emission and absorption of the light by an atom. Nuclear forces, protons and neutrons. Mass defect. Nuclear binding energy. Equivalence of mass and energy. Nuclear reactions. Nuclear energetics and nuclear weapons. Radioactivity. Half-life. Radioactive dating. Types of ionising radiation. Radiation safety.
6-year programme in Medicine is designed to teach students the core competencies required to become highly skilled doctors.
Why study Medicine?
•You will work with real patients in the largest provider of medical care in Estonia, Tartu University Hospital.
•The university belongs to the top 1% of the world’s most-cited universities and scientific institutions in Clinical Medicine (ESI 2021).
•You will learn the Estonian language to work in local hospitals.
•After graduation, you can work as a doctor, enter postgraduate specialist medical training or a PhD programme in Medicine.
•99% of Estonian doctors have graduated from the University of Tartu.
After graduation students can pursue a wide variety of careers internationally. Students have an opportunity to continue their education in a residency programme in Estonia or abroad and become doctor-specialists; study medicine at doctoral level, or have a job requiring a medical degree.