Excellence in Analytical Chemistry
Admission to the EACH programme is open until January 11, 2022!
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 proficiency (see below).
EACH is offering scholarships for programme and partner country applicants which are devided as follows:
Applicants from the programme countries:
27 EU member states, and UK, Norway, Liechtenstein, Turkey, Iceland, Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia
Applicants from the partner countries: all other countries
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 fulfill 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.
1. Submit the online application form 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. Please see country-specific education document requirements here.
2. 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 a link to the test and necessary instructions 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 22) to:
University of Tartu
Please pay attention to the fact that applications that have been mailed before the deadline, but do not arrive in Tartu by March 22, 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!
2. Official copy of the Bachelor’s diploma or its equivalent and Diploma Supplement (transcript/mark sheet with grading scale) in the original language
Applicants graduating in 2022 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 March 22). Mark to your online application, when you will receive all the required education certificates.
Applicants graduating in 2022 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, 2022, 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.
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.
3. Official translation of the Bachelor’s diploma and Diploma Supplement (transcript/mark sheet with grading scale) into English, translation certified
4. Copy of the passport page stating the applicant’s personal particulars
5. Proof of residence (from your local municipality)
For calculating travel contribution, the applicants are required to provide proof of their place of residence. The proof of residence must certify the exact address of the applicant and must be issued within 12 months prior to the deadline (January 11) of the online submission of applications to the EACH programme. 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 22.
6. 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 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;
- Cambridge English: C1 Advanced (former Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE));
- Cambridge English: C2 Proficiency (former Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE));
- Pearson PTE Academic – minimum 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; 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) 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.
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 manage the projects, and producing statistics.
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 on 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 fulfill 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 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 are not considered for the partner and programme country scholarship nomination (but can be considered for the tuition waiver scholarship nomination).