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;
- Short questions about the basics of mathematics, chemistry, physics, and materials science;
- Skills in analysis, argumentation, and self-expression in English.
Admission Interview via Skype
The University of Tartu uses the Skype free software to conduct the video call. For information about the use of Skype, see https://support.skype.com/en/. The interviewee/applicant must create a Skype account for themselves.
For the interview via Skype the applicant needs the following:
A computer or smart device with the Skype software installed in it. In addition, the computer or smart device must have a web camera, earphones and microphone (built-in or separate). As the applicant must be visually identified at the interview, the use of the web camera is mandatory, not recommended.
The Internet connection with a speed of at least 1 Mb/s (upload/download) is recommended for the video call.
At the Skype interview:
The applicant must have an identity document.
The applicant has to ensure that the room where they stay is free from other persons or background noise.
The applicant must take into account that they are not allowed to save the interview.