Science and Technology (BSc) - University of Tartu

Deadline: April 15, 2023




  • Estonia


The international three year Bachelor’s programme in Science and Technology at the University of Tartu, Estonia has innovative content and comprises selected parts of all that is taught in the Faculty of Science and Technology. It provides a broad overview of natural and exact sciences and technologies. In the first year, the students study subjects which give good basic knowledge and prepare for work with modern technologies and materials. Later it is possible to choose a suitable field of specialisation, based on the acquired knowledge about different fields. Students can choose a combined specialization in either genetics and biotechnology; bioengineering and robotics; or chemistry and materials science. The general objective of the curriculum is to provide the graduates with a broad-based academic education in the natural sciences, which enables continuing studies on the Master’s level or commencing work in professions that require basic knowledge in the field and simpler working skills, such as at monitoring centres, different technological enterprises and laboratories as a member of a technologically competent lab personnel. So after graduation, students may either continue their studies in any field of natural science or work for a technology company.


There are three fields of specialisation:


Specialty module Genetics and biotechnology 1 (24 ECTS)

The aim is to provide in-depth basic knowledge of modern natural sciences based on the molecular level.

  • LTMR.10.001 Bioinformatics and Genomics (6 ECTS)
  • LTMR.01.001 Biotechnology (6 ECTS)
  • LTMR.06.001 Cell Biology (6 ECTS)
  • LTMR.03.002 Microbiology (6 ECTS)

Specialty module Genetics and biotechnology 2 (24 ECTS)

The aim of the module is to harmonize the theoretical knowledge acquired in module 1 of genetics and biotechnology with practical tasks and give an experience in lab work.

  • LTMR.07.001 Plant Physiology (3 ECTS)
  • LTMR.08.003 Practical Course in Biochemistry and Plant Physiology (6 ECTS)
  • LTMR.06.002 Practical Course in Cell Biology (3 ECTS)
  • LTMR.03.004 Practical Course in Genetics (6 ECTS)
  • LTMR.03.003 Practical Course of Microbiology and Virology (6 ECTS)

Specialty module Genetics and biotechnology 3 (24 ECTS)

Give additional knowledge to continue studies on the Master’s level in the field of biotechnology or as an output for the labour market in both the private and public sector.

  • LTMR.00.001 Bio-enterprise (6 ECTS)
  • LTMR.09.001 Developmental Biology (6 ECTS)
  • LTMR.02.002 Evolutionary Processes (6 ECTS)
  • LTMR.01.002 Practical Course in Biotechnology (6 ECTS)


Specialty module Bioengineering and robotics 1 (24 ECTS)

The aim is to give an overview of the significant modern technological areas of synthetic biology and robotics.

  • LTTI.00.006 Applied Synthetic Biology (6 ECTS)
  • LTTI.00.016 Bioinformatics for Bioengineers (6 ECTS)
  • LTTI.00.005 Biomolecular Catalysis and Signaling (4 ECTS)
  • LTTI.00.007 Synthetic Biology Lab I (4 ECTS)
  • LTTI.00.018 Synthetic Biology Lab II (4 ECTS)

Specialty module Bioengineering and robotics 2 (24 ECTS)

The aim is to give an overview of the significant modern technological areas of synthetic biology and robotics.

  • LTTI.00.009 Molecular Systems Biology (3 ECTS)
  • LOTI.05.023 Practical Work in Robotics (6 ECTS)
  • LOTI.05.010 Robotics (6 ECTS)
  • LTTI.00.010 Systems Modeling (practical course, MATLAB) (3 ECTS)
  • LTTI.00.017 Working with Modern Lab Equipment (6 ECTS)

Specialty module Bioengineering and robotics 3 (24 ECTS)

Give knowledge on the interaction of synthetic biology and robotics in the fields of modern technology

  • LTTI.00.020 Biomechanical Engineering (5 ECTS)
  • LTTI.00.011 Biomedical Engineering (6 ECTS)
  • LOTI.05.062 Control Systems Engineering (3 ECTS)
  • LOTI.05.064 Digital Signal Processing (6 ECTS)
  • LTTI.00.019 Introduction to Digital Image Processing (4 ECTS)


Specialty module Chemistry and materials science 1 (24 ECTS)

Give general theoretical knowledge in inorganic, physical and analytical chemistry and materials science.

  • LTKT.06.005 Analytical Chemistry (6 ECTS)
  • LOKT.02.053 Inorganic Chemistry (6 ECTS)
  • LTFY.02.004 Materials Science (6 ECTS)
  • LOKT.02.052 Physical Chemistry (6 ECTS)

Specialty module Chemistry and materials science 2 (24 ECTS)

The aim of the module is to expand knowledge of chemistry through learning about several different fields in chemistry and develop the general natural scientific world-view.

  • LTKT.02.007 Applied electrochemistry (3 ECTS)
  • LTKT.10.001 Bioorganic Chemistry (3 ECTS)
  • LTKT.04.002 Colloid and Surface Chemistry (3 ECTS)
  • LTKT.08.003 Computational Chemistry (3 ECTS)
  • LOFY.02.010 Physical Material Technologies (3 ECTS)
  • LTKT.09.001 Practical Work in Organic Chemistry (6 ECTS)
  • LOKT.09.022 Structural Analysis I (3 ECTS)

Specialty module Chemistry and materials science 3 (24 ECTS)

The aim of the module is to intensify the student’s professional knowledge and skills.

  • LTKT.04.001 Environmental Chemistry (3 ECTS)
  • LOFY.02.019 Fundamentals of Spectroscopy (3 ECTS)
  • LOKT.06.016 Liquid Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry (6 ECTS)
  • LOFY.01.036 Measuring and Instrumentation (3 ECTS)
  • LOFY.02.013 Thin Film Technology I (3 ECTS)

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Description of Ideal Candidate

General requirements

  • Completed secondary education (before the academic year starts)
  • English language proficiency

Applicants are ranked based on the following 3 indicators:

  • state exam result/final grade in Mathematics (yields 40% of the final score)
  • state exan result/final grade in either Biology, Chemistry or Physics – highest result will be considered (yields 40% of the final score)
  • score of the motivation letter (yields 20% of the final score)

The maximum score is 100 points. The application will be considered for the admissions ranking if a score of 66 points or higher is achieved.


Deadline: April 15, 2023

Cost/funding for participants

The tuition fee for tuition fee paying students on this programme is 3500 euros per year. Note that tuition fees can only be paid once the new  semester officially begins.

Altogether 35 study places are available on the programme. On the basis of the admission results, 10 best applicants will be given tuition-waiver scholarships. Applicants do not have to apply for the tuition-waiver separately, as they will be automatically considered for the competition.

Information about the rules and conditions for tuition-waiver scholarships as well as tuition fee payments is given here.

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