24 months
9000 EUR/year
4500 EUR/year
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The joint Erasmus Mundus Excellence in Analytical Chemistry master's programme provides students with in-depth knowledge and practical skills in analytical chemistry. Four universities teach the programme: University of Tartu (coordinator), Uppsala University (Sweden), University Claude Bernard Lyon 1 (France) and Åbo Akademi University (Finland).

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*This programme profile is financed by Dora Plus Action 4: Marketing of study and employment opportunities in Estonia (European Regional Development Fund).

The international two-year joint master's degree programme, EACH – Excellence in Analytical Chemistry, educates specialists in analytical chemistry well qualified to work in industry (food, pharmaceutical, materials, energy, etc.) and chemical analysis laboratories (environment, food, health, etc.) worldwide. EACH provides knowledge and skills in both fundamental and applied aspects of modern analytical chemistry.

Why study Excellence of Analytical Chemistry at the University of Tartu ?

  • The University of Tartu belongs to the top 250 of the world's best universities (THE World University Rankings 2023).
  • Study at two outstanding European universities: the first year is spent at UT, and then you can choose between Uppsala University (Sweden), University Claude Bernard Lyon 1 (France) or Åbo Akademi University (Finland).
  • Choose between high-profile international companies approved by EACH Academic Board for mandatory internship placement.
  • 80% of alumni secure a job in just a few months after graduation at research and development departments of major companies; chemical and pharmaceutical industry labs; and health, consumer and environmental protection agencies.
  • The University of Tartu belongs to the top 1% of most-cited universities and research institutions in Chemistry (ESI 2021).

Career opportunities

Our graduates are welcome at:

  • R&D departments of major companies
  • Chemical industry labs
  • Pharmaceutical industry R&D, as well as quality control labs
  • Plastics and advanced materials production
  • Health, consumer and environmental protection agencies
  • Food processing and manufacturing quality assurance labs
  • Certification, standardisation and accreditation authorities
  • National Centers and Institutes of Metrology
  • Academic career and doctoral studies


Every seven years, all Estonian higher education institutions must undergo external evaluation – institutional accreditation. The latest assessment took place in 2022. The assessment council of the Estonian Quality Agency for Education decided to accredit the University of Tartu for the next seven years (2023-2029).

Programme Structure

All students spend the first study year at the University of Tartu learning the fundamental concepts and skills of analytical chemistry, metrology in chemistry, and the quality and socio-economic aspects of analytical chemistry. The second year is oriented towards specific analytical chemistry applications and is spent either at UCBL, UU or AAU. The particular strengths of the partner universities are:

  • Uppsala University: organic analysis, separation methods and mass spectrometry, especially as applied to biological samples;
  • University Claude Bernard Lyon 1: industrial analytical chemistry and process control;
  • Åbo Akademi University: sensors, advanced analytical instrumentation and electrochemistry.

Examples of courses:

  • Practical Chemical Analysis
  • Measurement Data Processing
  • Quality Systems
  • Economic Aspects of Measurements
  • Environment and Measurement
  • Measurements and the Law 
  • Metrology in Chemistry


We welcome all students with a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) encompassing at least 60 ECTS in chemistry or chemical engineering and 20 ECTS in mathematics and/or physics. 


Programme director is Professor Ivo Leito, University of Tartu.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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 requirements

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4500 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • Programme countries (EU, UK, Norway, Liechtenstein, Turkey, Iceland, Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia): 4500 EUR
  • Partner countries (other countries): 9000 EUR

Living costs for Tartu

300 - 600 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Tuition waivers and monthly stipends are available.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Our partners

Excellence in Analytical Chemistry (Erasmus Mundus)
University of Tartu


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