Oral exam in the chosen speciality is an interview in the language of the speciality, however, in the case of classical philology, the interview will be conducted either in Estonian, German, Russian or English. The interview will focus on the student candidates’ plans and their expected studies at the University of Tartu. In other words, it will give the student candidates the chance to expand on their letter of motivation and essay or translation. The interview also demonstrates the student candidates’ skill of expressing themselves orally in the language of the speciality.
The oral exam can be taken both in Tartu and via Skype (the interviews are held on 31 March and 6 April, 2017).
Aspects considered in assessing the oral exam:
- sufficiency of the student candidate’s prior academic preparation for study at the University of Tartu;
- ability to orally discuss topics related to the speciality;
- ability to express themselves in academic foreign language of the speciality.