Scholarships and allowances

Scholarships are a good way to fund studies and are open to a wide range of students. Besides governmental scholarships and allowances there is a number of non-governmental scholarships one can apply for.

14 October – 18 October

Kristjan Jaak / Study periods abroad

The scholarship supports study periods abroad at Master's and Doctoral level at the acknowledged universities and research institutions abroad for up to one year. The scholarship can be used for participating at tuition and practice, also for individual work, laboratory work, field work and consultations in case of PhD students. Deadline for application October 15.

The Pēteris Alunāns Family Scholarship

First year students of the Tartu University are welcome to apply for the Peteris Alunans Family Scholarship in 2019/2020 acad. year. This scholarship is purposed for orphans, students without parental support and indigent students (whose families have no work-related incomes (parents are unemployed or disabled)). Amount of scholarship 2500 EUR. Deadline for applying October 17. 

The National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic for international students to stay at Slovak universities and Slovak research organisations

The National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic supports mobility of international students, PhD students, university teachers, researchers and artists to stay at Slovak universities and Slovak research organisations. Students and PhD students can apply also for a travel allowance.
Scholarship application deadline is 31 October 2019 by 16:00 CET (4:00 pm Central European Time). Scholarship stays can be planned during the summer semester of the academic year 2019/2020. Applications are submitted on-line at www.scholarships.sk.

Raefond Scholarship for International Students of the University of Tartu

This scholarship is granted to students of the University of Tartu whose place of residence in the population register of Estonia is the city of Tartu. The Scholarship is granted to support successful studies. The Scholarship may be applied for as of the third semester and the average grade of the applicant must be at least 4.0 in the respective level. The amount of the scholarship is 700 EUR. Deadline for application November 1.

Voldemar Jaanberg Scholarship

The objective of the memorial scholarship is to support the master's candidates, doctoral candidates, research fellows, and lecturers of the School of Economics and Business Administration of the University of Tartu to build the strong academic legacy of economic sciences in Estonia. Upon granting the scholarship, the academic achievements (master's candidates, doctoral candidates), professional performance and social activities are taken into account. The amount of the scholarship is 2000 EUR. Deadline for application November 1.

Baltic Universities 3 Rectors’ Scholarship

Contest is open to full-time students of any study program. The applicant for the scholarship must have a knowledge of one of the three languages at a level C1 (or might be a native speaker) and other two languages at a level A2 at least. The contest’s winner will receive the scholarship of the amount of 2000 Euros.

Candidates will be evaluated in three phases: written and oral at their university and a final phase at Vilnius University with the participation of the three best students, selected by each university’s commission. Please send your essay and texts of writing until December 20th 2020 to keeled@ut.ee. Deadline for applying December 20. More information HERE.

7 October – 11 October

The Pēteris Alunāns Family Scholarship

First year students of the Tartu University are welcome to apply for the Peteris Alunans Family Scholarship in 2019/2020 acad. year. This scholarship is purposed for orphans, students without parental support and indigent students (whose families have no work-related incomes (parents are unemployed or disabled)). Amount of scholarship 2500 EUR. Deadline for applying October 17.

30 September – 4 October

Governmental scholarships application ends

Specialisation stipend application needs to be submitted in SIS (ÕIS) in autumn semester between September 1 and September 30. The amount of the stipend is from 160 to 300 euros per month. 

Achievement stipend application needs to be submitted in SIS (ÕIS) in autumn semester between September 1 and September 30.  The amount of the achievement stipend is 100 euros per month.

Need-based study allowance and need-based special allowance can be applied during the entire semester (from September to January), but the allowance is payed starting from the month of application (not backwards). 

Dora Plus short-term mobility (up to 30 days). Deadline is 1 October. Only SV students can apply.

Kristjan Jaak scholarship for short-term study related visits abroad

The scholarships for short-term study related visits abroad, including participation in conferences, working in libraries, using laboratories, development of a lecture, work with an academic supervisor, participation in continuing education courses, consultations and summer schools. Support is granted for the study visits lasting up to one month (30 days).  Deadline is 1 October. 

Baltic Universities 3 Rectors’ Scholarship

Contest is open to full-time students of any study program. The applicant for the scholarship must have a knowledge of one of the three languages at a level C1 (or might be a native speaker) and other two languages at a level A2 at least. The contest’s winner will receive the scholarship of the amount of 2000 Euros.

Candidates will be evaluated in three phases: written and oral at their university and a final phase at Vilnius University with the participation of the three best students, selected by each university’s commission. Please send your essay and texts of writing until December 20th 2020 to keeled@ut.ee. Deadline for applying December 20. More information HERE.

Grants in Berlin

The Study Foundation of the Berlin House of Representatives sponsors a scholarship program for students and young scholars of all fields who want to use research facilities in Berlin. The foundation will award fifteen grants for the academic year 2020/21. The grants amount to 1,100 EUR for graduate and doctoral students. Application deadline: December 15, 2019. The program will start on October 1, 2020 and end on July 31, 2021. 

23 September – 27 September

Governmental scholarships and allowances

The application for scholarship for students with special needs ends on September 23. The amount of the scholarship depends on the degree of severity and type of the disability (60-510 euros).

Specialisation stipend application needs to be submitted in SIS (ÕIS) in autumn semester between September 1 and September 30. The amount of the stipend is from 160 to 300 euros per month. 

Achievement stipend application needs to be submitted in SIS (ÕIS) in autumn semester between September 1 and September 30.  The amount of the achievement stipend is 100 euros per month.

Need-based study allowance can be applied in the state portal during the entire semester. The amount of the allowance is from 75 to 220 euros per month.

Need-based special allowance can be applied during the entire semester at the UT Counselling Centre. The amount of the need-based special allowance is 135 euros per month.

Dora Plus short-term mobility (up to 30 days). Deadline is 1 October. Only SV students can apply.

Kristjan Jaak scholarship for short-term study related visits abroad

The scholarships for short-term study related visits abroad, including participation in conferences, working in libraries, using laboratories, development of a lecture, work with an academic supervisor, participation in continuing education courses, consultations and summer schools. Support is granted for the study visits lasting up to one month (30 days).  Deadline is 1 October. 

16 September – 20 September

Scholarship for students with special needs can be applied until September 23. The amount of the scholarship depends on the degree of severity and type of the disability (60-510 euros).

Dora Plus short-term mobility (up to 30 days). Deadline is 1 October. Only SV students can apply.

9 September – 13 September

Estonian National Contest for University Students awaits participants

The Estonian Research Council invites students to submit research papers to the national contest.
Deadline for submitting the applications is 16 September. Submission of research papers should be done through the contest website https://konkursid.etag.ee/.
The aim of the national contest for university students is to promote research among university students, to acknowledge students who have achieved outstanding results with their thesis, study, research or scientific publication.
Research papers can be submitted on all university levels.
In addition to national awards, special prizes are issued.
In total 77 277,79 EUR will be awarded.
Contest homepage
The conditions of the contest can be found here.

Governmental scholarships and allowances

Specialisation stipend application needs to be submitted in SIS (ÕIS) in autumn semester between September 1 and September 30. The amount of the stipend is from 160 to 300 euros per month. 

Achievement stipend application needs to be submitted in SIS (ÕIS) in autumn semester between September 1 and September 30.  The amount of the achievement stipend is 100 euros per month.

Scholarship for students with special needs can be applied until September 23. The amount of the scholarship depends on the degree of severity and type of the disability (60-510 euros).

Need-based study allowance can be applied in the state portal during the entire semester. The amount of the allowance is from 75 to 220 euros per month.

Need-based special allowance can be applied during the entire semester at the UT Counselling Centre. The amount of the need-based special allowance is 135 euros per month.

Kristjan Jaak scholarship for short-term study related visits abroad

The scholarships for short-term study related visits abroad, including participation in conferences, working in libraries, using laboratories, development of a lecture, work with an academic supervisor, participation in continuing education courses, consultations and summer schools. Support is granted for the study visits lasting up to one month (30 days).  Deadline is 1 October. 

2 September – 6 September

Governmental scholarships and allowances

Specialisation stipend application needs to be submitted in SIS (ÕIS) in autumn semester between September 1 and September 30. The amount of the stipend is from 160 to 300 euros per month. 

Achievement stipend application needs to be submitted in SIS (ÕIS) in autumn semester between September 1 and September 30.  The amount of the achievement stipend is 100 euros per month.

Scholarship for students with special needs can be applied until September 23. The amount of the scholarship depends on the degree of severity and type of the disability (60-510 euros).

Need-based study allowance can be applied in the state portal during the entire semester. The amount of the allowance is from 75 to 220 euros per month.

Need-based special allowance can be applied during the entire semester at the Office of Academic Affairs. The amount of the need-based special allowance is 135 euros per month.

26 August – 30 August

Dora Plus short-term mobility (up to 30 days). Deadline is 1 September. 

Estonian National Contest for University Students awaits participants

The Estonian Research Council invites students to submit research papers to the national contest.
Deadline for submitting the applications is 16 September. Submission of research papers should be done through the contest website https://konkursid.etag.ee/.
The aim of the national contest for university students is to promote research among university students, to acknowledge students who have achieved outstanding results with their thesis, study, research or scientific publication.
Research papers can be submitted on all university levels.
In addition to national awards, special prizes are issued.
In total 77 277,79 EUR will be awarded.
Contest homepage
The conditions of the contest can be found here.

Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme

The Research Grants Council of Hong Kong is launching the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme for 2020/21. The Scheme aims to attract top international students to pursue PhD studies in Hong Kong's world-class research universities. The fellowship provides a monthly stipend of HKD25,800 (approx. USD3,300) and a conference and research-related travel allowance of HKD12,900 (approx. USD1,700) per year for a period of three years. 250 fellowships will be awarded for PhD studies commencing in the 2020/21 academic year. Deadline December 2, 2019, at Hong Kong Time 12:00.

FashionForest Scholarship

The FashionForest Scholarship is awarded to researchers, students or members of the workforce students at Danish and foreign educational institutions who are in need of support for a theoretical or practical project in connection to either an educational purpose or work – or both combined. The deadline for applications is 1 March 2020. Scholarship web page (in Danish language): www.fashionforest.dk/legat