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.

1 June – 5 June

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

The European Central Bank Women In Economics Scholarship

The ECB Women In Economics Scholarship programme offers five female economics students support in the form of a €10,000 grant in order to finance their studies, as well as a fantastic opportunity to network and gain insight into economics at the ECB. To apply, you must be a woman who is an EU citizen, be enrolled, or about to enrol, in a Master’s course in Economics, have a financial need for the scholarship and have obtained excellent grades in your university studies. Deadline for applying June 9.

French mobility calls

French Government Scholarships for students who wish to pursue a year of study in a French institution authorised to award a national diploma, starting at Master's level. Deadline for applying June 9.

The High-Level Scientific Stays (SSHN) programme offers PhD students and researchers from Estonian universities a short stay in a research laboratory in France, for a period ranging from 15 days to one month. Deadline for applying June 22.

25 May – 29 May

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

Kristjan Jaak scholarship for short-term study visits

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). The next deadline for Kristjan Jaak scholarship for short-term study visits and study periods abroad is June 1st 2020.

The European Central Bank Women In Economics Scholarship

The ECB Women In Economics Scholarship programme offers five female economics students support in the form of a €10,000 grant in order to finance their studies, as well as a fantastic opportunity to network and gain insight into economics at the ECB. To apply, you must be a woman who is an EU citizen, be enrolled, or about to enrol, in a Master’s course in Economics, have a financial need for the scholarship and have obtained excellent grades in your university studies. Deadline for applying June 9.

Microsoft foreign studies Master’s scholarship

The Microsoft foreign studies Master’s scholarship aims to support the studies of a talented Master’s student outside of Estonia in the sciences or interdisciplinary studies provided that one level of higher education is completed in the field of IT. Having knowledge of the fields of the future in ICT, Microsoft recommends choosing one of the following: ML (Machine Learning), Big Data, AI (Artificial Intelligence), Cloud computing, Edge computing, Quantum Computing. Choosing from the above fields is certainly not obligatory and is not considered a preference or prerequisite in the selection of the scholarship recipient. Amount of scholarship for 2020/2021 academic year is 8000 euros. Deadline for applying June 15. 

Poland My First Choice Scholarship Programme for master studies

The scholarship programme “Poland My First Choice” aims at encouraging talented young people from the foreign countries to study at the best Polish universities. The program offers scholarships for full-time second-cycle studies at public and private universities in all faculties run by units with the highest scientific level. Scholarship holders will receive the monthly scholarship of PLN 2,000 (approx. 460 euro), paid during the statutory period of education in Poland. In public universities, the program also offers exemption from tuition fees during the statutory period of studies. The program allows for studying in Polish or other language than Polish. Deadline for applying June 15.

18 May – 22 May

Kristjan Jaak scholarship for short-term study visits

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). The next deadline for Kristjan Jaak scholarship for short-term study visits and study periods abroad is June 1st 2020.

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

11 May – 15 May

Governmental allowances

Need-based study allowance can be applied in the state portal during the entire semester and need-based special allowance can be applied at the UT starting from 11th date of month. The amount of need-based study allowance is from 75 to 220 euros per month and special allowance 135 euros per month.

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

27 April – 30 April

Kristjan Jaak study periods abroad

Kristjan Jaak scholarship for study periods abroad can be applied for by the persons who, at the time of using the scholarship are master's or PhD students of Estonian higher education institutions. 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. Scholarship can be used for up to 12 months. Deadline for applying May 1.

Compatriots' Scholarships

The aim of the scholarships offered by the Compatriots Programme is to support the language and degree studies of young expatriate Estonians in Estonian higher education institutions and vocational training centres.

  • The study scholarship is available for students wishing to enroll to the study programmes taught in Estonian language. If the candidate's command of Estonian language is insufficient for studying, the applicant can apply for a language scholarship before taking up the degree studies. The Compatriots Programme does not support studies in languages other than Estonian.
  • The language scholarship is available to participate in an intensive Estonian language course at the University of Tartu. The period of support is 10 months.

The application must be uploaded to the application system. Deadline is May 1.

20 April – 24 April

Governmental allowances

Need-based study allowance can be applied in the state portal during the entire semester and need-based special allowance can be applied at the UT starting from 11th date of month. The amount of need-based study allowance is from 75 to 220 euros per month and special allowance 135 euros per month.

13 April – 17 April

Governmental allowances

Need-based study allowance can be applied in the state portal during the entire semester and need-based special allowance can be applied at the UT starting from 11th date of month. The amount of need-based study allowance is from 75 to 220 euros per month and special allowance 135 euros per month.

Kristjan Jaak study periods abroad

The scholarship supports study periods abroad at a recognized foreign university or research institution at Master's and PhD level for up to one year. The scholarship can be used for participating in tuition and traineeships. PhD students can also use the scholarship for individual work, laboratory work, field work and consultations. Deadline for applying May 1.

Compatriots' Scholarships

The aim of the scholarships offered by the Compatriots Programme is to support the language and degree studies of young expatriate Estonians in Estonian higher education institutions and vocational training centres.

  • The study scholarship is available for students wishing to enroll to the study programmes taught in Estonian language. If the candidate's command of Estonian language is insufficient for studying, the applicant can apply for a language scholarship before taking up the degree studies. The Compatriots Programme does not support studies in languages other than Estonian.
  • The language scholarship is available to participate in an intensive Estonian language course at the University of Tartu. The period of support is 10 months.

The application must be uploaded to the application system. Deadline is 1st of May.

30 March – 3 April

Kristjan Jaak degree studies abroad

Call for application is open to individuals beginning or continuing their studies at the PhD and Master’s level at a recognized university abroad and willing to work in Estonia after graduation. Deadline for applying April 1.
 
 
Latvian government offers scholarships for studies, research and participation in summer schools in Latvian higher education institutions (HEIs) in the 2020/2021 academic year. Deadline April 1.

23 March – 27 March

Kristjan Jaak degree studies abroad

Call for application is open to individuals beginning or continuing their studies at the PhD and Master’s level at a recognized university abroad and willing to work in Estonia after graduation. Deadline for applying April 1.

16 March – 20 March

Governmental allowances

Need-based study allowance can be applied in the state portal during the entire semester and need-based special allowance can be applied at the UT starting from 11th date of month. The amount of need-based study allowance is from 75 to 220 euros per month and special allowance 135 euros per month.

9 March – 13 March

Latvian state scholarships

Latvian government offers scholarships for studies, research and participation in summer schools in Latvian higher education institutions (HEIs) in the 2020/2021 academic year. Deadline April 1.

2 March – 6 March

Scholarship webinar

On 5th of March 2020 Archimedes Foundation organizes a webinar on scholarship opportunities for studying in a foreign higher education institution. The webinar in English starts at 16:00. Webinar focuses on Kristjan Jaak and Dora+ scholarships.
 
 
 
Call for application is open to individuals beginning or continuing their studies at the PhD and Master’s level at a recognized university abroad and willing to work in Estonia after graduation. Deadline for applying April 1.

25 February – 28 February

The application for spring semester governmental stipends is ending

Specialisation stipend application needs to be submitted in SIS (ÕIS) until February 29. The amount of the stipend is from 160 to 300 euros per month.
Achievement stipend application needs to be submitted in SIS (ÕIS) until February 29. 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 and need-based special allowance can be applied at the UT Counselling Centre starting from 11th date of month of application. The allowance is payed starting from the month of application (not backwards) until the end of semester. The amount of need-based study allowance is from 75 to 220 euros per month and special allowance 135 euros per month. The limit of income per family member has changed from January 2020, the new limit for being eligible for the allowance is 523 euros per family member monthly.

Kristjan Jaak / Short study visits

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). The short study visit may not start earlier than one month after the application deadline. Next deadline of applying March 1.

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

Fully funded PhD international program at Imagine Institute, Paris

The Imagine Institute – an interdisciplinary research center in molecular medicine in the field of genetic diseases, based in Paris in the Necker-Enfants-Malades University Hospital campus – offers PhD fellowships open to international recruitment of highly motivated and talented students. Applicants should hold an MSc with a strong background in biological sciences from a non-French university. Deadline of application March 27.

University of Konstanz DAAD-scholarships 

University of Konstanz is offering DAAD-sholarships for the academic year 2020/21. Applications for the DAAD-scholarships are open for researchers and students of all field and departments. Deadline of application March 30.

The Krzysztof Skubiszewski Scholarship and Research Grant 2020

The scholarship is open to candidates who hold a master's degree or equivalent, and have successfully defended their doctoral thesis (or have other significant academic achievements) or have accomplished works of significant importance in the public interest, especially in the area of promoting democracy and the rule of law. The Foundation will grant one scholarship and two research grants for the academic year 2020/21. Deadline of application April 8.

17 February – 21 February

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

The application for spring semester governmental stipends is open

Specialisation stipend application needs to be submitted in SIS (ÕIS) between February 1 and February 29. The amount of the stipend is from 160 to 300 euros per month.
Achievement stipend application needs to be submitted in SIS (ÕIS) between February 1 and February 29. 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 and need-based special allowance can be applied at the UT Counselling Centre starting from 11th date of month. The amount of need-based study allowance is from 75 to 220 euros per month and special allowance 135 euros per month. The limit of income per family member has changed from January 2020, the new limit for being eligible for the allowance is 523 euros per family member monthly.

Scholarship for students with special needs can be applied in the electronic environment until February 20. The amount of the scholarship depends on the degree of severity and type of the disability (60–510 euros).

 

10 February – 14 February

Scholarships for Estonian language and culture summer courses

The scholarship for attending Estonian language and culture summer/winter courses can be applied for by all the international university students interested in the Estonian language and culture who are studying or have previously studied Estonian at the university abroad. Application deadline for summer course scholarship is 16 March 2020