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.

18 June – 22 June

Estonian governmental allowances

It is still possible to apply for need-based study allowance and special allowance for June. Need-based study allowance and need-based special allowance is granted from the month of application until the end of semester.

11 June – 15 June

Number of tuition-free positions for UT students to participate in Tartu International Summer University: Asia and the Middle-East: Differences and Commonalities

The UT Asian Centre together with the UT International Summer University organize a summer program titled Asia and the Middle-East: Differences and Commonalities this August (13-24.08.18).
There are limited number of tuition-free positions available for UT students, which will be distributed based on the ranking list. Entry requirements for UT students: Online application form and motivation letter. Application deadline - June 15, 2018.
Read more here

28 May – 1 June

Dora Plus short-term mobility (up to 30 days), deadline is 1 June. Applying is over for the Institute of Education, School of Economics and Business Administration, Institute of Psychology, Institute of Social Studies, Pärnu College.

21 May – 25 May

Dora Plus short-term mobility (up to 30 days), deadline is 1 June. Applying is over for the Institute of Education, School of Economics and Business Administration, Institute of Psychology, Institute of Social Studies, Pärnu College.

14 May – 18 May

Dora Plus short-term mobility (up to 30 days), deadline is 1 June. Applying is over for the Institute of Education, School of Economics and Business Administration, Institute of Psychology, Institute of Social Studies, Pärnu College.

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).

Estonian governmental allowances

Need-based study allowance and need-based special allowance can be applied during the entire semester, the allowance is payed starting from the month of application.

23 April – 27 April

Jaan Einasto Scholarship

Those eligible to apply include PhD students or researchers from the University of Tartu or from the Tartu Observatory who are transferring to a foreign university, as well as doctoral students or young researchers (up to 40 years old, inclusive) from foreign universities who are coming to perform research at the University of Tartu and whose research is related to astronomy or space technology. The amount of scholarship 2000 EUR. Deadline for applying May 1.

Latvian government offers scholarships for academic year 2018/2019 to attend the summer courses

More information on the web page of State Education Development Agency (VIAA). The deadline for application is May 4. Questions can be addressed to scholarships@viaa.gov.lv.

16 April – 20 April

Dora Plus short-term mobility (up to 30 days), deadline is 1 May. Except for the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Science and Technology (next deadline 1 June).

Dora Plus doctoral students mobility grant (1-10 months), deadline 15 May

Italian government grants for citizens living abroad

Italian government is offering grants for foreign citizens and Italian citizens living abroad for the academic year 2018/2019. Grants are offered to pursue study, training and/or research programs in the Italian higher education institutes. Deadline for applying april 30. 

Estonian governmental allowances

Need-based study allowance and need-based special allowance can be applied during the entire semester, the allowance is payed starting from the month of application.

2 April – 6 April

Jaan Einasto Scholarship

Those eligible to apply include PhD students or researchers from the University of Tartu or from the Tartu Observatory who are transferring to a foreign university, as well as doctoral students or young researchers (up to 40 years old, inclusive) from foreign universities who are coming to perform research at the University of Tartu and whose research is related to astronomy or space technology. The amount of scholarship 2000 EUR. Deadline for applying May 1.

26 March – 29 March

Dora Plus

Dora Plus short-term mobility (up to 30 days), deadline is 1 April. Except for the Faculty of Medicine (next deadline 1 June). Applying is over for the Institute of Psychology and Institute of Education for this academic year.

Latvian government offers scholarships for academic year 2018/2019 to conduct a research in Latvian universities and attend the summer courses.

Application form needs to be submitted electronically. The deadline for application for doing a research in Latvian universities is April 1 and for attending the summer courses from March 1 until May 4. More information on the web page of State Education Development Agency (VIAA). Questions can be addressed to scholarships@viaa.gov.lv.

Italian government grants for citizens living abroad

Italian government is offering grants for foreign citizens and Italian citizens living abroad for the academic year 2018/2019. Grants are offered to pursue study, training and/or research programs in the Italian higher education institutes. Deadline for applying april 30.  

Competition for the Ülo Pärnits Scholarship “How to make the Ülemiste City campus smarter?”

The competition is open to anyone who is ready to contribute to the development of the smart campus of Ülemiste City. The submission may be presented either individually or in teams, and supervisors or mentors can also be involved. Read more here.

19 March – 23 March

Need-based study allowance and need-based special allowance can be applied during the entire semester, the allowance is payed starting from the month of application.

BAFF Professional Internship Program

The BAFF Professional Internship Program scholarship is all-inclusive, with scholarships up to $30,000 for up to yearlong programs in the United States. Applicant must hold a passport from Estonia, Latvia, or Lithuania. Deadline for applying April 2. More information here: http://balticamericanfreedomfoundation.org/programs-awards-internship/

Dora Plus

Dora Plus short-term mobility (up to 30 days), deadline is 1 April. Except for the Faculty of Medicine (next deadline 1 June). Applying is over for the Institute of Psychology and Institute of Education for this academic year.

12 March – 16 March

BAFF Professional Internship Program

The BAFF Professional Internship Program scholarship is all-inclusive, with scholarships up to $30,000 for up to yearlong programs in the United States. Applicant must hold a passport from Estonia, Latvia, or Lithuania. Deadline for applying April 2. More information here: http://balticamericanfreedomfoundation.org/programs-awards-internship/

Dora Plus

Dora Plus short-term mobility (up to 30 days), deadline is 1 April. Except for the Faculty of Medicine (next deadline 1 June). Applying is over for the Institute of Psychology and Institute of Education for this academic year.

26 February – 2 March

Governmental scholarships and allowances for spring semester

 The application to specialisation stipend and achievement stipend for spring semester ends on February 28.

Need-based study allowance and need-based special allowance can be applied during the entire semester, the allowance is payed starting from the month of application. 

Competition for the Ülo Pärnits Scholarship “How to make the Ülemiste City campus smarter?”

The competition is open to anyone who is ready to contribute to the development of the smart campus of Ülemiste City. The submission may be presented either individually or in teams, and supervisors or mentors can also be involved. Read more here.

Latvian governement offers scholarships for academic year 2018/2019 to conduct a research in Latvian universities and attend the summer courses.

Application form needs to be submitted electronically. The deadline for application for doing a research in Latvian universities is April 1 and for attending the summer courses from March 1 until May 4. More information on the web page of State Education Development Agency (VIAA). Questions can be addressed to scholarships@viaa.gov.lv.

Dora Plus

Dora Plus short-term mobility (up to 30 days), deadline is 1 March. Except for the Faculty of Science and Technology (next deadline 1 April).

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). Next deadline March 1. 

19 February – 23 February

Governmental scholarships and allowances for spring semester

Specialisation stipend application needs to be submitted in SIS (ÕIS) between February 1 and February 28. 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 28. The amount of the achievement stipend is 100 euros per month.

Needs-based study allowance can be applied in the state portal during the entire semester. Application for spring semester starts in February. The amount of the stipend is from 75 to 220 euros per month.

Needs-based special allowance can be applied during the entire semester from February to June at the Office of Academic Affairs. The amount of the needs-based special allowance is 135 euros per month.

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

Dora Plus

Dora Plus short-term mobility (up to 30 days), deadline is 1 March. Except for the Faculty of Science and Technology (next deadline 1 April).

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). Next deadline March 1. 

12 February – 16 February

Scholarship for students with special needs

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

Turkish Scholarships

Presidency of Turks Abroad and Related Communities of the Prime Ministry of the Republic of Turkey will grant scholarships for undergraduate and post-graduate (masters and doctorate) studies for the year 2018. The period of application from Estonia will begin by 15 February 2018 for the post-graduate studies and the application for undergraduate studies will start by 16 April 2018.  Application can be done on the website.

5 February – 9 February

Governmental scholarships and allowances for spring semester

Specialisation stipend application needs to be submitted in SIS (ÕIS) between February 1 and February 28. 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 28. The amount of the achievement stipend is 100 euros per month.

Needs-based study allowance can be applied in the state portal during the entire semester. Application for spring semester starts in February. The amount of the stipend is from 75 to 220 euros per month.

Needs-based special allowance can be applied during the entire semester from February to June at the Office of Academic Affairs. The amount of the needs-based special allowance is 135 euros per month.

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).

The A. Wilhelmsen Foundation foundation scholarships
The A. Wilhelmsen Foundation offers scholarships to students wishing to pursue a master's degree at NHH Norwegian School of Economics. Deadline for applying February 15.