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.

17 December – 21 December

3 Rectors' Scholarship

Scholarship contest for promoting the languages of the three Baltic States is open for all full-time students of any curricula (incl foreign students) at the University of Tartu, the University of Latvia and Vilnius University. The student enrolling in the contest should know one of the three languages at the level C1 and the remaining two at least at the level A2. The amount of the scholarship is 2000 euros. Deadline is December 21.

Open Doors: Russian Scholarship project 

Open Doors: Russian Scholarship project is a chance for students who wanted to study abroad in early admission and free education (the tuition fee will be paid by the Russian Federation) in a Master’s program at one of the leading universities in Russia and the world. Subject Areas: Biology, Computer science, Mathematics, Business & Management, Politics & International Studies, Psychology, Physics, Philology & Linguistics, Chemistry, Economics. Deadline for portfolio submission January 31. 

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

Estonian govenrmental allowances

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.

10 December – 14 December

3 Rectors' Scholarship

Scholarship contest for promoting the languages of the three Baltic States is open for all full-time students of any curricula (incl foreign students) at the University of Tartu, the University of Latvia and Vilnius University. The student enrolling in the contest should know one of the three languages at the level C1 and the remaining two at least at the level A2. The amount of the scholarship is 2000 euros. Deadline is December 21.

A. Wilhelmsen Foundation scholarships to students wishing to pursue a master's degree at NHH in Norway, deadline Febraury 15

3 December – 7 December

Open Doors: Russian Scholarship project 

Open Doors: Russian Scholarship project is a chance for students who wanted to study abroad in early admission and free education (the tuition fee will be paid by the Russian Federation) in a Master’s program at one of the leading universities in Russia and the world. Subject Areas: Biology, Computer science, Mathematics, Business & Management, Politics & International Studies, Psychology, Physics, Philology & Linguistics, Chemistry, Economics. Deadline for portfolio submission January 31. 

A. Wilhelmsen Foundation scholarship 

The A. Wilhelmsen Foundation offers scholarships to students holding a bachelor degree who wish to study for a master degree at the Norwegian School of Economics. The value of the scholarship is NOK 240 000 (approx. EUR 25.000) in total over two years. Application deadline March 1. 

26 November – 30 November

3 Rectors' Scholarship

Scholarship contest for promoting the languages of the three Baltic States is open for all full-time students of any curricula (incl foreign students) at the University of Tartu, the University of Latvia and Vilnius University. The student enrolling in the contest should know one of the three languages at the level C1 and the remaining two at least at the level A2. The amount of the scholarship is 2000 euros. Deadline is December 18.

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

19 November – 23 November

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.

12 November – 16 November

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). Deadline for submitting the application December 1. 

5 November – 9 November

Latvijas Banka announces a Competition of Student Scientific Research Papers!

Latvijas Banka announces an international Competition of Student Scientific Research Papers for 2019. Latvijas Banka organises the Competition already for the 17th time, and participation is open to students of Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania, enrolled in Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes.

29 October – 2 November

UT Foundation scholarships

Raefond Scholarship for International Students of the University of Tartu

The applicant must be a student of the University of Tartu. 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 is 1 November.

Voldemar Jaanberg Scholarship

The recipient of the scholarship must be a master's candidate, a doctoral candidate, or a research fellow or lecturer (who is up to 41 years old and has defended his/her doctoral-level degree) of the School of Economics and Business Administration of the University of Tartu. The amount of the scholarship is 2000 EUR. Deadline is 1 November. 

Cleveron AS Scholarship 

The Scholarship may be applied for by the students of the master's curriculum of robotics and computer engineering in English, the students of the  master's curriculum of physics and computer science of the University of Tartu who are willing to do their practical training in Cleveron AS and who are employed in Cleveron AS or a subsidiary of the company if desired and upon mutual agreement after acquiring the degree in the University of Tartu. The amount of the scholarship is 2000 EUR. Deadline is 1 November.

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

22 October – 26 October

Smart specialisation scholarships for doctoral students. Deadline is 25 October.

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

BAFF Professional Internship Program, deadline 30 October.

The application of governmental scholarships ends

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.

15 October – 19 October

UT Foundation scholarships

Raefond Scholarship for International Students of the University of Tartu

The applicant must be a student of the University of Tartu. 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 is 1 November.

Voldemar Jaanberg Scholarship

The recipient of the scholarship must be a master's candidate, a doctoral candidate, or a research fellow or lecturer (who is up to 41 years old and has defended his/her doctoral-level degree) of the School of Economics and Business Administration of the University of Tartu. The amount of the scholarship is 2000 EUR. Deadline is 1 November. 

Cleveron AS Scholarship 

The Scholarship may be applied for by the students of the master's curriculum of robotics and computer engineering in English, the students of the  master's curriculum of physics and computer science of the University of Tartu who are willing to do their practical training in Cleveron AS and who are employed in Cleveron AS or a subsidiary of the company if desired and upon mutual agreement after acquiring the degree in the University of Tartu. The amount of the scholarship is 2000 EUR. Deadline is 1 November. 

Smart specialisation scholarships for doctoral students. Deadline is 25 October. 

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

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 2018 by 16:00 CET (4:00 pm Central European Time). Scholarship stays can be planned during the summer semester of the academic year 2018/2019. Applications are submitted on-line at www.scholarships.sk.

Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Stipend 

The stipend to study as a PhD student in Hong Kong universities. The Hong Kong PhD Fellowship provides an annual stipend of 301,200 HK dollars (approximately 38,600 US dollars) and a conference and research-related travel allowance of 12,600 HK dollars (approximately 1,600 US dollars) per year for each awardee for a period up to three years. Applicants should demonstrate outstanding qualities of academic performance, research ability/potential, communication and interpersonal skills, and leadership abilities.

1 October – 5 October

Kristjan Jaak scholarship for short-term study related visits abroad. Deadline is 1 October. 

Dora Plus short-term mobility (up to 30 days). Deadline is 1 October (except for LT and MV).

Smart specialisation scholarships for doctoral students. Deadline is 25 October.

UT Foundation scholarships

Chemi-Pharm AS scholarship

The Scholarship may be applied for by the students of the bachelor's and of the master's curriculum of chemisty of the University of Tartu who are willing to do their practical training in AS Chemi-Pharm. The amount of the scholarship is 2000 EUR. Deadline is 1 October.

Raefond Scholarship for International Students of the University of Tartu

The applicant must be a student of the University of Tartu. 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 is 1 November.

Voldemar Jaanberg Scholarship

The recipient of the scholarship must be a master's candidate, a doctoral candidate, or a research fellow or lecturer (who is up to 41 years old and has defended his/her doctoral-level degree) of the School of Economics and Business Administration of the University of Tartu. The amount of the scholarship is 2000 EUR. Deadline is 1 November.

A scholarship program for students and young scholars who want to use research facilities in Berlin

The grants amount to 1100 EUR for graduate and doctoral students, and 1630 EUR for post-doctoral scholars per month including the rent for an apartment in the International Study Center Berlin. Deadline is 15 December.

24 September – 28 September

Kristjan Jaak scholarship for short-term study related visits abroad. Deadline is 1 October. 

Dora Plus short-term mobility (up to 30 days). Deadline is 1 October (except for LT and MV).

Smart specialisation scholarships for doctoral students. Deadline is 25 October. 

The application of governmental scholarships 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. First semester students cannot apply. 

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.

10 September – 14 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 22. 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.

There is a new stipend for doctoral students: doctoral student’s performance stipend (400 euros per month) for students performing 100% of the curriculum. No need to submit an application.

Estonian National Contest for University Students awaits participants

The Estonian Research Council invites students to submit research papers to the national contest. We are waiting for the works until 17 September 2018. Submission of research papers is now officially open on the website of the Estonian Research Council https://konkursid.etag.ee/
The aim of the national contest for university students is to promote research among university students, stimulate them to be more active and to acknowledge students who have achieved outstanding results with their thesis, study, research or scientific publication.

3 September – 7 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 22. 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.

There is a new stipend for doctoral students: doctoral student’s performance stipend (400 euros per month) for students performing 100% of the curriculum. No need to submit an application.

Estonian National Contest for University Students awaits participants

The Estonian Research Council invites students to submit research papers to the national contest. We are waiting for the works until 17 September 2018. Submission of research papers is now officially open on the website of the Estonian Research Council https://konkursid.etag.ee/
The aim of the national contest for university students is to promote research among university students, stimulate them to be more active and to acknowledge students who have achieved outstanding results with their thesis, study, research or scientific publication.

Other scholarships and allowances

In its 13th call for applications, the Zukunftskolleg of the University of Konstanz offers: Postdoctoral Fellowships and Research Fellowships

27 August – 31 August

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 22. 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.

There is a new stipend for doctoral students: doctoral student’s performance stipend (400 euros per month) for students performing 100% of the curriculum. No need to submit an application.

Short-term mobility grant:

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