Scholarships for International PhD students - Estonian Government

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Estonian national scholarship programme for international students, researchers and academic staff. The scholarships for Doctoral study are intended to support the degree study of international students at the Estonian institutions of higher education (HEI).
The scholarship for degree study is paid for twelve calendar months each academic year during the nominal period of study, except the last academic year of the nominal period of study when the scholarship is paid for ten months.
The applications are assessed considering the following:
thoroughness of the study plan; quality of application: clear objectives, work plan, expected study results etc; succession rating of entrance of foreign students (for foreign student of the first year) or weighted average rating above all study (for the foreign students of the second year).
The commission will favour applicants who have not been granted or given any other scholarships for the same period or for the same aim.


A scholarship is paid on condition that the scholarship recipient is studying full time and completes cumulatively at least 75% of the coursework required by the curriculum by the end of each academic year. The scholarship of degree study is not paid during the stay at academic leave or in exceeding the nominal duration of the studies.


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Scholarship amount: 422 EUR per month. Additional costs such as tuition fee, health insurance and other costs will not be compensated.

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