The Estonian Institute - Research Scholarships

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The Estonian Institute offers scholarships to holders of a doctoral degree or Masterā€™s or Doctoral students who are citizens of a foreign state and are studying at a university abroad, to write a research paper on an Estonia-related topic or to gather material for it.

The deadlines areĀ 01 MarchĀ andĀ 01 October

The following documents should be presented for applying:

Estophilus' online application form
Ā  The completed application formĀ (Please send this form by regular mail) Plan of research


Certificate proving the applicantā€™s status as a postgraduate student or a copy of a document proving his or her PhD degree

Written confirmation from an Estonian research or development institution to receive the applicant

For postgraduate students a recommendation from their research supervisor

The application and accompanying documents, marked ā€˜Estophilus', should be submitted also by regular mail to the secretariat of the Council at the Estonian Institute, Suur-Karja 14, 10140 Tallinn.

We ask you to fill also theĀ Estophilus' onlineĀ application form.


Knowledge of Estonian is an advantage but not a requirement.


The scholarship is designated to cover subsistence expenses, tuition fees and costs directly connected with the research; it may be granted for a period ranging from five to ten months. The scholarship for a five-month period isĀ 2500 EUR.

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