Government of Estonia Postgraduate Scholarships for International Students
Course(s) Offered: Any field (Estonia-related)
Course Level: Postgraduate Taught
Provider: Estonian Government
Country to Study in: Estonia
The Estonian Government (i.e Estonian Ministry of Education and Research) via the Estonian Institute offer theEstophilus scholarships for international master students, doctoral students and post-doctorate researchers to study at Estonian universities.
The Estophilus Scholarship is given to finance foreign citizens with foreign higher education master’s, doctorate and post-doctorate researchers in their studies and research. The aim of the scholarship Estophilus is to fund research and studies carried out in Estonia by academically advanced students keen in Estonian language and culture.
The scholarship is offered by the Council of Academic Studies of Estonian Language and Culture Abroad,this involves experts when necessary. The scholarship is given by the Estonian Ministry of Education and Research and administered by the Estonian Institute.
Eligible candiadates are those presented by holders of a doctoral degree or Master’s or Doctoral students who are true citizens of a foreign state and are studying at a non-Estonian university abroad, to write a research paper on an Estonia-related topic or to gather material for that.
Knowledge of Estonian is an advantage but not a requisite.
Citizens of ALL countries
All universities in Estonia
Fields of study
Available postgraduate taught courses – this will be in candidate’s course of choice
Number of awards
Not specified – several will be awarded
The scholarship may be put at a time generally stating from five to ten months, in exceptional cases, a shorter period. it may be granted for a period ranging from two to ten months. Most often the grant period is 2-5 months.
The award is designed to cover living expenses, tuition fees and costs directly connected with the research. The scholarship for one month is 500 EUR (for example the scholarship for a period of five months is 2500 EUR)
Method of Application
The following documents should be presented during application(in Estonian or English):
- Estophilus’ online application form
- The completed application form (Please send this form by regular mail)
- Plan of research
- Curriculum Vitae
- Certificate indicating the applicant’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. In the confirmation letter, the receiver must write a short overview in Estonian about the research topic and justify the significance of the research for Estonia (max 1 A4).
- For postgraduate students a recommendation from their research supervisor
The applications and accompanying documents, marked ‘Estophilus’, may be submitted both by electronic and regular mail to the secretariat of the Council at the Estonian Institute, Suur-Karja 14, 10140 Tallinn.
The scholarship is administered by the Estonian Language and Culture Programme of Academic Studies of the Council, involving experts when necessary.
It is imperative to visit the official website (link to it is below) to download the relevant forms, and for complete information on how to apply for this scholarship
The scholarship is sponsored by the Estonian Ministry of Education and Research and administered by the Estonian Institute up to 31 December 2016. The scholarship is administered by the Archimedes Foundation from 1 January 2017.
The deadlines are 01 March and 01 October.
The signed originals of the application and its appendices should be sent at the latest on the respective above-mentioned dates. The Council gives a written response to the applications up to 2 months after the presentation deadline.
Applicants who apply for the scholarship in autumn 2016, should be aware, that scholarship (if granted) cannot be used before 1 January 2017.
All administrative/practical questions, such as applying for a visa or residence permit, finding accommodation, health insurance etc. are entirely the responsibility of the applicant and the host institution.
The Estonian Institute is a non-governmental and non-profit organization geared at promoting Estonian culture abroad. The institute was founded in 1989 as a shadow foreign office for the Estonian independence movement.
Application Deadline: 1 October 2016 || 1 March 2017
Open to International Applicants: Yes