Friday, January 18, 2019

[Bachelor Degree] Estonian Government International Scholarships, 2019 (Fully Funded)

Estonian government and universities have initiated various scholarship schemes in order to support international students who are interested in studying in Estonia. Please choose suitable section according to your study interest - degree studies, exchange studies, short courses or doing research in Estonia. With scholarship database you can search most suitable scholarship available according to your interest. Below you can also find an selection and short information of most relevant scholarships for international students.

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1. Compatriots Scholarships
Name of the scholarship programme: Compatriots programme

The aim is support degree studies of young expatriate Estonians in Estonia’s public universities, national institutions of applied higher education and vocational education centres.

The scholarship includes a one-time settling in allowance, a monthly subsistence grant during studies, travel grant (travel expenses for travelling home and back twice a year), extra scholarship for good academic performance, paid once a year, state fee for residence permit and health insurance, if necessary.
For receiving the subsistence grant next year, the grantee must complete at least 75% of the annual study volume. The scholarship is not paid during academic leave or during studies which have exceeded the nominal period.

E'ligible to apply for the scholarship are young expatriate Estonians who have not lived in Estonia permanently for the last 5 years. 

The study scholarship will support successful applicants who wish to enrol for curricula taught in the Estonian language. If an applicant’s command of the Estonian language is insufficient to successfully cope with learning in that language, the applicant can request a grant to support his/her participation in an intensive Estonian language course prior to engaging in substantive studies under the curriculum chosen. The Compatriots Programme cannot support studies in languages other than Estonian. 

Requirements Documents: 
Applicants must submit to the following documents (either in Estonian, English or Russian):
  • signed formal application;
  • a curriculum vitae;
  • copy of the document certifying the acquired education (diploma with the transcript of grades) or extract of the study results of the graduation class of high school and the copy of the certificate of the penultimate class;
  • copy of the personal data page of passport;
  • copy of the document certifying the Estonian origin (birth certificate, parents' or grandparents' birth certificates, etc.);
  • recommendation letter (from the representative of the Estonian Society, community, Estonian language teacher, other teachers, supervisor).
How to Apply: 
The application form with all required documents must be filled in, printed out and scanned. Documents must be submitted in one (1) pdf or jpeg file. All documents must be submitted through the application system.
01 March 2019


2. Study IT in Estonia Specialty Scholarship Name of the scholarship programme: Study IT in Estonia programme

The aim: Every year the Study IT in Estonia gives away a total of €400 000 as speciality scholarships to Bachelor's students at the Tallinn University of Technology and the University of Tartu. Up to 30 per cent of all the students who has not exceeded the nominal duration of study of the study program can receive the scholarship. The students can apply after enrolment twice in a year – beginning of October and February.

Bachelor students studying Informatics (at Tallinn University of Technology) and Computer Science (University of Tartu) can receive a scholarship between 160 and 240 euros in a month (10 months in an academic year).

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3. LHV Bank Scholarship for ICT students

Name of the scholarship programme: Study IT in Estonia programme

The aim: the LHV Bank scholarship is designed to encourage students graduating from ICT courses in the 2015-16 academic year to use their skills and knowledge outside of the ICT sector.
One scholarship will be awarded in the category of Bachelor’s and applied higher education theses, to the value of 1500 euros.