National Scholarship Programme for International Applicants in Estonia, 2015

Deadline: 24 April 2015
Open to: International applicants
Scholarship: different scholarships available

Description

Ministry of Education and Research of the Republic of Estonia and Archimedes Foundation annually offer scholarships to foreign nationals, pursuant to bilateral intergovernmental or inter-ministerial agreements concluded with other countries.Pursuant to the agreements Estonia offers to the students and researchers of some countries scholarships and vice versa. Starting from the year 2015 the scholarships based on the international agreements are offered in the framework of the National Scholarship Programme for international students, researchers and academic staff.

The types of scholarships are the following:

  • scholarships at the first level of higher education;
  • scholarships for Master’s and Doctoral study;
  • scholarships for summer and winter schools;
  • mobility grants for researchers and academic staff.

Eligibility

  • Scholarships at the first level of higher education and scholarships for Master’s and Doctoral study-The scholarship at the first level of higher education and the one for Master’s and Doctoral study (hereinafter also student scholarships) are intended to support the exchange study or degree study of international students at the Estonian institutions of higher education. The scholarship at the first level of higher education can be applied for only for the studies in the areas related to Estonian language and culture.
  • Scholarships for summer and winter schools-The payment of scholarships is intended to support participation in summer courses of Estonian language and culture organized by the Estonian institutions of higher education as well as in summer and winter schools related to the English-language curricula of degree study.
  • Mobility grants for researchers and academic staff-Mobility grants can be applied by the researchers and academic staff of the foreign institutions of higher education. The mobility grant can be applied for research, scientific work, teaching, cooperation with colleagues etc.
  • Students from People’s Republic of China, Israel, Greece, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Denmark, Czech Republic, Turkey, United States of America, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Flanders, Brazil, Bulgaria, Philippines, Georgia, Spain, Croatia, India, Indonesia, Italy, Kazakhstan, Korea, Cyprus, Mexico, Moldova, Germany, Slovenia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tunisia, Ukraine, Hungary and Russia can apply for this National Scholarship Programme. Preference will be given to citizens of People’s Republic of China, Israel, Greece, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Denmark, Czech Republic, Turkey.

Scholarship

  • Scholarships at the first level of higher education and scholarships for Master’s and Doctoral study: 350 EUR per month for the undergraduate and graduate students and 422 EUR per month for doctoral students. Additional costs such as tuition fee, health insurance and other costs will not be compensated.
  • Scholarships for summer and winter schools: The scholarship is used to reimburse up to 500 EUR of the course fee and accommodation costs of 25 EUR per day for a maximum of 28 days per secondment in a calendar year.The scholarship covers the course fee to the institution of higher education and accommodation costs of students for a maximum of 28 days per one secondment in a calendar year.
  • Mobility grants for researchers and academic staff: Scholarship rate for short-term visit is 45 EUR per day and 422 EUR per month.

Application

The following additional documents will be submitted in applying for the student scholarship:

  • CV  (in the format of EUROPASS);
  • study or research plan in the free form (maximum 2 A4 pages);
  • confirmation letter of the educational institution regarding the admittance and study period of the student or submission of the entrance documents as required to the educational institution;
  • letter of recommendation (from the foreign university or Estonian institution of higher education);
  • copy of passport or ID-card

In case of exchange study the following documents will be additionally submitted:

  • certificate of foreign university on the study results;
  • certificate of foreign university on the studies of the student which should include information on the study level, academic year and nominal duration of studies of the student;
  • explanation of the Estonian institution of higher education why the institution of higher education is interested in the applicant (may be included in the letter of recommendation).

In case of degree study the following documents will be additionally submitted:

  • the copy of the last diploma including the academic certificate. If the applicant is still studying at the moment of application, the certificate on the study results and nominal duration of studies will be submitted.

The following additional documents will be submitted in applying for the scholarship of summer and winter schools:

  • application form of the relevant educational institution;
  • CV (in the format of EUROPASS);
  • certificate of foreign university on the study results;
  • the certificate of foreign university on the studies of the student which should include at least information on the study level, academic year and nominal duration of the student;
  • the confirmation of the recipient educational institution on the admittance of the student (could be also sent by e-mail) or other confirmation on the registration;
  • copy of passport or ID-card.

The following additional documents will be submitted in applying for mobility grants:

  • CV (in the format of EUROPASS);
  • work plan in the free form – max 2 pgs;
  • confirmation on the working of the applicant in the foreign university;
  • letter of recommendation (from the employer);
  • confirmation of the recipient Estonian institution on the admittance of the applicant including the reason why it is interested in the applicant or the importance of the work of the applicant for Estonia;
  • copy of passport or ID-card.

The contact person for bilateral agreements at Archimedes Foundation is Julia Duh, e-mail: julia.duh@archimedes.ee

 

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