Study grants and scholarships
The purpose of the result-based scholarship is to support and recognize bachelor’s and master’s students who are achieving excellent study results and fully completing the curriculum. In order to receive a result-based scholarship, the student submits an application twice per academic year through the study information system by the deadlines specified in the academic calendar (in September and February).
Needs-based study allowance
A needs-based study allowance is designed to support students from financially disadvantaged backgrounds while obtaining higher education. It supports students in terms of success in their studies and completion of a study programme with a nominal duration. Needs-based study allowance can be applied for by a student who studies full-time and completes the curriculum’s requirements in 75% or studies full-time in the first semester and whose family’s monthly income per family member is below 569 euros.
Needs-based study allowances are granted twice per academic year: for the autumn and spring semesters. To apply for the allowance, you have to submit an application in the portal eesti.ee.
Needs-based special allowance
The needs-based special allowance constitutes financial support for students (except doctoral students), it is based on their personal economic situation and is intended to cover the expenses related to the acquisition of higher education when the student’s application for a needs-based study allowance has been rejected.
The purpose of the doctoral allowance is to support doctoral students in obtaining a doctoral degree and defending their doctoral thesis during the standard study period, enabling them to focus on research, creative work and doctoral studies. The doctoral allowance is 660 euros per month.
The Estonian government and universities have initiated various scholarship schemes in order to support international students who are interested in studying in Estonia. Read more: Study in Estonia