Scholarship for Estonia-specific research (Estophilus)

This scholarship supports the studies and research of students enrolled in universities abroad and international researchers interested in the Estonian language and culture (in Estonia).

The Estophilus spring application period for 2021 is April 01 - May 02.  Electronic submission window closes automatically at 23:59 EET on May 02.

The Estophilus scholarship may be applied for by foreign nationals: final year BA students, master’s students, PhD students and post-doctorate researchers from universities abroad for staying in Estonia and conducting research or collecting material about Estonia for  a period of 1-5 months. The Estonian language proficiency is an advantage but not a requirement.  The scholarship is administered by the Education and Youth Board of Estonia and granted by the EKKAV programme council. 

 

Scholarship amount

The scholarship covers living costs in the amount of 500 euros per month, and travel compensation as a set rate based on European Commission's web-based calculator:

Distance from city to city (one direction)

Grant for a round trip (to the destination and back)

1-499 km

180 euros

500-1999 km

275 euros

2000-2999 km

360 euros

3000-3999 km

530 euros

4000-7999 km

820 euros

8000 km and more

1100 euros

 

Period and conditions

The scholarship may be granted for up to 5 months, except for BA students who are granted 2 months maximum. The duration of one scholarship period cannot be shorter than 30 days.

 

Application procedure and deadlines

The application period for 2021 is April 01 - May 02. Electronic submission window closes automatically at 23:59 EET on May 02. The deadline for autumn application round will be announced in September 2021.

Please submit the following documents (in Estonian or English) through the online application system

  • formal application
  •  research plan
  • curriculum vitae
  • proof that the applicant is a final year BA student, MA or PhD student or a document verifying the PhD degree
  • confirmation of the Estonian supervisor about the acceptance of the candidate and confirmation of his/her preparedness of supervising the candidate. The Estonian host/supervisor must briefly describe the research topic and justify the importance of the research for Estonia.

The grantees are selected by the EKKAV programme Council within 45 days after the application deadline (more information about evaluation and decision procedure can be found in the scholarship guidelines).

 

Contacts

Education and Youth Board, scholarship coordinator:  Tiiu Tuisk, tiiu.tuisk@harno.ee

Estophilus scholarship guidelines
Estophilus report form