Amount of scholarship

The scholarship is awarded to cover the travel, accommodation and subsistence costs related to the mobility. Daily allowances cannot be applied for by teaching and research staff. The scholarship cannot be used to cover the participation fee. The support shall be paid to the grantee before the start of the travel abroad. The support is exempt from income tax.

The amounts determined by the Scholarship Council cannot be increased. The awarded grant may only be used for the funding of visit indicated in the application. The amounts granted are calculated on the basis of fixed rates only, no costs can be covered on the basis of actual expenses. The grantee may change the division of costs underlying the calculation without changing the other details of the visit (duration, destination, nature of the event, etc.). Accommodation allowances and daily allowances are paid for a maximum of one day before and one day after the occurring of the event the recipient wishes to participate in, on the basis of the invitation or registration form submitted along with the application.

 

Accommodation allowance

Calculation of the accommodation allowance is based on the official duration of the event and the number of nights spent abroad. The number of days sof the visit does not equal the number of nights (e.g., in the case of a 6-day visit, the number of nights is 5, in the case of a 14-day foreign visit, the number of nights is 13, etc.). For every night spent abroad, the accommodation allowance is paid as follows:

  • in case of a 3-6 day visit (2-5 nights), 80 euros per night;
  • in case of a 7-14 day visit (6-13 nights), 60 euros per night;
  • in case of a 15-30 day visit (14-29 nights), 35 euros per night.

For example, the conference will last three days. The applicant wishes to travel to the country of destination one day before the event and return to Estonia two days after the end of the event. The visit will last a total of six days, but only five of these can be covered by the grant (conference plus one day before and one day after). The accommodation allowance for 5-day visit is 320 euros (4 nights x 80). 

 

Travel allowance

The amounts of travel allowances are determined using a table-based calculation for travel expenses, which takes into account the distance of the place of destination. The travel allowance includes travel-related costs, including transport to the airport and from the airport to the destination and back.

The distance is calculated using the web-based calculator developed by the European Commission only. If the distance between travel destinations is up to 100 km, the costs are reimbursed on the basis of documents in the amount up to 180 euros per return trip. We cannot award travel allowances calculated in any other method. 

According to the distance of the destination, the travel allowance is paid for one round trip as follows:

  Allowance for a round-trip Distance from city to city
1 EUR 180 100- 499 km
2 EUR 275 500- 1999 km
3 EUR 360 2000- 2999 km
4 EUR 530 3000 – 3999 km
5 EUR 820 4000 – 7999 km
6 EUR 1100 8000 km or more 

 

Daily allowance

In the 2017/2018 academic year, the Kristjan Jaak daily allowance rate is 32 euros. The daily allowance is paid only to MA and PhD students.

 

Additional financing

No other source of financing can be used to cover the expense categories (travel, accommodation, daily allowance in case of students) financed by Kristjan Jaak (with the exception of personal savings). The grantee can cover other expenses not covered from the grant (including participation fees) from other sources. Such additional financing is taken into consideration as an additional value in assessment. 

 

Actual amounts

The following table will help you to calculate the amounts of daily allowance and accommodation. For example, in case of a five-day study visit, the amount of the support will be calculated from a daily allowance for 5 days and accommodation allowance for 4 nights (on the same line in the table). The daily allowance is 160 euros and the accommodation allowance is 320 euros.

DAILY ALLOWANCE

ACCOMMODATION

No of days

Amount

No of nights

Amount

 

 

 

 

3

96

2

160

4

128

3

240

5

160

4

320

6

192

5

400

7

224

6

360

8

256

7

420

9

288

8

480

10

320

9

540

11

352

10

600

12

384

11

660

13

416

12

720

14

448

13

780

15

480

14

490

16

512

15

525

17

544

16

560

18

576

17

595

19

608

18

630

20

640

19

665

21

 672

20

700

22

704

21

735

23

736

22

770

24

768

23

805

25

800

24

840

26

832

25

875

27

864

26

910

28

898

27

945

29

928

28

980

30

960

29

1015

 

Last updated: 16.10.2017