Amount of scholarship

IMPORTANT: from 1 August 2020, the Dora Plus scholarships are managed by the Education and Youth Board of Estonia. Please visit the webpage of the Board to find out more about these scholarships. The information on the current page is not being updated.


The scholarships for Dora Plus short study visits can cover the costs of accommodation, travel and subsistence on the basis of fixed unit prices only. The participation fee of the event is reimbursed on the basis of actual costs. 

The number of days supported by the Dora Plus scholarship is determined on the basis of official agenda of the event or timetable given in the individual work plan of the participant. In justified cases up to two additional days may be awarded for travelling (one day before and one day after the event/individual work). Funding of additional days is considered justified when travelling on the same day is not possible or would be overy complicated or would involve unreasonably long period of time or would not leave adequate time to prepare for the presentation. 

Travel grant 

The travel grant for short study visits shall cover the costs of travel from the point of departure (location of the home university, in general) to the destination (location of the event or individual work) and back. In justified cases and with the agreement of sending university, the point of departure can be different from the location of sending university. All Dora Plus travel grants are calculated using the same city as a starting and ending point of the trip

The amount of the travel grant depends on the distance between the point of departure and destination of the study visit. Only the online calculator of the European commission can be used for calculating the distance. The calculator can be found here:

When the distance between the point of departure and the destination is 100.00 km or more, the costs shall be compensated on the basis of a fixed unit price provided in the following table:

Distance from city to city
(one way)

Grant for a return trip
(from point of departure to destination and back)

100 – 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 ja enam km

1100 euros













If the distance calculated with the online calculator is in the range of 499-500 km, 1999-2000 km, etc., it shall be rounded to an integer before determining the unit price.

When the distance between the point of departure and destination is up to 99.99 km (included), the travel costs are compensated on the basis of the actual costs, but only in the amount of up to 180 euros. In cases, when private car is used for travelling the distances up to 99.99 km, the travel grant is calculated using fixed price of 0.10 euros per kilometre (kilometres given by the European Commission calculator, not actual kilometres travelled).  

Daily allowances 

Daily allowances can be paid in the fixed amount of 32 euros per day of study visit. 

Accommodation grant 

Only accommodation costs incurred abroad during the supported period of study visit are compensated by the travel grant. The accommodation grant is not be paid for the night spent on a ship, a train or other transportation. 

Duration in days

Grant per night

2-6 days

80 euros

7-14 days

60 euros

15 days or more

35 euros







Maximum amount of scholarship

The maximum amount of the scholarship (travel grant, accommodation grant, daily allowances and event’s participation fee in total) is 2,000 euros per one short study visit, regardless of the visit's duration or destination.


Last updated: 23.11.2021