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 scholarship for Dora Plus PhD student mobility can cover the costs travel and subsistence during the mobility period on the basis of fixed unit prices only. 

The mobility period supported by the Dora Plus scholarship is determined on the basis of agreement with the host institution and individual work plan for the period of mobility. Up to two additional days may be awarded for travelling (one day before and one day after the mobility). Funding of additional days is considered justified when travelling on the same day is not possible or would be very complicated or would involve unreasonably long period of time. 

Travel grant

The travel grant for Dora Plus PhD student mobility shall cover the costs of travel from the point of departure (location of the home university, in general) to the destination (location of the host institution) 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. One-way trips cannot be covered from Dora Plus scholarship fund.

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)1

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












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.

Subsistence grant

The fixed unit prices for subsistence grant are established per destination country. NB! The logic of calculating the subsistence grant has been changed starting from 1.09.2018! The new fix unit prices are amounts per day. The subsistence grant shall cover the living and accommodation costs related to the mobility. The subsistence grant is calculated in following way: number of scholarship days x unit price per country. 

The contact person for Dora Plus PhD mobility scholarships at the Education and Youth Authority is Ms. Eneli Külaots (, ph. +372 730 0716 ). 

Last updated: 23.11.2021