Compatriots' Scholarships

Guidelines of the Compatriots scholarship programme

The aim of the scholarships offered by the Compatriots Programme is to support the language and degree studies of young expatriate Estonians in Estonian higher education institutions and vocational training centres.

  • The study scholarship is available for students wishing to enroll to the study programmes taught in Estonian language. If the candidate's command of Estonian language is insufficient for studying, the applicant can apply for a language scholarship before taking up the degree studies. The Compatriots Programme does not support studies in languages other than Estonian.
  • The language scholarship is available to participate in an intensive Estonian language course at the University of Tartu. The period of support is 10 months.

The application must be uploaded to the application systemDeadline is 1st of May 2020. Application opened 1st of April.

Please note that general conditions for Scholarships of Compatriots' Programme are also available in Russian language


The contact person for the Compatriots Programme at the Education and Youth Authority is Ms. Kadri Kaldre (e-mail:, ph. +372 6 999 397)

Last updated: 25.11.2020