Before signing the contract, the grantee has to submit a confirmation of acceptance from the foreign university or research institution (if such a document hasn't already been submitted together with the application).
The Foundation shall conclude the contract with the grantee generally one month before the start of the studies. The contract stipulates the amount and conditions of using the scholarship.
For the study periods abroad which last for up to 6 months (included), the scholarship is paid out in one installment. For the study periods abroad which last for 7 months or more, the scholarship is paid out in two installments.
The first installment, which includes the scholarship for the first 6 tuition months, shall be paid out no later than 2 weeks before the start of the study periods abroad, but not before the scholarship contract has been signed.
The second installment shall be paid out after the first 6 tuition months but not before a correct interim report has been submitted.
Advance payments of the scholarship are not made to individuals who have outstanding contractual obligations to the Foundation.
In documents and presentations related to the study visit, the grantee shall acknowledge the support of the Ministry of Education and Research, the Kristjan Jaak programme and the Foundation.