Contract and payment

IMPORTANT: from 1 August 2020, the Kristjan Jaak 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.


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 Education and Youth Authority 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.

The scholarship will be paid out for 3 months at a time.

The first installment, which includes the subsistence grant for the first 3 tuition months as well as a travel grant for one round trip, 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 following installments will be paid out after the grantee has submitted a certificate of attendance for the scholarship period issued by the host institution. These certificates shall be sent to the Authority by e-mail. If the grantee has been allocated a travel grant for 2 round trips, the grant for the second round trip will be paid out after the interim report has been submitted.

Advance payments of the scholarship are not made to individuals who have outstanding contractual obligations to the Authority.

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 Authority.

Last updated: 23.11.2021