Dora Plus short study visits (T1.1)

Dora+ Activity 1.1 guidelines (contracts signed since 01.08.2020)


Please note that the following conditions have to be fulfilled before we can conclude scholarship contracts and make scholarship prepayments:

  • it is possible to achieve the purpose of the study visit (the host institution is open, the study and research activity takes place abroad at the host institution);
  • it is possible to travel to the destination without restrictions (the transport connections function, the borders between the point of departure and destination are open).

The subsistence grant can only be paid for the days that have been spent completing the work plan at the destination. If the period shown on the certificate of attendance that is submitted with the scholarship report is shorter than in the contract, the subsistence grant for the days missing on the certificate has to be repaid. This applies even if the study visit was cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please click here to read additional information about planning your mobility.


Dora Plus programme provides support to the MA and PhD students, resident physicians and young faculty members from higher education institutions in Estonia for participation in the research conferences, seminars, courses or other learning and research related activity abroad.
The aim of the support is to improve the awareness of young researchers and MA students about the diverse study and research practices, increase their participation in international co-operation projects and to improve the effectiveness of doctoral studies in Estonian universities. Dora Plus short study visits can last for up to 30 calendar days. 

The individual applicants shall turn to their home institution who are responsible for selecting the grantees. The scholarships to the grantees will then be paid out by Archimedes Foundation.

Students and young researchers from 18 higher education institutions can apply for the support in the academic year. These institutions are: 

  1. Baltic Methodist Theological Seminary

  2. Estonian Entrepreneurship University of Applied Sciences

  3. Estonian Academy of Arts

  4. Estonian Academy of Security Sciences

  5. Estonian Aviation Academy

  6. Estonian University of Life Sciences

  7. Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre

  8. Estonian Business School

  9. Estonian National Defence College

  10. Pallas University of Applied Sciences

  11. TTK University of Applied Sciences

  12. TalTech University

  13. Tallinn Health Care College

  14. Tallinn University

  15. Tartu Health Care College

  16. Tartu Theological Seminary

  17. The Institute of Theology of the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church

  18. University of Tartu

More information or for submitting the application, please contact your higher education institution’s Dora Plus coordinator.

The universities can enlist new grantees on these dates: January 10, February 10, March 10, April 10, May 10, June 10, August 10, September 10, October 10, November 10, December 10. 

The contact person for Dora Plus short study visits in Archimedes Foundation is Ms. Carmen Raudsepp (, ph. +372 730 0121)

Last updated: 27.10.2020