Eligibility criteria

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.


A higher education institution may appoint a candidate for the grant if that person is institution’s:

  • master’s or doctoral degree student;
  • student of integrated study programme who has accumulated at least 180 credit points;
  • resident physician not older than 35 years (as per first day of the study visit); or
  • lecturer or researcher not older than 35 years (as per first day of the study visit) or having less than 5 years from the date of defending doctoral thesis.

To apply Dora Plus scholarship the application must be submitted to your higher education institution. There are Dora Plus coordinators at the higher education institutions, who can help you in this process.

Institutions can extend these limits proportionally for candidates who have been on parental leave. The age limit does not apply to students.

Last updated: 23.11.2021