Estophilus scholarship

Scholarship guidelines

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The Estophilus scholarship may be applied for by the foreign nationals final year BA students, master’s students, PhD students and post-doctorate researchers from universities abroad while staying in Estonia for conducting research or collecting material about Estonia for 1-5 months. The Estonian language proficiency is an advantage but not a requirement.  


The scholarship consists of the scholarship for living costs in the amount of 500 euros per month, and travel compensation as a set rate based on European Commission's web-based calculator:


Distance from a city to a city (one direction)

Grant for a round trip (to the destination and back)

1-499 km

180 euros

500-1999 km

275 euros

2000-2999 km

360 euros

3000-3999 km

530 euros

4000-7999 km

820 euros

8000 km and more

1100 euros


The scholarship application along with all the required annexes are submitted electronically in Estonian or in English:


Required application documents:

- formal application (to be filled in in the application system);

- research plan;

- curriculum vitae;

- proof that the applicant is a final year BA student, MA or PhD student or a document

verifying the PhD degree;

- confirmation of the Estonian supervisor about the acceptance of the candidate and

confirmation of his/her preparedness of supervising the candidate. The Estonian host/supervisor must briefly describe the research topic and justify the importance of the research for Estonia.


The grantees are selected by the EKKAV board within one month after the application deadline. 



  • Deadline for spring call applications is March 2, 2020. 
  • Deadline for autumn call applications was initially October 1, 2020 but due to academic calendar alterations, the deadline is postponed. The new deadline for autumn call applications is November 2, 2020. The application round will be opened on October 5.



Contact person: Tiiu Tuisk,




Last updated: 02.10.2020