Kristjan Jaak / Study periods abroad

Guidelines of the Kristjan Jaak scholarship for study periods abroad (from the application round of 15.10.2020)

Guidelines of the Kristjan Jaak scholarship for study periods abroad (contract since 1.07.2020)

Guidelines of the Kristjan Jaak scholarship for study periods abroad (25.02.2020 – 30.06.2020)


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.


The scholarship supports study periods abroad at a recognized foreign university or research institution at Master's and PhD level for up to one year.

The scholarship can be used for participating in tuition and traineeships. PhD students can also use the scholarship for individual work, laboratory work, field work and consultations. The scholarship can be used for a maximum of two times per educational level but not more than 12 months in total. During the study periods abroad active tuition in the host institution must take place.

Application deadlines for the academic year 2021/2022 are on the 1st of May 2021 and on the 15th of October 2021.  The studies must take place from the 1st of July of the application year until the 30th of September of the following year.

In the call for applications of May 1, the scholarship period cannot start earlier than July 1. In the call for application of October 15, the scholarship period cannot start earlier than October 1.

The applications which meet the criteria are assessed by sectoral experts. Each application is assessed by at least two experts. The scholarships are allocated by the Programme Board based on the aggregate scores given by the experts.

The call for applications opens one month before the deadline in our application system:

The contact person for the Kristjan Jaak scholarships for study periods abroad at the Education and Youth Authority is Eneli Külaots (e-mail:, phone +372 7300 716). 



Last updated: 18.03.2021