Scholarship for foreign Doctoral students

NB! New students will not be admitted under this scheme.

The higher education institution may grant the scholarship or doctoral allowance to the person:

  • who is a full-time PhD student at the level studies in this higher education institution;
  • who does not have Estonian citizenship;
  • whose place of residence is not in Estonia;
  • who does not have a permanent right of residence or a long-term residence permit in Estonia;
  • who has not stayed in Estonia for more than one year in the past three years, except for the PhD students, who have studied and completed master's studies at the Estonian higher education institution at that time.


If the applicant meets the eligibility criteria, it is possible to receive this support throughout the nominal time of the studies.


  • 660 euros for doctoral allowance and 440 euros for doctoral sholarship each academic month;
  • travel grant (amount of the grant depends on distance between Estonia and the country of residence).

Distance calculator:

If the distance between the point of departure and the destination is 100.00 km or more, the travel costs shall be reimbursed on the basis of the fixed unit price, as provided in the following table:

Distance between cities (one-way)

Allowance for round-trip (from point of departure to destination and back)

100-499 km

180 EUR

500-1999 km

275 EUR

2000-2999 km

360 EUR

3000-3999 km

530 EUR

4000-7999 km

820 EUR

8000 and more km

1100 EUR



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

Last updated: 13.03.2019