Scholarships for Summer Schools

IMPORTANT: from 1 August 2020, the programme activites are coordinated 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.


The purpose of the scholarship for short courses is to support participation in short courses of Estonian language and culture organised by the Estonian institutions of higher education as well as in summer and winter schools related to the degree programmes taught in English.

Eligibility criteria

The scholarship can be awarded to the BA, MA and PhD students who are enrolled to the higher education institution abroad at least one year by the time of application. The candidate should pre-register to the course for applying for the scholarship.

Estonian universities offer various international short courses (1-4 weeks) for applicants. There are varied programmes offering language studies, IT, media, international relations etc. Please see courses available and contact with programme coordinator directly if you find a suitable programme for you.

Amount of scholarship

The scholarship can include a course fee in the amount of up to 500 EUR and the cost of accommodation in the amount of up to 25 EUR per night for a maximum period of 4 weeks. The board transfers the scholarship directly  to the university organizing the course.

Application procedure

The following documents shall be submitted when applying for the scholarship for short courses:

  • application form and motivation letter through online application system;
  • confirmation of registration from home university containing information on the applicant's level of study, normal period of studies and progress towards the degree;
  • confirmation of  admission from organizing institution (can be sent by e-mail);
  • copy of passport or ID-card.

See also: Guide of the scholarship programme for international students summer and winter school courses in English

The contact person for scholarships for short courses at Education and Youth Authority is Liis Uulman (, ph 699 9395)

Last updated: 23.11.2021