Scholarships for summer and winter language courses


The EKKAV scholarship for attending Estonian language and culture summer/winter courses can be applied for by all the international university students interested in the Estonian language and culture who are studying or have previously studied Estonian at the university abroad. The applicant has to be enrolled at a foreign university at the time of applying (BA, MA or PhD student).

The scholarship is directly transferred to the university organizing the summer/winter courses and it covers course fee, accommodation and optionally certain events in the cultural programme. Travel expenses have to be paid by the grantee him-/herself.


The scholarship application along with the required annexes are submitted electronically: Required application documents are: (1) formal application and (2) recommendation letter from the applicant’s Estonian lecturer.


Application deadline for summer course scholarship is 16 March 2020 and application deadline for winter course scholarship is 15 October 2020. Call for applications will be opened approximately one month before the application deadline.


For 2020 summer courses, we offer free places (14+14) as follows:

University of Tartu summer courses ( 27.07-7.08.2020

Tallinn University summer courses ( 13.07-31.07.2020


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


Contact person: Tiiu Tuisk,


It is also possible to apply: Estonian governmental scholarships for Estonian language and culture short courses. The application period is from February 19 until March 19, 2020.


Last updated: 25.03.2020