Selection process

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.


General principles

Submitted applications are assessed and allocation decisions are made by the selection Commission. However, due to continuously increasing number of applications a technical assessment is conducted by Education and Youth Board before the applications are handed over to the Commission. Applications that are incomplete, drafted offhand, include false information, omit relevant information or have been submitted after the deadline will not be considered for assessment in the selection Commission.

Assessment criteria

In general, the applications are assessed considering the following aspects:

  • thoroughness of the motivation letter and work plan;

  • overall quality of application: clarity of objectives, expected results etc.

Additional criteria can be used depending on the type of the mobility:

  • For short courses: prior academic progress of applicant and letter of interest from the host institution;

  • For researcher mobility: the enthusiasm and support of host institution. 

The scholarships are awarded based on available annual budget. Subject to budgetary constraints, the selection committee can increase or reduce the number of scholarships awarded. A list of reserve candidates may be drawn up in addition to primary selection. 

Relevant data of selected applicants is communicated to the host institutions when the selection has been made by the committee. The final decision on admission is made by the host institutions. If for any reason, the applicant is not admitted by the host institution, the scholarship or grant decision is considered void. 

Last updated: 23.11.2021