The academic studies of Estonian language and culture abroad (EKKAV)

EKKAV programme

Since August 2020, the EKKAV programme activities are managed by the Education and Youth Board of Estonia (the current page will no longer be updated).

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The activities of academic studies of Estonian language and culture abroad (hereinafter EKKAV) is a continuous teaching of the Estonian language and culture in universities outside Estonia, including its support activities in Estonia and elsewhere. Study centre abroad is a division operating in a university abroad which carries out the teaching that is directly subject to the scope of the EKKAV, or a memory institution (libraries, archives, etc.) outside Estonia, which contains study assets and information assets about Estonia used in studies abroad.

The target group of the EKKAV is:
  • students studying in universities abroad;
  • local opinion leaders and experts as the image makers of Estonia and promoters of mutual relations;
  • enthusiasts of the Estonian language and culture worldwide.
The coordinator of the EKKAV and contact person for EKKAV scholarships is: 
Ms Tiiu Tuisk,, ph. +372 7300 604.
Information about ordering study materials for teaching Estonian (studybooks, movies etc) is provided by Ms Katrin Maiste from the Estonian Institute:
Viimati uuendatud: 02.02.2022