Scholarships for Estonian summer courses
1. Estonian National Scholarships
You can read more about the scholarships on the homepage of StudyinEstonia.ee. The applications can be submitted during the period of 1 April - 1 May 2022.
2. Estonian Education and Youth Board Scholarships (EKKAV)
The EKKAV scholarship (Eesti keele ja kultuuri akadeemiline välisõpe - The academic studies of Estonian language and culture abroad) 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. The applicant has to be enrolled at a foreign university at the time of applying (BA, MA or PhD student). The application period is 18 March – 1 April 2022. You can read more about the application process on the homepage of the Estonian Education and Youth Board.
3. Scholarships by the DAAD for German students
German students (incl. foreign students studying in Germany) can apply for a grant as part of the Go East summer school program at the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). The scholarship consists of living expenses, travel expenses and course fees. The applicants must apply in two places - for a place in the summer school via the local application process and to the DAAD for the scholarship. For more information, visit the Go East summer school webpage.
4. Epp Sonin Scholarship
The College of Foreign Languages and Cultures will offer 2 scholarships, which cover the tuition fee of the course. The scholarship was created to honour the contribution and support given to us by Epp-Karike Jürima Sonin. The main target group includes applicants with Estonian roots and motivated learners who don't qualify for student scholarships. Of course, we also welcome everyone else to apply as well.
In order to apply for the scholarship please submit your application to the summer course here and upload a motivation letter (no longer than approx 1 A4 page) on your connection to Estonia and why you wish to learn Estonian.
5. Fee waivers for citizens of Ukraine
The University of Tartu will offer tuition waivers (scholarships) for citizens of Ukraine. They cover the course fee and cultural programme. Accommodation and daily expenses are not included. The number of scholarships will be announced in June.
In order to apply for the scholarship please submit your application form and upload a motivation letter (no longer than approx 1 A4 page).
Are there any other options?
We highly also recommend looking for additional options offered by your local universities, your employer, cultural institutions or local funding authorities who could support your participation in the courses.