Archimedes Foundation Estophilus Scholarship Program 2019, Estonia

Publish Date: Feb 04, 2019

Deadline: Oct 01, 2019

Estophilus scholarship

Imporant notice: after you have submitted the application form, it may require you to sign the form. Please do not pay attention to this note. After you have submitted the form, we consider your application as submitted and signing is not needed. We apologize for the inconveniences. 
The Estophilus scholarship may be applied for by the international final bachelor year students, master students, PhD students and post-doctorate researchers from universities abroad while staying in Estonia for conducting research or collecting material about Estonia. When applying for the scholarship, the Estonian language proficiency is an advantage but not a requirement. The scholarship consists of the scholarship for living costs in amount of 500 euros per month, and travel compensation. The limits of travel compensation are given in the scholarship guidelines. 
Deadlines for the applications are 1 March 2019 and 1 October 2019. Call for applications will be opened on 4th of February 2019. 
Tips for filling in the application. To apply the scholarship, you have to create an account in our application system. After registering please fill in the application form and add all the required documents. You can save the application without submitting it and continue filling it in later, by clicking Save-button. Please be sure, that after you have completed the form and added all the required documents, you have to submit the form, by clicking the Submit-button. After submitting the form you do not have to send any documents via e-mail or regular post. 


The purpose of the guidelines is to establish the conditions for applying for and using the Estophilus scholarship of the programme of academic study of Estonian language and culture abroad and arrangements for payment thereof. The Estophilus scholarship finances the studies and research of the academically advanced students in study centres and of the students interested in-depth in the Estonian language and culture in Estonia. The scholarship is granted by the programme board (hereinafter: the board) who also involves experts, if necessary. The scholarship is funded by the Ministry of Education and Research from the funds allocated to the Archimedes Foundation for that purpose.
The activities are organized by the Education Agency of the Foundation. Organizing involves, among other things, the following:
  • mediation and disclosure of information on the Internet and other media, and in other information channels targeting the students;
  • management of the calls for applications, including evaluation;
  • communication with applicants;
  • presentation of the conditions and forms of the application, including the organization of information seminars in all public universities;
  • bringing out the analysis of applications and the main reasons for rejection;
  • preparation, conclusion and termination of the contracts awarding scholarships, paying scholarships, analysis of the reports and monitoring the execution of the contracts;
  • councelling the grantees;
  • informing the public. 


The scholarship is intended to cover the living expenses, travel costs, tuition fees and research-related expenses. All other costs have to be covered by the applicant (incl costs for visa or residence permit). The scholarship consists of grant for living costs and a travel grant. The amount of the grant for living costs is 500 euros per month for all the grantees. The travel grant is paid once during the scholarship period, regardless of whether the grantee stays in Estonia in succession throughout the scholarship period or the scholarship is divided between different periods. The amount of travel grant depends on the distance between the point of departure and the destination of the learning mobility. When calculating the distance, only the European Commission's web-based calculator is used.


The scholarship application along with all the required annexes are submitted electronically in Estonian or in English. The application system can be found at The possibility to submit applications opens one month before the announced deadline. The applicant must timely submit the following documents to the Foundation:

  • formal application;
  • research plan;
  • curriculum vitae;
  • proof that the applicant is final year BA student, MA or PhD student or a document verifying the PhD degree;
  • confirmation of the Estonian supervisor about the acceptance of the candidate and confirmation of his/her preparedness of supervising the candidate. In the Estonian written confirmation, the receiver must briefly describe the research topic and justify the importance of the research for Estonia.

Required documents have to submitted through the application system. The applicant does not have to send the application and other documents via (e-)mail. The application has to be filled in and submitted (by clicking `submit` arter filling in the application). The applicant does not have to sign the documents. By submitting the documents in application system the applicant has confirmed that all required documents are correct, and submitting is being considered as the applicant`s signature. 

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