Kristjan Jaak Scholarships

The Kristjan Jaak Scholarship programme is a state programme initiated in cooperation between the Ministry of Education and Research and the Archimedes Foundation, the goal of which is to support study abroad for master’s and doctoral students enrolled at Estonian institutions of higher education. In the framework of the programme, academic and research-related foreign visits are supported for master’s and doctoral students as well as for teaching staff.

Applications are accepted in four categories.

  • The scholarship for DOCTORAL STUDY ABROAD can be applied for by everyone who begins or continues their studies at the doctoral level at a recognized foreign university and is ready to start work in Estonia after graduation. The deadline for applications is once a year, on 1 March.
  • The FORMAL STUDIES scholarship is to support foreign studies with the duration of one academic year. The scholarship can be applied for by doctoral students and first-year master’s students. The deadline for applications is once a year, on 1 May.
  • The PART-TIME STUDIES scholarship supports foreign studies with the duration of 1-5 months. The scholarship can be applied for by doctoral students and master’s students and resident physicians. Applications are accepted twice a year, on 1 May and on 1 October.
  • The scholarship aimed for supporting  SHORT-TIME VISITS  are meant for foreign visits with the duration of 3-30 days; the scholarship can be applied for by doctoral students, master’s students, resident physicians and young lecturers and researchers (aged up to 35 inclusive). Applications are accepted four times a year, on March 1, June 1, September 15 and December 1.

The calls for applications are opened in the application system one month before the application deadline.

The contact persons for Kristjan Jaak Scholarship programme at Archimedes Foundation are:

  • Priit Kiilaspää (doctoral study abroad, formal studies, foreign visits), priit.kiilaspa@archimedes.ee, phone:697 9227
  • Sander Kirsel (part time studies), sander.kirsel@archimedes.ee, phone: 699 9397