Tallinn supports successful Master’s and Doctoral students through its scholarship programme

The City of Tallinn announced this year’s city scholarship competition as of March 1. The scholarship is intended for Master’s and Doctoral students whose research topic contributes to the development of Tallinn. Candidate applications can be submitted until April 1.

Deputy Mayor Aivar Riisalu noted that the purpose of awarding the scholarship is to encourage Master’s and Doctoral students studying at Tallinn universities to research topics related to the various fields of life in the capital. “We want to support and recognize Master’s and Doctoral students who are successful in their studies and research, and whose master’s thesis, doctoral thesis or research publication is of practical value to the City of Tallinn, contributing to solving some important issues in the city,” said Riisalu. “With encouraging high-level research, we also want to support the development of city institutions and to promote the science-based approach to facing the challenges and tasks of the city establishments.”

The scholarship is awarded for Master’s and Doctoral students. Candidates can be nominated by the faculties and academic personnel of the universities, as well as  student supervisors. If a student cooperates with a city institution in writing a research paper, an employee of that institution may also submit the scholarship application. A Master’s or Doctoral student cannot nominate themselves as a candidate.

The total of the scholarship fund is 45,000 euros per year. Up to 36 Master’s scholarships (each scholarship of EUR 1,000) and up to six Doctoral scholarships (each scholarship of EUR 1,500) are granted during each fiscal year.

When submitting a candidate, it is very important to follow the requirements of the City Scholarship competition and to submit the correct documents. The research topic may be formulated by the student and his / her supervisor, but some possible topics have also been suggested by the city institutions.

Application requirements and available research topics are listed on the website https://www.tallinn.ee/est/ylikoolid/ (in Estonian, please see Stipendiumid à Raestipendium).

Application documents will be accepted until April 1, 2021 (inclusive) at the e-mail address raestipendium@tallinnlv.ee.


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