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University of Groningen

Kristjan Jaak Scholarship: Short study visits

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Various benefits
01 Mar 2025
Application deadline


University of Groningen can support you financially if you are admitted to one of its study programmes as an international student.

University of Groningen awards scholarships, bursaries, tuition fee reductions and discounts that help you cover existing tuition and living costs. 


Scholarship type

Merit based

Number of scholarships to award



Travel expenses and accommodation

Scholarship coverage

  • travel expenses
  • accommodation


The main objective of the Kristjan Jaak Scholarship: Short study visits is to strenghten the internationalisation of Estonian higher education institutions and employability of their graduates.

Applicable programmes


The scholarship is for short-term study related visits abroad, including participation in conferences, working in libraries, using laboratories, development of a lecture, work with an academic supervisor, consultations, participation in continuing education courses, summer schools, fieldwork, research or teaching related activity.

Support is granted for the study visits lasting up to one month (30 days).

The scholarship is awarded to cover the travel, accommodation and subsistence costs related to the mobility, not to cover participation fee.


The scholarship may be applied for by:

  • master and PhD students of the Estonian higher education institutions;
  • the advanced students of the Estonian higher education institutions at integrated curricula;
  • the students who have the Kristjan Jaak scholarship for degree studies and who study in a university abroad;
  • doctor-residents working in Estonia;
  • young scientists and lecturers of the Estonian higher education institutions who are not older than 35 years of age or who have not defended their doctoral degree more than 5 years ago. Parental leave can be extended proportionally.

Scholarship requirements







Study experience required





Application deadline

01 Mar 2025

The application for support together with all required supporting documents must be submitted via the electronic application system.

The application form together with the annexes must be in the Estonian language, in exceptional cases in English. The recommendation letters from foreign supervisors and letters of confirmation from foreign universities may be in English.

Deadline: Application deadlines:

March 1 (visits from 01/04 to 31/09)

June 1 (visits from 01/07 to 30/09)

October 1 (visits from 1/11 to 30/09)

December 1 (visits from 01/01 to 30/09)

March 1 (visits from 01/04 to 31/09)

The short study visit may not start earlier than one month after the application deadline.


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