PhD students whose studies are funded by the Estonian government, i.e. are studying at state-funded study places, are entitled to a PhD student allowance. This does not apply to the students of DoRa programme and to those studying at non-state funded study places.
The amount of the doctoral allowance is 422 EUR per month.
There is no separate application for the allowance, it is taken care automatically, and the allowance is granted for whole academic year (from August to September).
PhD study allowance can be granted to the full-time students, who:
- are a citizen of Estonia or reside in Estonia on the basis of a long-term or temporary residence permit for study (non EU citizens) or a permanent or temporary right of residence (EU/EEA citizens).
PhD students who are on academic leave at the time of granting doctoral allowance shall be granted the allowance from the study month following the finishing date of academic leave until the beginning of the next academic year. For more information, please see the document about procedure for applying for, granting and payment of stipends and study allowances.