A need-based special allowance can be applied for by a student (except for a doctoral student)
a) whose family members’ income of the three months preceding the submission of an application for the special allowance does not exceed the maximum limit established for the receipt of the allowance. The family’s average income is calculated on the basis of taxable income (gross income is taken into account). A student is not eligible for an allowance if the income per family member exceeds 569 euros.
b) whose economic situation has worsened because of decreased work capability according to Eesti Töötukassa.
The amount of the need-based special allowance is 135 euros per month.
To receive the allowance in the current semester, the application must be submitted from 11 September until 30 September in the autumn semester and from 11 February until 28 February in the spring semester. Depending on the number of applications submitted by the due date, the university may announce an additional application round. If the additional round is open, the application must be submitted from 11th date of the respective month until the last date of the month.
The special allowance is paid by the 20th day of each month of study for the corresponding month of study (except the allowance for the month of application, which is paid by the 20th day of the month following the application).
All the requirements described above are based on Estonian laws and regulations and no compliances cannot be made if the student cannot fill some of the requirements.
Please be aware that the documents to be submitted must fully comply with the requirements set in relevant legislation, thus getting the requested documents from various countries across the world is time-consuming.