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Specialty scholarship can be applied for by students who have not exceeded the nominal duration of study of the study programme and study in the fields that are a priority for the state (see the list of curricula below).

Speciality scholarship is financed from the European Regional Development Fund.

  • The amount of specialty scholarship is 160 EUR per month, Master level specialities Cyber Security and Computer and System Engineering 160-300 EUR per month.

  • Applications shall be submitted in the study information system (ÕIS > Documents > Applications) at the beginning of the semester (in September and February).

  • Specialty scholarship can be applied for from the first semester.

  • The ranking for applicants for the scholarship in the first semester shall be drawn up based on the admission results.

Read more: The basis for awarding and the procedure for payment of scholarships 

Non-EU students! If you want to apply for this scholarship, you must prove that you have applied for a temporary residence permit. You will receive this document from the Police and Border Guard Board when you submit your application. Please bring this certificate to your Dean's office.

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List of programmes

Speciality scholarship for students enrolled in the academic year 2020/2021:

Bachelor’s study
Hardware Development and Programming**
Electrical Power Engineering and Mechatronics**
Informatics**
Integrated Engineering*
IT Systems Administration**
IT Systems Development*
Cyber Security Engineering*
Georesources**
Materials Technology*
Applied Chemistry, Food and Gene Technology**
Business Information Technology**
Product Development and Robotics*

* Curricula, where special scholarship shall be paid to up to 50 per cent of the students who has not exceeded the nominal duration of study of the study programme 
 ** Curricula, where special scholarship shall be paid to up to 30 per cent of the students who has not exceeded the nominal duration of study of the study programme

Speciality scholarship for Master students enrolled in the academic year 2020/2021: 

Computer and Systems Engineering* Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics * Business Information Technology**
Electrical Power Engineering** Communicative Electronics* Energy conversion and control systems** 
Thermal Power Engineering** E-Governance Technologies and Services* Buildings and Facilities**
Informatics* Information systems analysis and design** Cybersecurity*
Fuel Chemistry and Technology** Materials and Processes for Sustainable Energetics*  Mechatronics*
Technology of Wood, Plastic and Textiles* Engineering Physics** Applied Chemistry and Biotechnology** 
Health Care Technology* Food Engineering and Product Development** Product Development and Production Engineering**
Industrial Engineering and Management** Business Information Technology** Medical Technology and –Physics*  

* Curricula, where special scholarship shall be paid to up to 50 per cent of the students who have not exceeded the nominal duration of study of the study programme

** Curricula, where special scholarship shall be paid to up to 30 per cent of the students who have not exceeded the nominal duration of study of the study programme

Changes in applying for smart specialisation scholarships

The students enrolled in the academic year 2020/2021 and studying in the study programmes EAKI02 Indoor Climate in Buildings and Water Engineering, EDKR16 Chemical Technology, EDTR17 Telematics and Smart Systems and SDSR10 Marine Engineering cannot apply for a smart specialisation scholarship, because the nominal duration of studies of these study programmes exceeds the the eligibility period of the scholarship.

The terms and conditions for paying smart specialisation scholarships at the I and II level of higher education were approved by Directive No 441 of 24 November 2015 of the Minister of Education and Research "Establishing the terms and conditions for granting aid for the implementation of the action "Higher education specialisation scholarships in smart specialisation growth areas". In accordance with the conditions laid down for the grant of the scholarship, the eligibility period is from 1 August 2015 to 31 October 2023. This means that the corresponding scholarships are paid only during this period. The annex to the abovementioned directive sets out the general framework conditions and objectives of the measure. The directive is accompanied by an explanatory memorandum, which lays down that funding is terminated depending on the nominal duration of the study programme. Thsi means that the nominal duration of the study programme must fit within the eligibility period of the action. This allows the student to have legitimate expectations to assume that he/she, when enrolled to the study programme, will receive specialisation scholarship until the end of the nominal duration of his/her study programme. This principle is underpinned by the goal of the measure, which is to motivate young people to study the areas of priority for entrepreneurship and for the state, complete successfully their full-time studies in their chosen field of study and graduate within the nominal duration of studies.