Needs-based study allowances

Needs-based study allowance can be applied for by a student (except for a doctoral candidate):

  • who is a citizen of Estonia or resides in Estonia on the basis of a permanent or temporary residence permit;
  • who is not on academic leave;
  • whose period of study has not exceeded the standard period of the curriculum;
  • who studies full-time and completes the curriculum’s requirements in 75% or studies full-time in the first semester;
  • whose family’s monthly income per family member is below 468 euros.

Applications can be submitted during whole semester.
Need-based study grants can be applied for online, at
More information about the application procedure and terms is available on the Ministry of Education and Science website: