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1 Open Study/Research Award

Accepted Degree Levels
Master's
Doctoral
Grant Period
9 Months
PDO
Mandatory
Grant Period

9 Months

The grant term will be September to June.

Pre-Departure Orientation

Mandatory

All grantees are required to attend a pre-departure orientation in Washington, D.C. in June or July as a condition of their grants.

Candidate Profile

Candidates at MA and PhD degree levels will be considered. Because of the residence permit legislation procedures, students enrolled at U.S. colleges or universities at the time of application are preferred over those applying at-large.

Accepted Degree Levels

Master's

Doctoral

Foreign Language Proficiency

Not Required

Additional Information: Estonian language proficiency is not required, though useful. Supervision by English-speaking professors is widely available, as are classes taught in English. Some opportunities also exist for Russian speakers. Some study of Estonian prior to arrival is encouraged in order to promote deeper engagement with the host community.

Fulbright Proposal Types

Independent Study/Research: Yes

Graduate Degree Enrollment: Yes

Affiliation

Applicants are encouraged to arrange affiliations and submit letters of invitation/affiliation with their application. Alternatively, applicants may indicate preferences for affiliation, if an invitation is not available.

There are six public universities in Estonia, three of which are larger and recommended for American students seeking the company of other international students: University of Tartu (UT); Tallinn University; and Tallinn University of Technology. These institutions also have specialized branch institutions in other Estonian cities, for example, Viljandi Academy of Culture of University of Tartu, located in Viljandi and University of Tartu Narva College in Narva. For more information, please check the home pages of the above-mentioned institutions. There are also three smaller, specialized universities: University of Life Sciences in Tartu; Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre in Tallinn; and Estonian Academy of Arts in Tallinn. All of these universities have well-developed international student service systems. Tartu is the historical university city (UT dates back to 1632);Tallinn is Estonia’s cultural and political capital; both provide students with a wealth of research possibilities. 

Ineligibility

Applicants proposing projects in the medical sciences are not eligible for consideration.

Visa Requirements

In order to obtain legal residency in Estonia all applicants need to be ready to secure a D visa through the Estonian Embassy or Consulate prior to embarking on the program in Estonia. The application needs to be coordinated with the host institution in Estonia to obtain necessary paperwork on behalf of the hosts.

Dependents

Dependent support is available

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

https://ee.usembassy.gov/

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact

Jane Susi