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Doctoral Programme in Economics

Programme Start Date





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The call for applications for the 2025-26 academic year (start date: 1 September 2025) will open in November 2024 - the deadline will be 31 January 2025 at 14:00 (CET).


No separate funding application is required.

The application for admission to the EUI doctoral programme is automatically an application for a national scholarship. The funding authority requires candidates to submit a mandatory statement together with their EUI online application.

Mandatory Statement

The Estonian Funding Authority, Education and Youth Board, requires candidates to complete and sign this statement and motivation letter [download template]. A scanned PDF copy of the duly completed and signed statement must be attached to the EUI Online Application Form: Please use the CV field to upload the PDF document, as a separate file in addition to your CV.

Eligibility Criteria

The scholarship can be awarded to the citizens of Estonia, citizens of the European Union member states staying in Estonia with permanent residence and persons staying in Estonia with long-term residence permit, who have been accepted to the doctoral studies of the Institute within the framework of the quota allocated to Estonia


Grants and Allowances

  • Monthly grant: 1440€
  • Travel allowance: 360 € per trip, maximum 2 trips per year
  • Family allowance: monthly child support for under-age children and child’s travel costs are remunerated (maximum 2 trips per year)
  • Insurance: no

The funding authority provides a monthly grant for the first three years of EUI Ph.D. Programme. The fourth year is covered by the EUI (2024 EUI fourth-year grant is 1,505 € per month, in addition to other allowances).

Funding Authority

Education and Youth Board

Department of Internationalisation

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Mrs. Evelin Einla-Polluks

Department of Youth Affairs and Internationalisation

The Education and Youth Board

Lõõtsa 4, 11415 Tallinn Estonia

[email protected]

+372 5884 7962

Page last updated on 02/07/2024

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