Dora Plus grant for visiting doctoral students

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Дедлайн: 01.11.2018



Next deadline: 1 November 2018 (decisions will be announced in the middle of December)
Start time of the visit: January 2019 the earliest

Notification of the deadlines of next application rounds will be sent via the supervisors’ mailing list ( and published in the university’s website.

Dora Plus sub-activity 2.2. enables to support the studies and research of international visiting doctoral students at the University of Tartu during 1–10 months. The minimum period of study mobility is 30 calendar days.

Dora Plus sub-activity 2.2 is funded by the European Regional Development Fund and the Republic of Estonia. Dora Plus is implemented by Archimedes Foundation.

Who can apply?


  • who is a doctoral student at the foreign university;
  • who is not a resident of the Republic of Estonia;
  • who has not been in Estonia for more than one year during the past three years.

The supervisor of the recipient of scholarship in the University of Tartu must be a member of the teaching staff, research staff or, in the field of arts, a creative person with prior experience in supervising doctoral students.

Grant amount
Visiting doctoral students shall be paid:
1. a visiting doctoral student monthly allowance (660 EUR since 1 January 2018);
2. student mobility travel allowance (a fixed unit price, based on the address of the home university).

Monthly allowance
Example "How to calculate the amount of the grant?"
If a visiting doctoral student is staying in Estonia during 20 January till 20 March 2018, the grant amount will be following:
1) 20 Jan - 31 Jan (12 days) - (660/30)*12 days =  264 EUR
2) February (full month) - 660 EUR
3) 1 March -20 March (20 days) - (660/30)*20 days = 440 EUR
Total: 1364 EUR

Travel grant

Distance calculator

Distance between cities (one-way)Allowance for round-trip (from point of departure to destination and back)
100-499 km180 EUR
500-1999 km275 EUR
2000-2999 km360 EUR
3000-3999 km530 EUR
4000-7999 km820 EUR
8000 and more km1100 EUR

How to apply?
Grant applications to support the studies or research of a foreign visiting doctoral student are submitted in two parts.

The supervisor in the University of Tartu submits to the Dora Plus coordinator (Kadri Orula,

1. the individual work plan and the objective of the international visiting doctoral student for the period while the student is at the University of Tartu. Please mark the duration of the visiting period (dates, if possible).

The applicant international visiting doctoral student submits the following documents electronically (at and on paper, by the date specified by the university:

1. application;
2. academic CV;
3. certificate from the educational institution of the student’s country of residence that he/she is matriculated as a doctoral student for the study mobility period;
4. identification document (copy of ID card or passport).

Help with documents submitted by doctoral students:
Annika Kalda (Study Abroad Centre)
+372 737 6085

Report should be submitted in the end of the study visit (form will be sent by the university coordinator).


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