Dora Plus PhD student mobility

The purpose of the Dora Plus scholarships for PhD student mobility is to improve the awareness of young researchers of diverse teaching and research practices, encourage their involvement in international cooperation projects, improve the completion rates of PhD studies, and strengthen the compliance of doctoral studies in Estonian universities with the principles of innovative doctoral studies. The Dora Plus scholarship fund is provided by the European Regional Development Fund and the Estonian government.

Scholarships are awarded to support the mobility of the PhD students of Estonian universities to universities or research institutions abroad. Single mobility episode can last from 1 to 10 months. PhD students can use the grant multiple times during their nominal period of study, taking into account that each mobility shall last 31 calendar days. Each PhD student can receive a scholarship for 10 months in total (all mobility periods during the whole study period combined). The Dora Plus PhD student mobility scholarship covers the travel and living costs related to mobility.

During the mobility, the PhD student cannot be on an academic leave on his/her own request or due to medical reasons.

Deadlines in 2022:
February 15
May 15
August 15
September 15
November 15

To apply, please send to
1) the digitally signed application (a suggested application form can be used);
2) the confirmation of acceptance from the host university or research institution*;
3) the individual work plan approved and signed by the thesis supervisor.
*Not required, if the planned activities are carried out independently.

For more information please see Education and Youth Authority (former Archimedes Foundation)  Webpage.