Skype and Study IT in Estonia scholarship fund for Master’s students is 52 000 euros

14. september 2015

Skype and Information Technology Foundation for Education (HITSA) program Study IT in Estonia announce a scholarship competition for outstanding graduate students in IT disciplines. The scholarship fund is 52 000 euros and applications can be submitted until 21 September.

Skype and Study IT in Estonia postgraduate scholarship provides support to outstanding students enrolled in the Master’s programs of Cyber Security and Computer and Systems Engineering at the Tallinn University of Technology and in Computer Science and Software Engineering at the University of Tartu.

"By offering the most attractive scholarship in Estonian higher IT education we support the studies of even stronger and more motivated master’s students in computer science and information technology disciplines in Estonia. This scholarship has had a significant impact on the educational path of highly talented local youth," said HITSA Study IT in Estonia Program Manager Marily Hendrikson. Skype and Study IT in Estonia Master’s scholarship has been used to support 29 students since 2013.

The scholarship fund for the academic year 2015/2016 is 52 000 euros and eight scholarships will be provided. The amount of one scholarship is 6500 euros per academic year and it is intended to cover the costs of the upcoming academic year. Application is open to all students who have been accepted to corresponding master's programs. The candidate must study full-time and his or her weighted average grade must be higher than 3.5.

The deadline for applications is 21 September 2015. The selection of scholarship recipients will take place in two stages and the scholarship recipients will be announced on 5 October 2015.

More information and the application form is available on HITSA website.

Study IT in Estonia is a cooperation program of the state of Estonia, the universities and the ICT sector run by the Information Technology Foundation for Education. The aim of HITSA is to support IT education and implement state of the art technology in educational institutions of all levels providing them with modern information systems, and ensuring preparation of highly qualified ICT specialists.

Additional Information:
Marily Hendrikson
Study IT in Estonia Program Manager
+372 523 8494

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