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Updated at: Jun 06, 2017

Skype’s Foreign Studies’ Master’s Scholarship Competition of 2017

Skype and the Information Technology Foundation for Education hereby launch the competition for foreign studies Master’s scholarships for 2017

The Skype foreign studies Master’s scholarship (hereafter referred to as the Scholarship) is designed to support the Master’s studies of one individual outside of Estonia in the sciences (preferably related to information and communications technology (ICT)), or interdisciplinary studies on condition that one level of higher education is completed in the sciences. The aims of the Scholarship is to promote the transfer of knowledge between the sciences and the humanities and the popularisation of ICT specialities and to boost the availability of Master’s studies abroad for Master’s students from Estonia. The foundations for Skype scholarships were laid at the Black Box Open Mind seminar in summer 2004, at which presentations were given by Skype manager Niklas Zennström and one of the company’s investors, Steve Jürvetson, and the very first contribution to the future Scholarship fund was raised among the participants. The basis of the Scholarship is the Statute of the Skype’s Foreign Studies’ Master’s Scholarship.

The Scholarship is worth 8000 euros for the 2017/2018 academic year

The Scholarship is designed to cover the cost of tuition fees or other costs related to studies. The period of the Scholarship is the 2017/2018 academic year – 10 months in total. Applications are open to all Estonian citizens and foreigners living in Estonia on the basis of a permanent residence permit who have met the qualifications to enrol in Master’s studies. Employees of Skype and the Information Technology Foundation for Education cannot apply.

In order to apply, online application form must be filled out HERE

Please attach the following additional documents:

  • your CV, which must list your contact details (including your telephone number and e-mail address);
  • full results of your studies at the last educational institution you attended (i.e. your academic record);
  • describe the topic you plan to cover in your Master’s thesis, or if you have not decided this, describe in general the field you are interested in (up to 1000 characters), indicating the country and/or educational institution at which you would you like to continue your studies; and
  • an essay on the topic “What I will be doing in five years’ time thanks to the Skype foreign studies scholarship” (4500-7000 characters).

Selection of recipients will take place in two rounds. In the first round, six applicants will be selected to continue to the interview round (second round) based on their applications, their education to date, their professional activities and their vision of their future development. During the interview round the one successful applicant will be chosen, who will then be expected to provide confirmation of having been accepted by their preferred educational institution within one month. Scholarship agreement will only be entered into with the recipient once he/she has enrolled in the relevant Master’s programme of the educational institution named in the official document confirming their acceptance. The Scholarship will then be transferred to him/her in accordance with the terms and conditions of the scholarship agreement by two instalments.

The deadline for submission of applications is 16 July 2017.

The six candidates to progress to the interview round will be selected within four business days.

Additional information:

Kristi Ainen

+372 628 5888