A need-based special allowance can be applied for by a student (except a doctoral student)
a) whose family members’ income in the three months preceding the submission of the application for the special allowance does not exceed the maximum limit established for receipt of the allowance. The family’s average income is calculated on the basis of taxable (gross) income. A student is not eligible for the allowance if the income per family member exceeds 762,50 euros.
b) whose economic situation has worsened because of decreased work capability according to Eesti Töötukassa.
The amount of the need-based special allowance is 135 euros per month.
To receive the allowance in the current semester, the application must be submitted from 11 to 30 September in the autumn semester and from 11 to 28 February in the spring semester. Depending on the number of applications submitted by the due date, the university may announce an additional application round. When there is an additional round, the application must be submitted from 11th of the month to the last day of the same month.
The special allowance is paid by the 20th day of each month of study for that month of study (except the allowance for the month of application, which is paid by the 20th day of the month following the application).
All the requirements described above are based on Estonian laws and regulations and so no compromise can be made if the student cannot fulfill some of the requirements.
Please be aware that the documents to be submitted must fully comply with the requirements set in the relevant legislation, thus getting the requested documents from various countries is time-consuming.
The payment and granting of a need-based special allowance is regulated in Estionia by the Study Allowances and Study Loans Act, and at the University of Tartu by the Procedure for Applying for Granting and Payment of Stipends and Study Allowances