Apply for the University of Tartu Asia Centre scholarship

The University of Tartu announces a scholarship of the University of Tartu Asia Centre for the Master’s degree graduates or in the Faculty of Medicine, an internship abroad or a PhD dissertation or its project. The scholarship aims to support students of the University of Tartu whose research focuses on Asian and/or Middle Eastern regions or areas dealing with them. Furthermore, also graduates whose MA thesis includes scientific work that helps develop knowledge and research of Asia and/or the Middle East in Estonian society can apply for the scholarship. This includes building and networking relationships such as joint mentoring and cooperation with Asian research institutions. 

The scholarship of 2000€ is awarded once a year in every in each faculty. 

Applying 

The scholarship can be applied for a Master's thesis submitted to the defense, internship abroad, PhD dissertation or its project and research work in cases of dentistry and pharmacology students. 

If you are a student of Faculty of Humanities and Arts, Faculty of Social Sciences or Faculty of Science and Technology, you are welcomed to apply for the scholarship with your master's thesis, the following must be submitted to the Asian Centre of the University of Tartu: 

  • curriculum vitae with an overview of professional and social activities. Please add some sentences about your social activity or research is linked with the aim of the scholarship;
  • pdf-file of the Master's thesis submitted for defense;
  • after defense, the grade received for the thesis;

If you are a student of Faculty of Medicine, you are invited to apply for the scholarship with your PhD plan, full dissertation or internship abroad, please submit:

  • curriculum vitae with an overview of professional and social activities. Please add some sentences about how your social activity or research is linked with the aim of the scholarship;
  • pdf-file of the PhD plan, full dissertation or plan of the internship abroad;
  • signed recommendation letter from the supervisor; 

The deadline for the submission of documents is 25th of May 2024. The files must be submitted to the e-mail address evelyn.pihla@ut.ee (please state "Asia Centre scholarship" in the email title) The scholarship is determined based on the academic level of the Master's thesis, and professional and social activities. In the cases of internship abroad, fulfilment of the set goals and the and professional and social activities 

The applications received are evaluated by an interdisciplinary committee, including representatives of the University of Tartu Asia Centre. The scholarship shall be handed over to the scholarship recipient at the graduation of the field of study in the 2023/2024 academic year. 

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