200 Receive Kristjan Jaak Scholarships
Students following a session in Parliament
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Two hundred students have been selected to receive this year's national Kristjan Jaak scholarships for masters' and doctoral students studying abroad.
The scholarship program launched by the Ministry of Education and the Archimedes Foundation in 2003, received 608 applications this year, the ministry said.
The total grant money to be distributed this academic year is 560,495 euros, Kristiina Vaik, spokeswoman for Archimedes told ERR News.
Scholarships were distributed in three categories: full-time studies lasting up to one year, shorter-course studies of up to five months and short-term study trips abroad.
Out of 92 applications submitted in the full-time category, 34 were met. The short-course grants fetched 147 applications, out of which 30 were met. 136 out of 369 applicants received the scholarship for a study trip lasting up to 21 days.
Over the years, UK universities have been the most popular destinations for receivers of Kristjan Jaak, followed by Sweden and Germany.