Programme outline

In the academic year 2017/2018 Estonian School of Diplomacy (ESD), in co-operation with the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, offers scholarships for young diplomats and civil servants to participate in the Postgraduate Diploma program.

Degree level

Postgraduate Diploma


Application deadline is 9 June 2017

Who can apply

  • -  comes from a country eligible for ODA (see )
    - is not older than 35 years (when applying);
    - has at least a BA degree;
    - has very good command of English (speaking, reading, writing skills are required at the level of advanced);
    - is currently employed by their country's/territory's foreign or civil service and has been working there for at least one year;
    - is highly motivated to learn about international relations and related disciplines. Priority will be given to the candidates strongly motivated to continue their professional careers within the service of their respective country/territory;
    - is hard working, co-operative and ready for cross-cultural study environment.

Fields of study

The training course includes three thematic modules:

International Relations
European Studies
Diplomatic Studies

Application process

What the scholarship offers

  • The scholarship will cover tuition fee, monthly allowance (450 EUR), accommodation in Tallinn (including utilities and internet connection), and health insurance in Estonia during the studies, cost of Schengen visa and Estonian residence permit.
    Scholarship does not cover the cost of travel to and from Tallinn


Please note that this opportunity is not offered by the Department of Higher Education and Training. Applicants are required to undertake their own research into programmes and institutions. If there are any discrepancies in the details provided, the information given by the sponsor supersedes the details provided above.