Scholarships of the Estonian School of Diplomacy

Scholarships of the Estonian School of Diplomacy

Every year, the Estonian School of Diplomacy (ESD) provides a 9-month certificate programme on International Relations and European Integration. The study programme takes place at the Estonian School of Diplomacy in Tallinn, over two semesters, beginning in September and ending in May of the following year.  *2020/2021 group started exceptionally in October and will end in June.

The programmes for 2019/2020 and 2020/2021 academic years are available here, the programme for 2021/2022 academic year will be published early April 2021. Academic year 2021/2022 will start on 14 September 2021 and end on 27 May 2022.

Admission Requirements for Non-Scholarship Applicants

Students applying to the nine-month study programme on International Relations and European Integration at the Estonian School of Diplomacy (ESD) should have:

  • An interest in international relations;
  • At least a Bachelor’s or equivalent degree;
  • Advanced knowledge of English in order to be able to participate actively in class discussions and to understand specialized texts.
  • Knowledge of other languages and previous study of relevant topics are considered as an advantage;

Application Documents

The applicant should complete/submit by 14 June 2021:

  • Application with a passport-sized photo
  • CV in English
  • Personal statement [motivation letter]; 1 page [300-400 words] in length, explaining the reasons for applying and outlining relevant previous experience
  • Copy of the degree diploma from the institution of higher education attended most recently (accompanied by English translation if the diploma is not in English or Estonian)
  • Copy of the academic record from the institution of higher education attended most recently (with unofficial English translation if necessary)
  • Copy of passport photo/data page [or of Estonian ID card]
  • Bank payment order for the €20.00 application fee
    • Bank details: account number: EE041010220071516018, recipient: Eesti Diplomaatide Kooli SA, explanation: applicant´s first and last names; 2021-2022 application
  • An academic essay of 4 pages (1,300-1,500 words with references) to be written on one of the topics below:
    • Impact of Covid-19 to the future of Europe
    • China – a partner or a foe?
    • Multilateral reset in the US – dream or reality?
    • Is soft power a successful tool to tackle the climate crisis?
    • Digital diplomacy – interim measure or way forward?

Application Procedure

Application documents can be submitted:

Deadline for applications is 14 June 2021.

After submitting the initial application documents, candidates will be invited to the second round – a short interview – at ESD. This year, the second round will take place on 14-18 June at the office of Estonian School of Diplomacy (Tõnismägi 2, 6th floor). We will contact the applicants to agree the time of the interview.

All candidates will be informed by e-mail about the result of their application by 18 June 2021.

For further questions please contact Liina Link at