Exchange semester scholarships for spring 2018
10 scholarships are available for studying as an exchange student at Narva College in the spring semester 2018!
What the scholarship is about
The aim of the semester scholarship is to introduce and promote best Estonian practices in multilingual education as well as build closer international ties in the field of education and teacher training between Estonia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine. The scholarships are funded by the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs from Estonian Development Cooperation programme.
The international semester programme “CLIL Methodology and Multilingual Education” at Narva College of the University of Tartu is designed for students who want to become the top-tier professionals in the 21st century schools. The programme acknowledges the perspective of classrooms becoming more multilingual, either as a result of different local languages or of people moving more and more across Europe.
The 30 ECTS semester programme introduces one of the leading methodologies for multilingual learning environments, Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) methodology, and also provides a broader perspective on the multilingual education model and its Estonian examples.
The programme is for you, if...
- You are a master's student of Education, Teacher Training or any similar discipline.
- You study to become a language teacher or you see yourself teaching in a classroom where the language used at school is not the mother tongue of some or all of the pupils.
- You want to bring a valuable input into the education system of your country
- You are interested in broadening your horizons and learning about other societies and school systems
With any questions, please contact:
Mr. Ivan Polynin
International Relations Specialist
ivan.polynin [ät] ut.ee
+372 740 1922
What we offer
To participate the international semester programme “CLIL Methodology and Multilingual Education” at Narva College of the University of Tartu in spring semester 2018, altogether 10 scholarships are provided for the 10 best applicants, regardless of their country (i.e. there are no country quotas applied).
Value of one scholarship
- The total scholarship is 2000 euros, paid to the student in the following way: 800 euros in the beginning of February, 400 euros in the beginning of March, April and May
- No tuition fee
Applicants must meet all the following application criteria:
- Hold a citizenship or permanent resident status of Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, or Ukraine.
- Be enrolled as a master’s student of Education, Teacher Training or any similar discipline at a university in Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, or Ukraine.
- Demonstrate high academic achievements with an average of 4.0 in 5-point scale, or comparable equivalent in other grading scales.
- Provide a certificate of English proficiency at a minimum level of B2 (as set by CEFR). Official language tests (IELTS, TOEFL, etc.) are recommended, but other certificates are also accepted.
How to apply
You have to submit all of your application documents online.
All the documents have to be in English.
Deadline for application is September 30th, 2017!
Required application documents:
- 1. Filled out online application form at Estonia DreamApply (see the link below).
- 2. Letter of Confirmation from the university at which the applicant is enrolled as a master’s student.
- 3. Transcript of Records for the previous study period at the master’s level. For the first year master’s students: copy of the Transcript of Records of their Bachelor’s diploma.
- 4. Letter of Motivation (approx. 500 words). The letter should demonstrate the student’s motivation to participate in the programme and how s/he would apply the acquired knowledge and experiences in the future perspective.
- 5. Letter of Recommendation (300-500 words) from a supervisor or a relevant professor.
- 6. Certificate of English language proficiency at at least B2 level.
- 7. Scanned copy of the photo page of the passport.
Note: in the application form, give your study period 31 January-3 June, 2018; mark Faculty of Social Sciences as the faculty you are going to study at the University of Tartu (Narva College is part of this faculty).
The results of the application round will be announced on 13 October, followed by Skype interviews with the shortlisted candidates between 23-27 October. The final results will be announced by 31 October, 2017.
When you are selected
- Narva College will email you regarding the next steps concerning your exchange semester.
- The official study period is from February 5th till June 1st. The recommended period of stay is from January 31st till June 3rd, 2018.
- Inform your home university about your exchange plans and ask how you can transfer the credits for courses taken at Narva College to to your home university. It is in your best interest to have your studies in Estonia accepted and recognized by your home university. The communication with your home university is your responsibility, Narva College does not have to be in the direct contact with your university. At the end of the semester, you will receive an official Transcript of Records for the courses passed, and a Letter of Confirmation for the period of your studies in Narva. You can present these documents at your home university for the credit transfer process.
- You are responsible for applying for a visa. You will receive a Letter of Confirmation from Narva College to present with the visa application documents to prove that you are accepted for an exchange semester in Estonia. We also can offer you a place in a dormitory or some other accomodation along with the confirmation of it for the visa purposes.
- See the course list of the semester programme here. Instead of the 5 ECTS Russian language module you can choose any courses from the Narva College course list published in December 2017.
- The classes take place daily, from Monday to Friday. Should you choose any courses from Narva College full course list, some of the courses may also have lectures on weekends.
- You will be living in Narva, a border town in Northeastern Estonia. Read more about Narva College.
- The additional information about travel options to Narva can be found here.
- Accommodation options:
We will help you in finding a place to stay in Narva. Staying in a dormitory at a hostel or in a rental apartment are the available options. The price for the dormitory is 48 EUR/month, rental prices for apartments start from EUR 60/month, plus utilities (up to EUR 150/month in the winter period).
- General monthly living costs in Narva, including accommodation, vary around 350-500 euros a month. It is possible, if one really economises, to manage living solely off the scholarship, but we strongly advise you to plan some additional funding. More information about the cost of living in Estonia can be found here.
We look forward to welcome you in Narva!