Welcoming Programme

What is Welcoming Programme?

The purpose of the Welcoming Programme is to support your migration and subsequent integration in Estonia. The programme consists of a basic module, language training (A1) and several thematic modules: working and entrepreneurship, studying, research, family life, international protection, children and young people. All important information about the traini


ngs and registration for them can be found at www.settleinestonia.ee

Content of the Research Module

The Research module of the Welcoming Programme is designed for those who are interested in topics related to the Estonian research and higher education syst

em. The module provides a thorough overview of the following topics:

  • research institutions and their functions;
  • various academic networks and organisations;
  • research funding schemes in Estonia;
  • teaching practices applied at Estonian universities, etc.

You will also be provided with all necessary legal information on the right of residence and requirements for granting or acquiring and extending residence permits for research migration.

Structure of the training course

The duration of the research module is one and a half days and it includes both educational and interactive activities, e.g. a tour of a research institution or meeting with an Estonian researcher. The trainings are held in Tartu, Tallinn and, upon completion of a group, also in Narva two times a year, at the beginning of autumn and spring semesters. Upon registering for the module, you can choose between English and Russian as the language of instruction. Upon completion of the training, you will receive a digital or, upon request, a hard copy certificate confirming that you have completed the training. More information about the schedule, venues and registration for the research module training can be found at www.settleinestonia.ee

Who can participate?

All foreign nationals and EU citizens who have received a notification from the Police and Border Guard Board on enrolment in the programme are welcome to take part in the trainings. If you have received no such notification but you have legally resided in Estonia for less than five years and would like to participate in the training, you can request enrolment in the programme by sending a letter of application to the Police and Border Guard Board. Learn more about how to submit your application at www.settleinestonia.ee

Why to participate?

Upon completion of the research module, you will be familiar with the organisation of the research and higher education system in Estonia, the available funding opportunities and where to fi nd additional information on related topics. You will be also informed on the complementary services offered to newly arrived immigrants settling in Estonia for research or teaching.

EURAXESS – Researchers in Motion – Services