Tartu Observatory grants the following scholarships for successful students:

  1. Ernst Julius Öpik scholarship (astronomy)
  2. Juhan Ross scholarship (environmental physics)
  3. Charles Villmann scholarship (space technology)


Besides that, PhD students or researchers whose research is related to astronomy or space technology can apply for the Jaan Einasto scholarship, which is awarded by the University of Tartu Foundation.

Application call is announced at the beginning of each academic year.

To apply, candidates must submit the following documents via email to

  1. motivation letter
  2. diploma and its academic transcript
  3. recommendation (reference)
  4. CV


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Training Camp 2023: The Art of Giving a Popular Science Talk

12th Training Camp "How to Give a Popular Sciecne Talk" to PhD students in natural sciences will take place on May 19-20 (Fri - Sat).

Application call for Tartu Observatory student scholarships