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



Career conference „To new hights with a PhD degree!“

EXOHOST Summer School 2024

Apply to the summer school on planetary populations until 20 May

Mikrosatelliitide suvekool

Application deadline for Microsatellites in Planetary Science and Astrobiology Workshop is 1 June