The amount of the degree study allowance per month is 31-fold daily rate of unemployment benefit established by the state. Starting from 1 January 2021 the amount of the allowance is 292 euros per month. The allowance is subject to income tax.
In order for us to be able to calculate basic exemption, must submit an application for basic exemption to the Unemployment Insurance Fund. The application form can be found at the following link: application for basic exemption.
When submitting an application, it will apply to all subsidies and benefits received from the Unemployment Insurance Fund. If, for example, an application has already been submitted when applying for an unemployment insurance benefit, then no other application is required when receiving other subsidies and benefits. Read more: basic exemption.
The allowance is granted as of the time marked in the Estonian Education Information System as the beginning of your studies and throughout the standard period of study. The allowance is paid for the acquisition of one vocational or higher education. You will not receive the allowance while you are on academic leave. If you suspend or complete your studies, you will stop receiving the allowance.
The allowance is paid monthly for the previous month.
The labour market service is co-financed by the European Social Fund.