Microsoft and the Information Technology Foundation for Education hereby launch the competition for the 2020 Microsoft foreign studies Master’s scholarship

The Microsoft foreign studies Master’s scholarship aims to support the studies of a talented Master’s degree student outside of Estonia in the sciences or interdisciplinary studies provided that one level of higher education is completed in the field of IT. Having knowledge of the fields of the future in ICT, Microsoft recommends choosing one of the following: ML (Machine Learning), Big Data, AI (Artificial Intelligence), Cloud computing, Edge computing, Quantum Computing. Choosing from the above fields is certainly not obligatory and is not considered a preference or prerequisite in the selection of the scholarship recipient.

The scholarship is worth 8000 euros for the 2020/2021 academic year.

The scholarship is designed to cover the cost of tuition fees or other costs related to studies. The period of the scholarship is the 2020/2021 academic year – 10 months in total. Application is open to all Estonian citizens and foreigners living here on the basis of a permanent residence permit who have met the qualifications to enrol in Master’s studies. The employees of Microsoft and the Information Technology Foundation for Education cannot apply.

The deadline for submission of applications is 15 June 2020.

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The IT Academy is a cooperation programme of the Estonian government, universities and ICT companies, the aim of which is to ensure the necessary work force resources for the field and develop the provision of ICT education for Estonian and foreign students. The programme of the IT Academy helps to improve the quality and competitiveness