The purpose of the evaluation conducted by the Institute of Baltic Studies is to evaluate the effectiveness of the national Kristjan Jaak scholarship program initiated in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Research and Archimedes Foundation on the basis of grants awarded during the 2006/2007 to 2010/2011 academic years.

The purpose of the evaluation is to:

  • evaluate the relevance of the scholarship scheme and its sub-schemes,
  • evaluate the success of the scholarship scheme so far,
  • develop recommendations to better implement the scholarship
  • scheme and to improve performance and sustainability.

Based on documentation on the implementation of the scholarship scheme, existing reports, evaluation interviews, web surveys and focus group discussions, it can be concluded that the Kristjan Jaak scholarship program is relevant and up-to-date in its contribution to higher education development. The KJ program is an efficient and effective program in Estonia.