The winter school is organised by the Estonian Graduate School of Culture Studies and Arts and is primarily aimed at doctoral students currently enrolled at Estonian universities and their supervisors.

Upon full participation in the Winter School students will receive a certificate stating they have passed the course in a certain capacity.
4 ECTS credits – attending all lectures (8) + attending one workshop.
6 ECTS credits – attending all lectures (8) + attending one workshop + delivering a presentation at the student seminar OR at the science slam.

We encourage you to inquire with the Study Counsellor at your home university to confirm that the credits can be incorporated into your study plan. Especially with MA students.
Participation is free of charge.

Only PhD and MA students and supervisors will be accepted.

Accommodation will be arranged by the organisers for members of Estonian graduate schools only. Members are also eligible for travel reimbursement provided the original tickets are presented to the relevant staff member at their home university.

If you have been accepted but discover that you are not able to take part you are required to inform the organisers immediately. Otherwise the participant will be invoiced for relevant costs.

If you have any questions please contact:

Programme explanation

4 days of lectures, discussions, student seminars, science slams and other activities:

1 day of student workshops:

About the students’ science slam

The expert jury will attend the slam, in addition the listeners will also vote. At the end of the session the best slam(s) will be elected and the winner(s) will be awarded with a little prize.
6 rules of science slam at the winter school:

  1. The presentation shall not be longer than 5 minutes! You will be interrupted brutally and the floor will be given to the jury.
  2. To make your slam a success, concentrate on just one story/example! Make your ideas simple and present them in an understandable, entertaining and concise way. Do not even think about going into the depth of your theses – this will be a disaster!
  3. If possible, connect your story to the general topic of the winter school.
  4. All kinds of experimental, creative, visual presentations are encouraged! If you choose to use powerpoint/keynote/prezi send the files to student slam coordinator Tanya Escudero at
  5. We encourage you to structure your presentation around some item you can bring along with you.
  6. The science slam should be fun for all of us! Don’t be too serious about it but use your time in the best possible way. Entertain us in an intelligent way!

For further inspiration look here: