Applications are invited for Romanian Government scholarships available for citizens of non EU countries. Up to 85 scholarships are awarded for undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Romania.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is the institution of central public administration which implements the foreign policy of Romania, in accordance with the legislation in force and with the Government’s Program.
In order to promote Romanian language and culture, the Ministry of National Education Scientific Research has decided that the beneficiaries of the scholarships should study only in the Romanian language. The candidates who do not know Romanian are offered one supplementary preparatory year to study the language.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Romania.
Study Subject(s): Priority fields: Political and administrative sciences, education studies, Romanian culture and civilization, journalism, technical studies, oil and gas, agricultural studies, veterinary medicine, architecture, visual arts
Scholarship Award: 85 scholarships for under- and post-graduate studies in Romania, by means of selection of application files, organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) and the Ministry of National Education and Scientific Research (hereafter, MNESR), in keeping with Romanian current legislation. The scholarship consists of:
- Free-of-charge tuition
- Free-of-charge accommodation (depending on availability, accommodation will be offered free-of-charge in students halls of residence, in keeping with the higher education regulations and within the limits of the sums available for this purpose)
- Financial support – a monthly amount representing
- the equivalent in Romanian currency of 65 EURO per month, for under-graduate students (1st cycle)
- the equivalent in Romanian currency of 75 EURO per month, for post-graduate students (master degrees and specialization) 2nd cycle
- the equivalent in Romanian currency of 85 EURO per month, for post-graduate students (doctorate degree) 3rd cycle.
- These scholarships do not cover food, international and local transport. The candidates must be prepared to personally support any other additional expenses
Scholarship can be taken in Romania
Eligibility: Foreign citizens of Romanian origin and those belonging to the neighboring historic Romanian communities benefit from other scholarship programs offered by the Romanian state. The candidate should not have a Romanian citizenship. The scholarships are granted for three levels of study:
- For the first cycle (licenta): This scheme is dedicated to graduates of high schools or of equivalent pre-university studies, as well as to candidates who require the continuation of their studies in Romania. The complete cycle of university studies lasts for 3 to 6 years, according to the specific requirements of the chosen faculty, and ends with a final examination (licenta);
- For the 2nd cycle (master): This scheme is dedicated to graduates of university/post-graduate studies; it lasts for 1,5 to 2 years and ends with a dissertation;
- For the 3rd cycle (doctorate) this scheme is dedicated to the graduates of university/postgraduate studies (i.e. master); it lasts for 3-4 years, in keeping with the specific requirements of the chosen faculty, and ends with a doctor’s thesis. Admission to a PhD course is conditioned by an entrance examination.
Nationality: Citizens of non-EU countries can apply for these Romanian government scholarships.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have their previous degree.
Test Requirement: No
English Language Requirements: In order to promote Romanian language and culture, the Ministry of National Education Scientific Research has decided that the beneficiaries of the scholarships should study only in the Romanian language. The candidates who do not know Romanian are offered one supplementary preparatory year to study the language.
How to Apply: Incomplete files or files that do not comply with the fields of study and methodology are disqualified and are not taken into consideration by the Commission of the MFA. Rejected application files evaluated by MFA and MNESR are not returned. Application files submitted directly to the MFA or to the MNESR will not be taken into consideration. List of documents necessary for the application file
- Cover letter issued by the diplomatic mission of the country of origin, accredited to Bucharest or of the Romanian Embassy in the respective country.
- A duly filled in MFA application form for a scholarship to study in Romania.
- MNESR application form for the issue of the Letter of Acceptance to study in Romania.
- Authorized copies of the study documents (baccalaureate and university diplomas if necessary,) and their authorized translation in Romanian, French or English if necessary.
- Authorized copies and authorized translation of the diploma supplement – academic transcript for the studies completed so far.
- Authorized copy and authorized translation of birth certificate.
- Copy of passport (first 3 pages)
- Medical certificate attesting that the applicant is not affected by any transmissible disease or by other illnesses incompatible with future studies.
- The candidate’s CV.
- 2 recent passport-type photos.
Application Deadline: The enrolment calendar starts with December 20, 2016. The candidate should enquire at the diplomatic mission where he intends to submit the application file about the enrolment calendar. The deadline for submitting the application files is established by each diplomatic mission. Foreign diplomatic missions accredited to Bucharest must send the application files with a Verbal Note to Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Public, Cultural and Scientific Diplomacy Directorate by March 20, 2017 at the latest.