Romanian government scholarship

The Romanian Government Scholarships for Foreign Students 2021/2022

Masters PhD PostGraduate Undergraduate
Deadline : April 30, 2021

Apply for the Romanian Government Scholarships for the academic year 2021/22. Offered by the Romanian Government, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Romanian Government program is dedicated to foreign citizens who wish to study in Romania but are challenged by financial constraints. The scholarships are offered to foreign citizens from countries that are members of non EU (European Union) for Undergraduate and Master’s as well as PhD studies at State Universities in Romania.

These scholarships are aimed for studies accredited by higher education institutions in Romania are granted through a file-based application assessment by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) and the Ministry of Education and Research (MER). As a way of promoting the Romanian language and culture, the beneficiaries of the scholarships granted by the Romanian state for undergraduate and master’s studies study only in Romanian.

Therefore, candidates who do not speak Romanian, are required to take a preparatory year for the study of the Romanian language prior to the actual university studies, with the exception of doctoral scholarship holders who have opted for the form of education in a foreign language set by the doctoral school. The scholarships are granted for three levels of study:

  • Studies for the first cycle (Undergraduate): This scheme is dedicated to graduates of high schools or of equivalent pre-university systems, as well as to candidates who require the equivalent of partial studies and 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;
  • 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
Benefits

The scholarship obtained, including the preparatory year where applicable, consists of the following benefits:

  • You will receive coverage for tuition fees for your selected programme
  • Recipients will receive financing for accommodation expenses in the dormitories, through the budget of the Ministry of Education and Research, within the limit of the subsidy allocated for this purpose (accommodation will be provided to the extent of available places);
  • You will receive a monthly financial stipend, as follows to cover part of your living expenses while in Romania. Stipends are offered as follows
    1. An equivalent in lei of the amount of 65 EURO per month, for undergraduate students;
    2. The equivalent in lei of the amount of 75 EURO per month, for master and specialization students,
    3. An equivalent in lei of the amount of 85 EURO per month, for PhD students.
Eligibility
  • Applicants for the Romanian Government Scholarship must be citizens of non EU member states.
  • You must not hold Romanian citizenship, did not request or did not obtain a form of protection in Romania
  • Applicants must not belong to the stateless person category whose residence on Romanian territory is officially recognized according to the law
  • You must not be a member of the diplomatic corps accredited to Bucharest or member of family of the diplomatic corps accredited in Romania
  • To apply for the scholarship, you must posses academic transcripts issued by accredited / recognized educational institutions showing that you are eligible for the to apply for your selected study cycle.
  • You must have good results in your previous studies with an average of the at least 7 (seven) corresponding to the scoring system in Romania o
  • Applicants must not have more than 35 years of age for bachelor and master studies and 45 years respectively for doctoral studies or for postgraduate studies, at the time of application
Application

Applicants must submit their application files in electronic or physical format only through the diplomatic missions of Romania in their respective countries. You are therefore encouraged to contact the Romanian Diplomatic mission in your countries to get more information on how and when to submit your application. Your application file will include the following documents

  • An official letter issued by the diplomatic mission of the country of origin accredited to Bucharest or the diplomatic mission of Romania in the country of origin or residence
  • The official MFA application form for a scholarship in Romania, fully and correctly completed(APPENDIX 1)
  • The MER application form for the issue of the Letter of acceptance to study in Romania, fully and correctly completed (APPENDIX 2)
  • You must include legalized copies of the obtained study diplomas (baccalaureate diploma or its equivalent + bachelor’s, master’s and doctor’s degrees, if any) and their legalized translation into one of the following languages: English, French or Romanian, if required;
  • Legalized copies of matriculation sheets / diploma supplements related to graduate studies and their legalized translation, if applicable;
  • A legalized copy of the birth certificate and certified translation in one of the following languages: English, French or Romanian;
  • Copy of the first 3 pages of the passport;
  • The medical certificate attesting to the fact that the person enrolling in the study does not have contagious diseases or other conditions incompatible with the required studies
  • your most recent Curriculum Vitae
  • Recent photos – 2 pieces, in passport format.

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