Course(s) Offered: All fields
Course Level: Undergraduate (secondary, bachelors), Graduate (masters, phd)
Provider: Government of Romania
Country to Study in: Romania
The Romanian State offers Scholarships to foreign citizens through its Ministry of Foreign Affairs in keeping with Government Decision for the 2016-2017 academic year.
The Romanian Government Scholarships for under- and post-graduate studies in Romania is by means of selection of application files organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) and the Ministry of Education and Scientific Research (MECS in Romanian), in keeping with Romanian current legislation.
The scholarships are granted for three levels of study. The first cycle (licenta) is dedicated to graduates of high schools or of equivalent pre-university systems, as well as to candidates who require the equivalation of partial studies and the continuation of their studies in Romania. The 2nd cycle (master) is dedicated to graduates of university/post graduate studies. The 3rd cycle (doctorate) is dedicated to the graduates of university/postgraduate studies (i.e. master).
Citizens of non EU countries (irrespective of their country of residence) are eligible to apply. Priority is given to citizens from non EU states with which Romania does not have cultural and education cooperation agreements. Foreign citizens of Romanian origin and those belonging to neighbouring historic Romanian communities benefit from other scholarship programmes offered by the Romanian state.
Citizens of ANY country (EXCEPT European Union countries)
All Romanian universities are eligible
Fields of study
All courses of study offered at Romanian universities and higher education institutions. However, priority will be given to the candidates applying for: political and administrative sciences, education studies, Romanian culture and civilization, journalism, technical studies, oil and gas, agricultural studies, veterinary medicine, architecture, arts.
Requests for other fields will also be taken into account.
Number of awards
Eighty five (85) scholarships for under- and postgraduate studies in Romania
For the first cycle (licenta), 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). The 2nd cycle (master) lasts for 1.5 to 2 years and ends with a dissertation. The 3rd cycle (doctorate) lasts for 3-4 years, in keeping with the specific requirements of the chosen faculty, and ends with a doctor’s thesis.
The scholarships will be suspended if the student in any education cycle repeats a year due to poor results. It may be resumed in the following academic year, after the student has successfully graduated the repeated year. The students who repeat an academic year must pay the full study fees and accommodation.
The scholarship consists of:
- free-of-charge tuition,
- free-of-charge accommodation (depending on availability, accommodation will be offered free-of-charge in students hostels),
- financial support - monthly amount of:
- undergraduate students (1st cycle): equivalent in Romanian currency of 65 EURO per month,
- postgraduate students (master degrees and specialization) 2nd cycle: equivalent in Romanian currency of 75 EURO per month,
- postgraduate students (doctor’s degree) 3rd cycle: equivalent in Romanian currency of 85 EURO per month.
The monthly amount mentioned above is granted to students of the 1st (licenta) and 2nd (master) cycle throughout the whole academic year, the winter and spring vacation included, but not during the summer vacation. For full-time students of the 3rd cycle (doctorate), the monthly amount is granted throughout the whole calendar year.
Method of Application
To get all necessary information about the scholarships (conditions, necessary documents, enrolment calendar) and to submit their application files, the candidates should apply directly to
- the Romanian diplomatic missions accredited to the candidate’s country of origin or of residence or to
- the diplomatic mission of candidate’s state of origin accredited to Bucharest
It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on how to apply. You can also access the Romanian diplomatic missions.
The deadline for submitting the application files is established by each diplomatic mission. The candidate should enquire at the diplomatic mission about the enrolment calendar, starting from 2 December 2015.
Foreign diplomatic missions accredited to Bucharest must send the application files by 15 March 2016, at the latest.
Incomplete files are not taken into consideration. Rejected application files are not returned.
Applications files should contain documents in English or French language. If the application files contain documents in other foreign languages than English or French, they must be accompanied by authorized translations in one of the following languages: Romanian, English or French. Generally, Romanian universities may require that all enrolment documents should be accompanied by authorized copies and authorized translations in Romanian.
Since language of study is Romanian, candidates who do not know Romanian are offered one supplementary preparatory year to study the language.
Application Deadline: 15 March 2016
Open to International Applicants: Yes (EXCEPT EU countries)
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