The scholarship program offered by the Romanian state, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to foreign citizens, based on H.G. 288/1993, for the academic year 2020 – 2021, was launched. The scholarships are offered to foreign citizens from countries that are not members of the European Union, for undergraduate and postgraduate studies.
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 Education and Research (hereafter, MER), in keeping with Romanian current legislation.
Financial Coverage and Benefits of Romanian Govt Scholarships 2020/2021
- 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 undergraduate students
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 postgraduate 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.
Eligibility Criteria of Romanian Govt Scholarships 2020/2021 for International Students
- Foreign citizens coming from all the states of the world, except for EU member states. Foreign
citizens of Romanian origin and those belonging to the neighboring historic Romanian communities
benefit from other scholarship programs.
- The applicant for the scholarship must not hold Romanian citizenship, did not request or did not
obtain a form of protection in Romania, is not a stateless person whose residence on Romanian territory
is officially recognized according to the law, is not a member of the diplomatic corps accredited to
Bucharest or member of a family of the diplomatic corps accredited in Romania, has not benefited from a
scholarship from the Romanian state on the same course of study.
- The applicant for the scholarship must present study papers issued by accredited/recognized
educational institutions have good results in education, respectively an average of the study years of at
least 7 (seven) corresponding to the scoring system in Romania or the “Good” score, as the case.
- The applicant for the scholarship is not, until 31 December of the year in which he/she was
nominated, more than 35 years of age – for bachelor and master studies and 45 years respectively – for
doctoral studies or for postgraduate studies.
The scholarships are awarded for 3 study cycles:
a) for the first cycle (undergraduate): 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 (licență).
b) 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 the defense of a dissertation.
c) 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 Ph.D. course is conditioned by an entrance examination.
Language of study:
In order to promote the Romanian language and culture among foreign citizens, the beneficiaries of scholarships granted by the Romanian state should study only in the Romanian language. The candidates who do not know Romanian are offered one supplementary preparatory year to study the language.
Documents required for the Romanian Govt Scholarships 2020/2021 for International Students
The application file must contain the following documents:
- 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 MFA application form for a scholarship in Romania filled correctly
- The MER application form for the issue of the Letter of acceptance to study in
- Legalized copies of the obtained study diplomas (baccalaureate diploma or it’s 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
- 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
- Curriculum Vitae of the applicant
- Recent photos – 2 pieces, passport format
Application Process of Romanian Govt Scholarships 2020/2021 for International Students
Application files must be submitted through diplomatic missions. Application files submitted by
post or directly to the MFA or to the MER, as well as application files received after the announced
the deadline will NOT be taken into consideration.
Deadline of Romanian Govt Scholarships 2020/2021
The registration period begins on 16 December 2019. 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, but not
later than 16 March 2020.