Partially Funded Scholarships for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Studies in Romania
Ministère Roumain des Affaires étrangères

Partially Funded Scholarships for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Studies in Romania

Roumanie 16 mars 2020


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) and the Ministry of Education and Research (MER) in Romania offer 85 bachelor and postgraduate scholarships to students worldwide except citizens of EU member states.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • 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 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.

Types of scholarships offered:

  • Bachelor's Scholarships: 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.
  • Master's scholarships: It lasts for 1,5 to 2 years and ends with the defense of a dissertation.
  • Doctoral Scholarships: 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.

Study Fields:

  • Architecture, visual arts, Romanian culture and civilization, journalism, political and administrative sciences, education sciences, social and human sciences, technical studies, oil and gas, agricultural sciences, veterinary medicine.
  • Scholarships are NOT awarded in the fields of medicine, dental medicine, and pharmacy.

For more information, please see this APPENDIX.

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.

The following categories of persons are exempted from the obligation to submit the Certificate of graduation of the preparatory year when enrolling in Romanian language teaching programs:

  • Persons presenting Romanian studies or educational papers, school situations attesting at least four consecutive years of study followed in the Romanian language, in an educational facility/institution in the Romanian national system;
  • Those who, in order to enroll in university education, promote the Romanian language test organized according to the regulations in force.
  • Those who, for the purpose of enrolling in the university education, have attestations of linguistic competence for the Romanian language, the minimum level B1, issued according to the regulations in force.

Scholarships Value:

  • Free-of-charge tuition.
  • Free-of-charge accommodation (depending on availability, accommodation will be offered free-of-charge in students' halls of residence.
  • Financial support:
    • 65 EURO per month, for undergraduate students.
    • 75 EURO per month, for graduate students (master's degree).
    • 85 EURO per month, for graduate students (Ph.D. degree).

These scholarships do not cover food, international and local transport. The candidates must be prepared to personally support any other additional expenses.

About Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs:

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is the institution of the central public administration which implements the foreign policy of Romania, in accordance with the legislation in force and with the Government’s Program. For that purpose, the Ministry works closely with other government institutions, with representatives of the civil society, the business community, the cultural and academic institutions. Foreign policy activities outside the country are conducted through the network of diplomatic missions of Romania.

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