Each year, the Romanian Government, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, provides a number of scholarships to citizens from non-EU countries.
Only candidates having good results in education, respectively an average of the study years, for the last graduated school, of at least 7 (seven) corresponding to the scoring system in Romania or the “Good” score, as the case are eligible.
For further details regarding the eligibility conditions, please check Information on the Scholarship Programme here: https://www.mae.ro/sites/default/files/file/anul_2021/2021_pdf/information_on_the_scholarship_programme-1.pdf
Applicants may select their study program of interest in all fields, with the exception of Medicine, Dental Medicine and Pharmacy.
For Bachelor and Master, only study programs in Romanian language are available, thus promoting the Romanian language and culture.
However, at PhD level, applicants can also opt for a program in English or a foreign language set by the doctoral school.
A preparatory year in Romanian is also granted prior to enrolling in the study program of choice, for those not speaking Romanian language. The required documents include diplomas, transcripts, birth certificate and passport, CV – all described in the application process.
The new procedure for accessing the annual Scholarship Programme takes into account the need to adapt to the new challenges raised by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the change in the way citizens interact with public institutions, digitalization being one of the priorities both on the agenda of the European Union and the Romanian Government.
Thus, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs digitized the application of foreign nationals interested in these scholarships and developed, with the support of the Executive Unit for Financing Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation (UEFISCDI) within the Ministry of Education, an online platform for uploading necessary documents.
The new virtual platform is adapted to current trends and has an interface with multi-device capability for accessing information.
The scholarship application can be sent ONLY through the Study in Romania platform.
Candidates interested in the Scholarship Programme for the academic year 2022-2023 can access the online platform for submitting application files either directly at https://scholarships.studyinromania.gov.ro/, or by accessing the Study in Romania website (www.studyinromania.gov.ro) or the MFA website at https://www.mae.ro/node/10251.
Applications can be submitted between 20 December 2021 and 15 March 2022, with the selection results being announced on 15 July 2022. Upon selection, additional formalities, such as obtaining a visa, will be required.
The annual scholarship programme for foreign citizens offered by Romania, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, based on Government Decision no. 288/1993
1. General conditions for awarding scholarships
Scholarships for studies in accredited higher education institutions in Romania are awarded through a competition of files based on the regulations in force, by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) and the Ministry of Education (ME).
To whom is it addressed?
Foreign citizens from all non-EU countries, with the following exceptions:
citizens of Romanian origin or who are part of the Romanian historical communities in the proximity of Romania (entitled to different scholarship programmes);
citizens who have requested or acquired a form of protection in Romania;
stateless persons whose stay on the territory of Romania is officially recognized according to the law;
members of the diplomatic and consular corps or family members of the diplomatic and consular corps accredited to Romania;
members of the administrative and technical staff of diplomatic missions and consular offices accredited to Romania;
staff members of international organizations based in Romania or family members of staff of international organizations based in Romania;
beneficiaries of a scholarship from the Romanian state for the same cycle of study.