Undergraduate, Masters and Doctoral studies Scholarships program offered by The Romanian State, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to foreign citizens, for the academic year 2020 – 2021. Deadline : June 26, 2020
The scholarship program offered by the Romanian state, through the Ministry of Foreign
Affairs, to foreign citizens, based on G.D. 288/1993, for the academic year 2020 – 2021
1. General conditions for awarding scholarships
Number of scholarships: 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.
1) 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 neighbouring historic Romanian communities
benefit from other scholarship programs.
2) 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.
3) 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.
4) The applicant for the scholarship is not, until 31 December of the year in which he / she 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 defence 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 PhD course is conditioned by an entrance examination.
The fields of study are the following (indicative list): 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 APPENDIX 4.
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:
a) persons presenting Romanian studies (diplomas and certificates) 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;
b) those who, in order to enrol in university education, promote the Romanian language test
organized according to the regulations in force.
c) 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
2. Steps to submit the application files
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
deadline will NOT be taken into consideration.
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.
Foreign diplomatic missions accredited in Bucharest will submit their application files to the MFA –
Public Diplomacy, Cultural and Scientific Directorate (DDPCŞ), accompanied by a verbal note, by 16
Incomplete or non-compliant dossiers with the fields of study and methodology are considered
disqualified and will not be evaluated by the MFA committee. The files of the rejected candidates
following the evaluation of the MFA and MER committees are not returned
4. Documents required for the application
The application file must contain the following documents:
4.1. 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;
4.2. The MFA application form (APPENDIX 1) for a scholarship in Romania, filled in correctly;
4.3. The MER application form (APPENDIX 2) for the issue of the Letter of acceptance to study in
4.4. 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;
4.5. Legalized copies of matriculation sheets / diploma supplements related to graduate studies and
their legalized translation, if applicable;
4.6. Legalized copy of the birth certificate and certified translation in one of the following languages:
English, French or Romanian;
4.7. Copy of the first 3 pages of the passport;
4.8. 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;
4.9. Curriculum Vitae of the applicant;
4.10. Recent photos – 2 pieces, passport format.
The application file will also contain the following documents (only for candidates falling within
the specific category mentioned for each document):
Proof of name change (if applicable) – copy and legalized translation;
The certificate attesting the passing of the baccalaureate, bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral exam, as the
case may be, for current year’s graduates – copy and certified translation;
Certificate of graduation of the Romanian preparatory year or Language Proficiency Certificate, if
Declaration on parental consent in case of juvenile candidates (in one of the following languages:
English, French or Romanian).
5. Announcement of results
The selection results will be announced by 15 June 2020, to each diplomatic mission that has
submitted application files to the MFA. See APPENDIX 3.
6. The procedure for visa application
Candidates who have obtained the Letter of Acceptance for studies can get up-to-date information
regarding the visa application procedure (D/SD) accessing the link:
Rights and obligations
7.1. The beneficiaries of the scholarships are provided with the following facilities:
a) exemption from the payment of registration fees, processing of the file, for testing the Romanian
language skills, for supporting the contest for admission to the doctorate and for the specific aptitude
b) financing the tuition expenses for the preparatory year of the Romanian language;
c) financing the tuition costs for the actual studies, but not more than the duration of a university cycle,
corresponding to the study program followed;
d) granting a monthly scholarship, for the students enrolled in the preparatory year of the Romanian
e) granting a monthly scholarship, for students enrolled in undergraduate, master, doctoral studies,
respectively in post-university education, including in the health field, but no longer than the duration of
a school / university cycle;
f) financing the accommodation expenses in the student dormitories, through the MER budget, within
the limit of the allocated grant;
g) medical assistance in case of medical-surgical emergencies and diseases with potential endemoepidemic,
in accordance with the national legislation in force;
h) local, surface, naval and underground transport, as well as internal car, rail and naval transport, under
the same conditions as Romanian students, according to the legal provisions.
These facilities are granted throughout the study period, as follows:
a) for the students enrolled in the preparatory year of the Romanian language, during its course;
b) for students enrolled in undergraduate and master’s studies, during the academic year and during legal
vacations, but is not granted during the summer vacation. If the students are detained at the faculty during
the summer vacation for curricular activities or if there are specific legal provisions, the rights are
maintained during the summer vacation;
c) for doctoral students enrolled in the form of frequent education, throughout the calendar year;
d) 30 more days after the completion of university studies or post-university education with a duration
of at least 1 year.
7.2 Foreign citizens have the following obligations:
a) to respect the Constitution of Romania and the laws of the Romanian state;
b) comply with the internal regulations of the educational institution;
c) comply with the provisions of the present methodology;
d) to maintain contact with the diplomatic mission / consular office to which they submitted the application file.