2017- 2018 academic year Scholarships offered by the Romanian State to foreign citizens through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in keeping with Government Decision No 288/1993.
Who can qualify: citizens of non EU countries.
Foreign citizens of Romanian origin and those belonging to the neighboring historic Romanian communities benefit from other scholarship programs offered by the Romanian state. The candidate should not have a Romanian citizenship.
The scholarships are granted for three levels of study:
a) for the first cycle (licenta): 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 (licenta);
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 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.
Fields of study: political and administrative sciences, education studies, Romanian culture and civilization, journalism, technical studies, oil and gas, agricultural studies, veterinary medicine, architecture, visual arts.
Language of Study: In order to promote Romanian language and culture, the Ministry of National Education Scientific Research has decided that the beneficiaries of the scholarships 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 students who declare that they already know the Romanian language have to pass a language test organized by the competent higher education institutions or to present a certificate of linguistic competence, level B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
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 National Education and Scientific Research (hereafter, MNESR), in keeping with Romanian current legislation.
Application files must be submitted through diplomatic missions. Application files submitted by post or directly to the MFA or to the MNESR, as well as application files received after the announced deadline will not be taken into consideration.
The enrolment calendar starts with December 20, 2016. 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.
Foreign diplomatic missions accredited to Bucharest must send the application files with a Verbal Note to Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Public, Cultural and Scientific Diplomacy Directorate by 20 March 2017, at the latest.
Incomplete files or files that do not comply with the fields of study and methodology are disqualified and are not taken into consideration by the Commission of the MFA. Rejected application files evaluated by MFA and MNESR are not returned. Application files submitted directly to the MFA or to the MNESR will not be taken into consideration.
List of documents necessary for the application file
1. Cover letter issued by the diplomatic mission of the country of origin, accredited to Bucharest or of the Romanian Embassy in the respective country.
2. A duly filled in MFA application form (Annex 1) for a scholarship to study in Romania.
3. MNESR application form (Annex 2) for the issue of the Letter of Acceptance to study in Romania.
4. Authorized copies of the study documents (baccalaureate and university diplomas if necessary,) and their authorized translation in Romanian, French or English if necessary.
5. Authorized copies and authorized translation of the diploma supplement – academic transcript for the studies completed so far.
6. Authorized copy and authorized translation of birth certificate.
7. Copy of passport (first 3 pages)
8. Medical certificate attesting that the applicant is not affected by any transmissible disease or by other illnesses incompatible with future studies.
9. The candidate’s CV.
10. 2 recent passport-type photos.
Applications Evaluation and Selection
The MFA checks the application files and submits the valid candidatures to the MFA Selection Board. The files selected by this Board will be sent to the Ministry of National Education and Scientific Research Selection Board. Boards will evaluate the dossiers taking into account the candidates’ academic achievements in their selected fields of study.
The Boards will approve the list of accepted candidates.
Announcement of results
The selection results will be announced by 30 June 2017, to each diplomatic mission that submitted application files.