The 2023-24 Romania Scholarship for International Students is currently ongoing. If you are a student in any Non-European country, and you wish to complete or further your studies with either little or no funds you can apply for this fully funded scholarship award. This blog will give you every information you need about this opportunity.
Language Requirement: Not required
Gender: Male, Female
Level: Bachelor, Master, PH.D
Eligible Region/Countries: Non-European Countries
Medium of Instruction: English, Romani
Field of study: Various Fields
Opportunity ID: 20294
Funding Type: Fully Funded
Opportunity Description for Romania Scholarship
The 2023 academic year applications for the Romanian Government Scholarship are open to undergraduate and graduate students. International students with good results of at least 7 (seven) corresponding to the scoring system of Romania or the “Good” score are eligible to apply for the Romania Scholarship.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of the Government of Romania offers Scholarships for non-EU students to pursue their Bachelor, Master, or Ph.D. study in Romania every Year. The applicants can choose their desired study program in all fields except Medicine, Pharmacy, and Dental Medicine.
Candidates applying for Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs can only select study programs available in the Romanian language, but Ph.D. candidates can select an English language study program. Applicants can benefit from a one-year preparatory Romanian language course.
- Application Deadline: March 01, 2023
- Application Status: Open
- Result Announcement: July 15, 2023 (by email)
- Start of Academic Year: October 01, 2023
- Awarding Organization: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Education and Research of Romania
- Funding Type: Fully-Funded
- Program Duration: 3 – 6 years for Bachelor’s, 1 to 2 years for a Master’s, and 3 to 5 years for Ph.D. students
- Host Institution: Romanian Universities
- Location: Romania
- Degree Level: Bachelor, Master, and Ph.D.
- Eligible Countries: Non-EU Countries
- Field of Study: Various fields
- Medium of Instructions: Romanian language for Bachelor and Master, for Ph.D. English or Other foreign languages.
Note: Candidates including the following groups do not need to pass the preparatory Romanian language class:
- Provide diplomas, certificates, or study documents such as school records of at least four consecutive years of studies in the Romanian language;
- Pass the Romanian language test;
- Provide a certificate of linguistic competence in Romanian, minimum level B1.
The Romanian Government Scholarships cover the followings:
- Registration fees or any other fees that applicants need to pay;
- Tuition costs for the Romanian language preparatory year;
- Monthly stipend for students studying in the Romanian language preparatory year;
- Tuition costs for the actual studies for the duration of a university study program;
- Monthly stipend and financial aid for students enrolled in Bachelor’s (65 EURO), Master’s (75 EURO), or doctoral degrees (85 EURO) for the duration of their study programs;
- Accommodation costs in dormitories, within the allocated subsidy by the Ministry of Education;
- Medical assistance for medical-surgical emergencies and diseases;
- Local public, marine, ground, and underground transport, plus domestic car and railway transportation the same offered to Romanian students;
- Study visa fee of the students.
Note: Applicants should note that facilities are available under the following periods and conditions:
- The Scholarship’s mentioned facilities are for students in the Romanian language preparatory year;
- For bachelor’s and master’s studies during the legal holidays and the academic year, but not for the summer vacation, the student stays in the university for curricular activities during the summer vacation.
- For doctoral students, the facilities are available for full-time learning throughout the calendar year;
- Another one month (30 days) after completing university studies lasting at least one year.
Applicants should meet the following criteria:
- Hold the citizenship of a non-EU country;
- Hold a high school certificate, Bachelor’s or Master’s degree;
- Have adequate academic performance with a minimum of 7 for the last graduated school, according to the grading system in Romania (“Good” equivalent).
Applicants with the following conditions are not eligible to apply for this Scholarship:
- Citizen of Romanian origins and members of any Romanian historical community in the nearness of Romania;
- Have requested or got a form of protection in Romania;
- Be a stateless person with an official recognition of the country’s territory according to the law;
- Current members and family members of the diplomatic and consular units in Romania;
- Members of the technical and administrative staff of consular or diplomatic missions’ offices accredited to Romania;
- A staff member of international organizations situated in Romania;
- Family members of staff of international organizations in Romania;
- Romanian state scholarship beneficiaries for the same cycle of study year are not eligible.
Candidates should prepare the following documents:
- Copies of educational diplomas (baccalaureate diploma or its equivalent, plus Bachelor’s, Master’s, or doctorate) with authorized translation in English, French, Romanian, and Spanish (if applicable);
- Birth certificate or equivalent documentation;
- Copy of three pages of the applicant’s passport or the national identity document;
- A CV in English language or French;
- Ph.D. students must also provide a letter of intent.
Copy of the following documents translated into English (if Applicable) must be available for those in the specific categories below:
- Copy of the name change document;
- Proof of a baccalaureate, Bachelor’s, or Master’s exam for those who have not gotten their diploma yet;
- The last year’s certificate to prove a student will take the graduation exam at the end of the current academic year;
- Transcript attesting the academic record of the applicant in the final year of study;
- A certificate to prove the completion of the Romanian Language Preparatory year OR certificate of linguistic competencies;
- A copy of the parental consent declaration for candidates under 18 years old is a must by the start date of their courses.
Note: Applicants must express their consent to process their data by signing the GDPRD- General Data Protection Regulation Declaration.
How to Apply?
By entering the link below, qualified applicants must submit all required documents and application forms. For instructions, please follow the steps below:
- Create an account on the Scholarship’s relevant portal using the apply now below;
- Filling the mandatory fields of the application form;
- Upload all required documents;
- Submit the application form and all the necessary documents online.
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