Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Scholarships
Deadline: 15 February 2014
Open to: citizens of non-EU countries
Scholarship: tuition waiver, free accommodation, monthly stipend of 65 EUR for undergraduates, 75 EUR for masters, 85 EUR for PhDs
85 scholarships are being offered for undergraduate and post-graduate studies in Romania, by means of selection of application files organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) and the Ministry of National Education (MEN), in keeping with Romanian current legislation.
In order to promote Romanian language and culture, the Ministry of National Education 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 know already Romanian language have to pass a language test organised by the competent higher education institutions.
The scholarships are granted for three levels of study:
- for the first cycle (licenta): This scheme is dedicated to graduates of high schools or of equivalent pre-university systems, as well as to candidates who require the equivalence of partial studies and 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);
- 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;
- 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.
Citizens of non-EU countries (irrespective of their country of residence). Priority is given to citizens from non-EU states with which Romania does not have cultural cooperation agreements. Mention should be made that the citizens of the Republic of Moldova benefit from other scholarship programmes.
Priority will be given to the candidates applying for: political and administrative sciences, education studies, Romanian culture and civilization, journalism, technical studies, oil and gas, agricultural studies, veterinary medicine, architecture, arts. Requests for other fields will also be taken into account.
The scholarship consists of:
- free-of-charge tuition,
- free-of-charge accommodation (depending on availability, accommodation will be offered free-of-charge in students hostels, in keeping with the higher education regulations),
- financial support – a monthly amount representing:
- the equivalent in Romanian currency of 65 EURO per month, for the under-graduate students (1st cycle),
- the equivalent in Romanian currency of 75 EURO per month, for post-graduate students (master degrees and specialization) 2nd cycle,
- the equivalent in Romanian currency of 85 EURO per month, for post graduate students (doctor’s degree) 3rd cycle.
These scholarships do not cover food, international and local transport. The candidates must be prepared to support personally any other additional expenses.
The candidates should apply directly to the Romanian diplomatic missions accredited to the candidate’s country of origin or of residence or to the diplomatic mission of candidate’s state of origin accredited to Bucharest. All application files should be sent by the Romanian diplomatic missions (find the missions’ contact information HERE) through the diplomatic courier in such a way that they can be registered at MAE DDPCS by 15 February 2014.
Documents necessary for the application file:
- Cover letter issued by the diplomatic mission of the country of origin accredited to Bucharest or of the Romanian Embassy in the respective country.
- MAE application form for a scholarship to study in Romania.
- MEN application form for the Letter of Acceptance to study in Romania. In case the applicant’s file is selected by the MAE and the MEN selection boards, MEN issues and sends to the applicant the Letter of Acceptance to study in the Romanian system of education, based on this application form dully filled in.
- The Letter of Acceptance is necessary for the registration at the university and for the application for the long stay visa.
- Authorized copies of the study documents (baccalaureate and university diplomas if necessary) and their authorized translation in Romanian, French or English if necessary.
- Authorized copies and authorized translation of the diploma supplement transcript for the studies done so far.
- Authorized copy and authorized translation of birth certificate.
- Authorized copy of passport.
- Medical certificate attesting that applicant is not affected by any transmissible disease or by other illnesses incompatible with the future profession.
- The candidate’s CV.
- 4 recent passport-type photos.
For further information, please visit the official website HERE.