Romanian Government Scholarships 2023 sponsored by the education ministry of the government of Romania for international students for the academic year 2023-2024 are now accepting applications for undergrad, master, and postgrad degree courses.
Romanian Government Scholarships Coverage and Benefits
The beneficiaries of the scholarships are provided with the following facilities:
- 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 tests;
- financing the tuition expenses for the preparatory year of the Romanian language;
- financing the tuition costs for the actual studies, but not more than the duration of a university cycle, corresponding to the study program followed;
- granting a monthly scholarship, for the students enrolled in the preparatory year of the Romanian language;
- 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;
- financing the accommodation expenses in the student dormitories, through the MER budget, within the limit of the allocated grant;
- medical assistance in case of medical-surgical emergencies and diseases with the potential endemic- epidemic, in accordance with the national legislation in force;
- 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
How many Scholarships are available in total under the Romanian Government Scholarship?
A total of 85 scholarships for undergrad and post-graduate scholarships by the Romanian Government will be awarded to the international students organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) and the Ministry of Education and Research (hereafter, MER), in keeping with Romanian current legislation.
Romanian Government Scholarships Criteria for Qualification
- 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 neighboring historic Romanian communities benefit from other scholarship
- 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 the family of the diplomatic corps accredited in Romania, has not benefited from a scholarship from the Romanian state on the same course of
- 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
- The applicant for the scholarship is not, until 31 December of the year in which he/she was nominated, more than 35 years of age – for bachelor and master studies and 45 years respectively – for doctoral studies or for postgraduate studies.
The Romanian Government Scholarships are awarded for 3 kinds of degree courses for international students:
- Undergrad Degree Courses: 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).
- Master Degree Courses: This scheme is dedicated to graduates of university/post-graduate studies; it lasts for 1,5 to 2 years and ends with the defense of a final degree
- Doctoral Degree Courses: 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 Ph.D. 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.
Language Requirements to Apply for Romanian Government Scholarship – Medium of instruction in Romanian Universities
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:
- 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;
- those who, in order to enroll in university education, promote the Romanian language test organized according to the regulations in
- 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 force.
How to submit an application to apply for the Romanian Government Scholarship?
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.
List of documents required to apply for Romanian Government Scholarship
The Romanian Government Scholarship application submission must contain the following documents:
- 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;
- The MFA application form (APPENDIX 1) for a scholarship in Romania, filled in correctly;
- The MER application form (APPENDIX 2) for the issue of the Letter of acceptance to study in Romania;
- 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;
- Legalized copies of matriculation sheets/diploma supplements related to graduate studies and their legalized translation, if applicable;
- Legalized copy of the birth certificate and certified translation in one of the following languages: English, French or Romanian;
- Copy of the first 3 pages of the passport;
- 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;
- Curriculum Vitae of the applicant; motivation letter, or SOP
- Recent photos – 2 pieces, passport format.
Deadline to apply for Romanian Government Scholarships:
The registration period begins on 16 December 2023. 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 2023.
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 March 2023.
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.
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 applicable;
- Declaration on parental consent in case of juvenile candidates (in one of the following languages: English, French or Romanian).
When will the Result be announced for the Romanian Government Scholarship?
The election results for Romanian Scholarship will be announced by 15 June 2023, to each diplomatic mission that has submitted application files to the MFA.
How to apply for Romanian Study VISA?
Candidates who have obtained the Letter of Acceptance for studies can get up-to-date information regarding the visa application procedure (D/SD) by accessing the link: https://studyinromania.gov.ro/Visa_rules_and_procedures.