For the academic year 2023–2024, the Romanian government, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, offers scholarships to foreign nationals who wish to pursue undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degrees.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Romanian government awards a number of scholarships to nationals of non-EU nations each year. Only candidates with good academic results, or an average of the study years for the most recent school where they graduated, of at least 7 (seven), matching to the Romanian scoring system or the “Good” score, as the case may be, are qualified.
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 equivalent 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 3rd cycle (doctorate) the scheme is dedicated to the graduates o
- 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;
- f 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.
All nationals of non-EU nations may apply, regardless of where they currently reside. Priority is given to residents of non-EU nations with which Romania does not have mutually beneficial agreements in the fields of education and culture.
Notes: Study Language: The Ministry of National Education has decided that the scholarship recipients must only study in Romanian in order to support the country’s language and culture. Candidates who do not speak Romanian are given an additional year of preparation to learn it. Students who claim to speak Romanian must pass a language test that has been set up by reputable higher education institutions.
Romania Government Scholarships Benefits
- 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 and within the limits of the sums available for this purpose),
- Financial support – a monthly amount representing :
- the equivalent in Romanian currency of 65 EURO per month, for undergraduate 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 postgraduate 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.
Documents Required for Application
The required documents include
- Birth certificate and
- Passport, CV – all described in the application process.
How to Apply
The candidates should apply directly to: in order to obtain all the information they require regarding the scholarships (conditions, required paperwork, and the enrollment schedule) and to submit their application materials.
- the Romanian diplomatic missions accredited to the candidate’s country of origin or of residence or to
- the diplomatic mission of the candidate’s state of origin accredited to Bucharest
The scholarship application can be sent ONLY through the Study in Romania platform.