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Conditions of obtaining a scholarship



The citizens of non-EU countries can be enrolled in Romania on their own expense, paying the tuition fees established by government decision or by obtaining scholarships offered by the Romanian state.


Scholarships awarded to foreign students:


scholarships on reciprocity basis, in accordance with international cultural cooperation documents;


scholarships through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, especially for young people coming from countries with which Romania has not perfected international cultural cooperation documents according to the external interests of Romania;


scholarships through the Ministry of Economy, in order to promote economic and commercial cooperation actions;


scholarships through the Ministry of Education, Research, Youth and Sport, for foreign citizens with good results obtained during their studies in Romania.


scholarships offered by universities.


The amount and number of scholarships granted to citizens of other countries is determined by Government decision.


The scholars from non-EU countries benefit from free educational process, free accommodation in student houses, free Romanian health assistance and a monthly scholarship in the quantum established by Government decision.


The payment of scholarships is realized as follows:


●the scholarship is in RON;


●scholars, citizens of non-EU countries, benefit from scholarships only during their studies, the entire calendar year, including the holiday periods when they remain in Romania;


●scholarships are also awarded during the Romanian language preparatory year.

Scholarships are suspended in case of failure to promote a year of study, violation of the Romanian legislation or rules of conduct established by universities which brings about expulsion.


Scholarships are still awarded 30 days after the completion of doctoral or post-university studies.



Scholarships through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs


Who can qualify: 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 and education cooperation agreements.


The scholarships are granted for three levels of study:


a) 1st cycle (Bachelor): 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 (Bechelor);


b) 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) 3rd cycle (PhD) 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 doctoral thesis.


The beneficiaries of the scholarships will study only in the Romanian language. The candidates who are not able to study in Romanian are offered one supplementary preparatory year to study the language.



Scholarships for ethnics Romanians living abroad through the Ministry of Education


The Romanian State awards scholarships for ethnic Romanians from Republic of Moldova, Republic of Albania, the Republic of Bulgaria, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Ukraine, Hungary and ethnic Romanian citizens with permanent residence abroad. These scholarships are awarded via a merit based competition.


Please consult the entry conditions, admission process timetable and the allocation of subsidy places mentioned in undergraduate and graduate education for the year 2015-2016, visit the website of the Ministry of Education and Scientific Research:



Also, Romanian-born citizens living abroad can study in Romania without scholarship through direct entry to the desired university, via the normal study admission process. Studies will be conducted under the same conditions as other Romanian citizens: either tuition-free, if they qualify for the state subsidized places, following the entrance examination or by paying tuition fees at the same rate as the Romanian citizens residing in Romania.



For Moldavian students, a partnership has been signed by the Ministries of Education of both countries, which foresees a comprehensive scheme of student benefits. For more details, please access http://www.edu.ro/index.php/articles/17375.