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.

18 thoughts on “Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Scholarships

    1. Hello Kojola,

      So to your questions:

      Can a school graduate apply for the program? If you a mean a high school graduate, then yes, you can apply for the undergraduate programs.

      Where to submit the application: The candidates should apply directly to :* the Romanian diplomatic missions in your country. So I advise to contact the Romanian embassy in your or the nearest country that takes over the responsibility of your country.



  1. My highest qualification is the university of cambridge advanced level general certificate of i qualified to apply for an undergraduate course? Ekene.

    1. Dear Christopher,

      If you have a full high-school education and the necessary proof of it, CAE is only a much-welcomed advantage.

      So, if you are a high-school graduate with CAE, I don't see any reason why not to apply.




  2. Dear lanre,

    In my opinion, Nigeria, is a non-EU country, so I would say, yes for you to apply and concerning the medical certificate, I am afraid you will have to obtain one at the accredited institution.
    Also, I would advise you to contact the nearest diplomatic mission of Romania (appointed to your country) with your further enquiries.

    All the best,


  3. I am a citizen of Georgia , passing through undergraduate programe (baccalaureate)at english language and literature. Although I am much interested in Art studyings ( I have several background courses passed in Art) 1 more year left before my graduation , but I'm very much interested in this scholarships opportunity . I wonder if I can transfer my studies directly and graduate in Romania . I would very much appreaciate any kind of help about this topic .

    Thank you in advance .

    1. Dear Nino,

      I honestly do not know how to answer your question. I advice you to contact the Romanian diplomatic mission in Georgia, and I am sure they will answer all your questions.

      Good luck,


    1. Hello, sir,

      Well, 15th April is the deadline for the documents reaching the Ministryof Education in Romania. My explanation would be that the Embassy reserves some time to nominate their candidates and for sending the documents to the Ministry of Education.

      Btw. I am not sir.

      All the best,


    1. Dear Yannick,

      I think if you have still a nationality of one of a developing countries, you should be eligible, but honestly I don't know.

      You should ask your responsible embassy.

      Je pense que si tu as la nationalite des pays en développement, tu devrais admissible, mais en etant honnete, je ne sais pas precisement.

      Tu devrais poser ta question a l'ambassade respective.

      Good luck,



  4. Hi, i am doctor studied by english and i do not know romanian . I want to do my postgraduation (master and specilazation) study in english in the scholarship of romania can i ? And how can i apply for it.

    1. Hi, Dandy,

      the deadline is tomorrow: 15 April 2011, so I don't think you will make anything, as (if you read – I suppose you have eyes) you should contact and apply to "the Romanian diplomatic missions accredited to the candidate’s country of origin or of residence"
      Plus, you should provide all the documents, including the Letter of Acceptance. And you should agree on the language of instruction with your chosen university.
      Anyway, good luck for the next year.


  5. Hi I want it to ask can I apply for the undergraduate program. Did I am eligible. I live in Kosovo and I am still in the high school, and I will apsolvent in May 2014, and my age is 17 and in May 2014 I will 18. Best regards Berat Kuršumlija.

  6. Hi Kristina I want it to ask does my country Kosovo has a Embassy mission, when not in weich country or is the nearestfrom Kosovo. And can I send in the application the last marks that I have taken. Because I absolve in May 2014.

    Best regards, Agim

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