July 21, 2024

The Government of Romania offers several scholarships to foreign citizens in accredited higher education institutions in Romania through a file-based application competition run by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) and the Ministry of Education and Research (MER).

These scholarships are offered to foreign citizens who come from non-EU countries. They cover undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral studies.

Host School(s)

Accredited higher education institutions in Romania

Fields of Study

Any field of study except Medicine, Dental Medicine, and Pharmacy


  • Studies at undergraduate and master’s levels are undertaken in Romanian.
  • Doctoral students can opt for studies in Romanian or a foreign language set by the doctoral school.
  • Students who do not speak Romanian go through a preparatory year of studying the Romanian language before commencing the actual study program.

What does the scholarship cover?

  • An exemption from registration or any other fees related to application processing, testing for Romanian language skills, taking the admission contest for doctoral studies, and aptitude tests.
  • Tuition fees for the Romanian language preparatory year.
    Tuition fees for the actual study period, not exceeding the duration of a university cycle, subject to the study program.
  • A monthly scholarship for students enrolled in the Romanian language preparatory year.
  • A monthly scholarship for students enrolled in bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral studies for a period no longer than the duration of the university cycle.
  • Accommodation in student dormitories within the allocated subsidy.
  • Medical assistance in case of medical-surgical emergencies.
    Local public, ground, naval, and underground transport.
  • An exemption from the payment of the study visa fee.

How many scholarships are given?

Not stated

Which countries are targeted?’

Any country that is not classified as an EU member state.

Am I Eligible to Apply?

To qualify for this scholarship, you must:

  • Submit a completed application file. Follow the instructions for completion very carefully.
  • Present your study documents issued by an accredited/recognized educational institution in the country where they were issued.
  • Comply with the regulations for file submission.
  • Comply with enrolment dates and deadlines.
  • Have good academic results of a least 7, corresponding to the scoring system in Romania.

How Do I Apply – Next Steps

The scholarship application should be sent through the Study in Romania platform found at the link below.

This platform can be accessed in both English and French.

Required Documents

  • The scholarship application form and application for issuance of a letter of acceptance.
  • Copies of diplomas obtained previously (baccalaureate diploma or its equivalent, plus bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, doctorate, if applicable), with authorized translations into English, French, Spanish, or Romanian.
  • Copies of transcripts of completed studies with authorized translations attached.
  • A copy of a birth certificate or any other equivalent identification document with an authorized translation into English, French, Spanish, or Romanian.
  • A copy of the first three pages of the applicant’s passport.
  • A Curriculum Vitae in English or French, in the authorized format

Doctoral applicants must submit a letter of intent in English, French, or Romanian. The contents of this letter are listed on the website.


  • All documents must be scanned individually in PDF format.
  • Your registration will only be considered valid if you consent to the agreement for the processing of personal data by signing the GDPR declaration.

Closing Date

16 March 2024

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