The scholarship program offered by the
Romanian state, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to foreign
citizens, based on G.D. 288/1993, for the academic year 2019 – 2020
General conditions for awarding scholarships
Number of scholarships: 85 scholarships for under-
and post-graduate studies in Romania, by means of selection of
application files, organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA)
and the Ministry of National Education (hereafter, MNE), in keeping with
Romanian current legislation.
- 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 neighbouring historic Romanian communities benefit from
other scholarship programs.
- 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 family of the
diplomatic corps accredited in Romania, has not benefited from a
scholarship from the Romanian state on the same course of study.
- 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 case.
- 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 scholarships are awarded for 3 study cycles:
a) for the first cycle (undergraduate): 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 (licen??).
b) 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 the defence of a dissertation.
c) 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. Admission to a PhD course is conditioned by an entrance examination.
Steps to submit the application files
Application files must be submitted through diplomatic
missions. Application files submitted by post or directly to the MFA or
to the MNE, as well as application files received after the announced
deadline will NOT be taken into consideration.
3. Enrolment Calendar
The registration period begins on 14 December 2018.
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
Foreign diplomatic missions accredited in Bucharest will submit their
application files to the MFA – Public Diplomacy, Cultural and
Scientific Directorate (DDPC?), accompanied by a verbal note, by 15 March 2019.
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 MNE committees are not returned.
Dossiers filed directly with the MFA or MNE registration offices are not considered.
4. Documents required for the application
The application file must contain the following documents:
4.1. 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;
4.2. The MFA application form (Appendix 1) for a scholarship in Romania, filled in correctly;
4.3. The MNE application form (Appendix 2) for the issue of the Letter of acceptance to study in Romania;
4.4. 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;
4.5. Legalized copies of matriculation sheets / diploma supplements related to graduate studies and their legalized translation, if applicable;
4.6. Legalized copy of the birth certificate and certified translation in one of the following languages: English, French or Romanian;
4.7. Copy of the first 3 pages of the passport;
4.8. 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;
4.9. Curriculum Vitae of the applicant;
4.10. Recent photos – 2 pieces, passport format.
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).
5. Procedure for file analysis and selection of scholars
The MFA checks the application files and presents the files that are
eligible to the MFA Selection Board. The files selected by the MFA
Commission will be forwarded to the MNE Selection Board.
The members of the two commissions evaluate the application files
according to the scientific competencies of the candidates, as well as
the chosen field of study.
The Boards will approve, within the number of places, the list of accepted candidates.
6. Announcement of results
The selection results will be announced by 17 June 2019, to each diplomatic mission that has submitted application files to the MFA. See Appendix 3.
Application Deadline:15 March 2019.
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