Romanian Government Scholarships without IELTS For International Students

Every year, the Romanian government Scholarships, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, are provided to non-EU nationals. Applicants may choose a study program of interest in any discipline except Medicine, Dental Medicine, and Pharmacy. The good thing is that to study at Romanian universities, you do not need to have an IELTS or TOEFL score.

Host CountryRomania
Host InstituteDifferent higher education institutions in Romania
LevelBachelor, Masters, PhD
Eligible DisciplinesAll except Medicine, Dental Medicine, and Pharmacy
Eligible NationalityInternational
Fellowship TypeFully Funded
DurationDepend Upon the Program Level
Closing DateMarch 16, 2024
Summary of the Romanian Government Scholarships without IELTS

Scholarships for studies at accredited higher education institutions in Romania are awarded through a file-based competition based on current regulations by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) and the Ministry of Education (ME).

Romanian Government Scholarships without IELTS
Romanian Government Scholarships without IELTS

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Benefits of the Romanian Government Scholarships

The Romanian Government Scholarships, including the preparatory year where applicable, consist of:

  • Covering the cost of the preparation year for the study of Romanian language;
  • Paying the study’s actual tuition costs
  • Financing the accommodation expenses in the dormitories through the budget of the Ministry of Education, within the limit of the subsidy allocated for this purpose.
  • Waiver of registration fees and other costs associated with the application procedure, the assessment of Romanian language proficiency, the participation in the PhD admissions competition, and any particular aptitude tests
  • Offering a monthly scholarship to students engaged in the preparatory year for the Romanian language;
  • Offering a monthly scholarship to students enrolled in graduate, undergraduate, or professional programs.
  • i) Exemption from paying the study visa application fee.
  • Medical help in the event of an epidemic or endemic disease, as well as medical-surgical emergency

Eligible Programs

The scholarship applicant can select any of the following three study cycles at authorized higher education institutions in Romania:

Bachelor’s degree: Bachelor’s degree programs are designed for graduates of high school or pre-university studies who have earned a baccalaureate degree or equivalent, as well as applicants seeking to continue their education in Romania. The curriculum lasts 3-6 years, depending on the specialization chosen, and culminates in a bachelor’s test.

Master’s degree: master’s degree programs are geared to students, run for a duration of one, 1.5, or two years, and culminate with the dissertation exam.

PhD: Doctoral programs are designed for graduate students or equivalents and last 3-5 years, depending on the faculty profile, culminating in the presentation of a PhD thesis. To be admitted to doctoral studies and receive the scholarship, the candidate must obtain the written agreement of the Doctoral Tutor, who must be a member of the doctoral school, before submitting the application, as well as pass the admissions interview.

Eligibility Criteria

Nationality: Romanian Government Scholarships are generally available to foreign citizens(Non-EU), and eligibility is frequently governed by the applicant’s nationality.

Academic excellence: Applicants are frequently assessed based on their academic achievements, which include grades and academic performance.

Language of Study (Without IELTS??)

  • Recipients of Romanian Government Scholarships for undergraduate and master’s courses study only in Romanian.
  • Candidates who do not speak Romanian are granted a preparatory year to study the Romanian language before beginning university studies.
  • Doctoral scholarship holders, on the other hand, have the option of studying in Romanian or a foreign language specified by the doctoral institution.
  • As English is not a compulsory mode of study therefore IELTS is not required to apply for Romanian Government Scholarships.

Documents/Material Required to Apply

The following documents are required to be submitted by the candidates for Romanian Government Scholarships:

  • Copies of diplomas obtained (baccalaureate diploma or equivalent, plus bachelor’s, master’s, or doctorate degree, if applicable) and their authorized translation into English, French, Spanish, or Romanian, as applicable.
  • Copies of completed study transcripts and authorized English, French, Spanish, or Romanian translations, as applicable.
  • A copy of the birth certificate (or equivalent document) with an authorized translation into English, French, Spanish, or Romanian, if applicable.
  • A copy of the first three pages of the passport or national identity document, along with an authorized translation into English, French, Spanish, or Romanian, if applicable.
  • Curriculum vitae in English or French.
  • For the doctoral cycle, the candidate must submit a letter of intent that includes a list of scientific works, specialized publications, a thorough explanation of the proposed research project, and the agreement of a tutor who must be a member of the chosen doctoral school. Both documents should be written in English, French, or Romanian.


Applications can only be filed online between January 16, 2024, and March 16, 2024, with the selection results revealed around July 15, 2024.

Application Procedure

The scholarship application can only be submitted online through the Study in Romania platform. Each candidate will create an account on the Study in Romania platform, fill out the required information, and upload the documents.

  • Go to Study in Romania platform
  • Find and click the APPLY NOW button.
  • A login form will open. Create an account if you are not registered already. Enter the required information.
  • Once an account is created, you can start your application by signing into your account.

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