Opportunities for South Africans to Study in Romania


The Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Romanian Department of Public, Cultural and Scientific Diplomacy are offering 85 scholarship opportunities to foreign citizens, to study in Romania.

This opportunity is open to students who wish to pursue studies in Bachelors, Masters and PhD.

Courses will be taught in Romanian language.

Students who aren’t proficient in Romanian language will be required to do a one-year preparatory course before commencing with their major studies.

The DHET has no role in this offer and any queries or concerns should be addressed to the Romanian Embassy

In order to promote Romanian language and culture, the Ministry of National Education Scientific Research 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 already know the Romanian language have to pass a language test organized by the competent higher education institutions or to present a certificate of linguistic competence, level B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

The scholarships are granted for three levels of study:

a) for the first cycle (licenta): 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 (licenta);

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 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.

List of 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.
  • A duly filled in MFA application form ( Click Here to Annex 1) for a scholarship to study in Romania.
  • MNESR application form ( Click Here to Annex 2) for the issue of the Letter of Acceptance to study in Romania.
  • 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 – academic transcript for the studies completed so far.
  • Authorized copy and authorized translation of birth certificate.
  • Copy of passport (first 3 pages)
  • Medical certificate attesting that the applicant is not affected by any transmissible disease or by other illnesses incompatible with future studies.
  • The candidate’s CV.
  • recent passport-type photos.

Deadline for applications is 20 March 2017


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