The Romanian Government MEAT Scholarships for International Students are now open for application. The scholarship program is organized by the Ministry of Economy, Entrepreneurship, and Tourism and the Ministry of Education (ME) for international students who wish to study at the undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral levels in Romania.
For the academic year 2022-2023, 40 scholarships will be awarded to eligible foreign citizens to study in Romania. Applicants from all countries in the world except EU member states can apply.
The candidates selected for this Ministerul Antreprenoriatului si Turismului (MAT) scholarship to study in Europe will only be able to study in the Romanian language. For non-Romanian speakers who need to study the Romanian language, a one-year Romanian language preparatory course is given before the actual university studies. Results will be announced at the beginning of the 2022-2023 academic year.
Located at the crossroads of Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe and sharing borders with Bulgaria, Ukraine, Hungary, Serbia, and Moldova, Romania is the seventh most populous member state of the European Union (19.3 million inhabitants as of 2020). The country’s capital and largest city are Bucharest. Romania is ranked 52nd on the Human Development Index and has the 45th largest economy in the world by nominal GDP (as of 2020).
Study in Romania with the full MEAT scholarships
Institutions where you will study:
Higher Education Institutions in Romania (click here for the full list).
Levels and study areas:
The MEAT scholarships to study in Romania are open for the fields of study available at the host institutions. Priority will be given to those applying to study economics and business administration, agricultural sciences, technical studies, and oil, and gas.
Language of study: Romanian
Duration: Bachelor’s degree (3 to 6 years), Master’s degree (1.5 to 2 years), and Doctorate (3 to 4 years).
Who can participate?:
Open to all nationalities, except citizens of EU/EFTA member states (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland).
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The Romania MEAT Scholarships will provide selected applicants with the following benefits:
- Free tuition fees
- Monthly allowance of:
65 EUROS per month, for undergraduate students,
75 EUROS per month, for postgraduate students (Master and specialization)
85 EUROS per month, for postgraduate students (Ph.D.)
In addition, selected candidates will enjoy the following benefits:
- Exemption from payment of registration fees, processing fees, Romanian language proficiency fees, doctorate admission test fees, and specific aptitude test fees;
- Free preparatory year of the Romanian language;
- Monthly stipend during the preparatory year of the Romanian language;
- Medical assistance;
- Reduced public transport fares at the same price as Romanian students.
Note: the scholarship does not cover food, international and local transportation. Candidates must be prepared to personally defray any additional expenses.
Conditions that must be met by participants:
This MEAT Scholarship program to study in Romania is open to candidates who have the following profile:
- Foreign citizens from all states of the world, except EU/EFTA member states (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland);
- Applicants must submit study documents issued by accredited/recognized educational institutions and have good results;
- Enjoy good physical and mental health and be present at the time of enrollment at the university where you are and have accepted a medical certificate that proves that you are fit for study and free of contagious diseases;
- Academic Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree applicants must have a high school graduation certificate.
Master’s applicants must have a bachelor’s degree.
Doctoral applicants must have a master’s degree.
- Be willing to study in Romania for the duration of the course
- Respect the Romanian Constitution and the laws of the Romanian State
- Comply with the internal regulations of the educational institution in which you will study.
You are not eligible to apply if you are someone who:
- You are a citizen of Romanian origin or who are part of historical Romanian communities in the vicinity of Romania (they benefit from other programs)
- Have applied for or acquired a form of protection in Romania
- A stateless person whose residence on the territory of Romania is officially recognized in accordance with the law
- Members/relatives of the diplomatic and consular corps accredited in Romania
- Members/family members of the administrative and technical staff of the accredited diplomatic mission and consular offices in Romania, and members/family members of the staff of international organizations represented in Romania
- Holder of a Romanian scholarship and apply for the same cycle of studies.
How to apply to Romania MEAT Scholarships:
To apply for this scholarship, applicants must send scanned copies of the required documents to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. The selected applicants will present the original documents at the educational institution where they will continue their studies.
The application file must contain the following documents:
- Letter of recommendation: Letters of recommendation will be issued by one of the following entities:
The economic representative of the Romanian Ministry of Economy, Entrepreneurship, and Tourism (Economic and Trade Promotion Office) or the Head of the Romanian mission in the country of the candidate;
The Embassy, consulates, commercial, cultural offices, honorary consulates of the candidate’s country of residence in Romania;
Economic entities (importing and/or manufacturing companies). The recommendations will be endorsed by the representative of the Romanian Ministry of Economy, Entrepreneurship, and Tourism (the Trade and Economic Promotion Office) in the candidate’s country of residence;
Organizations that through their activity can contribute to the promotion of bilateral economic relations, economic, professional, and employer associations, and cultural associations.
- Scholarship application form in Romania: MEET form (click here to download the form);
- Romanian Study Scholarship Application Form: Form ME (click here to download the form);
- Photocopy of the degrees obtained (baccalaureate diploma or its equivalent, bachelor’s, master’s, doctorate diplomas, if applicable) and their authorized translation into one of the Romanian, English, or French languages, if applicable. Suppose the candidate is in the last year of pre-university education. In that case, a certificate must be submitted to the file, accompanied by a legalized translation, that proves the preparation stage and that the person is going to take the graduation exam at the end of the current school year. If your file is selected, the candidate who graduated from high school or equivalent must present to the ME/university a certified copy of the degree title and its legalized translation or, where appropriate, the copy of the certificate that certifies that they have graduated, with the mention of the date on which the graduation diploma will be issued. Candidates who opt for postgraduate studies must present all the titles obtained previously, in legalized copies and with their legalized translation.
- Academic certificates, authenticated by the competent authorities of the issuing country: photocopy and certified translation into one of the Romanian, English or French languages, if applicable. In the case of the pre-university graduate candidate, who will choose to enroll in Romanian university education, it is necessary to submit a legalized copy of the transcripts of each year of study. For the candidate who is in the last year of study, the transcript of previous years and the first part of the current school year is presented. In the case of the graduate candidate who will opt for a modality of postgraduate studies, it is mandatory to submit certified copies after all higher education documents, including transcripts;
- Declaration of the applicant that he/she did not benefit from another scholarship from the Romanian Government for the requested academic level. Click here to download the form.
- Copy of the first three pages of the Passport (valid for at least 6 months after the start of the requested study program);
- Identity Card – photocopy and certified translation;
- Medical certificate in one of the following languages, Romanian, English, or French
- Curriculum Vitae in one of the following languages Romanian, English, or French
- Two recent passport-style photos
- Other documents requested by the Romanian Ministry of Education
To be considered for the Romanian Government MEAT Scholarship, candidates must ensure that they submit all their documents by July 31, 2022. Don’t forget to visit the official page for more details.
Until July 31, 2022.