Scholarships offered by the Romanian State to foreign citizens\\

Scholarships offered by the Romanian State to foreign citizens through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in keeping with Government Decision No 288/1993 for the 2016- 2017 academic year

1. General conditions:

Number of scholarships: 85 scholarships for under- and post-graduate studies in Romania, by means of selection of application files organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) and the Ministry of Education and Scientific Research (MECS in Romanian), in keeping with Romanian current legislation.

Who can qualify: citizens of non EU countries (irrespective of their country of residence). Priority is given to citizens from non EU states with which Romania does not have cultural and education cooperation agreements. Mention should be made that foreign citizens of Romanian origin and those belonging to the neighboring historic Romanian communities benefit from other scholarship program offered by the Romanian state.

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 systems, as well as to candidates who require the equivalent of partial studies and 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.

Priority fields: priority will be given to the candidates applying for: political and administrative sciences, education studies, Romanian culture and civilization, journalism, technical studies, oil and gas, agricultural studies, veterinary medicine, architecture, music, arts.

Language of Study: In order to promote Romanian language and culture, the Ministry of National Education 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 know already Romanian language have to pass a language test organized by the competent higher education institutions.


2. The scholarship consists of:

  • Free-of-charge tuition,
  • Free-of-charge accommodation (depending on availability, accommodation will be offered free-of-charge in students hostels, in keeping with the higher education regulations and within the limits of the sums available for this purpose),
  • Financial support – a monthly amount representing :
    •  the equivalent in Romanian currency of 65 EURO per month, for the under-graduate students (1st cycle),
    • the equivalent in Romanian currency of 75 EURO per month, for post-graduate students (master degrees and specialization) 2nd cycle,
    • RI737126839CN the equivalent in Romanian currency of 85 EURO per month, for post graduate students (doctor’s degree) 3rd cycle.

These scholarships do not cover food, international and local transport. The candidates must be prepared to support personally any other additional expenses.

Calendar of financial support:

The monthly amount mentioned above is granted to the students of the 1st (licenta) and 2nd (master) cycle throughout the whole academic year, the winter and spring vacation included, but not during the summer vacation.

For full-time students of the 3rd cycle (doctorate), the monthly amount is granted throughout the whole calendar year.

Important for all scholarship holders (under and post-graduate): The scholarships will be suspended if the student in any education cycle repeats a year due to poor results. It may be resumed in the following academic year, after the student has successfully graduated the repeated year. The students who repeat an academic year must pay the full study fees and accommodation.


3. Enrolment

To get all the necessary information about the scholarships (conditions, necessary documents, enrolment calendar) and to submit their application files, the candidates should apply directly to:

  • the Romanian diplomatic missions accredited to the candidate’s country of origin or of residence or to
  • the diplomatic mission of candidate’s state of origin accredited to Bucharest

Application files submitted by post or directly to the MFA or to the MECS, as well as application files received after the announced deadline will not be taken into consideration.

Applications files should contain documents in English or French language.

If the application files contain documents in other foreign languages than English or French, they must be accompanied by authorized translations in one of the following languages: Romanian, English or French. Generally, Romanian universities may require that all enrolment documents should be accompanied by authorized copies and authorized translations in Romanian.

It is of utmost importance to fill in correctly all forms.


4. Enrolment Calendar

The deadline for submitting the application files is established by each diplomatic mission. The candidate should enquire at the diplomatic mission about the enrolment calendar, starting with

2 december 2015

Foreign diplomatic missions accredited to Bucharest must send the application files with a Verbal Note to Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Public, Cultural and Scientific Diplomacy Directorate (MFA – PCSDD) by 15 March 2016, at the latest.

Incomplete files are not taken into consideration. Rejected application files are not returned.

Apply for YOUNG SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR at Singapore before Dec. 8th, 2015


The YSE program inspires, equips and enables youth of different nationalities to build their social enterprises in Singapore and beyond. If you are age 18 to 30 years old and with an idea for a social enterprise, we want to help you make it happen!

What we offer: An ecosystem of changemakers. Mentorship from industry experts. Overseas study visits to gain insights. Grants of up to SGD$ 20,000!

Applications for APAICS 2016 Summer Internship Now Available!

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Washington, D.C. – The Asian Pacific American Institution for Congressional Studies (APAICS) is now accepting applications for their 2016 Summer Internship Program. The internship is an eight-week program that provides select undergraduate students the opportunity to work in Washington. D.C., and experience American politics and public policy. APAICS interns are placed in U.S. congressional offices and federal agencies. The program develops leadership and professional skills, encourages political and civic engagement, and fosters a strong interest in public service careers.

APAICS Summer Internship Program provides a stipend of $2,000 and round-trip flight within the continental U.S. sponsored by Southwest Airlines (limited additional support is made available on a case by case basis).

Eligibility requirements:

  • Interest in government, public policy, and Asian American and Pacific Islander community empowerment
  • Evidence of leadership abilities and excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Current enrollment in an accredited two-year or four-year undergraduate educational institution. Recent graduates are also welcome to apply.
  • U.S. citizenship or legal permanent residency by June 1 (of internship summer).
  • Be 18 years of age by June 1 (of internship summer).

Applications are due by Friday, January 29, 2016.

For more information and to apply, please click here.

New Internship Opportunity in MN, USA

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) is currently looking to hire 4 student workers into the Seeds Program.

The idea candidates would be majoring in communications/marketing/public relations/public advocacy, GIS, computer science or land surveying. These are year round, part-time flexible, paid positions. The Seeds program provides college level student worker positions to highly motivated minority or economically disadvantaged college students, recently separated veterans, or students with disabilities.

Attached is a one pager listing the current positions (with a small description of the tasks) we are looking to fill along with a flyer about the program.

If you know any students who are interested, please feel free to have them send their resumes to the Seeds Program Manager, Jessica Etukudo at They will also need to formally apply to the program at the State of Minnesota careers site. The posting number is 158598000001.

More information about the Seeds Program and eligibility can be found at our website:





The Girls Impact the World Film Festival 2016

Deadline: 15 January 2016
Open to: college and high school students
Prizes: US$20,000 in prizes.



The Girls Impact the World Film Festival, presented by the Harvard College Social Innovation Collaborative and Connecther, is a film festival and scholarship program for high school and undergraduate college students.

The festival accepts short films that either raise awareness or propose solutions to a variety of global women’s issues, including maternal health, microfinance initiatives, child marriage, sex-trafficking and poverty alleviation.

Films must be 3 to 5 minutes long and can be narrative, documentary, investigative reporting, music video, animation or curated film (film collage).


Applicants must be 25 or under and currently enrolled undergraduates or full-time high school students.


The festival will award US$20,000 in prizes.



In order to apply, register HERE.

Before submitting, please check:
1)Does your film address at least one of the GITW issue areas (see guidelines page)?
1A) GREEN IS entries, please check box below, “Enter this film into the Green IS Contest”.
2)Is your film between 3 – 5 minutes?
3)Are you a current high school or undergraduate student?
4)Is your submission an ORIGINAL film?
5)Did you include the End Marker still image in your film?
Please read ALL Film Requirements before submitting your film.

Deadline for applying is 15 January 2015.

If you have any questions,  write to:

For more information please visit the official website.


International Development Youth Forum 2016

Deadline: 23 November 2015, 23:59 (GMT/UTC +09:00)
Open to: young people between 18 and 28 years old from all over the world
Venue: 6-13 March 2016 in Tokyo, Japan


Since 2012 the International Development Youth Forum is held annually and youth with high ambition for international development get together from all over the world. In 2016 the IDYF will be held in Tokyo, Japan from 6th of March to 13th of March.

IDYF2016-  We aim to create a better future based on diversified values and experiences of youth from both developed and developing countries.

We aim to empower youth, who are to become the leaders of the future, by finding solutions to the problems of developing countries, through discussions with their peers from different backgrounds.

Our Program has three aims.

  • We build continuous network which participants can utilize in their future by inviting youth from all over the world who are interested in international development.
  • We strengthen the network of participants, by inviting more participants to the forum in the future.
  • We develop network among participants who attend the forum in different year by organizing reunion of alumni.

  • We provide opportunity to broaden knowledge or way of thinking through lectures or fieldwork according to the theme of the forum.
  • We provide opportunity to deepen one’s value through discussion in which participants meet with different value of others who have different backgrounds.


  • We make effort to produce outcomes which have value to society, not merely satisfy participants.
  • We provide opportunity to know what is needed to change society for the first step of participants’ career.


  • Youth from all over the world from 18 to 28 years old
  • Any nationality is welcomed
  • As we would like to provide opportunities for more people to participate in IDYF, we kindly ask members of IDYF of previous years to refrain from applying


40,000 JPY / person
*Accommodation and meals are included
*Insurance, transportation expenses (including transportation from the airport), accommodation before and after the program, are not included. Additional expenses may apply.
*We will contact your representative later regarding the method of payment

«About the scholarship»
…..We have a scholarship to allow youth with financial difficulties to join IDYF 2016. The scholarship will be given only to those who have passed stringent checks. The scholarship will include:

  1. Flight ticket
  2. Participation costs


If you are selected as a member of IDYF2016, we will send you an e-mail to confirm your participation in our forum. Plus, we will post the list of the applicants who passed our selection, if you agree to put your name on our website. The result would be announced around 12th December, 2015.
In case you didn’t pass this selection process, we will not send any notification to you.

…..After the announcement, we will not accept the cancellation. Be sure to check your schedule before you apply to IDYF.

In order to apply, register HERE.

*Register your personal information and essay.
*The theme of your essays are as follows;

  1. Why do you want to participate in IDYF2016? (100-150 words)
  2. How can you use your experiences to contribute to IDYF2016? (200-250 words)
  3. Propose a solution for water pollution caused by industrial effluent.(200-300words)
  4. Suppose that the local traditional industry is giving a negative impact on the local environment under the status quo, how can youths realize environmental sustainability compatible with new business specializing in local traditional industry? (100-300 words)

Application deadline is 23th November 2015, 23:59 (GMT/UTC +09:00).

  • No applications will be accepted after the deadline.
  • Application will only be accepted once.
  • After we have received your application, we will send you a confirmation e-mail. If you do not get a confirmation e-mail by 26th November, please contact us at:

The official web-page.


USA Student Spaceflight Experiments Program

Student Spaceflight Experiments Program

Mission 10 to the International Space Station

Apply by December 11, 2015

The National Center for Earth and Space Science Education and the Arthur C. Clarke Institute for Space Education announce Mission 10 to the International Space Station. This STEM education opportunity immerses students in grades 5-16 across a community in an authentic, high visibility research experience, where student teams design and propose real microgravity experiments to fly in low Earth orbit on the International Space Station.

Deadline for inquiry: All interested communities are asked to inquire by December 11, 2015; this allows schools and districts the time they need to assess interest with their staff and, if appropriate, move forward with an Implementation Plan.

Communities must be aboard by February 15, 2016 for experiment design and proposal writing phase from February 22 to April 22. The flight experiment will be selected by May 26. Launch of the Mission 10 to ISS “Casper” experiments payload is expected in Fall 2016.

More information: SSEP Home page, which provides an Executive Summary of the Program and the Mission 10 to ISS Flight Opportunity.  Of interest: SSEP was showcased in Scientific American, February 17, 2015


Contact: Dr. Jeff Goldstein, SSEP Program Director; cell 301-395-0770;