The candidates will be selected through open, merit-based competition to participate   in   graduate   level   programs   in   any   field   except   clinical disciplines (that include patient contact). Each year scholarships are offered to  Romanian  citizens  for  the  first  year  of  master’s  program  or  for  one academic year of doctoral student research (non-degree).


Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • have Romanian  citizenship;  green  card  holders  and  persons  with  dual (Romanian and U.S.) citizenship are ineligible;
  • hold at least a BA degree, with good academic standing; undergraduate students can   also   compete,   if   they   are   in   their   final   BA   year   at university;
  • have English proficiency;
  • if applying in law, candidates must hold a degree in that field.


  • the online application:;
  • three letters  of  recommendation  from  university  professors  and/or other   acknowledged   Romanian   or   foreign   professionals,   submitted directly in the online application or mailed as official  paper  copies  by  the  deadline  of  the competition;    we    also    accept    letters    of recommendation       via       email       if       the recommenders    send    them    directly,    as scanned signed documents, by the deadline.
  • academic transcripts  and  diplomas  for  all undergraduate       and       graduate       levels, accompanied  by   translations,  scanned  and  uploaded  to  the  online application by the deadline; official paper transcripts should be sent at a later date, only by the applicants selected for interview.

TOEFL/GRE/GMAT  test  scores  are  mandatory  only  for  the  applicants  who pass the Fulbright interview phase in September.


The  Student  Fulbright  Award  provides:  international  travel,  tuition  and university fees within established budget limits as well as accident/sickness insurance and monthly maintenance allowance. The grant also offers books and supplies allowance depending on available funds.


  • applications are pre-screened;
  • the assessment  of  study/research  projects  is  performed  by  Fulbright alumni and leading Romanian and U.S. scholars in the respective fields of knowledge;
  • the applicants   recommended   by   reviewers   will   be   invited   to   an interview   carried   out   by   a   bi-national   panel,   in   the   first   half   of September;
  • the nominated  finalists  are  subject  to  final  approval  by  the  Foreign Scholarship Board (FSB –


The Institute of International Education in New York (IIE) will team up with the Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission in order to carry out the Romanian finalists’ admission and affiliation process to accredited U.S. universities.

The duration of the entire selection process is approximately 12 months; as a  result,  the  Fulbright  Student  Award  competition  is  advertised  a  year before  the  grant  starts.  Affiliation  of  the  Fulbright  Student Award  finalists will be concluded in May-July. Exchanges will begin in August – September, the year following the application.

Note: When the competition is launched, it will be advertised in the NEWS section  of  our  website:  Please  also  check  TIMELINE  for the general dates of competition.




Fulbright Student Award to the United States



The  Romanian-U.S.  Fulbright  Commission  is  pleased  to  announce  the  2019-2020  Fulbright  Student  Award competition for master’s study or research in the United States. Applicants can be Romanian graduates – BA, MA or PhD students – from accredited public and private universities. BA students are also invited to apply if they are in their final year of undergraduate study.

The Fulbright Student Award provides: international travel, tuition and university fees within established budget limits, books and supplies allowance, accident/sickness insurance and a living stipend for one academic year.

The applicants will be selected through open, merit-based competition to participate in quality graduate level programs in any academic field except the clinical ones (i.e. that include patient contact).

►   Grant duration: one academic year (9 months, starting August 2019)

►   Applicants must meet the following criteria:

 have Romanian citizenship; green card holders and persons with dual (Romanian and U.S.) citizenship are ineligible;

 hold at least a Bachelor’s degree (BA students may apply if they are in their final year of undergraduate study);

   have English  proficiency;

   if applying in law, applicants must hold a degree in that field.

►   Each applicant will be required to submit:

 a complete online application (, including all supplemental forms (see the left-side menu of the online application);

     three letters of recommendation from university professors and/or other acknowledged Romanian or foreign professionals, submitted directly in the online application by referees or mailed as signed official paper copies (by May 14, 2018, postmarked); the letters of recommendations are also accepted via email ( if they are sent directly by the recommenders as scanned signed documents.

     academic  transcripts  and  diplomas  for  all  undergraduate  and  graduate  levels,  accompanied  by  translations, scanned and uploaded to the online application  by May 14, 2018; official paper transcripts should be sent at a later date, only by those who are selected for interview; high-school transcripts and diplomas are not required.

Application deadline: May 14, 2018

Standardized  tests  are  not  obligatory  in  the  first  stages  of  the  competition.  Score  reports  will  be  required  prior  to November 27, 2018. Test vouchers for exam registration will be provided only to the Romanian final nominees who must take TOEFL (for research) and TOEFL, GRE or GMAT (for master’s degree).

Please refer to the Complete Online Application Instructions: (select Romania)


Note: Only online applications will be accepted. Incomplete applications lead to exclusion of the respective applicant from further selection process. Paper documents will not be returned.


For further information, please send your inquiries to:

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