Erasmus+ is the new European Union’s program for education, training, youth and sports for 2014 – 2020 period. Erasmus+ brings together seven EU programs in education, training, youth, and, for the first time, it supports sports. The combined list of the seven European funding programs looks as follows: Lifelong Learning, Youth in Action, Erasmus Mundus, Tempus, Alfa, Edulink and the cooperation program with industrialized countries. Featuring an integrated approach, Erasmus+ offers multiple cooperation opportunities between education, training, youth and sports.
In order to effectively achieve its objectives, Erasmus+ has a more flexible structure, offers simpler participation and funding conditions compared to the previous programs and focuses on impact and a more strategic and integrated approach.
Fulbright scholarships in the USA
The Unite States annually fund Fulbright scholarships for young people abroad, including Romania, who wish to obtain a master’s or doctoral degree at an American university.
The Fulbright programme offers scholarships in the US, for the following academic year, for those who wish to obtain a master’s or doctoral degree from an American university, in nearly all fields of study, including Arts, but excepting Medicine.
These scholarships are granted to students from Africa, East Asia and Pacific, Europe and Eurasia, the Middle East, North Africa, the rest of America and Southern and Central Asia.
Fulbright bears all expenses during the years of study. Scholarships generally cover tuition fees, books, travel tickets, spending money and medical insurance. The programme is administered by Fulbright Commissions or by the Embassies of the United States in the accepted countries. All foreign students’ applications are evaluated by experts from these institutions.
Fulbright scholarships apply to a wide range of subjects and fields, including Fine Arts, Natural Sciences, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology. Fulbright encourages young people to not confine themselves to one subject, but apply for all fields.
The programme does not offer degrees for those who wish to study Medicine or specialize in medical research, but supports health globally.
dditional information can be found at: http://www.fulbright.ro/
Fulbright Grants and Scholarships
The Fulbright Student Awards are offered to Romanian graduate students – for Master’s degree or doctoral research (non-degree) at accredited U.S. universities. The candidates are selected through open, merit-based competition to participate in quality graduate-level programs in any subject except clinical medicine. The program offers participants the opportunity to experience firsthand the U.S. higher education system, society and culture. Duration of grant is one academic year. The period of application is open from early February to early May.
The Fulbright Senior (Postdoctoral) Awards are offered to Romanian professors, researchers and professionals for post-doctoral research and lecturing opportunities to U.S. universities. Applications are welcome from all fields of study with the exception of clinical medicine. Grant duration is three to six months. The period of application is open from early May to early November.
The SIR Fellowship offers opportunities to non-U.S. visiting scholars from different countries, including Romania, to teach at U.S. colleges and universities for one academic year. The Visiting Scholars in the SIR program are expected to contribute to internationalization of the programs and campus, assist with the development of curricula and faculty and support initiatives meant to diversify student and faculty experiences. For further information on SIR award program, guidelines and application forms visit:
The Fulbright Schuman Awards are designed for EU citizens wishing to study, conduct research, or lecture on a topic relevant to U.S.-EU relations, EU policy, or EU institutions for periods of three to ten months at a U.S. institution. The results of eligible projects must be relevant to at least two EU member states. Prior to submitting their application, candidates must arrange their own placement at an accredited university, vocational training/professional institution, or independent research center in the U.S. Detailed information can be accessed at:
Study of the U.S. Institutes for European Student Leaders, a five-week academic program for young people ages 18-25. The Institutes are an all-expense paid program, including meals, transportation, accident and sickness insurance and incidental expenses.