Erasmus + is the European Union’s program for education, training, youth and sport for the period 2020-2027. Erasmus + brings together seven EU programs in the field of education, training, youth and supports sport for the first time. The seven European funding programs together are: Lifelong Learning, Youth in Action, Erasmus Mundus, Tempus, Alpha, Edulink and the cooperation program with industrialized countries. With an integrated approach, Erasmus + offers more opportunities for cooperation between the education, training, youth and sports sectors.

In order to achieve its objectives as effectively as possible, Erasmus + has a more flexible structure, proposes simpler participation and funding conditions compared to previous programs and emphasizes impact and a more strategic and inclusive approach.

Types of scholarships:

Duration: minimum 3 months – maximum 12 months

Scholarships allow students in all higher education cycles to take courses at a foreign university in the States participating and partnering in the Program.

Internships (Student placements)

Duration: minimum 2 months – maximum 12 months
The placement is considered a period of professional practice in an enterprise or organization from another country participating in the Program, aiming at training students in order to adapt to the requirements of the labor market by acquiring practical knowledge.

Coordination of the ERASMUS + Program:

At the international level: Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency;

At national level: National Agency for Community Programs in the Field of Vocational Education and Training;

At the level of the “Vasile Goldiş” Western University of Arad: the Office for Community Programs within the Department of International Relations.

Fulbright Scholarships

The United States annually funds Fulbright scholarships for young people from abroad, including Romania, who want to earn a master’s or doctoral degree from an American university.
The Fulbright program offers scholarships in the United States, in the next academic year, for those who want to pursue a master’s degree or for those who want to obtain a doctorate from an American university, in almost all fields, including arts, except medicine. .

These scholarships are awarded to students in Africa, East Asia and the Pacific, Europe and Eurasia, the Middle East and North Africa, the rest of the Americas and South and Central Asia.
Fulbright bears the costs during the years of study. Scholarships generally cover tuition, books, travel tickets, pocket money and health insurance. The program is administered by the Fulbright Commissions or the United States Embassies in the countries that are accepted. All applications of foreign students are evaluated by specialists from these institutions.

Fulbright scholarships are valid for a variety of disciplines and fields, including the visual arts, natural sciences, mathematics, engineering and technology. Fulbright encourages young people not to be limited to one discipline, but to apply in all areas.
The program does not offer diplomas to those who want to study medicine or to those who want to specialize in medical research, but supports global health.

Additional information at:

The types of Fulbright scholarships and grants awarded to Romanian citizens can be found at:

Damaris Bangean
– Chapman University, CA, USA

Kelly Gunn
– Fulbright English assistant professor

Jeremy Friedlander
– „Washington and Lee University”, Maryland, SUA
– Fulbright English assistant professor