The Ministry of Education and Scientific Research offers scholarships and other financial facilities to eligible citizens. In 2014, the Ministry supported 70 countries, the total assistance amounting to approx. RON 78 mil. (approx. 10% of the total assistance granted by Romania in 2014). The Republic of Moldova is the main beneficiary of the scholarships, receiving about 74% of the funds. After the Ministry of Public Finance and the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Administration, the Ministry of Education and Scientific research is the third contributor to RoAid by volume of assistance.
Main countries which benefit from scholarships from the Ministry of Education and Scientific Research (except the Republic of Moldova).
(See the complete list of countries which benefited from
assistance from the Ministry of Education and Scientific Research)
Similarly, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs created in 2006
the scholarship programme “Eugen Ionescu”, dedicated towards financing doctoral
and post-doctoral scholarships for francophone students enrolled in member universities
of the Francophone University Agency.
Other states and regions who received assistance from Romania
In 2014, the largest RoAid contribution in Serbia was in the field of education. The Ministry of Education and Public Research offered higher education scholarships and other facilities amounting to approx. EUR 1 mil.
In 2014, The Senate of Romania and the Chamber of Deputies have supported electoral observation missions in Serbia. In the same year, the MFA granted humanitarian assistance of EUR 50,000 for the Serbian floods.
Between 2007 and 2011, the MFA has granted development assistance to the Republic of Serbia for supporting the transition to democracy, strengthening of civil society, social inclusion and infrastructure.
Bosnia-HerzegovinaIn 2014, RoAid’s assistance in Bosnia-Herzegovina have been limited to humanitarian aid and contributions in the field of education. The MFA granted humanitarian assistance of EUR 33,000 for the Bosnian floods, while the Ministry of Education has been offering higher education scholarships and other facilities. The National Integrity Agency has held a judicial training.
In 2008, Romania provided assistance for the construction of a museum of religious and historical masterpieces in Axum. The total amount of the grant agreement signed with the Ministry of Culture and Heritage in Ethiopia amounted to 50,000 EUR.
In 2008, Romania has provided development assistance amounting to 250,000 EUR financial contributions to the Investment Committee of South East Europe (SEEIC) - OECD Investment Compact for South East Europe.
In 2010, Romania has provided development assistance amounting to 600,000 EUR for the Eastern European countries; the funds were used as follows:
- 500,000 EUR contribution to the ‘Neighborhood Investment Facility’: Financing infrastructure in the proximity region from Eastern Europe;
- 100,000 EUR co-finance, in cooperation with UNODC, of a legislation study in the domain of international penalty implementation among the countries of South-East Europe: Strengthening the legal regime against terrorism.