Moldovan Universities are now accepting online applications for Moldova Scholarships 2022-2023 sponsored by various organizations for national and international students to study for free in Moldova.
Moldova is a tiny European country located between Romania and Ukraine. It is getting increasingly popular among those international students who want to pursue higher education from Europe. There are around 82 universities in the whole of Moldova. These universities are mostly state-owned with some of them operating privately as well. Moldova offers a number of diploma courses and vocational programs which are also widely pursued by students all over the world.
The scholarships available in Moldova are by government or private organizations. The universities offer no scholarships of their own.
Medium of Instruction in Moldova and the need for IELTS:
Moldovan higher educational institutions teach in Bulgarian, Russian, Ukrainian, and Moldovan languages. There is currently no university that is offering a program that is taught entirely in English. Students who come to Moldova often either know one of these languages or come here to pursue a language program. They also have an option to take up a language course before the commencement of the program to better understand it.
Best Schools in Moldova:
Moldova has many top-rated higher educational institutions which offer programs in all the fields and subject areas. Some of them are, Universitatea Tehnica a Moldovei, Universitatea de Stat A. Russo, Academia de Studii Economice din Moldova, Universitatea de Stat din Moldova and Universitatea de Stat de Medicina si Farmacie.
Living Cost of Moldova:
One of the reasons for choosing Moldova for higher studies is its very low living cost. It is a cheap country with a monthly average cost of living of 500 USD a month. A family of four people can live off with 1400 USD a month which is very low compared to the majority of other European countries. This country has also been ranked at 159 out of 197 countries of the world with regard to its preferability to live in.
Working as a Student in Moldova:
Students are not refrained from taking up part-time jobs in Moldova. Students are free to work as long as the work doesn’t hinder their studies. Students can take up any part-time job that requires work of 20 hours a week at most.
2022 Scholarships in Moldova:
Some of the scholarships that you can apply to while being in Moldova are as follows:
#1 Scholarships by the Wells Mountain Foundation:
The Wells Mountain Foundation is offering scholarships through their scholarship program of Empowerment Through Education (ETE). These scholarships are for those students who are pursuing a bachelor’s program in any one of the listed developing countries. The students can themselves be from a developing country or should be taking up a bachelor’s program in a developing country (including Moldova).
The fields of study which will be given preference are health, medical sciences, law, education, information technology, and social work. There are 50 to 60 scholarships available which are valued at 300 EUR to 3000 EUR. The students will get the scholarship throughout the course of their degree program. Usually, students get scholarships of 1500 EUR which are used toward paying for tuition, textbooks, meals, transportation, etc.
#2 The Moldova Fulbright Scholarship Program:
The Fulbright program helps students wanting to study in Moldova in different ways:
American students who are graduating from an American university can go to Moldova for one year. There, they will be able to join an English Teaching Assistantship program through which they will teach English in Moldovan educational institutions.
Students, teachers, and researchers get a chance to go to a number of countries in the world (including Moldova) for the purpose of teaching and/or to carry out research in the fields of their choice.
Students studying in Moldovan universities can apply for a grant under the Fulbright program. The US government then bears their educational expenses. These grants are given either on the basis of merit or financial need for the scholarship.
#3 Scholarships by David L. Boren:
The David L. Boren Awards are given under the National Security Education program. These scholarships are for those US students who wish to undertake some part of their studies in a foreign country (including Moldova). Bachelor’s students who are studying in the fields of arts, business, law, language, science, culture, or agriculture can apply for these awards. The purpose of these scholarships is to filter out potential talent in the USA. Chosen students get a chance to serve for the US National Security after completing their education. The fields within which the awardees will get to work are sustainability, disease protection, environmental security, population growth, famine, and migration.
The recipients will get a fully-funded year of study abroad. These awards are worth up to 30,000 USD per recipient. The term of scholarship can be 12 to 24 months. The country of Moldova is among the list of affiliated countries.
#4 Scholarships by the Moldovan Government:
Local and foreign students studying in Moldovan universities can apply for these scholarships. There has been an increase in the scholarship budget of 4.9%. The worth of the scholarship per recipient is 360 to 690 MDL. Students who are deaf and/or are from the fields of choreography or arts will be given preference. Students studying in the subject areas of agriculture, medicine, and health will be given a scholarship of 1325 MDL.
Students with extraordinary academic profiles and records will get scholarships of up to 1500 MDL. The amount that has been set aside for the scholarship budget is 12.5 million MDL.
#5 Scholarships by the American Councils for International Education:
American Councils for International Education is offering scholarships under their Title VIII Combined Research and Language Training Program. Students, teachers, researchers, and post-doctoral candidates from the continents of Asia and Europe can come to Moldova for up to nine months and conduct research under this scholarship program. The recipients will get a two-way ticket to and from their home countries to Moldova, a monthly stipend, tuition fee waiver, accommodation, and health insurance.
#6 Visegrad Scholarship Fund at University of Moldova
The International Visegrad Fund is offering Master’s and Post-Master’s scholarships to students/researchers who are citizens of the Visegrad Group (V4) countries (Czechia, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia). Students/researchers can apply for study/research at any accredited higher-education institution within V4 countries and also in Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia, and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, and Ukraine (for up to 4 semesters).
Optional & Mandatory Documents for Scholarship Application Submission
This section jots down and explains the list of documents needed to be submitted along with a scholarship application. Some of these documents are the same ones that the universities or colleges asked you for while you were applying for admission.
Make sure to prepare the following listed Scholarship Application Documents in order to maximize your chances of selection for any scholarship program:
Optional & Mandatory Documents for Scholarship Application:
- Scholarship Application Form
- Research Proposal for doctoral degree candidates (plagiarism-free, and freshly written)
- Study plan essay for Master degree candidates (plagiarism-free, and freshly written)
- Attested copies of degree & transcripts for schools, colleges, and universities attended.
- Letter of Motivation
- Statement of purpose (SOP)
- Letter of intent (LOI)
- Letter of Recommendation from professors of the previous college attended. (2 original)
- Health Certificate (1 original, 1 copy)
- Abstract of theses or portfolio (if applicable) (1 original, 1 copy)
- English proficiency certificate or English language test record (IELTS, TOEFL, TELC, etc)
- GRE, GMAT, or other qualifying test records (Optional)
- Scholarship Resume (CV) and a cover letter (Optional)