SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM - Tertiary Education



Important: the REF Scholarship Program is addressed exclusively to persons of Roma ethnicity!

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PROGRAM RATIONALE AND PHILOSOPHY
The main goal of Roma Education Fund’s Scholarship Program (REF SP) is to contribute to the emergence of a critical mass of Roma, higher education graduates, confident and proud of their Roma identity, academically and socially adept, equipped with skills and competences that enable them to become professionals in their fields, as well as remain solidly connected to the Roma community and support its further advancement and inclusion into the wider society.

To achieve this goal, REF SP provides support to Roma students to facilitate their access to higher education within their countries of residence or abroad, support their academic efforts during their studies, and successfully graduate. Scholarships are provided for one academic year, and students can renew their application and enter the scholarship competition launched every year.  

The REF SP offers merit-based, open competition academic scholarships for Roma students pursuing Bachelor, Master, or Doctorate degrees at state-accredited universities in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Turkey, and Ukraine.

In order to assist the interested candidates to successfully complete and submit their Online Application Form (OAF), REF SP provides scholarship scheme-specific information and Application Guidelines, as indicated below.

REF SP scholarship schemes

    • Roma Memorial University Scholarship Program (RMUSP); 
    • Law and Humanities Program (LHP);
    • Roma Health Scholarship Program (RHSP);
    • Roma International Scholar Program (RISP).

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REF Scholarship Program 

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DEADLINES

RMUSP

  • Deadline for Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, and Kosovo: 11th May, 2017
  • Deadline for Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, and Turkey: 12th May, 2017

LHP (Moldova, Russia, Ukraine)
Deadline: 16th May, 2017

RHSP (Bulgaria, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia)
Deadline: 11th May, 2017

RISP
Deadline: 25th July, 2017. The system will be opened for RISP applications on 1st June 2017.

Note: scholarship beneficiaries for the ongoing 2016-17 academic year are eligible for Professional Development Activity Grants, as indicated below. 


REF SP APPLICATION GUIDELINES                                                                      

Important: Applicants are strongly advised to read carefully the scholarship schemes’ specific application guidelines, in order to be able to understand the requirements and ensure successful compliance and completion of their online application form (OAF).
Please contact the Country Coordinator only in case you require clarifications that are not found in the guidelines.

ROMA MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM (RMUSP) – Application Guidelines for the academic year 2017-2018 here

  • Professional Development Fund (PDF)-guidelines for 2016-2017 academic year and offline application form are available here

LAW AND HUMANITIES PROGRAM (LHP)Application Guidelines for the academic year 2017-2018 here

  • NEW: Professional Development Activities Grant (PDAG) - guidelines for 2016-2017 academic year are available here
  • Language Courses Grants - guidelines for 2016-2017 academic year are available here
  • Deadline extended to 24th of July:Small-Scale Projects Grants - guidelines for 2016-2017 academic year (also for former beneficiaries) are available here
  • NEW:International Internships Grants - guidelines for 2016-2017 academic year (also for former beneficiaries) ) are posted here 

ROMA HEALTH SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM (RHSP) Application Guidelines for the academic year 2017-2018 here

  •  NEW: Additional components - guidelines for 2016-2017 academic year and offline application forms are available here
  •  NEW: Small-Scale Project Grants – guideline and the offline application and report form for 2016-2017 academic year (also for former beneficiaries) here

ROMA INTERNATIONAL SCHOLAR PROGRAM (RISP) –  Application for 2017-2018 academic year here.

Lists of REF SP beneficiaries for past scholarship cycles are available here.