The Ratiu Foundation & University of Kent Awards were inaugurated in 2007, in order to mark Romania’s accession to the EU. The success of the 2007 programme made the initiators decide to continue this scheme, thus helping young Romanian scientists to develop expertise in specialist areas. The Ratiu Foundation was established in London in 1979 by Ion and Elisabeth Ratiu. Through its scholarships, the Foundation enables talented Romanian graduates and young professionals domiciled in Romania at the time of application to gain skills in the UK which they can adapt and apply back home in Romania. The University of Kent is an internationally respected institution with much of its research rated amongst the top 20 in the UK and has a strong tradition of excellence in postgraduate training and research.
-Priority will be given to those who hold a first degree awarded by a Romanian University Candidates will be required to meet the normal entry criteria for admission to the University of Kent. -The scholarship will be awarded upon registration at the University