Transylvania College

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Transylvania College | The Cambridge International School in Cluj!


An excellence programme in Romania aimed at supporting outstanding students from all over the country to unfold their highest potential throughout high school, following an international curriculum. 

Announcing the 2017 results:


Irina Ghițuică from Timișoara and Daria Perneș from Oradea are the winners of the 2017 Transylvania College Scholarship Society competition, as their scholarships will cover their tuition fees for the next four high school years.


They were selected out of 15 eligible applicants from six cities, after a rigorous three-stage process: submitting an online application, an exam consisting of three different tests, and an interview with members of the Scholarship Committee.


We are no longer accepting applications for the Scholarship Society, for the 2017-2018 school year. We invite you to check our website regularly and stay up to date with announcements regarding the next phase of the programme, for the 2018-2019 academic year.


The Scholarship Society Students:


2016 - 2017

  • Dorotheea Vacar
  • Sergiu Ciavoi
  • Daniel Bega


2017 - 2018

  • Daria Pernes
  • Irina Ghituica

What is the Scholarship Society all about?


The school’s scholarship program was started in 2000 to offer students from various social backgrounds an excellent education and equal opportunities to build a successful future for themselves. Over the years, with the support of our partners and sponsors, we started changing the lives of more than 100 students and their families through this programme. Since our first cohort graduated high-school in 2014, six of the former scholarship students are spread out in Europe, pursuing careers in IT, Computer Science and Business in top Romanian and foreign universities of their choice, while they continue to amaze us with their accomplishments.


In 2015, with the expertise of the newly formed Scholarship Committee, the programme evolved into Scholarship Society, focusing more on empowering outstanding students from all over the country to reach their highest potential while receiving a commensurate education at the Transylvania College Cambridge International High School. Like that, we can pin Romania on the world map by discovering and educating its future inventors, artists, researchers, activists and leaders.


We intend to cultivate a genuine concern for supporting our country’s young talents and embed it into our culture, as the programme will expand with up to three new high school scholarships each year under the leadership of the school’s Board of Advisors, as Scholarship Society ambassadors.


Want to apply in 2018? Find out more about the process:


Who can apply? 

Any student in grade VIII (or Year 9) in any school in Romania, public or private. An excellent academic record, a positive attitude towards learning and a drive for personal development are required to apply. 


How to apply

The application process starts in January and includes 3 eliminatory stages that are carefully reviewed by the Scholarship Committee in order to determine the final contestants.


Step 1 – Submit your file


Send your application to, attaching your:

  • Scholarship Application Form 

  • Personal essay 

  • Teacher's recommendation letter 

  • Parents' letter  

Download the full Application Kit:  HERE


Step 2 - Exam


If the application file is complete and the candidate qualifies for the next step in the application process, he or she will receive an invitation to sit the entrance exam. 


The exam consists of 3 different tests: 


  • English Test (written)

  • Mathematics Test (written, in English)

  • CAT 4 Exam - computerised test for assessing the candidate's potential and key areas of interest.


The minimum requirement for advancing to the interview phase is an average of 75% for the two admission tests (English and Mathematics), with at least 60% obtained in each test.



Step 3 - Interview


This is the last phase of the application process and it will include only those candidates who have successfully completed the first two steps.  The candidates who have qualified for this phase will be invited to meet the members of the Scholarship Committee. The interview will be in English. The candidates' parents will also be invited to a meeting with the Scholarship Committee, on the same day as the candidate's interview. The meeting with the parents will be held in Romanian.


The Scholarship Committee members are local business representatives who have committed to supporting excellence in education: 


Maria Serbanescu - Chair of the Committee, Administration Council Member at Electrogrup

Anca Popescu - Sales Manager at RondoCarton

Delia Oprean -  Manager at Cabrio Invest

Tiberiu Moisa - Deputy CEO - Banking for the SMEs at Banca Transilvania

Wouter Reijers - Honorary Consul of The Kingdom of the Netherlands in Cluj-Napoca 


This programme does not discriminate based on race, culture, gender, sexual orientation, disability, socioeconomic status, or other no merit factors.


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