Transylvania College

Apply now for your chance to receive a scholarship for academic excellence at  Transylvania College | The Cambridge International School in Cluj!

Our alumni got accepted into the finest universities in Romania and around the world.

This year, up to three scholarships are available through the Transylvania College Scholarship Society programme, covering tuition fees for all four years of high school. Make sure you get one!

Follow the easy steps listed below and submit your application online no later than April 28th 2017, at midnight (24.00). Late applications will not be considered.

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 includes 3 eliminatory stages that are carefully reviewed by the Scholarship Committee in order to determine the final contestants.


Step 1 – submit your file by 28th April* 

Send your application to:, attaching your:

  • Scholarship Application Form 
  • Personal essay 
  • Teacher's recommendation letter 
  • Parents' letter  

Download the full Application Kit: HERE

*Late applications will not be considered.


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 on the basis of race, culture, gender, sexual orientation, disability, socioeconomic status, or other no merit factors.


The Transylvania College Scholarship Program was instituted over 16 years ago to offer bright students from disadvantaged backgrounds the chance to receive an excellent education at our school and equal opportunities to build a successful future for themselves. Over the years, we had more than 100 scholarship students whose lives would have turned out differently had they not benefitted from the enabling environment, caring mentors and international exposure only our school could offer.

In 2016, the program evolved into the Scholarship Society @Transylvania College - a unique excellence program in Romania, reconfigured to support gifted students from all over the country to unfold their highest potential throughout high school, following an international curriculum. Our alumni are now studying at top universities of their choice throughout the world.

Our community’s pledge to spread our provision of a commensurate education to more outstanding pupils is lead by the school’s Board of Advisors, as program ambassadors. We are committed to offering up to 3 new high school scholarships each year.

We grant this opportunity nationally with the intention of identifying the most promising students in the country and creating a culture that supports excellence. Our vision is to put Romania on the world map through its future inventors, artists, researchers, activists and leaders.


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