Transylvania College

The Transylvania College Scholarship Programme was launched over 16 years ago with the aim of offering bright students from disadvantaged socio-economical backgrounds the chance to receive an excellent education at our school and equal opportunities to build a successful future for themselves.

Over the years, more than 100 young people had their lives changed thanks to the excellent education, the attention provided by caring mentors and the international exposure they enjoyed while studying at Transylvania College.

Starting with the current academic year, thanks to the enthusiasm and dedication of experts in the newly formed Scholarship Committee, the programme has evolved into the Scholarship Society @ Transylvania College - a unique programme in Romania aimed at recognising and awarding academic excellence. Gifted students from all over the country are invited to grasp the opportunity to reach their highest potential while studying at Transylvania College Cambridge International High School. Our pledge to extend the opportunities enjoyed by our students to more outstanding pupils is lead by the school’s Board of Advisors, as programme ambassadors. We intend to cultivate this genuine concern for supporting our country’s young talents and embed it into our nation’s culture, year by year, as the programme grows. Our vision is to put Romania on the world map by helping to discover and educate its future inventors, artists, researchers, activists and leaders.

Every year, with every scholarship student who graduates our high school and is accepted by top universities from Romania and abroad, we receive confirmation that our efforts, and those of our friends, strong supporters of the Scholarship Programme couldn’t have been put to a better use. We take pride in the success of all of our graduates and especially in that of each student who had the opportunity to be part of our Scholarship Society. What excellent examples for all the students in the younger generations!

Following a rigorous evaluation process, including tests and interviews conducted by the members of the Scholarship Committee, three brilliant students (out of 21 applicants, this year) have each been awarded a scholarship for their four years of study in the Cambridge International High School. The scholarship covers the tuition fees and the students’ accommodation in the boarding house if needed.


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


The scholarship, awarded by the Transylvania College Scholarship Society covers tuition costs for the four years of high school. 

Three scholarships are awarded every year.

The application period for the 2017-2018 academic year starts on March 27th. Last day to apply is April 21st, at midnight.


Who can apply? 

The scholarship programme is open to students currently enrolled in grade VIII or Year 9 in any school in Romania, public or private. An excellent academic record, a positive attitude to learning and a drive for personal development are required to apply. 


How to apply

The application process includes 3 mandatory steps. The Scholarship Committee may decide to disqualify an applicant at any point in the application process, based on the evaluation of the candidate's submitted documents, test results, or interview.


Step 1 - Submit your file

The following documents need to be included in the file: 

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

Download the full Application Kit: HERE

Please send your application to the following e-mail address:

For the applications submitted by e-mail, the deadline is April 21st 2017, at midnight (24:00). 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 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 Elecrogrup

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 



  • 27th March - 21st April - Submission of Applications 
  • 2nd May - CAT Exam
  • 3rd May - English and Mathematics Exams
  • 26th May - Interview




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

We invite you to check our website regularly or follow us on Twitter and stay up to date with announcements regarding the next phase of the programme, for the 2017-2018 academic year.

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