He needs 500 EUR in order to submit his phd thesis to the university where he is currently enlisted as a phd candidate. The submision deadline is on the 15th of August.
He is currently unemployed and on top of that his mom recently passed away. His only chance to get a job is by submitting his phd, and getting hired as a lecturer at the Theater and Film University Bucharest. He cant submit his phd because he doesn't have the money to paid the said tax.