- Oct 06, 2018
Studying in Romania will give you a study experience under constant development, aiming for modern and up-to-date institutions of higher education. You will find exciting blend of tradition and modernity, vitality and performance along with traditional as well as new modern campuses.
Study Abroad in Romania
Higher education institutions in Romania offer all the traditional areas of study and research (Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Aerospace Engineering, Architecture, Economy, Oil and Gas, Chemistry, Computer Science, Civil Engineering), as well as the newly added: Information Technology, Genetics, Biotechnologies, Communication Sciences, and the list can continue.
Romania is home to over 21 million people and the capital city, Bucharest holds nearly 2 million of them. Romanian is the official language, but English is spoken by 5 million Romanians, French is spoken by 4-5 million, and German, Italian and Spanish are each spoken by 1-2 million people. So any of these will do you just as good. Romania has become more and more popular as a vacation resort offering both the sunny beaches of the “Romanian Rivera” and ski resorts as a counterpart.
Higher Education in Romania
After 1989, a major reform was initiated by the higher education institutions in Romania. During this reform program, the number of students enrolled in the various study programs available in Romania has been on a constant increase. This huge increase is also the result of the introduction of a new opportunity for the Romanian citizens to pursue studies based on tuition fees.
Education Cost for Studying in Romania
The value of the study fees, which is stipulated by the Ministry of Education and Research, is the same for all universities. The fees differ from one domain of specialization to another. The fees for one year of study include the assessed practical experience stipulated in the curricula and the medical assistance, in the same conditions offered to the Romanian students.
Most Romanian universities have their own cafeteria within the campus. Room and board are reported to the average expanses of different higher education centers. International students can be advised by the specialized departments of the universities in order to identify the best solution. The international students can also choose room and board extra-campus. Travel, books and supplies mostly depend on the option of each student.
Free-time activities, take the time to go sightseeing
The table below shows the estimated costs for an average international student to attend university programs in Romania: (UG = Undergraduate program, G = Graduate program)
|Technical, Economics, Humanities, Agronomy, Sports||Medical and Pharmaceutical||Musical and Artistic||Dramatic Arts, Theatrical and Film Direction|
|Tuition (10 months)||UG: 3200 USD
G: 3400 USD
|UG: 3600 USD
G: 3800 USD
|UG: 4700 USD
G: 4950 USD
|UG: 7600 USD
G: 8000 USD
|Health insurance (12 months)||Includedin Tuition||Included in Tuition||Included in Tuition||Included in Tuition|
|Room and board (10 months)||UG/G: 1500 -2 000 USD||UG/G: 1500 -2 000 USD||UG/G: 1500 – 2000 USD||UG/G: 1500 -2 000 USD|
|Personal and Travel (Estimated)||UG/G: 1000 USD||UG/G: 1000 USD||UG/G: 1000 USD||UG/G: 1000 USD|
|Books and supplies (Estimated)||UG/G: 150 – 500 USD||UG/G: 150 – 500 USD||UG/G: 150 – 500 USD||UG/G: 150 – 500 USD|
|Estimated Total||UG: 5850 – 6700 USD
|UG: 6250 – 7100 USD
G: 6450 – 7300
|UG: 7350 – 8200 USD
G: 7600 – 8400 USD
|UG: 10250 – 11100 USD
G: 10650 – 11500
Exams for Studying in Romania
Submit Certified Scanned copies of Educational Documents, Certified copy of birth certificate, Certified copy of International Passport and Authorized translation of Medical Certificate.
Pay Application fee.
Prepare for online Interview with Admission Staff.
Letter of Offer is issued in one week if student is eligible.
Student pays the school fees directly into the school account.
Student receives the final Acceptance letter between 6-8 weeks after school fees has been received in the school account.
Student Applies for visa. Visa process usually takes about 3 weeks.
Only October Intake.
Students are able to enroll in up to a year exchange program within a partner university in a country of their choice from the below:
USA, United Kingdom, Belgium, Spain, France, Denmark, Finland, Austria, Germany, Iceland, Norway, The Netherlands, Italy
Scholarships in Romanian
International students may be accepted to study on the basis of scholarships granted by Romania, unilaterally or in the framework of bilateral agreements, through the competent authorities in their countries or on the basis of scholarships and grants offered by other states or by international organizations.
Note that scholarship candidates should contact the international organisation at least one year earlier.
The citizens of non-EU countries can be enrolled in Romania on their own expense, paying the tuition fees or by obtaining scholarships offered by the Romanian state.
Romanian scholarships to foreign students in Romania
- Romanian Scholarships through bilateral co-operation agreements
The Romanian scholarship schemes offered by the Romanian state in keeping with bilateral documents in force or with unilateral offers made by Romania to other states are administered by the Ministry of Education, Research, sport and Youth.
- Scholarships according to the external interests of Romania:
through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, especially in favour of young people coming from countries with which Romania has not perfected international cultural cooperation documents;
through the Ministry of Small and Medium Enterprises, Trade and Business Environment, in order to promote economic and commercial cooperation actions;
through the Ministry of Education, Research, Youth and Sports, for foreign citizens with good results obtained during their studies in Romania.
Candidates’ files are submitted to the Romanian diplomatic missions abroad or to the diplomatic missions accredited to Bucharest of the countries of origin, generically referred to as diplomatic missions.
A successful candidate selected through this Romanian scholarship scheme is entitled to:
free of charge access to education;
the equivalent of 50 USD per month, for the under graduate students;
the equivalent of 56 USD per month, for the post graduate students (master’s and doctor’s degrees)
These Romanian scholarships do not cover personal expenses and international transport. Foreign students will pay for their accommodation in the university student hostels. They will have priority in getting hostel places, to the extent of availabilities.
Categories of Ministry of Foreign Affairs grants scholarships:
- a) for the first cycle (license): This scheme is dedicated to graduates of high schools or of equivalent pre-university systems, as well as to candidates who require the recognition of the partial studies in another university/country to be continued in Romania. The complete cycle of university studies lasts 3 to 6 years, according to the specific of the chosen faculty and ends with getting a diploma (license);
- b) for the 2nd cycle (master): This scheme is dedicated to graduates of university/post graduate studies; it lasts for 1,5 to 2 years and ends with a dissertation and a diploma.
- c) for the 3rd cycle (doctorate) this scheme is dedicated to the graduates of university/postgraduate studies (i.e. master); it lasts for 3-4 years, in keeping with the specific requirements of the chosen faculty, and end with a doctor’s thesis.
The successful candidates who have applied for a Romanian scholarship including a preparatory year for learning the Romanian language must continue their studies in the Romanian language. In case they choose later on to continue their studies, in Romania, in a foreign language, they do no longer benefit from the scholarship.
Romanian Scholarships for Romanian citizens living abroad
If they want to complete their education with scholarships in a Romanian university, can apply to the Department for Romanians Abroad (DRP) and MECTS.
DRP scholarships are meant to support studies in Romania, to promote Romanian language, culture and civilization, to specialize young Romanians living abroad in their profession, as well as to sustain research on current topics such as the state, the dynamic and the evolution of the Romanian communities abroad.
Romanian citizens living abroad can study without DRP scholarship by applying directly to the university of their choice with an admission exam (selection of files or written exam). Studies are to be performed under the same conditions applied to other Romanian citizens: without paying the fees, if the qualify for budgeted places or by paying the same fees as other Romanian citizens.
Romanian Scholarships on academic performances
International students who have started studies in Romania on their own finances, can get Romanian shcolarships from the second course. Some Universities also offer scholarships to students with excellent academic records.
If you are already student in Romania, please contact the administration of you university for more information.
Admission Process for Study in Romania
Required documents for studies recognition:
1.Application for recognition required for acceptance to studies;
2.A certified copy of secondary-school leaving certificate or another certificate proving that the applicant is entitled to embark upon studies at any type of university;
3.A certified copy of Higher Education diploma and transcript for admission to Master or PhD studies;
4.A copy of valid passport (pages 1, 2, 3, 4);
5.Copy of the receipt for the recognition fee;
All mentioned above copies of documents must be in English, French or Romanian, otherwise, they must be accompanied by certified cpoies in one of those languages.
To be assured of obtaining the best quality advice about the opportunities available for Studying in Romania, students should register with World Wide College. After registration all students will be carefully guided through a number of key stages, maximising their chances of getting admission in the institutions of their choice. This is how we, at GWS, work on the Romania admissions process.
VISA and Application :
Once you get your letter of acceptance from the Ministry of education, youth and sport, you have to apply for Romanian student visa to your closest ROMANIAN DIPLOMATIC MISSIONS ABROAD (embassy or consulate).
Students arriving from the EU countries, the European Economic Area, as well as from Canada, Croatia, Japan, Moldova, South Korea, Switzerland, USA and Serbia do not need visa to enter in Romania.
All other international students are required to apply for a Romanian student visa prior to arrival.
Student visas may take from two days to 2 months to process and one can only apply for a student visa once the Ministry of Education in Romania has issued the letter of acceptance to study. It’s best to apply early for the letter of acceptance.
Students having entered the territory of Romania with a long-stay visa may apply for the extension of the right of temporary residence and obtain a residence permit. The request filed in this respect must be addressed to the Romanian Office for Immigration within the Romanian Ministry of Administration and Interior.
- Letter of acceptance from Romanian Ministry of education;
2. Proof of tuition fees payment for one year (payment must be done after getting the acceptance letter, transferring the fee to the bank account of University);
3. Proof of sufficient means of support for entire period specified in the visa (approximately 2500 Euros);
4. Criminal record certificate or another document of the same legal value;
5 Medical insurance for the entire period of the visa validity;
6. Approval of the parents or the foster parents in connection with the stay on the Romanian territory for study purposes, if the foreign citizen is a minor.
Visa applications can only be submitted to the diplomatic missions and consular posts of Romania abroad (Romanian ROMANIAN DIPLOMATIC MISSIONS ABROAD).
The requirements to get through the passport control at the arrival in Romania
- The passport with a valid visa
2. The copy of the official admission letter
3. At list 2500 USA dollars (approximately 1800 Euro) with you hand or other way of showing that you have sufficient fund for subsistence.
Requirements for Romanian students temporary residence permit
Once you arrive in Romania, and you have made the final inscription at university, you have to apply for the residence permis. It is valid for 1 year and must be renewed every year. However, for students on scholarship from their respective countries or from the Romanian Government, the residence permit is usually issued for the total duration of their studies.
To apply for resident permit, the following documents are required:
- Standard application (from the immigration office)
- Proof of tuition fee payment issued by your University in Romania (so called ‘adeverinta’)
- Copy of letter of acceptance for studies issued by the Ministry of Education
- Medical certificate issued by a public or private medical institution in Romania, proofing that the foreign student does not suffer from diseases that endanger the public health
- The proof of Medical Insurance for those who are above 26 years old
- House Contract (house contract is made between you and your landlord at a public notary)
- Passport bio data page and the page showing the date of entry at the Romanian border.
- Bank statement that prove your means of living for at list 1year(minimum of 2500 USD or its equivalent)
- 2 recent passport photographs
- A file with rail
- Receipt (attached to your file) of taxes paid at Romanian CEC Bank:
- Tax for residence permit = 240 lei(RON)
- Registration of the application = 3 lei(RON)
- Tax to extend the right to stay = 120 EURO (equivalent in RON)
Average Incomes in Romania
Finding a job in Romania – especially if you don’t speak the language – could prove difficult to say the least. The bureaucracy and employment systems are old and outdated and plain stupid. I remember reading an article a while ago about Noble prize winners who would not be allowed to become University teachers in Romania because they would not meet the silly criteria (not that any Noble prize winner wanted to start teaching in Romania…)
However, there are some areas where it’s easier to find jobs in the country and fortunately these are also the best paying jobs in Romania. Think about large corporations and IT and you have a clear picture!
Here are the best paying jobs in the country in 2016 (take-home average salary per month):
- IT: 5,340 RON (1,185 Euros per month)
2. Oil extraction: 4,829 RON (1,070 Euros per month)
3. Heavy industry: 4,450 RON (985 Euros per month)
4. Insurance and private pensions: 4,309 RON (955 Euros per month)
5. Banks: 4,280 RON (950 Euros per month)
Hopefully knowing the minimum and average salary in Romania will paint a clearer picture on the actual cost of living, the job prospects you’d have and how far your money would take you in case you have income from a different country.
Popular Universities in Romania
Do you want to study in a country which has a bit of everything – sandy beaches, wild forests, medieval castles and… vampires? That last one is a joke, but if you fancy all the rest, then maybe consider studying in Romania. This diverse country is full of historic interest, beautiful natural landscapes, friendly people, and a rich combination of European cultures. And, while vampires didn’t really exist here, those with an interest in the field may join the throngs of tourists keen to visit sites such as Bran Castle, considered the real-life inspiration for the spooky home of Bram Stocker’s Dracula.
Universities in Romania
There are 49 public and eight private universities in Romania. Undergraduate courses last three years for sciences, humanities, social and economic, law, political science, fine arts and sport; four years for technological sciences, engineering, agriculture and forestry; and six years for general medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine and architecture. Master’s courses last for two years. Higher education institutions in Romania consist of universities, institutes, academies, conservatories and university colleges.
Four universities in Romania feature in the QS World University Rankings® 2016/17, all of which are ranked 701+*. A further seven institutions are featured in the QS University Rankings: EECA 2016, a ranking of the top universities in Emerging Europe and Central Asia. The top four universities in Romania are:
University of Bucharest
The University of Bucharest is the second-oldest higher education institution in the country and the highest-ranked in the global tables. Established in 1864, the university is currently ranked 32nd in the EECA ranking and 701+ in the world. It is home to approximately 32,000 students and 1,300 academic staff. The University of Bucharest has 18 faculties, covering a broad spectrum of subjects. It cooperates with over 50 higher education institutions in 40 countries, and participates in programs such as Erasmus Mundus, Lingua, Leonardo da Vinci, Tempus and others, which promote international collaboration in higher education.
Babes-Bolyai University is the largest Romanian higher education institution, with over 41,000 students enrolled. It was established in 1919, but underwent a profound process of transformation in 1959. Babes-Bolyai University also features among the world’s top 800 universities and 36th in EECA. Named after prominent Romanian scientist Victor Babeș and Hungarian mathematician János Bolyai, it is a leading research university with 21 faculties. The higher education institution offers courses in Romanian, Hungarian, German, English and French.
Alexandru Ioan Cuza University
The oldest Romanian university, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, was established back in 1860 by Prince Alexandru Ioan Cuza. It is one of the most respected universities in Romania, and features in the latest QS University Rankings: EECA in joint 49th place. It teaches about 26,000 students at its campus in Iași. When founded, the university had only three faculties – Philosophy, Law and Theology – but has significantly developed, establishing 12 more. The university is a member of some of the most prominent international higher education networks, including the Coimbra Group and the Utrecht Network.
West University of Timisoara
The fourth Romanian university to rank among the world’s top 800 is the West University of Timisoara, which is also joint 59th in the EECA ranking. Established in 1962, it is the youngest of Romania’s internationally ranked institutions. The university is organized in 11 faculties: Mathematics and Informatics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, History, Theology, Psychology, Economics, Arts, Physical Education, Politics, Philosophy and Law. One of the most notable alumni of the university is Herta Müller, who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2009.
Medical Universities in Romania
All the medical universities listed on our website are in the top Medical Universities in Europe also being some of the oldest and most prestigious institutions, at graduation a Bachelor(BA) + Master(MA) internationally recognized diploma will be awarded. The programmes are available in English, French and Hungarian.
Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy
Grigore T. Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy
Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy
Ovidius University of Constanta Medicine
University of Medicine and Pharmacy Craiova
University of Medicine and Pharmacy Tg Mures
University of Oradea
Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara
“Vasile Goldiş” Western University of Arad
Other Universities In Romania
On our platform you can find all the state universities in Romania that offer study programs in foreign languages such as English , French , Hungarian or German . All of the programs listed and degrees obtained at graduation are internationally recognized.
-“Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urbanism in Bucharest
-1 Decembrie 1918 University of Alba Iulia
-Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iaşi
-Banat University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
-Constanta Maritime University
-Ovidius University of Constanta
-Petru Maior University
-Polytechnic University of Timisoara
-Technical University Gheorghe Asachi Iasi
For more information please contact GWS !!