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Study in Romania

Romania is one of Eastern Europe’s hidden gems. Famous not only for its gorgeous landscapes and its seven UNESCO world heritage sites, Romania gave the world some of the biggest inventions and pushed the world to where it is today. From Ana Aslan, the creator of some of the best anti-aging products, and Petrache Poenaru, the inventor of the fountain pen, to some of the greatest engineers in the world, like the father of cybernetics, Stefan Odobleja, and the golden trio of aerodynamics, Henri Coanda, Traian Vuia, and Henri Coanda, Romania basically laid the groundwork for the 21st century.

Why study in Romania?

The educational system in Romania is appreciated worldwide, seeing as some of the biggest corporations in the world constantly seek students who study there. From Medicine and Social Studies, to some of the best Engineering and Technology degrees, Romanian universities offer a wide range of Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. Considering the low living costs and the affordable tuition fees, as well as the rich nightlife and great events and concerts, Romania is one of the greatest destinations for international students.

What to study in Romania

Being home to some of the widest variety of degrees, it might be hard to start from scratch and decide on a degree. Still, based on our data, we managed to find the most popular study options in Romania. These are:

Major cities in Romania

Romania’s capital, Bucharest, is one of the biggest cities in Europe, with over 1.8 million citizens. Although it has a great nightlife and is home of some of the biggest universities in the country, Bucharest isn’t the only great city you can choose for your educational destination.

For instance, you can study in:

Which universities to attend in Romania

If you’re still undecided, you can always go with our recommendations and check out these universities:

Practical Information

How to apply to universities in Romania

To attend a Romanian university, you should know that the application process is either online, or via post, and that you should contact the embassy or the consulate website, to see if you qualify to join one of the programmes.

You can also make sure you’re accepted to a university if you:

  • Make sure to know what the language requirements are, and whether you have to prove skills in Romanian or English before enrolling in a degree programme;
  • Show how you performed as a student, and be sure to know what your Grade Point Average (GPA) was during your studies.
  • Can increase your chances of going to Romania by being sure to apply to more than one university!

Still, the main documents you must procure, in order to apply, depending on your degree, are:

  • Certified copy of your high school diploma;
  • Baccalaureate diploma or equivalent (leaving diploma, for ex.) - for undergraduate studies;
  • Certified copy of the graduation certificate - for postgraduate (Master or PhD);
  • Certified copy of academic records from high school - for undergraduates;
  • University records - for postgraduate studies (Master, PhD, Doctorate);
  • Certified copy of your birth certificate;
  • Medical records: vaccines and a certificate from the general practitioner in the country of origin, attesting that you do not suffer from any chronic or neuropsychological illnesses, contagious diseases, or other illnesses not compatible with your future profession;
  • Copy of your passport;
  • 4 photos (passport type);
  • Application form.
Helpful ways to make sure you qualify for a Romanian university

Take Preparation Courses: These kinds of courses enable degree-seeking students to get an extra educational boost just before they start their Master’s degree or other post-graduate degree programme. Try a pre-M.B.A., pre-Law, or pre-Medicine programme, as well as any other foundation or preparation courses that will allow you to study in the degree programme of your choice.

Improve your English through an English-language prep course: If you’re attending a degree programme in Romania, you will sometimes need to prove that your language skills are good enough to participate in the classes and understand the lectures; some schools will require Romania, while others will require strong English skills. These courses will also prepare you for any of the English-language tests that universities require

English-language tests

If you wish to study in English in Romania, you have to prove your proficiency with an official English exam. The tests usually presented by students are:

  • IELTS
  • TOEFL
  • CAE

Keep in mind that one of these diplomas can save you from a preparatory year, so you don’t have to wait to start your university degree.  

However, international students can be exempted from presenting a language test, if:

  • The language is official in your country;
  • You have done your previous studies in the same language.

Living in Romania

What is it like to study in Romania?

Romania has hundreds of exchange programs students. Lots of people pick it as their temporary home for the amazing nightlife and the great sightseeing they can do while here.

With clubs and bars that stay open until morning, to student discounts and youthful activities in its parks, Romania seems like a haven for the international students who want to combine a great education with a lot of fun free time.

As a major plus, all Romanians speak almost fluent English, so getting around and asking for help will be as easy as back home.

As far as your education goes, the Romanian teaching system revolves around group projects and laboratory work, as well as written projects and in-depth research. Of course, it all depends on your degree and field; but, usually, you won’t be left only behind a book, rotting away in the library, but taken to see and operate first-hand what your future job will imply and require.

Tuition fees in Romania

Tuition fees in Romania can vary between 2000 and 5000 EUR / year, but there are a lot of variables that can change the fee, such as:

  • Field of study;
  • Nationality of the international student;
  • Country of origin of the international student.

For instance, Medicine can be between 6000 and 8000 EUR / year, while Music and Arts can cost around 4000 EUR / year; and a Social Studies degree tuition fee is around 2000 EUR / year.

All these prices apply to Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, while Ph.Ds in Medicine are around 5000 EUR / year, PhDs in Social Sciences are around 2200 EUR / year, and PhDs in Music and Arts are around 4100 EUR / year.

Accommodation, housing, food and other expenses

Romania is located in Eastern Europe, so living costs and accommodation can be really cheap and affordable for international students.

With a budget between 300 and 500 EUR / month, students can find a great room, live comfortably, participate in the city’s nightlife, and buy a transport pass.

Some representative prices in Romania are:

  • 5 EUR / month for a transportation pass;
  • 150 – 300 EUR / month rent for a private apartment;
  • 150 EUR / month for food.

About Romania

Facts about Romania

Let’s be honest here: you lose a great deal if you never visit Romania. I know it might sound like an overstatement, but the country has some of the coolest tourism spots in Europe. For instance:

  • In Maramures, in the city of Sapanta, there is a “Merry Cemetery”: the crosses are vividly painted (pun not intended), and each person has a poem written about the way they lived, or how they died. Fun, right?
  • The Romanian Palace of Parliament, located in Bucharest, is the second-largest building in the world, next only to the Pentagon in the United States;
  • The tallest rock sculpture in Europe, carved next to the Danube River, is a 40 meter (135 feet) tall statue of the Dacian king, Decebal;
  • The Voronet Monastery, located in North-eastern Romania, is also known as the “Sistine Chapel of the East”. Its frescoes feature an intense shade of blue, also known as “Voronet blue”;
  • The famous British auto show Top Gear shot one of its episodes on the Transfagarasan road, in 2009, naming it “the best road in the world”.

Also, let’s not forget some awesome Romanians people and facts, like:

  • Nadia Comaneci, a Romanian Gymnast, was the first person to ever get perfect 10 in the Gymnastics Olympic Games, in 1976.
  • Romanians enjoy the fastest internet speeds in the world. According to the Ookla Net Index, nine cities in Romania are among the top 15 cities in the world with the highest download speed of fixed broadband internet connections. I will give you a moment to swallow your bitterness;
  • Vlad Tepes (or Vlad the Impaler) inspired one of the best characters in the horror genre - a little fellow named Dracula (ok, maybe not-so-awesome Romanians, but he had solid reasons to kill his enemies and impale them along the road).

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Netherlands
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Estonia
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Finland
Finland
Finland is situated in northern Europe and neighbours Sweden, Norway and Russia. For an international student Finland is both an exotic and a safe target country. Finnish society is credible: a networked and transparent open civic society, where education is always a top first priority.
Hungary
Hungary
Situated in Central Europe, Hungary is one of the most popular touristic destinations in Europe and in the world. If you haven't heard about the famous Balaton lake or the thermal water cave system, you have at least hard of the beauty of its capital Budapest and about the delicious Hungarian cuisine.
Ireland
Ireland
From literature to landscape, from innovation to internationalisation, Ireland offers a lot of opportunities in education and research… and the warmest of welcomes from the world’s friendliest nation!
Norway
Norway
The UN consistently ranks Norway as having the highest standard of living in the world based largely on average levels of education and income, combined with expected length of lifetime.
Poland
Poland
Studying in Poland will provide a solid education which will thoroughly prepare you for work in the most advanced labour markets of the world, at the same time stimulating your own personal development. You will also have the unique opportunity of meeting outstanding specialists and renowned intellectuals in your chosen field.
Sweden
Sweden
Swedish universities are renowned for their investigative research and independent thinking, and this reputation is cemented with nationally certified degrees and rigorous quality control. As a country, Sweden is an open and multicultural society with a long tradition of welcoming international students.
Switzerland
Switzerland
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United Kingdom
United Kingdom
The moment you will step into a UK university campus, you will feel you have entered a fairy tale. The UK campuses are mesmerizing and the student facilities are outstanding. All the modern and unique features of British universities enable you to engage in ground-breaking research and experience top quality teaching and learning.
Canada
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