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Study in Romania

Discover Romania by studying here! Whether you choose long-term or only temporary studies, under a scholarship or exchange program, becoming part of a new education system is an essential life experience and extends academic vision.

Romania has a high-performance, modern education system with a strong tradition in higher-education subjects like mathematics, information technology, medicine and law.

Foreign citizens can study in Romania on their own or on a scholarship. All necessary information is listed below: documents needed and conditions to meet.


I.  
On your own

Citizens from EU Member States:

As of Romania's EU accession date citizens from the EU Member States, from states in the European Economic Area and the Swiss Confederation have had access to all formats and levels of education in Romania, under the same conditions required by law of Romanian citizens, including those regarding tuition fees.

Candidates originating from such states must file their documentation directly with the Universities of their choice, accompanied by the certificate recognizing their studies, issued by the National Center for Recognition and Equivalence of Diplomas that operates under the Romanian Ministry of Education, Research, Youth and Sports (http://www.cnred.edu.ro/).

In case access to the chosen University is subject to a competitive examination, the period for examination sessions, the examination formats and the subjects are established under each University’s own procedures, in observance of applicable law. For University studies taught in an international language, the entrance examination will include a mandatory test for language skills.

The possibility exists for candidates accepted against a tuition fee to subsequently transfer to a free-of-charge status, under the same conditions as Romanian citizens, based on their performance, and as decided by the respective University within its university autonomy.

 

Non-EU citizens

The minimum amount of tuition fee, as well as payment and currency conditions for citizens covering their own expenses and coming from non-EU and non-European Economic Area or Swiss Confederation states, are stipulated in Government Ordinance #22 of 29 August 2009 (see Appendix 1).

Tuition fees are payable in advance for a period of 9 months, irrespective of the date when the person actually begins attending.

Non-EU citizens can enroll for studies in Romania without taking a competitive examination, by submitting their application file directly at the University of their choice, under the schedule required by that particular University.

The application file shall contain the following documents:

  • Application for the issuance of a Letter of Acceptance for Studies, with all fields filled in, in two copies;
  • Baccalaureate Diploma or equivalent, in copy and notarized translation for enrollment in Bachelor’s Degree studies;
  • Certificate of University Studies, in copy and notarized translation, for enrollment in Master’s or Doctor’s Degree studies;
  • Report card from completed studies, in copy and notarized translation, for enrollment in Master’s or Doctor’s Degree studies;
  • Curriculum of completed studies, in the case of candidates who apply for equivalence of partial studies;
  • Birth certificate, in copy and notarized translation;
  • Passport, in notarized copy;
  • Health certificate attesting to the fact that the person enrolling for studies does not suffer from a contagious disease or other medical conditions that would make them incompatible with the studies they apply for;
  • In case they are not written in English or French, the above documents shall be accompanied by a translation into an international language and shall be endorsed by the Romanian Embassy in the country of origin or a notary public.

After the University issues its agreement for enrollment, the Romanian Ministry of Education, Research, Youth and Sports shall issue a letter of acceptance for studies, for each of the accepted candidates; that document will be mailed to its recipient at the mailing address he/she indicated in the enrollment form.

The letter of acceptance for studies and the documents specific to visa application shall be submitted at the consular office of Romania's diplomatic mission accredited in the candidate’s country of origin, with a view to issuance of a long-term visa for studies. 

 

II. Scholarships:

  1. Scholarships exist under bilateral programs in force, or under unilateral Romanian offers (more at: www.edu.ro);
  2. Scholarships offered by the Romanian state through its Ministry of Foreign Affairs, based on Government Decision  #288/1993, for studies at accredited state Universities, with exclusively Romanian-language tuition, and addition of one extra preparatory year to learn Romanian if necessary (more at: www.mae.ro).

For foreign citizens of Romanian origin, the Romanian state offers scholarships through the Ministry of Education, Research, Youth and Sports (more at: www.edu.ro).

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