Study in Romania

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Romania is a preferred destination for international students in Europe.  It provides top-quality education which is recognized all over the globe. The country offers a unique cultural experience in a dynamic and multinational environment. Let us first present you the reasons why Romania is favoured by international students to pursue higher education.

Why study in Romania?

Romania is the ideal country to pursue higher education. Romanian education puts the student in a place they get a brilliant exposure in the Career.  Here are several reasons for choosing Romania as your study abroad destination: 

  • International Students in Romania are warmly welcomed because of the multinational culture prevailing throughout the country.
  • The country has a High Academic Standards. Romania has always been popular as the centre of excellence in teaching, learning and practice. 
  • There are better research opportunities in Romania. The Romanian universities have a partnership with some of the top universities from across the world to provide the best study and research opportunities to their students.
  • The tuition fee in universities in Romania is quite affordable and is one of the lowest in Europe.
  • There are over seventy state and private universities in Romania. This means you have plenty of options to choose your university 
  • There are a total of over 1,000 study programs at Bachelor, Master and Doctorate level for international students. You can choose the one which suits your carer better. 
  • A degree from Romania has recognized the world over and will help you gain a lucrative job. As practical education is the main focus in Romania, students who pursue higher education here have Excellent Career Opportunities.

How to study in Romania

Reasons to study in Romania looks interesting, right? Want to know what are the steps to reach your study abroad destination, Romania? Here we have listed the complete procedure :

Step 1 - Choose your programme and university in Romania.
Step 2 - Explore the website of the university to know the application requirements and scholarship options(if required) 
Step 3 - Assemble all the documents required for the application.
Step 4- Apply online for the university admission and receive your letter of acceptance.
Step 5- Arrange the funds required and submit the application for the student visa to enter Romania.
Step 6 - After receiving your visa, book your tickets, pack your bags and fly to Romania. 

Best courses to study in Romania for international students

Romanian universities offer various courses in each subject to the international students.  You may be from science or commerce or arts background, Romania will surely have something for you. The most popular courses to study in Romania for Indian students are:

  • Study Architecture in Romania
  • Study Medicine in Romania
  • Study Finance in Romania
  • Study Dentistry in Romania
  • Study Designing in Romania
  • Study MBBS in Romania
  • Study Engineering in Romania
  • Study Nursing in Romania
  • Study Accounting in Romania

List of universities in Romania for international students

There are more than 49 public universities and 8 private universities in Romania. It wouldn’t be a surprise if we say that 7 universities of Romania are listed as the best universities in the world by QS world universities 2021. They are:

  1. Babes-Bolyai University     
  2. University of Bucharest
  3. Bucharest University of Economic Studies
  4. Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi
  5. West University of Timisoara
  6. University Politehnica of Bucharest
  7. University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Carol Davila"

Applying to study in Romania

Have you made up your mind to study abroad in Romania? You will have to fill the online application form. You will also need some basic documents to support your application. These document requirements differ with the university and the course you choose. The common requirements are: 

  • Application form  for diploma recognition (EU, EEA or Swiss applicants)
  • For undergraduate applicants: an official copy of the Baccalaureate Diploma or equivalent
  • For postgraduate applicants: a certified copy of graduation certificate
  • Academic records translated into Romanian, English, French or German
  • Photocopy of birth certificate
  • A medical certificate explaining the student's health status
  • A valid copy of passport
  • Two recent photos
  • Specific Language proficiency certificate, except for students coming from countries where the official language is the same as the language of instruction (Note: The language certificate can be received from the university after passing a test before admission)

Student Visa for Romania

Students coming from countries within the EU or European Economic Area (EEA), as well as those from Canada, Japan, Switzerland, Moldova, Croatia, South Korea, the USA and Serbia, do not need a visa to study in Romania. All others need to get a student visa before arrival in Romania. You need an admission letter to study at a university in Romania, from the Ministry of Education, to apply.

Here is the list of documents you need to submit for a student visa:

  • Acceptance letter from the Romanian Ministry of Education
  • Proof of tuition fees for one year.
  • Proof of sufficient funds to support the for the period mentioned in the visa.
  • Criminal record certificate.
  • Health insurance.
  • if the student is a minor, there will be a requirement of the letter of Approval from the parents in connection with the stay in Romania for study purposes.

International Students must pay the tuition fee in one instalment before making their visa application each year.  For students who do not need a Romanian student visa, fees can be paid up to 3 instalments. The visa processing time can be up to two months. Once you enter the country, you will need to obtain a residence permit.

Romania university fees

The Tuition fees in Romanian universities vary from the institution and course you choose. Generally, they are between RON 9000 and RON 24000 per year depending on the faculty and the home country of the student. Medicine might be slightly more expensive, reaching about RON 34000 per year at some Romanian universities. 
Your cost of living in Romania will depend on where you choose to live. On average, for studying in Romania international students can expect a budget of between RON 1,400 and RON 3,300 per month as living expenses. 

Study in Romania Scholarship

If you are unable to afford the studies in Romania, you can take help of scholarships. Governments as well as universities in Romania offer different types of scholarships schemes for international students. Here we have listed a few: 

  • Transilvania Academic Scholarship
  • CEEPUS Program
  • Scholarships to Foreign Citizens by the Ministry of Economy, Energy and Business Environment.
  • Scholarships offered by the Romanian State to foreign citizens through the MFA.
  • Excellence Scholarships Offered by Romanian State to International Students.
  • University of Bucharest – CEEPUS Program
  • The L’Oréal – UNESCO National scholarship program “For Women in Science”
  • Nicolae Titulescu Scholarships
  • Pârvan and N. Iorga Scholarships
  • STARR-UBB Institute Fellowship

Study and work in Romania

An international student in Romania does not require a working permit, provided that they hold a residence permit for studying in the country. Non-EU students are allowed to work 4 hours per day. If you want to work more than this specified limit, you should apply for a work permit. 

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