Study in Romania:
Romania is placed in central-eastern Europe at the crossroads between the West (Austria, Germany, France etc.) and the Orient (Turkey and Russia). On the map, you can find Romania to the west of the Black Sea and to the North of the Danube River.
Sights, scenery and culture
Romania enjoys a variety of landscapes from the beautiful Black Sea coast line and beaches, to the breathtaking views from the top of the Carpathian Mountains. The Danube Delta is a natural landscape unique in Europe due to its animal and plant life diversity. Medieval castles and old monasteries are an integral part of the country's history and culture and make nice stops for the curious traveler. Villages offer a peaceful escape from the bustling city life, enabling tourists to get a taste of traditional Romania and its culinary delights.
Famous Romanian figures
Romanians would be less known if it weren't for its great people. Some of them have made the headlines of the news worldwide: Nadia Comaneci and her perfect 10 in gymnastics, Ilie Nastase and his great skills in tennis, Gheorghe Hagi and his football genius.
An even more famous figure is Dracula whose castle and home is said to be in Transylvania, the central part of Romania. Of course this is only fiction but part of the story resides in Transylvanian history. Ask us for information if you are curious to find out more.
A European country
Romania became part of the European Union in 2007, joining its economy and social life with the great European nations. Romania will also join the Schengen community in the near future thus allowing free passing for citizens and residents within the borders of the member countries.
Bucharest is Romania's capital and largest city with 2 million official inhabitants (3 million including the suburbs and unofficial population). Obviously, this is the main center for Education, Culture, Entertainment and Business. Coming to school here means studying in a very dynamic and ever growing social and economic life. More about Bucharest can be found below or at this Â
Education and student life
32 of the approximately 100 universities in Romania are based in Bucharest. As you can imagine this makes the city also the most important student city in Romania with hundreds of thousands of students residing here and enjoying their university years. There are 3 main campus areas in Bucharest and the Romanian-American University is placed right in one of them. Student life means libraries but also student pubs, clubs and many restaurants.
Bucharest is home to a great variety of museums, theatres and opera houses. You can experience Romanian traditional rural life in the Village Museum (one of its kind in Europe) and Peasant's Museum. If you enjoy natural history you can visit the Natural Sciences Museum or Geology Museum. If arts or history are your thing, the National History Museum and hundreds of Art Galleries can be found scattered around the city center. The National Theater is an icon and is located just in the center of the city delimiting point 0 in Romania. If you rather enjoy a more untraditional approach to culture, you'll be happy to know that Bucharest is filled with places where artists perform freely.
Every imaginable recreational activity can be done in Bucharest, from different sport activities to club life or chilling with your friends on the terrace of some of the nicest cafÃ©s. Bucharest was known as the little Paris in the period between the two World Wars. Naturally, some of its charm has remained intact and the municipality is reviving the city's former glory. The old city center is now bustling with pubs, cafes and restaurants where thousands of people flock each day to escape the busy everyday office life.
If shopping is your entertainment, you will be happy to find out that Bucharest is the capital city with the biggest number of shopping malls in Eastern Europe. Large complexes with hundreds of shops, cafÃ©s, restaurants and cinemas await residents and tourists alike.
Why studying in Romania?
Whoever you are, European or non European citizen, choosing to study abroad in European Union, especially in Romania, is the best choice you can make: vast cultural diversity, access to all European countries, heart of research and conferences centers and possibility of easily being involved into community, meeting people from all over the world and possibility of making network useful lasting for the rest of live, etc.Â Studying in Romania makes students grow a lot and quickly.
Romania is member of EU and EEA countries
Study in Romania is studying in European Union (EU), in European Economic Area (EEA). All diplomas from EU and EEA accredited Universities are automatically recognized in all Europe and beyond.
Excellent quality of education in Romania
Traditionally, Higher Education in Romania has a world-wide reputation as a centre of excellence in learning, teaching and practice. Romanian Universities and Colleges have been receiving thousands and thousands of students from all over the world, especially from developing countries. Today all most all Romanian Universities are partners with thousands of well known Universities in all over the world. And Romania has become one of countries offering state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge research opportunities together with the chance to walk in the footsteps of so many of the worldâ€™s most influential thinkers.
Reasonable tuition fees and living expenses in Romania
Romanian Higher education and living cost are the cheapest in all European Union. The excellent academic standards are achieved with reasonable tuition fees and daily costs while the education sector being a top priority for Europeâ€™s competitiveness.
Rich academic heritage in Romania
Romania boasts many centuries of academic excellence. A rich academic heritage is based around many landmarks in human knowledge, and todayâ€™s Romania higher education institutions benefit from this lasting legacy.
In Romanian, international students get advantage of wonderful blend of tradition and modernity, vitality and performance, along with traditional and new campuses at low cost.
Great Choice of University programs in Romania
There are more than 70 Romanian state universities or private Romanian universitiesÂ in Romanian, with a supplementary preparatory year for learning Romanian language. All those universities offer a great variety of degree programmers (bachelor, Master, PhD /Doctorate) in different languages (Romania, English, French, German, Hungarian). From leading research universities to small, friendly teaching colleges, the degree program or course choice seems to be unlimited especially in national language.
Multicultural environment in Romanian Universities
Study in Romania offers a unique cultural experience in a dynamic and multinational environment. Besides earning a world-class qualification, international students in Romania have the chance to learn new languages, get international intercultural skills that are of great value to future employers and an essential advantage in a dynamic world, build a friend and professional network lasting forever, to travel and make practice or exchange studies in other countries, etc.Â So higher education in Romania makes international students grow a lot and quickly thanks to multicultural experience.
University Quality and Transferability in Romania
The qualifications of Higher education must be internationally recognized. Transferable qualifications aid mobility, making it easier for students to further study or to transfer achieved credits to other higher education institution or to move from studying to launching a career elsewhere.
To facilitate and ensure that the quality and transferability of higher education qualifications mean something and are recognized all over the world, a number of instruments have been developed among which: European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS), The Diploma Supplement (DS), The European Quality Charter for Mobility, The European Qualifications Framework for Lifelong Learning (EQF), The ENIC Network (European Network of Information Centers on academic recognition and mobility), The NARIC Network (National Academic Recognition Information Centers).
European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) in Romania
The ECTS was introduced to ensure that period of study abroad were recognized, thereby enhancing the quality and volume of student mobility in Europe. Recently, the ECTS has been developing into an accumulation system and is increasingly becoming a general reference for national credit systems. It supports the objectives of the Bologna Process by making study programs easy to read and compare for local and foreign students and by facilitating mobility and academic recognition.
Diploma Supplement (DS)
The non-recognition and poor evaluation of qualifications is now a global problem. The Diploma Supplement is a document attached to a higher education diploma that provides a standardized description of the nature, level, context, content and status of the studies that were successfully completed by the graduate. The Diploma Supplement provides transparency and facilitates academic and professional recognition of qualifications (diplomas, degrees, certificates).
The DS offers students: a diploma that is more readable and easily comparable abroad; a precise description of their academic career and the competencies acquired during the study period; an objective description of their achievements and competencies; easier access to opportunities for work or further study abroad; improved employability.
Â Studying in Romania increase the Career Opportunities
Â Studying in Europe gives you a top-quality education which will be respected the world over.
Throughout the study period, the students are distributed for their practical activities in institutions specialized in the field, they are getting trained, so after graduating the faculty, they have the best prospects of employment.
Romanian Student visa
Requirements for Romanian Student visa
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).
StudentsÂ arriving from the EU countries, the European Economic Area, as well as from Canada, Croatia, Japan, Moldova, South Korea, Switzerland, USA and SerbiaÂ do not need visa to unter 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.
Requirements for Romanian Student long stay visa
1. Letter of acceptance from Romanian Ministry of education;
2. Proof of tuition fees payment for one year (payment must be done after gettingÂ the acceptance letter, transferring the fee to theÂ bank account ofÂ Â Â Â 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
1.Â The passport with a validÂ visa
2.Â The copy of the official admission letter
3.Â At list 2500 USA dollars (approximately 1800 Euro) with your hand or other way of showingÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â that you have sufficient fund for subsistence.Â Â Â Â
Requirements for Romanian studentsâ€™ temporary residence permis
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 permis, the following documents are required:
â€¢Â Â Â Standard applicationÂ (from the immigration office)
â€¢Â Â Â Proof of tuition fee payment issued by your University in Romania (so called â€˜adeverintaâ€™)
â€¢Â Â Â Copy of letter of acceptance for studies issued by the Ministry of Education
â€¢Â Â Â 4. Medical certificate issued by a public or private medical institution in Romania, proofing that the foreignÂ Â Â student does not suffer from diseases that endanger the public health
â€¢Â Â Â The proof of Medical Insurance for those who are above 26 years old
â€¢Â Â Â House Contract (house contract is made between you and your landlord at a public notary)
â€¢Â Â Â Passport bio data page and the page showing the date of entry at the Romanian border.
â€¢Â Â Â Bank statement that prove your means of living for at listÂ 1year(minimum of 2500 USD or its equivalent)
â€¢Â Â Â 2 recent passport photographs
â€¢Â Â Â A file with rail
â€¢Â Â Â Receipt (attached to your file) of taxes paid at Romanian CEC Bank: Â
oÂ Â Â Tax for residence permit = 240 lei (RON)
oÂ Â Â Registration of the application = 3 lei (RON)
oÂ Â Â Tax to extend the right to stay = 120 EURO (equivalent in RON)