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19822000
Total population.
15
Colleges that offer programs taught entirely in English.
63
English-taught bachelor's programs offered.
149
English-taught master's programs offered.

Best Universities in Romania for International Students

These universities have been vetted to accepted international students and offer programs that have no foreign language requirements.

Why should I study in Romania?

With its pristine landscapes and medieval towns and villages, Romania is an idyllic place to study. The country was a Socialist Republic from 1947 to 1989 but has had substantial economic growth during the 2000’s. It has been a member of the European Union since 2007.Romania shares borders with many countries. To the south is Bulgaria, while Serbia and Hungary are to the west, Ukraine is to the north and Moldova to the northwest. The country also has a coastline on the Black Sea in the east. The coastline is popular with young people in the summer when temperatures are in the 70’s and 80’s. Around 1/3 of the country is taken up by the Transylvanian Alp mountain range. The mountains are known for their natural beauty with impressive landforms such as waterfalls and glacial lakes, but also for their Folklore and superstition. The Transylvania region is known for legends of vampires and evil spirits. In fact, the tale of Count Dracula was based on the Romanian figure Vlad the Impaler.Romania is a deeply religious country with Eastern Orthodox Christians making up a large majority of the population. English is not widely spoken and there are few foreigners living in the country. With this in mind, studying in Romania is for those looking to see a less explored part of Europe where they are happy to go beyond their comfort zone.

How to Get Into the Best Unis in Romania

International students desiring to study in Romania can apply either to the Ministry of Education and Research or to the chosen Romanian university in order to receive a letter of acceptance.

The following application papers are requested:

1. Application form; pdf version [download]; on-line version

2. Certified copy of the Baccalaureate Diploma or equivalent-for undergraduate studies;

3. certified copy of the graduation certificate for graduate applicants or PhD;

4. Academic records translated into Romanian, English, French or German;

5. Language certificate (see further instructions regarding this issue).

6. Certified copy of the birth certificate;

7. Certified copy of the passport;

8. Medical certificate

The application forms are available at the International Relations Offices of the Ministry of Education and Research, at the Romanian universities, or at the Romanian Embassies abroad. The application papers, only in copy, have to be mailed to the chosen university or to the Ministry of Education and Research in order to receive the approval statement. The official documents have to be submitted personally, in original, when applying in Romania. The application file must be sent to Romania by the 15th of September.

Before coming to Romania, international students should have their documents endorsed by the Romanian embassies in their own countries; then, they should obtain a valid visa for studying in Romania.

Many schools may require you to get your diploma legalized. If your country is a member of The Hague Conference (and the US is a member), this is a fairly easy process as all you will need is something called an apostille certificate affixed to your diploma. Your Secretary of State office can generally issue this.

Check here to see if your country is a member of the HCCH.

Proof of means requirements.

The proof of means required is 446 euros per month for the duration of the residence permit (1 year).

Working in Romania as an International Student

Non-EU students can work up to 4 hours per day without needing a work permit.

Student Residence Options in Romania

Once you receive your acceptance from a Romanian school, you’ll need to apply for a student visa at your nearest Romanian embassy or mission.

The visa application must be accompanied by the following supporting documents:

The original letter of acceptance from the Ministry of Education and Research;

Proof of payment of the tuition fee for at least one year of studies;

Proof of the means of support in the amount of at least the minimum net wage at the country's level per month for the entire period specified in the application;

a criminal record certificate or another document of the same legal value;

medical insurance for the entire period of the visa validity or subscription to the Romanian health plan through tuition;

legalized parental or foster parent consent for the alien's stay in Romania for academic purposes, if the alien is a minor.

Health Insurance in Romania for International Students

Health insurance is included in tuition.

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