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.
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.