One of the most affordable European countries
Romania is located in Southeastern-Central Europe, bordering the Black Sea, between Bulgaria and Ukraine. It also borders Hungary, Serbia, and Moldova.
There are two types of higher educational institutions: 56 public (49 civilian institutions of higher education in state universities and 7 military), and 26 private institutions. They prepare for Bachelor’s degree, which takes around 3–6 years, depending on the specialty, Master’s for 2 years and postgraduate Doctoral studies (PhD) for 3–4 years. Romanian universities offer some choice of undergraduate and postgraduate programs in English, French and German, but the majority of the programs are taught in the Romanian language.
International students get higher education in universities, academies and institutes, which are accredited and have a special license to teach foreign students. They are such universities as “Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu or Technical University of Cluj. The Ministry of Education, Research, Youth and Sports of Romania controls the quality of educational services.
Tuition fees in Romania vary depending on the degree programme and education institution the student is applying for. Fees may also change every academic year, and therefore it is best to check the university admissions document for up-to-date information. Student’s living costs in Romania are not very expensive compared to other European countries.
During the study period, starting from the second year, students are practicing their knowledge and getting trained in institutions specialized in the field, so after graduating the faculty, they have the best prospects of employment. Foreign students have the right to work 15 hours per week during the study year. They can work as a full-time employee during the holidays as well.
Top 3 reasons to study in Romania:
- Diplomas are appreciated and recognized in Europe
- Some of the lowest tuition fees and living costs in Europe
- Simple and clear university admission process and visa application
Did you know this about Romania?
- The Alexandru Ioan Cuza University or The University of Iasi, as it was named at first, is the oldest higher education institution in Romania. It was established on October 26, 1860.
- The modern jet engine was invented by the Bucharest-born inventor Henri Coanda in 1910.
- In 2005, the Romanian currency, the leu, dropped four of its zeroes, so that what used to be 10,000 lei became printed as just 1 lei. They also started making them out of plastic instead of paper, because the legend says, that the banks were advised to start using more plastic systems (=credit cards), and they took it literally.