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Study in Romania

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Romania is often referred to as the meeting point of three regions: Central Europe, Eastern Europe, and the Balkans--and this has reflected on its cultural heritage. Romania has a rich tapestry and has something for everyone, from striking monasteries to scenic landscapes complete with beautiful mountains and medieval towns. Romania also offers some of the lowest tuition and living costs in the EU, making it the perfect place for a budget-friendly European study abroad experience. Romania also has the third fastest internet in the world, a burgeoning art scene, and a diverse choice of university programs, including ones in English, French, German, Romanian, or Hungarian. Bucharest in particular offers over 40 museums and an exciting nightlife.

Romania - The Facts & Figures






19.64 million

Area Size

238,391 km²


531,586 (27,510 international)

Academic Year

October - June



Calling Code


Time Zone


Brasov cityscape in Romania

More about Romania

While you might just think of Dracula when you think of Romania, the country offers so much more. Most importantly, Romania offers excellent academic institutions that have great student life, innovative facilities, and opportunities for research. Four Romanian universities are ranked in the QS Top Universities in the World. Romania attracts over 27,000 international students annually, and the number is poised to increase.

Education System

Want to learn about how the higher education system works in Romania? Romania is a popular destination for a variety of students, given its diverse programs, budget-friendly cost-of-living and its culture and history. Like many European countries, Romania uses the Bologna system of three academic cycles. Find out more about the the structure of the education system in Romania!

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Student Visas

Do you need a visa to enter Romania to study? Learn more about the processes on student visas, and what you need to enter the country, depending on your citizen status. You will also be required to bring certain documents with you to passport control at the airport, which we cover as well.

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Housing & Living Costs

Romania is a very affordable country compared to other countries in Europe. We’ve detailed average living and housing costs so you can get a better idea of what you would be paying as a student in Romania.

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Tuition Fees & Scholarships

Tuition fees for Romanian programs vary based on the school as well as your nationality. Usually EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens will have a different tuition fee than non-EU students. There are also scholarships available.

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Language & Culture

Romanian culture is full of tradition! From a unique language to incredible wine and a burgeoning art community, Romania has a lot to offer. Find out more about what the country offers in terms of language, culture, cuisine, and more!

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Application Process

All countries have specific admissions requirements for students to enter their universities. Romania’s system is quite centralized in that all applications go through their Ministry of Education and Scientific Research. Learn more about the ins and outs of admission to Romanian programs, and what you need to apply, depending on your citizenship.

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The content of this country guide has been developed in partnership with Study in Romania.

About Study in Romania

The Study in Romania portal is developed and hosted by the Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding (UEFISCDI), within the framework of the "Internationalisation, equity and institutional management for a quality higher education" (IEMU) project. The portal aims to offer a high quality data base with the existing educational offer of Romanian universities.

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Last update: 08 Nov 2018

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