The Education System in Romania
There are over 500,000 students enrolled in Romanian universities, with over 27,000 of them international. People from around the world study in Romania because of its academic flexibility, rich cultural history, and affordable cost of living--so expect to meet international students with diverse interests from around the globe.
Romania uses the Bologna system, which means it has three academic cycles: a 3-year bachelor’s degree, a 2-year master’s degree, and a 3-year doctorate degree, though there is of course some variation depending on the program. EU-regulated professions like medicine and dentistry can have a longer degree time, for instance.
Romanian higher education institutions have the ability to set their own academic schedules, but the majority start the first week of October, and continue for 14 weeks a semester. Exams are at the end of each semester.
Romania participates in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) which means that you can transfer credit easily between Romanian universities and foreign institutions.
Romania has a special Diploma Supplement (DS) which is issued by universities. The supplement describes the type of studies you’ve completed, as a sort of grade transcript, which is both in Romania and English, making it very easy to use when you’re pursuing future studies or employment.
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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.