Tuition fees in Romania depend on what you’re studying and where you’re from. If you’re from Romania, the EU, the EEA or Switzerland, then it’ll be less than if you’re from outside. That being said, there’s no big difference.
It’ll cost between 10,000ROM (US$2400) and 24,600ROM (US$6040). Programs like medicine and engineering generally come in at the higher end of this range.
Before arriving in Romania, most schools will ask you to pay a deposit of at least one semester’s worth of fees. This can vary from school to school.
As for student loans, these don’t really exist in Romania. Many students rely on pre-existing money or take out bank loans. Although it doesn’t have a student loan scheme to speak of, Romania does have a good number of scholarships on offer.
Many scholarships from the Romanian government are geared towards STEM subjects, but there are lots available for all kinds of subjects from individual schools, NGOs and, in some cases, even your home country. A list of Romanian government scholarships can be found here.
For other kinds of scholarships, you’ll have to dig around and do some homework. Applications can only normally be made in either Romanian or English.
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Student Visas & Permits
If you're from outside of the EU, you'll need a visa to study in Romania. This section tells you what you need to do to get your study visa.
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.
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!
Applications in Romania go to individual schools. This section tells you what you need to do to present in most applications to Romanian schools.
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