Basic Information about Romania
Romania lies in the Eastern wing of the European Union. With a population of 21 million, it is one of the medium-sized countries of Europe. Romania borders Hungary, Ukraine, the Republic of Moldova, Bulgaria, Serbia, is placed on the lower Danube and shares part of the Black Sea coast. The capital is Bucharest, which has a population of over 2 million inhabitants. The official language is Romanian but Media is publishing also in Hungarian, German, and English.
“Study in Romania” Programme
The Romanian higher education system is organized on three undergraduate and post-graduate levels:
- 1st cycle (licenta) corresponding to bachelor degree,
- 2nd cycle (master) corresponding to master’s degree,
- 3rd cycle (doctorate) corresponding to doctor’s degree.
Romanian higher education is managed by the Ministry of Education, Research, Youth and Sports (MECTS, www.edu.ro).
The Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through the Division of Cultural, Educational and Scientific Relations, cooperates with MECTS to facilitate educational exchanges and ensure foreign citizens the possibility to study in Romania.
Foreign Citizen can study in Romania:
- On their own expenses, at state or private universities in Romania (lists on www.edu.ro), with a supplementary preparatory year for learning the language (if the candidate does not speak Romanian already), or in foreign languages(if the respective university offers this option. Check opportunities for studying in English, French, German in theForeign Student’s Guide on www.mae.ro at “Study in Romania”.
- On scholarships offered by the Romanian state:
The scholarships offered by the Romanian state in keeping with bilateral treaties in force or with unilateral offers made by Romania to other states are managed by the MECTS through its Department for International and European Relations, based on proposals from the relevant authorities of the candidate’s country of origin (http://www.edu.ro/index.php/articles/c784/).
- Based on European university cooperation and mobility programmes:
- ERASMUS MUNDUS
Why Study in Romania ?
High Standards of Educational Process
Romania has a well-deserved reputation world-wide for providing high quality higher education. The existing 51 universities with their over 350 faculties award a wide variety of degrees to suit most educational aspirations.
World Wide Recognition of Academic Programmes
Romania has committed at European and international level to assure quality of education, credit transfers and transparency of academic programmes by signing the Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications concerning Higher Education in the European Region (Lisbon 1997). It is part of the Bologna Process concerning the implementation of the common European Higher Education area.
The qualifications (diplomas) awarded in the Romanian Higher Education ensures world-wide academic and professional mobility of the graduates all over the world.
Lower Investment in the Educational Process
Higher Education in Romania can be considered cheap if comparing to the other EU Member States’ education systems. With tuition fees for international students from outside EU going from $3200 (Engineering, Architecture, Computer Science etc.), $ 3600 (Medicine, Pharmacy) to $7600 (Drama, Film, Film Direction) a year, Romanian Higher Education has the most affordable offer an European Union country could provide for its foreign students and ensures a very effective return on investment.
The fees for one year of study include the assessed practical experience stipulated in the curricula and the medical assistance, in the same conditions offered to the Romanian students.
Are the Universities in Romania recognized or affiliated by any board of education or any other Educational Council ?
Yes, they are recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education of of Romania.
What is the duration of the program in Romania ?
What is the duration of the program in Romania? The duration varies between 2 – 6 years depending upon the courses of study. For more information, please contact us.
What is the language used in Romania?
Romanian, but most of people speaks also French and English.
What is the medium of instruction in Romania ?
The medium of instruction is English
Do we need to qualify for any English test like IELTS or TOEFL for seeking admission into Romanian University ?
No, it is not mandatory
What will be my average month expenses ?
Usually the expenses for first month of staying in Romania are more than those of the subsequent months. This is due to the reason that the student would need to pay the registration charges, purchase items of necessity etc. Subsequently, the average monthly expenses for food are about 100 -250 Euro, depending on individual case.Leave a reply →