students willing to study in Romania can apply either to the Ministry
of Education and Research or to the chosen Romanian university,
in order to receive the Letter of Acceptance.
The following application papers are requested:
1. Application form; pdf version [download];
2. Certified copy of the Baccalaureate Diploma or equivalent -
for undergraduate studies;
3. Certified copy of the graduation certificate - for graduate
applicants or PhD;
4. Academic record translated into Romanian, English, French or
5. Language certificate (see further instructions regarding this
6. Certified copy of the Birth Certificate;
7. Certified copy of the passport;
8. Medical certificate.
The application forms are available at the International Relations
Offices of the Ministry of Education and Research or of the Romanian
universities, or at the Romanian Embassies abroad. The application
papers, only in copy, have to be mailed to the chosen university,
or to the Ministry of Education and Research in order to receive
the approval statement. The official documents have to be submitted
personally, in original, when applying in Romania.
Before coming to Romania, the international students should have
their documents endorsed within the Romanian embassies in their
own countries; then, they should obtain a valid visa for studying
Admission to higher education institutions is based on the selection
of application files. For applying to study architecture, arts,
and sports, international students are required to present their
The application file must be sent to Romania by 15th of September
(for undergraduate and graduate studies), but there is no deadline
for PhD applicants. The medicine faculties have two deadlines
for the post-graduate studies: on 30th of November and another
on 31st of March.
International students have to prove good knowledge of the teaching
language (Romanian, English, French or German). For the students
who do not meet this criterion there are specialized departments
where they can improve their language skills.
Usually, international students learn Romanian during the preparatory
year. The candidates who speak Romanian can skip the preparatory
year after having passed a test of Romanian language. The candidates,
who can formally prove that they have studied in Romanian for
at least four years consecutively, do not need to pass the Romanian
language test or to attend the preparatory year.
The following universities organize the preparatory year:
1. "Politehnica" University of Bucharest;
2. University of Bucharest;
3. University of Bacau;
4. "Babes-Bolyai" University of Cluj;
5. "Ovidius" University of Constanta;
6. University of Craiova;
7. "Al. I. Cuza" University of Iasi;
8. University of Pitesti;
9. "Oil and Gas" University of Ploiesti;
10. West University of Timisoara.
Students will have to take language tests, during the academic
year, in order to check their speaking and writing abilities.
Foreign students, who have begun to study in their home country
or in another country, can finish their studies in Romania. This
is possible according to each individual case, after the recognition
and equivalence of diplomas.
graduates who already have a diploma can continue their studies
in similar faculties providing four-year courses, after applying
to sit the entrance examination. If they pass the examination
they go directly to the third academic year. Since 1998, Romanian
universities have introduced the ETCS (European Transfer Credit
System) which facilitates student mobility within the European
Further information is available at any Romanian university and
at the Ministry of Education and Research, the General Department
for International Relations.