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Find out more about the different types of university, admission and language requirements, and tuition fees.



Romania has 97. In recent years, in addition to the 56 state ones, various (41) have emerged, which are accredited by the Ministry of Education if the quality is appropriate.

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Study system

The academic year in Romania starts at the beginning of October and ends at the end of May. It is divided into a winter and a summer semester. After the end of the semester, there is a three to four week examination period.

It is not possible to start studying in Romania in the summer semester.

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In the first cycle of studies, university studies take three, four or six (medical subjects) years, depending on the subject, up to the first professional qualification - license (licenta / Bachelor). It can be continued with mostly 2-year courses and completed with a master’s degree.

Various advanced and advanced training courses as well as doctoral programs (Diplomã de doctor (PhD)) are offered.

Information on issues relating to the recognition of academic achievements, degrees and academic degrees can be found in our.


The basic requirement for studying at a Romanian university is the general university entrance qualification. The universities choose their students. This means that you have to apply. Students who wish to continue their studies can obtain the registration forms from or in the International Relations Department of.

Abitur certificate or Bachelor certificate from foreign students must first be recognized by the as equivalent.
For studies that are held in Romanian, a language test must be passed. If you do not have sufficient knowledge of Romanian, you have to complete a preparatory year.


It is important to have the Abitur certificate recognized by the Romanian Ministry of Education. Further information can be found at.

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tuition fee

For most courses there are state-subsidized, i.e. free, study places. The respective universities provide information on the exact number. The free places are given to the best candidates in the selection process. EU citizens generally have the right to receive such a state-subsidized place if they are equally qualified; otherwise, students at Romanian universities have to pay. The amount is between EUR 500 and EUR 1,000 per semester. In the subjects of medicine, pharmacy, art / music, film and acting, the fees range up to EUR 5,000 per semester. The tuition fees of private universities can also be significantly higher.

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Language requirements

Even before the start of the study visit, the language skills must be good enough that a sufficient vocabulary of technical terms enables effortless participation in the courses. Before being admitted to the course, applicants must take a language test.

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International summer courses at universities can be found on the website of the.

Visa, work permit, looking for accommodation, cost of living - all of this should be well researched before going abroad. The information compiled here will help you prepare.


Residence permit and work permit

Since Romania is a member state of the European Union, German citizens can enter without a visa or passport.

After receiving the admission, a residence permit must be applied for within three months. Proof of health insurance and proof of financing (scholarship or bank statement) must be presented for this purpose. For more information, please contact. Full-time students are not allowed to work. In exceptional cases, the responsible ministry issues permits.

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Due to the social security agreement within the EU, those who have statutory health insurance in Germany can make use of the services of the relevant regional health insurance funds. For this it is advisable to have a European Health Insurance Card () issued so that there are no problems with the assumption of costs in the event of illness.

Cost of living

They are generally lower than in Germany. In addition to the tuition fees to be paid three months in advance, a monthly reference amount of approx. EUR 400 for the cost of living must be assumed.

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Foreign students can be accommodated in student residences, but the capacities are not always sufficient. Here a place in a multi-bed room costs approx.EUR 30

On the free housing market, rents for a room are around EUR 150 to EUR 300 per month. Rental apartments are rare in Bucharest, so the monthly rent here can be between EUR 300 and EUR 400.
You can now rent a room in a shared apartment. There are also many portals that offer rooms for students.