Study in Romania

Higher Education in Romania has a worldwide reputation as a centre of excellence in learning, teaching and practice. Romanian Universities and Colleges have been receiving thousands of students from all over the world, especially from other developing countries. Today almost every Romanian university has established partnerships other prestigious universities all over the world. Modern Romania offers state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge research opportunities for international students.

Romania is the birthplace of many influential thinkers and artists that have shaped European thought and culture. Mircea Eliade, Eugen Ionesco, Emil Cioran, Lucian Blaga, Ion Caragiale are just some of the great Romanian thinkers and writers. Romanians also take great pride in their national poet, Mihai Eminescu. The artistic works of Constantin Brancusi have received international acclaim. The music composer George Enescu is another Romanian and international icon. Each year a music festival dedicated in his name takes place in the Romanian capital city, Bucharest. Famous Romanian sports figures include personalities such as Nadia Comaneci, Ilie Nastase or Gheorghe Hagi.

Student information about cities in Romania

Find the best information about what to expect when studying in top cities in Romania. Read about degree course offers, career opportunities, student life, living costs, and more.

  • Study in Bucharest
  • Study in Iasi
  • Study in Cluj-Napoca
  • Study in Timisoara

Academic structure

In Romania higher education is provided in education and research institutions, universities, institutes, academies, conservatories and university colleges. State higher education comprises 49 state higher education institutions with 324 faculties and other 8 private institutions.

The higher education institutions comprise of several faculties, university colleges, divisions, departments and small pilot units specialised in researches and micro-production. The faculty represents the functional basic unit of the higher education institution and is organised by chairs or by departments. The teaching in a faculty is organised by specialities, years of study, student series and groups. The faculty includes the teaching and research personnel, the students and the auxiliary and administrative personnel.

Admission requirements

International 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 required:

  • Application form; pdf version; on-line version
  • Certified copy of the Baccalaureate Diploma or equivalent – for undergraduate studies;
  • Certified copy of the graduation certificate – for graduate applicants or PhD;
  • Academic record translated into Romanian, English, French or German;
  • Language certificate (see further instructions regarding this issue)
  • Certified copy of the Birth Certificate;
  • Certified copy of the passport;
  • 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.

Universities may have additional specific application requirements. So make sure to international student services for detailed information about the application procedure.

Find more information about admission requirements in Romanian universities.

Study programmes

International student can choose from a variety of study fields:

  • Science & Technology: Computer Science, Civil Engineer, Electronics, Communication, Aerial Navigation, Artificial Intelligence, Materials Engineering, Engineering of Organic Chemicals, Petroleum and Coal Chemistry, Software Engineering.
  • Medicine: Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, veterinary medicine, etc.
  • Economics: Business Administration, Finance and Risk Management, International Business, etc.
  • Other internationally compatible studies: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Political Studies, Public Administration, etc.

The Romanian higher education system is organised on three undergraduate and post-graduate levels: first level bachelor studies, second level master studies and third level doctor studies. Higher education in Romania offers a variety of study options: regular studies, part-time courses and Open Distance Learning.

International students may take a supplementary preparatory year for learning the Romanian language or choose a study in a foreign language. Romanian universities offer great choices of undergraduate and postgraduate programs in Romanian, English, French and German.

English language preparation for studying in Romania

Develop your academic English language skills in order to meet the English language requirements at Romanian universities offering degree studies for international students. Choose an English language school anywhere in the world and pick your preferred English exam preparation course from diverse language course options.


The academic library network in Romania supports the teaching and research programmes in universities. With the most important documentary base in Romania, about 24 million volumes, this network provides the appropriate means for the academic learning and research process. These libraries, using permanent communication, ensure the national and international exchange of publications. Presently, the library system is undergoing a process of digitization. In just a few years, the entire book patrimony will be transferred on electronic format.

Student visa

Once you get your letter of acceptance from the Ministry of education, you have to apply for Romanian student visa to your closest Romanian embassy or consulate. Students arriving from the EU countries, the European Economic Area, as well as from Canada, Croatia, Japan, Moldova, South Korea, Switzerland, USA and Serbia do not need a visa to enter Romania.

All other international students are required to apply for a Romanian student visa prior to arrival.
Requirements for Romanian Student long stay visa:

  • Letter of acceptance from Romanian Ministry of education.
  • Proof of tuition fees payment for one year.
  • Proof of sufficient means of support for entire period specified in the visa (approximately 2500 Euros).
  • Criminal record certificate.
  • Medical insurance for the entire period of the visa validity.
  • Approval of the parents to stay on the Romanian territory for study purposes, if the foreign citizen is a minor.

Once you arrive in Romania and completed university enrolment, you have to apply for a residence permit.



Education in Croatia

Early Childhood Education

Just like this gap in attendance, there is a large disparity of quality between the various pre-schools around the country. There are also rather long waiting lists for pre-schools and nurseries, which can only be applied for from May onwards. If you want to avoid these waiting lists, or want to apply at any point of the year, a private kindergarten may be your best choice. The price for private kindergartens will most likely be between 2,500 and 3,500 HRK per month, but you should check with your kindergarten of choice for a specific price.

If you are only staying in Croatia temporarily without a permanent residence permit, you should be aware that the cost for public pre-school will be 1,900 HRK per month. You may be interested to know that many public kindergartens offer different programs, such as early foreign language learning programs or sport programs. Among the language learning programs, you can usually choose from English, German, French, Italian and Spanish, although not all languages will be available in every area.

Primary School

At the age of six, primary school children in Croatia start the mandatory part of their education. Primary education in Croatia is split into two stages, the first being from grades one to four and the second being grades five to eight. In the first stage, students usually study Croatian language and literature, math, nature and society, fine arts, music, physical education (PE), a foreign language from grade four onwards, and supplementary and elective studies.

In the second stage, they will likely study Croatian language and literature, fine arts, music, a foreign language, math, history, geography, technology, PE, supplementary and elective studies, and nature in grades five and six followed by biology, chemistry and physics in grades seven and eight. Whilst the language in the classroom is usually Croatian, official minorities have the right to be taught in their mother tongue.

Secondary Education

After finishing their primary education, children may continue into optional secondary education. There are three types of secondary education to choose from:

  • At general or specialized grammar schools pupils study a comprehensive curriculum. At the end of the four years, they take the state matura, after which they can take up higher education.
  • Vocational schools (business, technology, or industry, etc.) last one to five years depending on the end qualification, which can either be a final assignment or the state matura.
  • Art schools (dance, music, fine arts, etc.) function in largely the same way as vocational schools.

Those who finish high school with a “Certificate of Education” can enroll in a university or a polytechnic school of higher education.

Local vs. International Schools

The public education system in Croatia has the obvious advantage that it is free of charge. Children of foreign residents are also entitled to additional language lessons in Croatian. Sending your kids to a public school in Croatia might make sense if they already speak another Eastern European language, if they are still fairly young, or if you are planning to stay in Croatia in the long run.

If none of this applies to your family, your children might be better off at a private international school. There are several of them in the Zagreb area. There are also a few independent bilingual or international kindergartens in Zagreb too. Plus, some of the international schools may offer an attached nursery or kindergarten for younger children.


Prestige universities with high level of education and application from Czech Republic

Charles university in Prague

  • oldest university in CZ (one of the oldest in europe, 1348)
  • variety of studies, over 17 faculties (biology, chemistry, math, medicine, history, law)
  • word-wide known university, many foreign students

Czech Technical University in Prague

  • one of the oldest institutes of technology in Central Europe (1705)
  • 105 degree programs and 419 fields of study (Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Nuclear Sciences, Physical Engineering, Architecture, Biomedical Engineering)
  • Many technological research and patents

University of Chemistry and Technology

  • largest university specializing in chemistry in the Czech Republic
  • faculties: Chemical Technolog, Environmental Technology, Food and Biochemical Technology, Chemical Engineering)


Czech University of Life Sciences

  • university of agricultural education and research in Prague established in 1906
  • special studies as: breeding aquarium fishes, parrot breeding, spatial planning…)


Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague

  • University is offering the study disciplines of painting, illustration and graphics, fashion design, product design, graphic design, ceramics and porcelain, photography and architecture.
  • there are 23 studios at the academy

Brno University of Technology

  • University is offering a single course in civil engineering, architecture, chemistry and more
  • 74 study programs (of which 15 are accredited in English)
  • They do developments and research in modern technology

Masaryk University

  • second largest university in the Czech Republic
  • it now consists of nine faculties – medicine, law, science or art
  • It is named after Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, the first president of an independent Czechoslovakia as well as the leader of the movement for a second Czech university

Theatre Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague


Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague

  • one of the oldest film schools in the world
  • offers also programs in English: summer workshops, one-year Academy Program, Special Productions
  • Directing, Documentary filmmaking, Scriptwriting and Dramaturgy, Animated Film, Cinematography, Sound Design, Editing, Production, Photography

Mendel University in Brno

  • five faculties (Agronomy, Forestry and Wood Technology, Business and Economics, Horticulture in Lednice) and one institute

Tomas Bata University in Zlín


What career opportunities are for the graduates of the faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, one of the most sought-after faculties this year in Romania?

Exotic foreign speakers, such as German, Dutch or Danish, are among the most sought-after candidates on the labor market, while foreign languages ​​best paid are Scandinavian, Asian and Arabic.

“The popularity of foreign languages ​​is not by chance. Recently, a human resource company has placed this specialization among the most sought-after in the labor market. The employment prospects for graduates of the Faculty of Foreign Languages ​​and Literatures are varied, both as a role and as an industry, “said Eduard Paştalac, president of the Students’ Association of Foreign Languages.

Language graduates have a wide range of opportunities from job positions such as customer care, accounting, IT, outsourcing, HR and tourism to language teacher jobs followed by a career in translations.

“As a translator you can be hired full time in a company, translation office or law firm. You can opt to be a freelance professional, as an interpreter or translator. Thus, you can manage your own time, work from home or anywhere else, including traveling, which is a great advantage, especially for women, who can find a healthy balance between careers and family” said Irina Romanov, translator and founder of the Academy of Translation.

Also, for future graduates wishing to pursue a career in translations, the knowledge of two foreign languages ​​can provide them with a salary above the average in this sector, as the best paid translations are those from one language to another.

This year, the faculty of Foreign Languages ​​and Literatures gathered 1,700 candidates who opted for the competitions, generating a competition of 76 entries on the spot.

“At the admission, the most sought after languages ​​were Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, Arabic, Neo-Gothic, with a range of between 25 and 6 per language depending on the language, but graduates with the highest wages, will be those who know less widely known languages, such as Danish, Finnish, Dutch, Norwegian, Swedish, Chinese, Arabic, Japanese, Russian or Hindi, “said Associations of Students in Foreign Languages

Training employees in Slovenia

More and more young people continue their studies to achieve higher education, but this is more due to the lack of employment opportunities at the labour market. In the period 2000-2011, the share of young (25-29 years) who were in education increased from 23% to 37% and most of them (56%) achieved university education or more. But a higher level of education makes young people even less employable, since they are too expensive for the employers (Lavrič et al. 2010).

Results of the international comparative study on human resources management CRANET for 2008 show, that 30.9% of large Slovenian organisations (with 200 and more employees) implemented measures for recruiting young workers, 38.2% of large companies had trainings for young workers and 28.8% introduced advancement in career for young workers. Cranet research has been conducted for over 20 years and is coordinated by the Cranfield University, School of Management, Great Britain. The aim of this study is to observe HRM in organizations from longitudinal internationally comparative perspective. In 2001, Slovenia joined more than 40 European and other countries that had participated in the study. The first research was conducted by the Organizations and Human Resources Research Centre, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana. In 2008, the research was conducted for the third time and 219 organizations participated.