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Romania is a country located at the intersection of Central and Southeastern Europe, bordering on the Black Sea. Romania shares a border with Hungary and Serbia to the west, Ukraine and Moldova to the northeast and east, and Bulgaria to the south. At 238,400 square kilometers, Romania is the ninth largest country of the European Union by area, and has the seventh largest population of the European Union with over 19 million people. Its capital and largest city is Bucharest, the tenth largest city in the EU, with a population of around two million.

Romanian Education System

The first Romanian universities were established by Prince Alexandru Ioan Cuza - the University of Iasi (1860) and the University of Bucharest (1864) - under whose rule was issued the first Public Education Law (1864), which regulated the whole system of school education from primary to university education. At the end of the 19th century, following a dramatic development of the educational system, different fields of education were regulated by separate pieces of legislation: the Law of Primary Education (1893), the Law of Secondary and Higher Education (1898), the Law of Vocational Education (1899).

In Transylvania, the University of Cluj was set up in 1872 and the University of Cernauti (now in Ukraine) was set up in Bucovina in 1875. After 1918, the Romanian system of education was unitarily regulated by the new laws of organisation of education issued in 1924-1928.
Between the two World Wars the network of higher education institutions was strongly developed. In 1948, after the onset of the Communist rule, education was organised by the State as a unitary, highly centralised structure. Completely separated from the Church, education was accessible to all children. Due to a structural imbalance, and a chronic lack of material resources, an effect of the economic crisis, the growth of the higher education was inhibited, both in point of technical and material resources - chronically outdated and insufficient - and in point of number of students. However, in the `80s, Romania was an option of choice as an educational destination for many Greek, Israel, other African and Middle East students while Romanian Universities (especially Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Aerospace Engineering, Arhitecture, Economy, Oil and Gas, Chemistry, Computer Science, Civil Engineering) got a well know recognition in the above mentioned countries. 
After the overthrow of the Communist rule in 1989, a major reform was initiated by the higher education institutions themselves. Under the reform program, the number of students enrolled in the various study programmes available in Romania, has been on a constant increase in the last years. This huge increase is also the result of the introduction of a new opportunity for the Romanian citizens to pursue studies based on tuition fees. To the traditional areas of study were added new ones: Information Technology, Genetics, Biotechnologies, Communication Sciences etc.
Romania signed the Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications concerning Higher Education in the European Region (Lisboa 1997), and at the same time, it is part of the Bologna Process concerning the implementation of the common European Higher Education area.
Through commitments assumed at the European level, focused on quality assurance, credit transfers and transparency of educational programmes description, qualifications (diplomas) obtained in the Romanian Higher Education ensured the academic and professional mobility of the graduates all over the world.
The academic year starts in the first week of October. Based on their institutional autonomy, universities decide on the academic schedule. Each year is divided into two semesters. Each semester lasts fourteen weeks. Students have a summer holiday, a Christmas holiday, an Easter holiday and a holiday at the end of the first semester. 
Examinations take place at the end of each semester. They may be oral or written. A re-examination period is scheduled before the beginning of the new academic year.
Structure of Romanian Higher Education System
In Romania higher education is provided in education and research institutions, universities, institutes, academies, conservatories and university colleges. 
The higher education institutions comprise several faculties, university colleges, divisions, departments and small pilot units specialised in research. 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. The faculties are individualised by their study programmes and field of specialisation.
The department is a sub-unit governed by the university Senate or by the Council of a faculty. The department carries out teaching, research, design etc. The chair is the basic structural unit of the faculty and it includes the teaching research, design and auxiliary personnel working in a specific academic field 
Undergraduate Education
Undergraduate education provides two types of programmes:
  • Short-term university education (2-3 year programme provided by the university colleges) courses finalised with diploma de absolvire (diploma certifying the completion of studies at a college and the passing of a relevant examination). Graduates of these courses may continue their long-term university education, under the conditions established by each institution.
  • Long-term university education (4-6 year programmes provided by the universities, academies and conservatories) courses finalised with diploma de licenta (university diploma, equivalent to a first degree).
Graduate Education
Graduate education offers specialisation or an extension of the education provided in universities. Graduate study programmes include:
  • Advanced studies (1-2 years) for university graduates; graduates are awarded a degree diploma;
  • Master studies (1-2 years) for university graduates;
  • Graduate academic studies (2-3 years) organised by graduate study schools attached to universities or functioning as autonomous units; the studies are based on inter-disciplinarity aiming at increased professional specialisation;
  • Doctoral studies (4-6 years) offered by universities and research institutes accredited as such; the doctoral courses are organised as day courses or night courses. The scientific title of doctor granted by the institution is validated by the National Council for the Attestation of Academic Titles, University Diplomas and Certificates;
Types of Diploma
There is a wide range of academic graduate and post-graduate diplomas and distinctions that one can obtain after studying in Romania:
  • Certificat de studii - A certificate awarded to students who have completed their studies in higher education, but have failed to pass the get their degree.
  • Diploma de absolvire a unui colegiu - Diploma certifying the completion of studies at a college and the passing of the relevant final examen.
  • Diploma de licenta - University diploma / Bachelor degree.
  • Diploma de /master - Master Degree
  • Diploma de studii aprofundate - Diploma of Advanced Studies.
  • Diploma de studii (academice) - Diploma of Graduate Academic Studies. This kind of diploma is awarded by a school of graduate studies, within a higher education institution. Such schools enroll holders of the first academic degree at the end of a two-three year graduate study programme.
  • Diploma de doctor - Doctoral Diploma (PhD). This is the highest academic degree awarded in all domains after 4-6 years of study and original research. It follows the first academic degree (or master's degree) and requires the passing of examinations and the submission of an original thesis. The holder of a doctoral diploma is granted the PhD title in the respective field of science or the arts.

Application procedures

International students should apply to receive the Letter of Acceptance from the university of choice The following application papers are requested:

  • Application form (send us an e-mail at studyinromania@iec.ro to receive the updated official version of the application);
  • Certified copy of the Baccalaureate Diploma or equivalent (for undergraduate studies) or certified copy of the graduation certificate (for graduate applicants or PhD);
  • Academic record translated into English;
  • Copy of the Passport;

All these documents should be sent scanned by e-mail at studyinromania@iec.ro in order to apply for the Letter of Acceptance. 

Language requirements

International students have to prove good knowledge of the teaching language (Romanian, English, French or German, according to the program). If the program is taught in Romanian, international students learn Romanian during the University Foundation Year (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. 

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.

Page updated 15 NOV 2017

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