Low Tuition Universities in Romania with Tuition Fees

Education in Romania –  three cycles:

Bachelor studies with length depending on the specialty:
6 semesters (3 years) for sciences, humanities, social and economic, law, political science, fine arts and sport;
8 semesters (4 years) for technological sciences, engineering, technical Ingenerie, agriculture and forestry;
12 semesters (six years) for general medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine and architecture.
University studies of master: 2 years.

Postgraduate/doctoral studies (PhD): 3-4 years, which can be organized (except medical school) as regular courses, courses in reduced frequency aor online at the universities or research institutes.

The qualifications of the higher education system are: diplomas, certificates, degrees and other official documents of state, special diet, confirming the higher education program and graduate professional qualifications.
Bachelor degree (BA);
Master’s degree
Degree of Doctor (Ph.D.). This is the highest academic degree awarded in all areas after 3-4 years of study and original research. It follows the first university degree (master). Is given the title of doctor in a certain field of science or the arts.

How to Apply

To be eligible to apply to study in Romania, the student should be at least 17 years old. It is also vital to know that you will need to forward your applications directly to your university of choice. The documents you will require when applying to Romanian universities are as follow but not limited to these:

  • Application form for diploma recognition (EU, EEA or Swiss applicants)
  • For undergraduate applicants: certified copy of the Baccalaureate Diploma or equivalent
  • For postgraduate applicants: certified copy of graduation certificate
  • Certified copy of academic record translated into Romanian, English, French or German
  • Certified copy of birth certificate
  • A medical certificate specifying that the candidate does not have any contagious diseases and explaining the applicant’s health status
  • Certified copy of passport
  • A statement specifying that the applicant’s high-school diploma (Baccalaureate Diploma) enables him/her to apply for bachelor’s degree studies
  • Language certificate, except for applicants coming from countries where the official language is the language of instruction (this certificate can be obtained from the university after passing a test before enrolment)
  • Two recent photos

Living Cost

Student living cost in Romania is so cheap especially when compared to other European countries. The monthly amount can vary depending on the lifestyle of each international student. Yet, with 300 to 500 EURO/ month, an international student can live very comfortably and enjoy affordable University education in Romania.
Bellow are approximate student living cost in Romania :
Student hostel: 650 Euro/month (3 person/room!),
Private apartment:150 – 300 Euro/month,
Food:150 – 200 Euros,
Clothes: you must take in account that you need at least winter and summer clothes,
Medical insurance: 10 Euro/ month (26 year or less students do not paid assures. It is include in their tuition fee),
Internet: 15 Euros,
Transport:40 Euros,
Taxi: approximately 0.32 Euro/km;
Sandwich: 2 Euro;

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees in Romania vary from institution to institution. Usually they are between €2,000 and €5,000 per year (US$2,500 – 6,300) depending on the faculty and the home country of the student. Medicine might be slightly more expensive, reaching about €7,000 per year (US$8,800) at some Romanian universities. Students who need a visa to study in Romania must pay the tuition fee in one installment before making their visa application each year. For students who do not require a Romanian student visa, fees can be paid in one, two or three installments.

Application deadline

The application deadline might be extended by the Ministry of Education and Research or by universities till 30 August, but we strongly advice you to apply early. In such way you will have more chance to be admitted and we will have enough time to pre-process your application form and documents before handing them to the Ministry of Education and Research for consideration.
The successful late application candidates may result in late issuance of their acceptance letters extending till the beginning of October.
The medical faculties have two deadlines for the post-graduate studies: on 30th of November and another on 31st of March.There is non deadline for PhD applicants.
Foreign students, who have begun to study in their home country or in another country, can finish their studies in Romania. This depends on each individual case, after the recognition and equivalence of diplomas.


Student Visa

Students coming from countries within the EU or European Economic Area (EEA), as well as those from Canada, Croatia, Japan, Moldova, South Korea, Switzerland, the US and Serbia do NOT need a visa to study in Romania. All others need to apply for a student visa prior to arrival in Romania. You need a letter of acceptance to study at a university in Romania, from the Ministry of Education, in order to apply. Student visas take up to two months to process. After you arrive in the country, you need to extend your visa and obtain a residence permit. For more information, contact the Romanian Office for Immigration within the Romanian Ministry of Administration and Interior.

Documents Required for Visa Processing

Documents you need in order to apply for a student 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 €2,500/US$3,153)
  • Criminal record certificate or another document of the same legal value
  • Medical insurance for the entire period of the visa validity
  • Approval of parents or foster parents in connection with the stay on Romanian territory for study purposes, if the student is a minor.

List of Low or Cheap Tuition Universities and Colleges in Romania


Public Universities and Colleges

1 Decembrie 1918 University, Alba Iulia

Vasile Alecsandri University of Bacău

Henri Coandă Air Force Academy

Transylvania University of Braşov

Polytechnic University of Bucharest

Technical University of Civil Engineering of Bucharest

Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism

University of Agronomical Sciences and Veterinary Medicine

University of Bucharest

Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy

Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies

National University of Music Bucharest

Bucharest National University of Arts

Caragiale University of Theatrical Arts and Cinematography

National Academy of Physical Education and Sport

National School of Administration and Political Science of Bucharest

Technical Military Academy of Bucharest

Carol I National Defence University

National Academy of Intelligence

Alexandru Ioan Cuza Police Academy

Technical University of Cluj-Napoca

University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Cluj-Napoca

Babeş-Bolyai University

Iuliu Haţieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy

Gheorghe Dima Music Academy

Art and Design University of Cluj-Napoca

Ovidius University

Maritime University of Constanţa

Mircea cel Bătrân Naval Academy

University of Craiova

University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova

University of Galaţi

Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iaşi

Ion Ionescu de la Brad University of Agricultural Sciences
and Veterinary Medicine of Iaşi

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University

Grigore T. Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy

George Enescu University of Arts of Iaşi

University of Oradea

University of Petroşani

University of Piteşti

Petroleum-Gas University of Ploieşti

Eftimie Murgu University of Reşiţa

Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu

Nicolae Bălcescu Land Forces Academy

Ştefan cel Mare University of Suceava

Valahia University of Târgovişte

Constantin Brâncuși University

Petru Maior University of Târgu Mureş

University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Târgu Mureş

Theatre University of Târgu Mureş

Politehnica University of Timișoara

Banat University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine

West University of Timişoara

Victor Babeş University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timişoara


Private Institutions and Universities

Tibiscus University of Timişoara

Mihai Eminescu University of Timişoara

Dimitrie Cantemir University of Târgu Mureş

Romanian-German University of Sibiu

Commercial Academy of Satu Mare

Constantin Brâncoveanu University

Partium Christian University

Emanuel University of Oradea

Agora University

Drăgan European University of Lugoj

Mihail Kogălniceanu University of Iaşi

Apollonia University

Petre Andrei University of Iaşi

Danubius University

Andrei Şaguna University of Constanţa

Sapientia University

Bogdan Vodă University of Cluj-Napoca

Baptist Theological Institute of Bucharest

Vasile Goldiş West University of Arad

George Bacovia University of Bacău

Dimitrie Cantemir Christian University

George Bariţiu University of Braşov

Titu Maiorescu University

Nicolae Titulescu University

Romanian-American University

Hyperion University

Spiru Haret University

Bioterra University

Ecological University of Bucharest

Gheorghe Cristea Romanian University of Arts and Sciences

Athenaeum University

Artifex University

Roman Catholic Theological Institute of Bucharest


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