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Studying in Romania

Yes, the titles and degrees awarded by the Romanian higher education institutions are internationally recognized. Romania is a member of the Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications concerning Higher Education in the European Region, commonly known as the Lisbon Recognition Convention of 1997, the key legal instrument for the recognition of qualifications across UNESCO's Europe and North America Region. Also, as a member of the Bologna Process – the most important regional process of reform of higher education in Europe – recognition instruments such as Diploma Supplement and ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) are available.

The duration varies as follows: Bachelor Degrees 3 - 5 years, Master Degrees 1 - 2 years, PhD 2 - 4, Medicine 6 years, Pharmacy and Dentistry 5 years

Romanian, Hungarian in some parts of the country, but most of people also speak French, English, German, Spanish or even Italian

The programs of study are available in Romanian, Hungarian, English, French and German.

Candidates originating from countries where the official language is the same with the language they decided to apply for, dont need any language certificate. Not all universities request a language certificate but for most of them having a language certificate it might be considered an advantage or might bring extra points in the admission contest.

You can live in the university campus, but also you can choose private accommodation. There are options for everyone's taste, possibilities and wishes. For this reason we recommended the preparatory year that will get you into the culture, life style, people , development options and more.

The minimum requirements to study in Romania will vary depending on different factors: the Field of Study/Specialization/Program of Study and of course each applicant is unique. Each university has different requirements, documents required, application forms, deadlines and the application process is slightly different, so request the complete information from your experienced higher education consultant. First, he needs to see if you meet the minimum requirements to access higher education in Romania. Admission for international students in Romania is usually a file based admission contest so the most important aspect is your educational background.There are key disciplines mandatory to be studied in some cases and specific types of admission documents requested from the student's side. Your educational consultant can advise you accordingly.

A better question to ask is, “Why not?” There are SO many great reasons to study abroad and especially in Romania. When you study abroad, you have the opportunity to learn about another culture, form global friendships, and practice a foreign language. Romanian Higher education and living cost are the cheapest in all European Union. The excellent academic standards are achieved with reasonable tuition fees and daily costs while the education sector being a top priority for Europe's competitiveness. The unique challenges you face will help you grow personally, gain a better understanding of the world, and improve your job prospects after graduation. You’ll return home as a global citizen who is more independent, mature, and tolerant of cultural differences.

Your career prospects will benefit hugely from your experience of studying, living and socializing overseas. It’s your opportunity to develop new skills, perspectives and stronger English language skills and seek work experience from the sort of employers you’d like to work for.

Romania is a great place for you to study due the affordability of tuition fees and life style, the amazing blend of the European culture and the huge global opportunities and programs during the studying cycle and after the graduation. The diplomas are recognized all over Europe and beyond. In addition, the Diploma Supplement (DS) issued automatically with your graduation diploma is bilingual and thus ensures transparency of learning outcomes and improves employability.

Many students who leave their comfort zone may encounter culture shock, homesickness or loneliness, financial issues, and language barriers. Remember to see these challenges as an opportunity for self-improvement, and the benefits of studying abroad will greatly outweigh the difficulties.

Medical Studies

“It's one thing getting into medicine and another surviving in it!" Every year comes with challenges, difficulties and a lot of hard work. But also all this struggle pays off when you will be able to use what you learn for the rest of your life for helping others not so brave like you. We also find out from our successful students that it’s not all hard work! Don’t panic, medicine can be challenging but you’ll still have plenty of time to enjoy being an undergraduate, an experience that many people say is the best time of their life. The level of work in the course is such that you will have time to make the most out of other activities at university, such as sports, music and the huge range of other societies that are on offer at university

One of the best forums for medical students made a poll that looks like this:
1st Year. Votes: 111 --> 42.2%
2nd Year. Votes: 93 --> 35.4%
3rd Year. Votes: 54 --> 20.5%
From our medical students experience we can relate the fact that the first year is the hardest because the student needs to get mentally used with the whole changes, being far from home and not having his friends and family with them. Also the adjustment with the new study environmental can be challenging. Think that you need to learn a new ""language"" that is medicine and understand new processes that you never encountered.

Will all the honesty we can say that ALL are exceptional medical universities. We just need to find you the perfect match based on your educational background, preferences and possibilities, specializaton and many other factors that we take in consideration once you get in contact with your HEdu Guide advisor

It depends on the university and the program of studies:
- for Medicine and Dentistry the fees are from 5000 to 6000 euro/year (Bachelor and Master Degree - 6 years program);
- for Pharmacy the fees are 5000 to 6000 euro/year (Bachelor and Master Degree - 6 years program).
All medical degrees obtained in Romania are internationally recognized.

You can apply easy for all medical universities in Romania from your account on HEduGuide. Before you apply to any university in Romania you should check if you are eligible, this will save you time and money. Your personal HEdu Guide consultant will provide solutions for any challenges you might encounter. In case your grades for the relevant disciplines are not good enough your consultant will submit your application to more universities, like this you will increase the chances to be accepted.

Cost of studying abroad

The costs associated with studying at university or school overseas vary greatly. It depends on the nature of the program, the length of your stay, the distance you travel and the kind of lifestyle you want when you get there. Studying in Romania can be quite affordable and comparable to your regular university tuition. Usually the first month expenses of staying in Romania are more than those of the following months because the student would need to pay the registration charges, purchase items of necessity etc. Usually, the average monthly expenses for food are about 100 -250 Euro, depending on individual case. Discuss your budget with your HEdu Guide counsellor and they’ll work with you to find an option that meets your needs.

It is included in the Tuition fee. Exception makes the accommodation and other personal expenses that remains the student's obligation for the entire studying process.

Yes. As an EU student you should get an European Health Insurrance.If you are a Non-EU student, as soon as you arrive in Romania, you are advice to take an insurance. The cost of these packages might difer from a provider to another but they are usually affordable. HEdu Guide can provide you a customize health inssurance package based on your needs and possibilities.

They are multiple ways of sending money abroad. Parents can send the money to the student’s bank account in Romania. The student is recommended to open a bank account as soon as the process of registration is completed, which normally takes around 10-15 days. For getting the money faster the sender can use one of these licensed money transfer providers: Western Union, MoneyGram, TransferWise, TransferGo, etc

Working while you study can help complement your study and living experience. If you pursue a course at bachelor degree level or above you may be permitted to work while on an international student visa fo 4 hours/day (the rest of the time should be used for studies and getting proper rest). Many universities have a dedicated job center on-campus for students that advertise job opportunities to help students develop skills. The university careers service is also a useful source of information.

How HEdu Guide can help?

Higher Education Guide, known as HEdu Guide is your trustful gateway partner specialized in providing university admission consultancy in order to enable motivated people anywhere in the world to fulfill their potential through educational achievement, international mobility and professional development.

We encourage you to involve your parents in any discussions or appointments you have with HEdu. With the reassurance of an education agent like HEdu Guide, your parents may feel more confident that there is a professional and responsible organization assisting you in your applications and preparations.

Our student advisors (we call these student counsellors) are knowledgeable and up to date on curriculum changes, and have your best interests at heart. Most of them have studied overseas themselves so they have been in your shoes and can offer first hand advice every step of the way. Our experienced education counsellors work with you to turn your study plan into a launch pad for professional success and personal growth. Get in touch with one of our advisors for more information.

Applying by yourself has more risks involved: you might waste a lot of time and energy by reading and following complicated admission methodologies that are not custom made for your specific case, you have to take care of documents processing. Most probably there are companies who provide some translation services for you, but it's a big risk that the final result to not be accepted in Romania since every country has its own bureaucracy requirements. Also keep in mind that these companies might have far bigger prices than our company. Romania is an affordable country so we can guarantee the best prices all over Europe. Beides our services affordability we have over 12 years of experience in assisting thousands of students getting accepted in the higher educational programs through a seamless admission process perfected with every each year of experience in overpassing the romanian bureaucracy. Applying though HEdu gives you the easiest way to study in Romania at the lowest fees possible.

Admission is a file based contest in most universities where people with the best academic results get accepted, things can not be more clear than this. Our team will evaluate your documents and based on our 12 years of admission experience and accurate insides as availability and competition, we can recommend the universities with the best chances of being accepted. You will minimize the waste of time and money by applying through a specialist that can be your trusted partener for the entire cycle of studies.

Application Cost and Procedure

Our deadlines are different base on the study program you want to apply for. It is often possible to apply after the program deadline, on a space available basis. For example for bachelor studies admission the deadline is 15th and it can be extended till August or September based on the universtities availability. For the early admission into the medical universities they are 2 sessions: 1st of March - 30th of March; 1st of April - 30th of April, following the regular medical university admission from May till September. We can accept applications for most programs until the program is full for this reason is important to keep in touch with your HEdu advisor that will gide your every step ahead.

Every school and program has different admission requirements for accepting students. If you’d like more information or if the information you try to find is missing, subscribe to HEdu Guide Membership Program and follow the steps to get in touch with one of the student advisors.

We recommend that you begin your application process at least a year in advance to give enough time for your applications to be processed and to prepare for your time overseas. However, a lot of students are experiencing different situations that bring them to decide very late the decision of studying abroad. HEdu Guide receives a lot of requests on a short notice and for this reason we are the best in sorting out urgent inquiries in between 24 to 72 hours.

A preparatory year is a program designed to prepare students for their first year of higher education. Preparatory year programs often consist of Romanian language courses for those who are not native speakers in the language of study. After completing the preparatory faculty the student must pass successfully the examination, to receive the Certificate of the preparatory program. This support program increases the admission chances and prepare the student for a new culture, country, language, field of study, lifestyle and more.

The sooner, the better! When you start early, you’ll have more time to research in depth and find a program that suits your personal and academic needs. You’ll also have more time to decide what type of experience you’re looking for in terms of location, immersion, duration, and cost. It is best to start planning at least one year and no later than one semester before you actually want to depart. Pay attention to application deadlines and apply once you’ve decided on your program (they can fill up quickly!).

Relax, there is absolutely no need to be nervous about the 'Student Visa Interview.' The people at the counter are friendly and will not grill you or have you for lunch! However, you should be thoroughly prepared for the process since this is a procedure that is entirely the student's responsability. Your educational counsellor can provide general information and advise you regarding the procedure.

Transferring to a new university can be a difficult and stressful process so as a first step we recommend to contact your HEdu Guide advisor. Based on your reasons, wishes, targeted university or college he can organize a smooth transfer.

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