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Preparatory Year Romanian Language Course

Admission for non-EU citizens

 

The Preparatory Year – Romanian Language Course is mandatory for those students who wish to pursue their studies in Romanian language and don’t have a language certificate in this sense. During this one-year, full-time academic program, the international students will acquire the requisite skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking in Romanian for academic purposes, but also specific knowledge correlated with future training profile.

For the admission process for Preparatory Year Romanian Language Course you have to follow three steps:

Step 1: Obtaining the Letter of Acceptance. As a rule, the request for admission to study at the University of Bucharest has to be sent to our University in order to get the Letter of Acceptance.

Please check here the minimum academic requirements for each country: minimum academic requirements.
These requirements apply also for graduate studies level.

The documents you must send are:
  • Application form (attached below);
  • consent for processing personal data (attached below)
  • candidate’s contact data (correspondence address, phone number, e-mail address)
  • high school diploma – certified copy (for residents of countries that have signed the Hague Convention, the Hague Apostille is requested (access the website: https://www.gsccca.org/notary-and-apostilles/apostilles/hague-apostille-country-list; for all the others, the documents have to be endorsed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Education and the Romanian Embassy in their homeland) in the original language AND certified translations in Romanian, English or French at a public notary IF the original is not issued in one of these languages;
  • Bachelor diploma (only for applications regarding Master programs) – certified copy (for residents of countries that have signed the Hague Convention, the Hague Apostille is requested (access the website: https://www.gsccca.org/notary-and-apostilles/apostilles/hague-apostille-country-list; for all the others the documents have to be endorsed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Education and the Romanian Embassy in their homeland) in the original language AND certified translations in Romanian, English or French at a public notary IF the original is not issued in one of these languages;
  • transcript of records pertaining to previous studies – certified copy or certified translations in Romanian, English or French at a public notary if the original is not issued in one of these languages;
  • for programs offered in English/French language, an international language proficiency certificate (TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge) is needed  with at least B2 level (we do not offer these certificates here); Candidates who can prove that the official language of their country is also English or French and that they have studied in this language are exempted from the language test.
  • photocopy and authenticated translation of the birth certificate;
  • photocopy of the passport;
  • copy of the National Identity Card or any other document proving your permanent residence (home address);
  • medical certificate (translated in a language widely spoken internationally) attesting that the applicant does not suffer from any contagious diseases or any other affections that prevents them to study abroad.
  • one photo.

 

 

The application file has to be sent by post between June 4th – July 31st, 2018, to the following address:  36-46 Mihail Kogalniceanu Bdv., district 5, 050107, Bucharest, Romania Office for International Relations and Foreign Students, University of Bucharest.

The University of Bucharest will process your file and will send it to the Ministry of National Education for evaluation. It may take up to 30 working days to receive an answer from the Ministry of National Education. Once the answer is received, the University of Bucharest will inform the student about the results and, if the letter of acceptance was issued, we decide together the way through which the document will be sent to the candidate.

NOTE: Representatives of the future students must present upon submission of the file a power of attorney stating that he/she is empowered by the student to represent him/her in the admission process.

NOTE: The University of Bucharest does not take into consideration online applications (by e-mail) or applications received after the deadline. The last day of receiving and processing the files is July 31, 2018, so please make sure the documents will reach our University before.

Step 2: Obtaining the Student Visa. Based on the Acceptance Letter (and payments where requested), applicants will receive the study visa from the Romanian Embassy in their country or the closest Romanian diplomatic mission.

Step 3: The Enrollment at the Office for International Relations and Foreign Students. The registration is possible only in person.  Upon your arrival in Romania, for registration to the University of Bucharest you need to present the following documents:
• letter of acceptance (original);
• proof of payment (original) for the paying students;
• school certificate (mentioned above), in original;
• passport and student visa;
• a photo-copy of your birth certificate, translated and officially endorsed;
• health certificate (translation in Romanian, French or English);
• 3 photos ¾ cm;
• an envelope dossier;

NOTE: For registration the student visa and original study certificates are mandatory, without exception.

The candidates are requested to register between September 17, 2018 – November 30, 2018. However, the official opening date of the academic year is October 1st therefore all those who won’t be able to register before October 1st will assume full responsibility for the missing lectures.

For information regarding the Romanian educational system and ways to obtain a scholarship please access: http://www.edu.ro/index.php/articles/c1137/ and http://www.mae.ro/en/node/10251

Admission For Eu Citizens

The admission process to Preparatory Year Romanian Language course for:

  • citizens of European Union, Swiss Confederation and EEA
  • holders of residence permit based on refugee or subsidiary protection status
  • holders of long-term/permanent residency as family member of a Romanian or EU citizen

implies two steps:

  • obtaining the Certificate of Equivalence from the National Center for Recognition and Equivalence of Diplomas
  • enrolling to the International Relations Office of the University of Bucharest

 

STEP 1: OBTAINING THE CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION

1.1. Sending the application file

In order to obtain this Certificate, the candidates are required to send by e-mail at the following address oana.barbu@externe.unibuc.ro  scanned copies of the documents mentioned below AND by post the file with the documents in original at the address (36-46 Mihail Kogalniceanu Bdv., district 5, 050107, Bucharest, Romania Office for International Relations and Foreign Students, University of Bucharest) not later than August 10, 2018.

The documents you must send are:
  1. Statement (attached below)
  2. Consent for processing personal data (attached below)
  3. Application form for – click on it=> BA programs or for MA programs
  4. Study document to be recognized. (If the candidate want to pursue BA studies, the he/she needs to send the high school diploma. If he/she wants to join an MA program, then he/she needs to send both high school diploma and BA diploma).
  • copy for documents in Romanian/ English/ French/ Spanish/ Italian
  • copy and an official translation in Romanian for documents in other languages
  1. Academic transcripts (If the candidate want to pursue BA studies, then he/she needs to send the transcripts for high school. If he/she wants to join an MA program, then he/she needs to send both high school and BA transcripts).
  • copy for documents in Romanian/ English/ French/ Spanish/ Italian
  • copy and an official translation in Romanian for documents in other languages
  1. Other documents:
  • Pruebas de Aptitud para el Acceso a la Universidad from Spain, Vevaiosi Prosvasis for Panellinies Exetaseis – for general high school – from Grece, Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or ACT from S.U.A.) – copy and an official translation in Romanian for documents in other languages than English/French/Spanish/Italian
  1. Identification paper – copy
  • Passport or Identity card
  • proof of legal name change,  if applicable, copy for documents in Romanian language / English / French / Spanish / Italian, and authorized translation in Romanian for other languages
  • birth certificate, copy for documents in Romanian language / English / French / Spanish / Italian, and authorized translation in Romanian for other languages
  1. Medical certificate – copy
  2. Proof of payment for evaluation fee – 50 de lei – copy.

The fee can be paid at CNRED Cashier’s Office, Spiru Haret Street, 12, Monday to Thursday, 09:00 -12:00  and 13:00 -15:00 or at a Post Office, or via bank tranfer in the bank account:

Beneficiary: Ministry of National Education
Tax Registration Number: 13729380
Bank: Activity of Treasury and Public Accounting of Bucharest Municipality – ATCPMB
IBAN Code: RO86TREZ70020E330500XXXX
SWIFT Code: TREZROBU
BIC Code: TREZ

The payment can be made in Euro via bank transfer in the account below:

Beneficiary: Ministry of National Education
Tax Registration Number: 13729380
Bank: Romanian Commercial Bank – BCR, branch Sala Palatului
IBAN Code: RO35RNCB0080005630300077
SWIFT Code: RNCBROBU
BIC Code: RNCB

The fee will be calculated according to the National Bank of Romania official exchange rate on the day of the payment.

Important: The IBAN number along with owner’s and employer’s name (if applicable) must be reffered to on the proof of payment!

 

 

 

 

Authentication of study documents

Authentication of study documents

1.Diplomas from Moldova do not need any form of authentication.
Diplomas issued before 2008 (and diplomas issued after 2008 which cannot be verified on line) shall be accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity from the Ministry of Education of Moldova which shall be submitted in original.
2. Hague Apostille is requested for diplomas from countries which are parties to the Hague Apostille , issued by the competent authorities in the issuing countries. Hague Apostille Convention is requested for diplomas from Italy, Greece, Spain, Portugal and Cyprus.
3. Diplomas issued in countries which are not parties to the Hague Apostille shall be authenticated or accompanied by an authentication certificate from by the competent authorities in the issuing countries;

  • Legalization/Authentication is done by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from the issuing country and the Embassy/Consular Office of Romania in the issuing country or by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the issuing country and the issuing country’s Embassy/Consular Office in Romania; for countries where Romania does not have a diplomatic mission or countries which do not have diplomatic missions in Romania, the study documents shall be legalized by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from the issuing country
  • Legalization/Authentication exemption is allowed under the law of an international treaty to which Romania is party or on a reciprocity basis.

Note: In order to practice regulated professions in Romania (medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, general medical assistant, midwife, veterinary medicine, architecture), syllabus of courses/full description of courses, postgraduate diplomas is required – copy, if the document is issued in English/French/Spanish/Italian or copy and authorized translation into Romanian language if it is issued in other languages;  

List of countries for which the authentication of study documents is requested

1.2. Evaluation of the application file

The University of Bucharest will evaluate the completion of the file and will send it to the National Center for Recognition and Equivalence of Diplomas in order to obtain the Certificate of Recognition.

The processing time is 30 days from the date of registration of the application, which should include proper and complete documentation.

If considerable research or correspondence to obtain necessary information is required, during unusually busy periods or when circumstances beyond our control prevail, the time span as indicated above may be extended.

Once the answer from CNRED will be received, the candidate will be contacted by the responsible from the International Relations Office of the University of Bucharest.

 

STEP 2: THE ENROLLMENT

The candidates are requested to register between 17-28 September 2018, from 11h to 13h, at the International Relations Office (36-46 Mihail Kogalniceanu Bdv., district 5, 050107, building C, 2nd floor).

The tuition fee for preparatory year is 3100 RON and must be paid cash at the University’s Cashier in the same day of the registration.

For additional information, please contact us by e-mail: oana.barbu@externe.unibuc.ro  or by phone 021 307 73 22.

 

IMPORTANT

After graduating from the language course, according to the National Education Law 1/2011, the candidates from one of the categories mentioned above will have to go through the same admission process applicable to the Romanian students.

Contact

Office for International Relations and Foreign Students

Tel: +4021-307.73.21
+4021-307.73.22
+4021-307.73.39, (int. 321, 322, 339)
Fax: +4021-315.19.42
E-mail: contact@externe.unibuc.ro

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Schedule:
Monday-Thursday: 11:00 – 13:00

Address:
36-46 Mihail Kogalniceanu Bdv., district 5, 050107, Bucharest, Romania

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