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Romanian Language Study Program

General information

Hello. If you have reached this page, it means you are about to embark on the most extraordinary journey: learning Romanian language and exploring the richness of the Romanian culture and civilization. You will experience an intensive 2-semester program, full of fun and challenges where you will meet interesting people from all over the world and you can delve into the culture with the support of fantastic and helpful teachers.

The Romanian language course intends to get foreign students acquainted with various elements of specialized language, depending on the profile chosen in Romanian (technical, economics, philological, judicial, medical terms), and getting them used to the correct use of certain structures specific to specialized language, increasing linguistic competence and performance by imposing the learning of specialized terms.

The admission process for citizens from non-EU countries is performed according to the UPB Methodology for accepting to studies and schooling foreign citizens from non-EU states, that are not part of the European Economic Space and from the Helvetic Confederation.

Admission procedures

Registration period

February 1, 2023 – August 1, 2023

How to apply

You can apply online at: https://apply.upb.ro

Who is it for?

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

The curriculum for the preparatory year implies studying the following mandatory subjects over two semesters.

First semester:

  • Romanian language, levels A1-A2;
  • Romanian culture and civilization.

Second semester:

  • Romanian language, level B1 (introduction to specialized language)

After passing the exams in all studied disciplines, at the end of the preparatory year you will receive a graduation certificate, necessary to apply for undergraduate/Bachelor and postgraduate/Master studies in Romania.

For tuition fees please access ANNEX IV of the Methodology

Admission process

You can apply online at: https://apply.upb.ro

UPB evaluates the files, in accordance with the legal regulations in force, and sends them to the Directorate-General for International Relations and European Affairs (DGRIAE) of the Ministry of Education for the issuance of Letter of Acceptance.

The Ministry of Education sends the Letters of acceptance to studies to UPB and to the diplomatic missions, both in electronic format and hard-copy.

Incomplete files will not be processed and are declared rejected. The candidates can resubmit the file and the process is resumed.

  1. Application form;
  2. Consent for processing personal data;
  3. Statement of documents authenticity;
  4. Statement regarding engagement for payment of study tax;
  5. Birth certificate – certified and translated copy;
  6. Document which attests current residence;
  7. Passport (first 3 pages);
  8. A certified and translated copy of the High school diploma or its equivalent, authenticated by the proper authorities of the country of issue. For UPB study programmes, it is mandatory to study a minimum of 2 specialized subjects (mathematics, computer science, statistics, physics, chemistry, economics or technology);
  9. Certified and translated copy of the certificate attesting to the promotion of the High school exam (for the graduates of the current year);
  10. Transcript of records - certified and translated copy, related to the completed studies;
  11. Graduation certificate received after the year of Romanian language (this applies to the students who want to follow the programmes taught exclusively in Romanian);
  12. Certificate of foreign languages (this applies to the students who want to follow the programmes taught in a foreign language English/French/German);
  13. Medical certificate (in a foreign language) certifying that the candidate does not suffer from any contagious diseases or other afflictions incompatible with their future profession. The health certificate must comprise information that shows the current health condition and personal antecedents as to chronical diseases and SARS-COV2.

Documents can be translated into one of the foreign languages: English/French/Romanian.

When coming for enrollment, the candidates will present their study documents at the faculty, in original, along with the necessary translations (if the case).

If your school/University can provide you with a provisional degree certificate, you can apply with it. Note that the provisional certificate must be not older than one year. However, as soon as your diploma is issued, you need to submit it in original/translated and certified copy to the university (if you’ll get to be enrolled).
Yes. While applying for the study visa, you need to present in original the letter of acceptance and the proof of payment of the study fees.
No. To be officially accepted you need to make the enrollment, in person, at UPB, presenting all the documents required in original, all of them legalized by the Embassy of Romania. The letter of acceptance is issued for visa purposes only.
If you pay a tuition fee for the preparatory year and then fail to get the study visa, the tuition fee will be reimbursed to you according to the methodology of reimbursement.
No, the University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest does not offer scholarships. For scholarship opportunities please access the websites of the Ministry of Education and Research and/or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from Romania.
No, there is no age limit in order to apply for studies at UPB.
Yes, the university offers accommodation in the UPB campuses.
Yes. After the enrollment, all international students enrolled in a higher education institution in Romania will have to register to the Immigration Office (obtaining the residence permit) and to the National Health Insurance Fund.
The study fee can be paid in two installments: half on the first semester, the other half on the second semester.
The tuition fee must be paid after receiving the letter of acceptance, and before applying for the study visa. Note that one of the documents required for obtaining the student visa is the proof of payment.


International Relations Department
Foreign Students Service