Located in the south-central eastern part of the European continent and having a population of about 22.5 million, Romania is one of the medium-sized countries of Europe and a member of the Schengen agreement. The capital of Romania is Bucharest. Its official language is Romanian but English, French and German are also used as languages of instruction in some of its universities.

1. Grants and Scholarships

  • There are a variety of scholarships available for Romania:


2. Helpful websites for working or studying



3. General application deadlines


  • The application deadline for the academic year 2012-2013 is open till 30 July.


4. Student visa process and deadlines


  • US Citizens do not need to apply for a visa.  You may enter and reside in Romania for up to 90 days with only your passport.  However, if you wish to stay longer than 90 days, you must apply for a temporary residence permit.
  • The application for the residence permit has to be filed with the Romanian Immigration Office, at least 30 days before the 90-day visa-waiver period is over.  You can find specific information about the documents you will need to provide to apply for a residence permit at the website of the Immigration Office.  The temporary residence permit is granted for one year and may be renewed for as long as you remain enrolled in your educational program.