Student Travel Guide and Visa Information for Romania

This is a small guide for MSA clients to assist with travel to Romania and applying for the student visa. Please browse through the links below.

You are welcome to ask any questions directly on the guide by clicking on “Add Comment”.…

Total Annual Budget for International Students in Romania

The information below has been adjusted for 2016. Then we updated it for 2017 and then we adjusted it once again for 2018. It seems that rental prices have actually dropped in Romania.

This is an annual budget for studying medicine in Romania. It excludes travel from Romania back to your home country, during vacation time. Living expenses include accommodation, local transport, food and spending.

We calculated the rental based on a two students sharing. It is still possible (though difficult and unlikely in your first year) to find a 1 room apartment for €200 a month. In winter, the …

Transfer Students – How transfers to Romanian Medical Schools work

Romanian Medical Universities accept transfer students from accredited international universities. Romania is part of the ECTS, SOCRATES and ERASMUS systems. The most commonly used system for assessing credits and transfers is the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS).

Application process for Transfer Students

Candidates applying for placement in an advanced year of the academic program, follow the same process as for first year applicants. (Click for required documents for application to medical school in Romania ) Transfers students are accessed individually by a committee at the university who take into account various criteria of the applicant. The committee will …

European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System

What is European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS)

ECTS is a standard for comparing the study attainment and performance of students of higher education across the European Union and other collaborating European countries. It is a student-centred system based on the student workload required to achieve the objectives of a programme, objectives preferably specified in terms of the learning outcomes and competences to be acquired. For successfully completed studies, ECTS credits are awarded. One academic year corresponds to 60 ECTS-credits that are equivalent to 1500-1800 hours of study in all countries irrespective of standard or qualification type and is …

Application Process – A step by step guide to completing your application

Our 8 Step application Process
Step 1: Complete your application profile for a free evaluation

Step 2: Online application under review
Step 3: Online application accepted
Step 4: Deposit received.
Step 5: Documents received.
Step 6: Application submitted.
Step 7: Acceptance letter received.
Step 8: We help you get settled

Step 1 – Complete your application profile & upload documents. Free evaluation.

Time to complete your Application Profile. Click through each of the Application Profile categories and ensure that all fields are complete. Upload the following documents to your account:

  • Copy of Passport (Let us know if you are still

Videos and Images of Timisoara

Arieal Views and Historical Documentary of Timisoara

Professionally made documentary of Timisoara with narration. A very good watch!

Series of Images of Timisoara and the Medical School

This is a short pictorial slide show of the Medical School and some of the sights around the city.

Timisoara City Presentation

This is an arty promotional video of Timisoara which some interesting video effects. Well presented.

Snowfall in Timisoara

A slighty unsteady “choppy” video of some beautiful scenery during winter time.

Videos and Images of Iasi

No cars day! Iasi

Amateur promotional video of the city of Iasi

Amateur edited of scenes around the city of Iasi

Well presented historical widescreen video format of Iasi

Amteur production of views around Iasi

Student life in Iaşi

The student life in Iaşi is extremely cool thanks to the high number of national and international students. Inhabitants of Iaşi are friendly and foreigners are usually made welcome. Iasi is a student city.

Music and art are important aspects of city culture. Smoking is restricted in some public buildings. The biggest Botanical Garden in Romania (100 ha) and one of the largest in Europe can be found close to the university. An educational and scientific laboratory, the garden is also a place of social meetups for students. It might be a very good way of relaxing after exams.

In …

The City of Iasi and surroundings

Iaşi (pronounced eeyash) is located in the North Eastern Part of Romania in the Moldova region and is a thriving university city. Students from all around Romania go to Iaşi for higher education. Iaşi is considered one of the most important cultural and economic centres of the area and was, before Bucharest, Romania’s cultural and economic capital.

The first university of Romania, Al. I. Cuza, was founded in Iasi in 1860 and now has 15 faculties. The name of Iaşi city is bound up with the so- called “golden period” of the Romanian culture. Many Romanian personalities lived, studied, worked …

How to reduce expenses as an international student in Romania

Plan ahead

Know what your expenses are going to be and plan for them. Get yourself a small financial planning journal (any little notebook will do) and create a financial plan. Research travel costs to the University where you plan to study. Look at your list of expenses and monthly budgets. Take into account visa application fees, tuition fees, textbooks and insurance. Add all these figures up, create a projected monthly expense. Consider how many times you plan to fly back to your home country and include these travel costs. Then sit down with your financial sponsor and go over …

Review of living costs in Romania

Apartment rentals in cities other than Bucharest

Apartments come semi furnished with beds, stove, fridge and sometimes Television, microwave and washing machine.
1 room apartment
– €150-180 Consists of 1 room, 1 bathroom, 1 kitchen, balcony. Equivalent of a studio apartment
2 rooms – € 200-250 kitchen, bathroom, balcony, 1 bedroom +1 living room or 2 bedrooms
3 rooms – € 250-350 kitchen, bathroom (sometimes even 2 bathrooms) balcony (sometimes 2), 1 living room and 2 bedrooms.
4 rooms– € 350-450 kitchen, 2 bathrooms, 2 balconies, 1 living room, 3 bedrooms.

Estate agents will charge a service fee of …

Monthly Student Budget for International Students in Romania

Setting yourself a fixed monthly budget will help you and your financial sponsors prepare for your study investment for the 6 years. It is priority that you do this from day one of your studies in Romania. Even if finances is not an issue for you, the practice of managing your finances will be useful in your life. The idea is to draw up a simple budget plan and observe this for 1-2 months and adjust it accordingly. Simplicity is the key here. The simpler you live, the more happiness and health you invite into your life. Fortunately simpler is …