Students are advised to open a bank account to deposit their travelers checks and cash. One can receive and send International wire transfers from their bank account.
We recommend : BCR(Banca Comerciala Romana ) which is the biggest Romanian Bank with branches at the following addresses:
1)Calea Floresti, Nr. 157 – 159
2) Strada Nicolae Titulescu, Nr. 4, bl. 2B, Corp B3
3)Strada Bucegi, Nr. 13 – 15
4) Strada Aurel Vlaicu, Nr. 4, Bl. 5B
5) Strada Fantanele, Nr. 7
6) Strada 21 Decembrie, Nr. 16
7) Strada Pasteur, Nr. 56 – 60, Parter
8)Strada George Baritiu, Nr. 10 – 12
ING BANK Cluj-Napoca – where your university has the account- located on Motilor Str., Nr. 6-8, Cluj-Napoca, Jud. Cluj;Tel: (40264) 59.42.50.
You can choose any bank. You can use your own criteria when you are choosing your bank ( close to your home, no charge for card, small commission if your parents are sending you money etc). We tried to help you and recommend BCR- because we think it has great services and ING because the university has an account there and if you have to transfer money (for example for the tuition fee) it’s really fast and cheap.
To open your bank account, you require
– your passport
– some cash to deposit
– contact number (mobile)
If you are a citizen of a country that is not part of the European Union, you will have to deposit a minimum amount of 2500 Euros. After deposting this money, ask for a bank statement which reflects these funds and keep that statement safe as you will require it later for when applying for your temporary residence permit at foreign affairs.