INCOMING STUDENTS – STUDY AT RAU

Erasmus+ Studies Programme creates opportunities for students to take part in study exchanges at partner universities, for one semester or one academic year, in their respective field of studies.

Studying abroad is a central part of Erasmus+ and has been shown to have a positive effect on later job prospects. It is also an opportunity to improve language skills, gain self-confidence and independence and immerse yourself in a new culture.

Erasmus studies can be very challenging, so selecting the right university is very important.

Choosing Romanian-American University in Bucharest means:

  • getting high quality studies in an international university;
  • a wide range of classes and courses in English;
  • the possibility to meet people from various countries;
  • living in the wonderful city called „Little Paris” – Bucharest;
  • travelling around the beautiful mountainous of Romania;
  • and much more.

Every year we are delighted to host students from Europe and all over the world and provide them with the highest quality of education and the best Erasmus experience.

For the ones that would like to learn Romanian language and get to know our culture, the Romanian-American University offers an Erasmus Intensive Language and Culture course, helping to get familiar with the new environment.
The Romanian-American University (RAU) places a high value on the academic contribution that you will make during your time with us. We are hopeful that in return, you will find your stay here, both intellectually stimulating and personally enriching.

The ERASMUS+ Program offers:

  • opportunity to study in partner universities without paying the tuition fee of the host institution;
  • financial support;
  • cultural, linguistic and pedagogic support for a successful participation to the program;
  • logistics support for mobilities;
  • tutoring during the placement period;
  • full equivalence of studies by means of personalized Diploma Supplement.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

STEP 1 – Nomination: exchange students must be nominated by their home universities via email at erasmus@student.rau.ro using the Nomination Form

STEP 2 – Students’ Application: after being nominated by their home universities, the students must send to RAU the required documents for application

STEP 3 – Acceptance from RAU: selected students will get the Acceptance Letter and signed Learning Agreement, and will be provided by email with all the information needed for their arrival in Bucharest at RAU.

1. Nomination deadline:

FALL SEMESTER:
– 15th of June (EU/ EEA students)
– 15th of July (non-EU/EEA students)
SPRING SEMESTER:
– 15th of November (EU/EEA students)
– 15th of December (non-EU/EEA students)

2. Students’ Application deadline:

FALL SEMESTER:
– 1th of July (EU/ EEA students)
– 1th of June (non-EU/EEA students)
SPRING SEMESTER:
– 1th of December (EU/EEA students)
– 1th of November (non-EU/EEA students)

APPLICATION FOLDER

– APPLY NOW!  Application form
– Europass CV – in English, with picture  (CV guide)
– Learning Agreement for Studies (Guide) – signed by the student and the sending institution
– European Health Insurance Card or a valid health insurance
– Copy of the Passport / ID document
– Accommodation form (if needed)
– Proof of English skills: either an internationally recognized English qualification certificate (IELTS grade 5.5 or higher, TOEFL iBT score 65 or higher, etc.) or a certificate to prove the level of B2 minimum, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

The documents must be sent in a RAR/ZIP archive via email at erasmus@student.rau.ro.

* When arriving in Romania, make sure you have 3 passport type photos (needed for the student ID and other documents), the original copies of the Learning Agreement and other required documents.

 

– APPLY NOW!  Application form
– Europass CV – in English, with picture  (CV guide)
– Learning Agreement for Studies (Guide) – signed by the student and the sending institution
– Medical certificate (to certify that the student is in a good state of health)
– Valid health insurance
– Letter of confirmation from home institution (to validate that the student is enrolled in full time studies and is nominated for an exchange program)
– Accommodation form (if needed)
– Copy of the Passport
– Copy of the travel documents (flight / train ticket, boarding passes, or other travel documents)
– Authorized translation of the current transcript of records *
– Proof of English skills: either an internationally recognized English qualification certificate (IELTS grade 5.5 or higher, TOEFL iBT score 65 or higher, etc.) or a certificate to prove the level of B2 minimum, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

* Authenticate translations of the documents in English should be provided. Authentication can be obtained at the Romanian Embassy/Consulate or by legalizing at your local notary.
Documents required under the Romanian legislation to obtain the Letter of Acceptance from the Ministry of Education, as this document is needed for visa application.

The documents must be sent in a RAR/ZIP archive via email at erasmus@student.rau.ro.

* When arriving in Romania, make sure you have 3 passport type photos (needed for the student ID and other documents), the original copies of the Learning Agreement and other required documents.

ACADEMIC INFORMATION

– Students may choose ONLY courses for their cycle (Bachelor / Master)
– Students may choose courses from any study year or major, as long as their courses are similar to the ones at their home university, but please keep in mind if they do so, some of the courses might overlap
– Students will be enrolled in the school where they choose most courses from

REQUIRED NUMBER OF COURSES: equivalent of ~ 30 ECTS in one semester

LIST OF COURSES: Please check the Study Guide

LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION: English

Romanian grading system is from 1 to 10, 10 being the highest grade. The equivalent of ECTS scale:

RAU

ECTS

Explanation

10
9
7-8
6
5
4
1-3

A
B
C
D
E
F
Fx

Excellent
Very Good
Good
Satisfactory
Sufficient
Fail
Fail

Transcript of Records will be issued NO later than 4 weeks after the assessment period has finished at our institution.

* on Brief / For details about each academic year, please check the Study Guide.

FALL SEMESTER

SPRING SEMESTER

Period: 1st of October » mid-February

Period: mid-February » early-June

Examination period:
mid-January » mid-February

Examination period:
early June » end of June

Term breaks:
– Winter break (late December » early January)

Term breaks:
– Spring break – Easter (no fixed dates)
– Summer break (early July – end of September)

* Students are required to stay at RAU until the end of the examination period of the semester.

EXCHANGE PERIOD: 1 semester or 1 academic year

– Library & Bookshop = Yes, within campus
– Extracurricular Classes = Yes, within campus
– Conferences, Workshops & Trainings = Yes, within campus
– IT services = Yes, within campus
– Health services = Yes, within campus
– Spiritual services = Yes, within campus
– Sport facilities = Yes, at RAU Fitness (within campus) or at RAU Sports Centre (near the University)
– Buddy system = Yes, with the support of Erasmus Student Network (ESN).
– Social & Cultural events = Yes, with the support of RAU and Erasmus Student Network (ESN).
– LANGUAGE SUPPORT: Yes, Romanian Language and Culture classes

VISA, RESIDENCE PERMIT & HEALTH INSURANCE

– Non-EU/EEA students are responsible for getting a Study Visa prior to entering Romania.
– RAU will apply to the Ministry of National Education and Scientific Research for the Letter of Acceptance / Approval for studies.

– After arrival, both EU/EEA and non-EU/EEA students must apply for a Registration Certificate/ Residence Permit at the Immigration Office in Bucharest in max. 2 months time.
– It will take 30 days for the residence permit to be issued.

– For EU/EEA students » European Health Card or a valid health insurance is necessary.
– Non EU/EEA students must have a valid health insurance.

– Library & Bookshop = Yes, within campus
– Extracurricular Classes = Yes, within campus
– Conferences, Workshops & Trainings = Yes, within campus
– IT services = Yes, within campus
– Health services = Yes, within campus
– Spiritual services = Yes, within campus
– Sport facilities = Yes, at RAU Fitness (within campus) or at RAU Sports Centre (near the University)
– Buddy system = Yes, with the support of Erasmus Student Network (ESN).
– Social & Cultural events = Yes, with the support of RAU and Erasmus Student Network (ESN).
– LANGUAGE SUPPORT: Yes, Romanian Language and Culture classes

ACCOMMODATION AND MEALS

Exchange students may choose if they want to stay on or off campus.
RAU HOTEL-DORM is a modern tall building (up to 11 floors) connected to the university (1st floor), so students don’t even need to go outside to get to classes, offering 150 clean and modern self-contained study bedrooms.

Refundable deposit:

100 €

Rent / month / person:

110 € / 3-bed room

Internet (in room):

17 € / room

– Students will be asked to pay the deposit and the rent in full for the first month on the arrival day
– Payment method: through cashier’s office located on campus (B building, ground floor)
– Rent includes: utilities, bedding sets
– Internet: optional; there is free Wi-Fi access in the dormitory lobby and the whole academic building of the University
– If any damage by the student’s fault, the deposit will not be refunded.

 

Dorm Photo Gallery

RAU RESTAURANT – CAFETERIA is the connection point between the hotel-dorm and the university. It serves traditional Romanian and delicious international food for affordable prices.
It also has a lounge area with sofas and TV where students can relax between or after their courses and seminar classes.

 

Cafeteria Photo Gallery

TRAINEESHIP AT RAU

As an Erasmus grantee, you can also benefit from Erasmus Placements programme. If you want to apply for a Traineeship at our institution, please check below the required documents.

APPLICATION FOLDER

– APPLY NOW!  Application form
– Europass CV – in English, with picture  (CV guide)
– Learning Agreement for Studies (Guide) – signed by the student and the sending institution
– European Health Insurance Card or a valid health insurance
– Copy of the Passport / ID document
– Accommodation form (if needed)
– Proof of English skills: either an internationally recognized English qualification certificate (IELTS grade 5.5 or higher, TOEFL iBT score 65 or higher, etc.) or a certificate to prove the level of B2 minimum, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

The documents must be sent in a RAR/ZIP archive via email at erasmus@student.rau.ro.

* When arriving in Romania, make sure you have 3 passport type photos (needed for the student ID and other documents), the original copies of the Learning Agreement and other required documents.

– APPLY NOW!  Application form
– Europass CV – in English, with picture  (CV guide)
– Learning Agreement for Traineeship (Guide) – signed by the student and the sending institution
– Medical certificate (to certify that the student is in a good state of health)
– Valid health insurance
– Letter of confirmation from home institution (to validate that the student is enrolled in full time studies and is nominated for an exchange program)
– Accommodation form (if needed)
– Copy of the Passport
– Copy of the travel documents (flight / train ticket, boarding passes, or other travel documents)
– Authorized translation of the current transcript of records *
– Proof of English skills: either an internationally recognized English qualification certificate (IELTS grade 5.5 or higher, TOEFL iBT score 65 or higher, etc.) or a certificate to prove the level of B2 minimum, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

* Authenticate translations of the documents in English should be provided. Authentication can be obtained at the Romanian Embassy/Consulate or by legalizing at your local notary.
Documents required under the Romanian legislation to obtain the Letter of Acceptance from the Ministry of Education, as this document is needed for visa application.

The documents must be sent in a RAR/ZIP archive via email at erasmus@student.rau.ro.

* When arriving in Romania, make sure you have 3 passport type photos (needed for the student ID and other documents), the original copies of the Learning Agreement and other required documents.

ABOUT ROMANIA & BUCHAREST

Last but not least, check the following details about Romania and Bucharest, your new home for the time period you will be here with us at the Romanian-American University.

Authentic, Natural and Cultural are the words that best capture the essence of Romania, a dynamic country rich in history, arts and scenic beauty. Romania offers countless unique travel experiences that are waiting to be discovered.

Considered by many the most beautiful country in Eastern-Europe, Romania still claims regions that seem bastions of a medieval past long since lost elsewhere. Explore Romania’s many architectural treasures and experience its vibrant and flourishing arts scene.

The Romanian-American University is located in Bucharest. Known for its wide, tree-lined boulevards, glorious Belle Époque buildings and a reputation for the high life, Bucharest, Romania’s largest city and capital, is today a bustling metropolis. Bucharest was first mentioned in documents in 1459.

It became the capital of Romania in 1862 and is the centre of Romanian media, culture and art. Its architecture is a mix of historical (neo-classical), interbellum (Bauhaus and Art Deco), Communist-era and modern. In the period between the two World Wars, the city’s elegant architecture and the sophistication of its elite earned Bucharest the nickname of “Little Paris” (Micul Paris).