Admission to the English-taught programs is granted based on the evaluation of an essay (1), an online interview (2), and the submission of a proof of the English language skills (3): an internationally recognized English certificate, a proof of undergoing previous education fully taught in English or obtaining an online pass in the Romanian-American University English Test.

Applying

  • Identifying the category you belong to
  • Submitting the required documents accordingly
  • Paying the application fee

Admission

  • Verifying the admission list online or staying in contact with the International Office regarding your acceptance

Enrollment

  • Confirming your place by paying the tuition fee within 5 days from the moment you are granted admission
  • Scholarships based on academic performance – up to 1000 EUR for 10% of the students in each program
  • Discount for early registration in the first academic year
  • At least one international professor for courses included in the curriculum, in addition to numerous other guest courses with international professors, with free attendance from RAU students
  • Study trip – organized in the first year of studies (depending on the public health conditions), with the purpose to bring international students closer to the Romanian culture and help them better integrate in the RAU community
  • Internship in international companies – RAU gives students the possibility to have an internship in the 2nd year of studies (and whenever there are opportunities), in order to make sure students gain practical experience, besides the theoretical knowledge
  • Career counseling after graduation for all students interested to work in Romania
  • International exchange programs available all over the world
  • International activities in the campus (conferences, round tables, workshops, festivals, job fair, etc.)
  • For BMTA studentstwo IATA courses (e.g. IATA Foundation in Travel & Tourism; IATA Travel & Tourism Consultant) included with the possibility to obtain certificates directly from Canada
  • For BMTA studentspossibility to obtain other certificates such as Aviation Security Awareness, Airline Security, Amadeus, Galileo

In order to preserve the good academic standing of the university and its historical record of graduates with successful careers, the Romanian-American University selects its students thoroughly before admission. However, a staff member within the International Students Office will always be available to answer your questions and guide you through the process.

Step 1 – Start your online application. Click here: admission.ro-am.ro. Please have the required documents scanned (see below comprehensive list). You will be required to pay the application fee through an online payment system

Step 2 – Prepare for the online interview with the Admission Staff

Step 3 – Wait for the Letter of Acceptance (issued by the Ministry of Education and Research in Romania)

Step 4 – Pay the Tuition Fee for one year (more on Fees and Finances) through bank transfer at your local bank

Step 5 – Apply for a student Visa at the local Romanian Embassy or Consulate (more information on Visa Application)

Step 6 – Buy your ticket to Bucharest and become a Romanian-American University Student!

Application Documentation for non-EU nationals

Please note that all documents should be either in English or Romanian. For documents in other languages, certified translations in English should be provided. All documents should be authentic copies of the originals. Authentication should be obtained at the Romanian Embassy/Consulate (for the study certificates) or by legalizing at your local notary (for the other documents).

  • 1 electronic, clear head photograph (3×5, passport style) in JPG/PNG format
  • Birth certificate
  • Document showing your permanent residence abroad (with full address) – if you do not have one, please contact the local authorities
  • Travel Document – Passport/Travel Paper/National ID etc. according to applicable laws and regulations of transit
  • Medical Certificate – stating your medical ability to undergo studies at the University and the fact that you are not a carrier for any known contagious diseases of illnesses
  • Transcript of records – the document that states the subjects learnt and the grades obtained in the university years
  • Final certificate of studies certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Education and the Romanian Embassy / Hague Apostille– High School Graduation Diploma stating your overall average grade that would allow you to pursue Higher Education in your own country and the Bachelor Diploma, certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Education and the Romanian Embassy / Hague Apostille
  • Personal essay (conditions of drafting)
  • Proof of English skills:
    • Either an internationally recognized English qualification certificate
    • Either proof of undergoing your previous education fully taught in English
    • Either obtain an online pass in the Romanian-American University English Test

Please send an e-mail to International Students Office at international@rau.ro for further inquiries regarding the application documentation and procedure.

In order to continue their studies in Romania, applicants from the EU/EEA need to obtain the certificate of recognition of studies from the National Center for Recognition and Equivalence of Diplomas. Please find here more details on this process and on the required documents.

The University will obtain the certificate of recognition of studies for all applicants who don’t have it.

The following documents should be sent to the International Office of the Romanian-American University (international@rau.ro):

  • Bachelor’s diploma or equivalent – in copy, if the document is in Romanian/English/French/Spanish/Italian, and in copy and a certified translation (from the original) into Romanian (electronically signed by notary) for documents issued in any other foreign languages, apostilled and superlegalized (please check CNRED website)
  • Transcript of records of all university yearsin copy, if the document is in Romanian/English/French/Spanish/Italian, and in copy and a certified translation (from the original) into Romanian (electronically signed by notary) for documents issued in any other foreign languages
  • High school diploma or equivalent – in copy, if the document is in Romanian/English/French/Spanish/Italian, and in copy and a certified translation (from the original) into Romanian (electronically signed by notary) for documents issued in any other foreign languages, apostilled and superlegalized
  • Personal identification documents: passport/ID and proof of name change (if applicable)
  • Birth certificate, copy or certified translation
  • Marriage certificate (if applicable)
  • Medical certificate issued by the family doctor or medical offices (school or territorial) showing that the applicant is fit to take university courses
  • 1 color photo, size 3/4 cm
  • Essay – following the drafting conditions indicated here
  • Proof of English skills:
    • Either an internationally recognized English qualification certificate
    • Either proof of undergoing your previous education fully taught in English
    • Either obtain an online pass in the Romanian-American University English Test

All candidates will be scheduled for an online interview in English.

IMPORTANT: The original documents and / or certified photocopy with the original are submitted in physical format to the Faculty secretariat, in a CARDBOARD ENVELOPE FILE, on the cover mentioning the necessary information according to the model – click here!, after arrival in Romania

Romanian applicants with studies in the Romanian educational system should submit the application through the portal: https://inscriere.rau.ro/.

They should submit the following documents:

  • Essay (following the drafting conditions indicated here)
  • Bachelor’s diploma or equivalent
  • Transcript of records of all university years
  • High school diploma or equivalent with transcripts from all high school years
  • Bachelor’s diploma (certified copy) and High school diploma (certified copy) and a certificate which specifies the quality of student in the 2020-2021 academic year, as well as the form of education (for students who simultaneously attend the courses of another SCHOOL), with the observation “Bachelor’s diploma Series …. Number… and High school diploma Series…Number… are in the student’s file”, signed by the dean and head secretary of the mentioned school;
  • Birth certificate
  • Marriage certificate (if applicable)
  • Health certificate (in an international language) issued by the family doctor or by (school or local) medical practices, which acknowledges that the person who is about to register for the studies does not suffer from contagious disease or any other conditions incompatible with their future profession;
  • 1 color photo, size 3/4 cm
  • Identity card or Passport
  • Proof of English skills:
    • Either an internationally recognized English qualification certificate
    • Either proof of undergoing your previous education fully taught in English
    • Either obtain an online pass in the Romanian-American University English Test

All candidates will be scheduled for an online interview in English.

IMPORTANT: The original documents and / or certified photocopy with the original are submitted in physical format to the Faculty secretariat, in a CARDBOARD ENVELOPE FILE, on the cover mentioning the necessary information according to the model, until September 23, 2021

 

Romanian applicants with studies in a foreign educational system need to obtain the certificate of recognition of studies from the National Center for Recognition and Equivalence of Diplomas. Please find here more details on this process and on the required documents.

The University will obtain the certificate of recognition of studies for all applicants who don’t have it.

The following documents should be sent to the International Office of the Romanian-American University (international@rau.ro):

  • Essay – following the drafting conditions indicated here
  • Declaration of authenticity regarding the content of the essay
  • High school diploma or equivalent – in copy, if the document is in Romanian/English/French/Spanish/Italian, and in copy and certified translation (from the original) into Romanian (electronically signed by notary), for documents issued in any other foreign languages, apostilled or superlegalized (please check CNRED website)
  • Transcript of records of all high school yearsin copy, if the document is in Romanian/English/French/Spanish/Italian, and in copy and a certified translation (from the original) into Romanian (electronically signed by notary) for documents issued in any other foreign languages
  • Personal identification documents: passport/ID and proof of name change (if applicable)
  • Birth certificate, copy
  • Medical certificate issued by the family doctor or medical offices (school or territorial) showing that the applicant is fit to take university courses
  • 1 color photo, size 3/4 cm
  • Proof of English skills:
    • Either an internationally recognized English qualification certificate
    • Either proof of undergoing your previous education fully taught in English
    • Either obtain an online pass in the Romanian-American University English Test

All candidates will be scheduled for an online interview in English.

IMPORTANT: The original documents and / or certified photocopy with the original are submitted in physical format to the Faculty secretariat, in a CARDBOARD ENVELOPE FILE, on the cover mentioning the necessary information according to the model, until September 23, 2021

In order to obtain the approval for enrollment in higher education from the Ministry of Education and Research, candidates form the Republic of Moldova have to register online on www.inscriere.rau.ro  and upload the following documents:

  • Application form – electronically generated;
  • High school certificate/Diploma and transcript of records
  • Birth certificate
  • Marriage certificate (if applicable, in case of name changing)
  • Passport – first 3 pages
  • Identity card
  • Medical certificate stating that the applicant is fit to take master’s degree courses.
  • Proof of English skills:
    • Either an internationally recognized English qualification certificate
    • Either proof of undergoing your previous education fully taught in English
    • Either obtain an online pass in the Romanian-American University English Test
  • 1 color photo, size 3/4 cm
  • Declaration on one’s own responsibility, based on the freely expressed will, to assume the Romanian cultural identity, authenticated by the Romanian diplomatic mission in the country of origin or from the Department for Romanians Everywhere, according to the legislation
  • High school diploma (certified copy) and a certificate which specify the quality of student in the 2019-2020 academic year, as well as the form of education (for student who simultaneously attend the courses of another SCHOOL), with the observation “High school diploma Series …. Number… is in the student’s file”, signed by the dean and head secretary of the said school.

IMPORTANT: The original documents and / or certified photocopy with the original are submitted in physical format to the Faculty secretariat, in a CARDBOARD ENVELOPE FILE, on the cover mentioning the necessary information according to the model – click here!, until September 23, 2020.

All candidates will be scheduled for an online interview in English.

The application fee for the English taught programs is 100 EUR, payable using a card when applying through the online platform or in the following account:

Bank: BRD Academiei

Beneficiary: UNIVERSITATEA ROMANO-AMERICANA

Address: 1B Expozitiei Blv, Bucuresti, Sector 1, Romania

CUI (Institution Identification number): 9081408

IBAN (Account number): RO33BRDE410SV77796064100

SWIFT: BRDEROBU

Payment details: application fee for…..(NAME). Please mention also your birth date and birth place.

The deadlines for applications are:

Third Countries : August 25th 2021

EU/EEA : August 25th 2021

Romanian candidates and from Republic of Moldova :

Online – inscriere.rau.ro: June 21st – July 21st 2021

Campus – only in exceptional situations: July 1 – 22th 2021

Monday-Friday, 8 AM – 6 PM

Saturday – Sunday, 9 AM – 2 PM

Admission Results

The July exam session results will be published here on July 23rd 2021

Applicants from Third Countries, EU/EEA and Romanians with studies in foreign educational systems will be informed by the International Students Office about the status of their admission.

Tuition Fee

The Tuition Fee depends on the study program you choose. Please check all the details here!

Admission FAQs

Yes, you can apply even if you don’t have an internationally recognized certificate, as long as you have an upper intermediate level of English. If your previous studies were fully taught in English or if you have an internationally recognized certificate such as IELTS, Toefl, CAE you will be accepted without taking an additional test. However, if this is not the case, you will be scheduled for an English Online Placement Test.

No, there is no age limit for any of our programs. The admission is granted based on the evaluation of your file, the Skype interview, the English test (if applicable) and the essay.

The admission is open all year round. However, the academic year always starts in October and, in order for your application to be taken into consideration for the current academic year, you should apply before 25th of August. Moreover, since the admission is a complex process which involves receiving the letter of acceptance from the Ministry of Education and Research (which might take over 4 weeks), receiving the study visa (which also might take 1-2 months), therefore it is highly recommended to start the application as early as possible.

Transfer might be possible if there are enough similar courses in your program with the courses included in our curriculum. In order to verify this, please send us your transcript from the other university, as well as the description of each course. In case your university is not registered in the international data base we have access to, we might also ask you to send us a proof that the program you currently study is accredited at an international level.

 

If, after verifying your academic documents and after having the Skype interview (and English test if necessary), you can be accepted as a transfer student, your file will be sent to the Ministry of Education & Research, in order to issue the letter of acceptance for studies for the second year of studies. If transfer is not possible, you can still apply from the first year, and, in this case, we will also submit the file to the Ministry of Education & Research, in order to obtain the letter of acceptance for the first year of studies.

There is no minimum GPA required for being accepted to our university. In our university, admission is granted based on several criteria: overall verification of the documents submitted, Skype interview, English certificate (or English test). While the GPA itself is not a criteria for being admitted or rejected, good academic results always represent an advantage which increase applicants’ chances of being accepted.

Yes, there is no problem if there is a gap between your studies. We are aware that many applicants decide to also gain some work experience after completing some of their studies therefore we support them doing this and we encourage their decision to continue their academic path at a later stage.

You can apply to our master programs even if you have a different background. We have many applicants in this situation, who decide to do complementary studies, in order to develop more skills. Moreover, having knowledge in another field might actually be an asset, since you will have the possibility to acquire new information from the perspective of your previous studies. However, we can suggest that, for admission, you start doing some research on your new field of interest, in order to become more familiar with it. Actually, this is one of the purposes of the admission task of writing an essay on a topic related to the field.

One of the conditions for obtaining the student visa is making the proof of having paid the tuition fee for the first academic year in advance. From this perspective, the payment for the first academic year needs to be done in full, in advance.

 

In the second year, it is possible to make the payment of the tuition fee in two installments.

In case of visa rejection, the tuition fee is 100% refundable. However, please keep in mind that you will need to submit a proof of the visa rejection. The refund process might take up to 30 days.

International Students Office:

Phone: +40372.120 114

   +40731.340.099

Email: international@rau.ro

Skype: roam-international