Romania is located at the crossroads of Central, Eastern, and South-eastern Europe and its borders are the Black Sea, Bulgaria, Serbia, Hungary, Ukraine and Moldova. Since 2007, Romania is part of the European Union (EU), with over 19 million people living here. Of those, about 1.9 million live in Bucharest, its capital and largest city. Other important cities are Cluj-Napoca, Timişoara, Iasi, Constanta and Brasov.
The most known thing about Romania is the legend of Dracula, but Romania is much more than that. There are medieval towns, time-capsule villages, delicious cuisine, picturesque monasteries, virgin forests, majestic mountains, a blossoming art community and impressive landscape. And, of course, high quality education. Romania is a great place for you to study.
Romanian Higher Education is known for its rich academic heritage - the first Romanian universities were established by Prince Alexandru Ioan Cuza - the University of Iasi (1860) and the University of Bucharest (1864). Offering state-of-the-art facilities, a thrilling student life and modern research opportunities, Romania’s universities are renowned especially in the fields of engineering, medicine and science. Four of Romania’s universities are ranked in the QS Top Universities in the World.
And besides studying? Bucharest offers more than 40 museums and Romania has the second-largest outdoor museum in the world, Astra Museum in Sibiu. Cinemas, theatres, classical music, festivals, concerts… just choose your favourite.
In terms of life quality, Romania is ranked number 48 in the world in air quality by World Health Organization. You will also be living and studying in one of the safest countries in Europe, with the crime rates among the lowest in Europe. The 210 sunny days per year give us plenty of opportunities to enjoy the time outdoors!
Romania is a country of many facets. Now you have the perfect opportunity to travel to Transylvania to visit the land where Dracula’s legend was born. Bran Castle is in the middle of the country waiting for you, as well the fortified city of Sighisoara. Or, you may choose the seaside, with its wide fine sand beaches and modern clubbing resorts, the Danube Delta, the Carpathian mountains with their very good hiking paths and skiing resorts or Moldova County with its Painted Monasteries of Bucovina. Or visit the Mud Volcanoes in Buzau, the medieval castles and fortresses, the Scarisoara Ice Cave, spend a night in the Bâlea Ice Hotel or "adopt a bear" at the Libearty Bear Sanctuary. Also, Western Romania is characterized by multiculturalism and has numerous musical festivals. There is so much to do in Romania that you will have to struggle to find time to study…
Greeting: Buna (Hallo)
Good to know: In 1884 Timişoara was the first city in Europe with electrical street lamps. And, maybe a more useful fact: Ranked 3rd place in the world, Romania has ultra-fast internet connectivity that can benefit for studying, staying in contact or simply enjoying music on Youtube.