World Study in Romania

romania study abroad destination for Pakistani students

Romania lies in southeast Europe. In fact, the ninth largest country of the European Union by area is Romania. The country resides around 20 million people making it the seventh largest population of the European Union. Romania’s boundary is connected with five neighboring countries: Hungary, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Serbia and Moldova. Its coastline runs along the Black Sea, and the end of the Danube River, Europe’s second longest river, ends in the Danube Delta in Romania. Transylvania, the popular historical zone, is located in central Romania. The region lies in between the Carpathian mountain range; however, historical Transylvania also included a region westward to the Apuseni Mountains. Transylvania is best known as the mysterious birth land of bloodthirsty vampire Dracula.

Bucharest is the capital city of Romania. The city is once called the “Paris of the East.” The city offers classic museums, recreational parks, seasonal festivals, and exotic nightlife. Romanian is the official language of the country, however other languages are also commonly spoken and understood. The currency of Romania is Romanian Leu. The currency code for Romanian Lei is RON, while the symbol is lei.

 Romania has a glorious past and possesses the ultimate scenic beauty. The ancient roots, as well as the contemporary European settings, have made the country a vibrant multi-cultural destination for visitors. Romania's landscape encompasses mountains, hills, and plains. The country enjoys a temperate climate with warm sunny summers and plush white snowy winters. Football is the most played sports of Romania. The exotic Romanian dish famous around the world is Moldavian stew.

 

Languages

Romanian is, in fact, the refinement of the Latin language dating back to the Balkan sprachbund. Other widely spoken languages include Hungarian, German: Armenian, Turkish, Greek and Russian. English is also spoken and understood in this European destination

 

Higher Education System of Romania

Currently, there are more than 500,000 students studying in Romanian universities, among which around 27,000 belongs to international zones. The education system of Romania is very flexible yet affordable. The universities in Romania offer all degree level courses in almost every disciple including science, Arts, humanities, medicine etc.

Bologna system dominates in the Romanian education sector. It means that the higher education system comprises three academic cycles: a 3-year bachelor’s degree program, a 2-year master’s degree program, and a 3-year doctorate degree course. However, reputed professional courses like medicine and dentistry are completed in almost 6 -7 years. The European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) is also applied in Romania education system through which students can easily transfer credit between Romanian universities and other international institutions.

 Romanian university qualifications are highly recognized in Europe and other countries. Times higher education placed seven Romanian Universities in its high ranking list. The country offers the lowest tuition fees and living cost in Europe, students experience, multicultural social environment while studying and living in Romania.

 

Reputed Universities 2020 of Romania for Pakistani Students 

The following are some of the high-ranked Universities of Romania

  • University of Bucharest

  • University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest (UPB)

  • Technical University of Cluj-Napoca

  • Alexandru Ioan Cuza University

  • West University of Timisoara

  • Transylvania University of Brasov

 

Best Courses to Study in Romania.

The following courses are very popular in Romania. International students are chiefly enrolled in the following disciplines. Besides these courses students also prefer to join medicine and Dentistry courses at Romanian universities

• Business Administration

• Architecture

• Economics

• Engineering

• Journalism and Mass Communication

• Management

• Marketing

 

Tuition Fees at Romanian Universities 2020 for Pakistani Students

However, the tuition fees you will pay depend on where you choose to study and what sort of degree you wish to pursue. A private institution is expensive than a public institution. According to a recent estimation, RON 14,000 to RON 30,000 per year is required for a degree in Romania. There are a number of Romanian scholarships available, but they can be competitive. To get more information about fees, scholarships and eligibility, contact your institution.

 

Living Cost and Part-time Jobs for International Students

Your living costs will depend on where you choose to live. On average, you should budget for between RON 1,400 and RON 3,300 per month. This accounts for your accommodation, groceries and travel. If you have a valid residence permit, you are able to work during your studies. As an EU/EEA student, there are no time restrictions on working. On the other hand, the Non-EU international student s are permitted to work up to 4 hours per day without seeking any extra permission. If you wish to work more than this, you will need to apply for a work permit.

 

Romania, a blend of Traditional and Contemporary Cultures

Romania is a destination where heritages dominates and art and crafts flourished, therefore, courses in arts, film making, tourism and hospitality, environmental studies and performing arts are equally popular.

The country was formed in 1859, by unit. The country resides medieval destination Sighisoara and historic fortresses Bran Castles –where Dracula is born. Romania is surrounded by the Carpathian Mountains which offer exclusive climbing, trekking, and skiing adventures. Romania natural beauty is matchless which is supplemented by dynamic folk culture. If you are really interested in studying in Romania, check our website for authentic assistance or take help from a study abroad consultant.

 

benefits for Pakistani students to stduy in Romania

According to 2018 estimation, over 27 thousand international students are currently studying in Romania. Such a drastic shift takes place because of the world-class quality of education rendered at the higher education institutes of Romania plus the European atmosphere and lifestyle. Provision of basic facilities in affordable living cost is another major reason to choose Romania as a Study abroad destination.

Here are the Reasons to Choose Romania as a Study Abroad Destination

 

Internationally Recognized Degrees

International students choose Romania to study their degree programs because Romanian diplomas are recognized all over Europe. In addition, these graduation diplomas also provide a bilingual supplement to enhance the chances of employability all around the globe. Romania has a well-established higher education system. It, in fact, follows the Bologna system which is authenticated all across Europe.

 

High-Ranked International Universities 2020 of Romania

Romania resides reputed highly-ranked universities in its towns. The first Romanian universities,[( the University of Iasi (1860) and the University of Bucharest (1864)] were established by Prince Alexandru Ioan Cuza.These universities Offer state-of-the-art facilities, exclusive student life and up-to-date research opportunities.. Both public and private higher education institutions cater to academic and vocational education hence; prepare the students for the job market. Romania university courses offered in the fields of engineering, medicine and science are parallel with those taught at renowned western universities. Moreover, QS Top Universities in the World listed four Romanian universities in its list. These universities, in fact, lie in the 800-1000 group.

 

Comprehensive Study Courses

Romania offers a wide choice of study courses. The country resides more than 100 public and private accredited Higher Education Institutions. These institutes conduct courses at all degree levels like Bachelor, Master, PhD /Doctorate level, leading to an EU recognized diploma. The fields of study are multiple. You can study Arts, Science, medicine, engineering, business or whatever you want

 

Multiple Languages as Medium of Instruction

Romanian universities generally offer courses in more than one language. The study languages taught at higher education institutes are Romanian, English, German, French and Hungarian. However, students have to provide evidence of specific language proficiency. Students who are fluent in Romanian enjoy a wider range of opportunities while living in Romania.

 

The Work While Study Facility

 Romanian education system allows international students to work while study.-Students can, in fact, apply directly to vacancies via the internet or through recruitment companies and students NGOs. These working hours are very flexible and allow the student to concentrate on his/her study course. These students are generally hired at call centres, IT departments, restaurants or in -campus settings

 

Safe and Clean Environment

Romania has a temperate-continental atmosphere with moderate climatic conditions. Romania enjoys hot summers and cold winter. This weather provides a fresh and clean atmosphere in the country. WHO ranked Romania number 48 in the world in air quality. Moreover, students are quite safe in this European destination as the crime rate in Romania is very low.

 

Facilitated Students’ living

International students can avail many discounted opportunities while living in Romania. These include Students enjoy discounts on accommodations, cultural events, museum entry, tickets to view historical sites, public transport, etc. Moreover, the students are introduced to a vibrant lifestyle in the country. Within the campus, they can meet people from diverse nationality and can take part in exotic and extracurricular activities. There are many outdoor activities for students in Romania. In addition, students can enjoy the luminous nightlife of the country. The musical festivals held at Romania are renowned around the world.

 

Tourist Destination

Romania, in fact, is a tourist destination. It homes seven UNESCO world heritage sites, Romania is a land where Dracula was born. More places to visit include Bran Castle, the fortified city of Sighisoara, the seaside with sandy beaches, night clubs the Danube Delta, the Carpathian mountains and Moldova County. Don’t miss to see the iconic monumental sculptures that survived the fall of Rome, lies in Romania. This sculpture is completed in 113, the column was 1,900 years old.

 

undergraduate and postgraduate admission requirements for the students of  Pakistani students in Romania universities

Admission requirements in Romanian universities generally follow the same criterion as of other European countries. Different universities, however, have different admission strategies as well as academic calendar. The details about the international admissions in Romanian universities are mentioned at the university’s official website. It also depends upon the course and level of degree selected.

 

Admission Requirement and Intakes in Romanian Universities 2020

The following is a general summary of Admission requirements and intakes at Romanian universities. Roman education system follows Bologna process, therefore most of the terms and conditions are acquired from Bologna system

 

The Academic Calendar

The academic year for undergraduate and most of the graduate courses generally starts in October and runs till June. The whole year is divided into two semesters of around 14 weeks each. According to a set National standards total, a class time per week is 24 to 28 hours.

The Autumn Semester begins in October and usually ends in mid-February, after the winter exams.

The Spring Semester starts in mid-February or at the beginning of March. It generally ends in July, but the schedule varies from university to university and also depends upon the course selected.

Some universities accept online applications while few of them ask for personal appearance. Certain universities also conduct online or in –person interview with the candidate

Student evaluation are done indifferent ways like written examinations, oral examinations, evaluation of the student's activity during the whole semester, both via practical disciplines, and individual or collective essays and projects submissions.

 

Admission Requirements for Bachelor’s and Master’s Program 2020 in Romania Universities 

 

Application and Acceptance Letter

The Admission requirement first starts with the application procedure. The prospective student primarily applies at a Romanian university. The Romanian universities will check the eligibility of the study abroad student through their set criterion and then respond back to the applicant regarding the further process. The institute might charge some application fee to process the application. Once the student is assessed at every admission requirement along with the funding formalities, the university then sends an acceptance letter to the applicant

 

The Non-EU Applicants

Similar to other European countries, Romania also has set different criteria for different nations. The admissions for EU citizens are quite flexible and easy, however, there are certain limitations for Non-EU applicants, and therefore, it is better to check the minimum academic requirements for each country.

 

Documents Required for Bachelor’s and Master’s Admission in Romania Universities 2020 Intake

  • Application form

  • Consent for processing student’s personal data

  • Candidate’s contact  like address, phone number, e-mail address

  • High school diploma – certified copy, the documents have to be endorsed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Education and the Romanian Embassy in their homeland both in the original language as well as in Romanian, English or French and legalized at a public notary.

  • Bachelor diploma (only for applications regarding Master programs). The documents have to be endorsed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Education and the Romanian Embassy in their homeland. The diploma is required both in the original language. However, translations in Romanian, English or French legalized at a public notary is required if the original document is written in any other language.

  • Transcript of previous studies with certified translations at a public notary in Romanian, English or French if the original is not documented in one of these languages

  • For programs offered in English/French language, an international language proficiency certificate (TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge) is needed  with passing marks of at least B2 level or equivalent

  • Candidates who can prove that the official language of their country is also English or French and that they have studied at least 4 years in this language are exempted from this requirement.

  • For study programs taught in the Romanian language, the candidates must submit a certificate attesting his/her Romanian proficiency certificate or he/she should submit certificates proving that the applicants have had at least 4 consecutive years of studies in Romania.

  • If this is not the case, the students have to attend a preparatory year of Romanian language course photocopy with the authenticated translation of the birth certificate

  • Photocopy of the valid passport;

  • Photocopy of the National Identity Card

  • Medical certificate (translated in English or French confirming that the applicant does not suffer from any contagious diseases.

  • Passport size photographs

  • Proof of financial means (at least 2,000 Euros in your bank account

  • References from your professors

  • A personal statement that why the student wants to join the program

  • Sometimes a CV is also required for admission in some professional courses

The University will process your application and will send it to the Ministry of National Education for further evaluation. It may take about a month to get a response from the Ministry of National Education. Upon receiving the response the Romanian Universities will release the results. If the admission is accepted, the university will send a letter of acceptance and guide the student about further processing.

Romania Study Visa

Based on the Acceptance Letter and payments of the required charges the applicant will then apply for a study visa at the Romanian Embassy in their country or the closest Romanian diplomatic mission. Sometimes the university itself takes the responsibility of visa formalities,

When the study visa is approved and issued to the enrolled student, he/she then fly to Romania and carries out further enrollment procedures. The student has to personally appear at the Enrollment at the Office for International Relations and Foreign Students for registration.

 

Document needed for registration

  • Original letter of acceptance

  • Fees Receipt as a proof of payment

  • Original school certificate

  • Valid Passport

  • Study visa

  • Photocopy of birth certificate, translated and officially endorsed

  • Translated health certificate in Romanian, French or English

  • 3 -4 photos of specific sizes

 

Intake in PhD Programs in Romania Uniersities 2020

Doctor of Philosophy is a doctorate degree awarded by a university to the student who has met all necessary qualifications and can now be considered a doctor in his/ her academic field. Romanian universities offer doctorate degrees in almost every discipline. A general admission criterion as follows with the required documents

The admission process for the PhD program is usually possible after passing a preliminary examination. A study abroad consultant for Romania can also guide you in this regard

Documents Required

  • The Letter of Acceptance

  • Application form (attached below)

  • Consent for processing student’s personal data (click on it)

  • Candidate’s contact like address, phone number, e-mail address

  • High school diploma – certified copy, the documents have to be endorsed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Education and the Romanian Embassy in their homeland. The diploma is required both in the original language. However, translations in Romanian, English or French legalized at a public notary is required if the original document is written in any other language.

  • Bachelor diploma (only for applications regarding Master programs) the documents have to be endorsed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Education and the Romanian Embassy in their homeland. The diploma is required both in the original language. However, translations in Romanian, English or French legalized at a public notary is required if the original document is written in any other language.

  • Master diploma, the documents have to be endorsed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Education and the Romanian Embassy in their homeland. The diploma is required both in the original language. However, translations in Romanian, English or French legalized at a public notary is required if the original document is written in any other language. 

  • transcript of previous studies with certified translations at a public notary in Romanian, English or French if the original is not documented in one of these languages

  • for programs offered in English/French language, an international language proficiency certificate (TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge) is needed  with passing marks of at least B2 level or equivalent

  • Candidates who can prove that the official language of their country is also English or French and that they have studied at least 4 years in this language are exempted from this requirement.

  • For study programs taught in the Romanian language, the candidates must submit a certificate attesting his/her Romanian proficiency certificate or he/she should submit certificates proving that the applicants have had at least 4 consecutive years of studies in Romania.

  • If this is not the case, the students have to attend a preparatory year of Romanian language course photocopy with the authenticated translation of the birth certificate

  • Photocopy of the valid passport;

  • Photocopy of the National Identity Card

  • Medical certificate (translated in English or French confirming that the applicant does not suffer from any contagious diseases.

  • Experience letter from the employer if the candidate was working

  • Marriage certificate if applied

  • Passport size photographs

  • Proof of financial means (at least 2,000 Euros in your bank account

  • References from your professors

  • A personal statement that why the student wants to join the program

  • Sometimes a CV is also required for admission in some professional courses

  • Approval of the prospective supervisor/coordinator of the thesis. The list of potential coordinators is present at the website of every Doctoral Schools.

The PhD course is conducted under the terms and conditions of Bologna Process. It is mandatory to apply before the given deadlines otherwise your application is rejected

The above mentioned criteria are given for full-degree program, however, Erasmus students, exchange students or language course student have to follow the required policies which are stated at the website of the Romanian institutes. Students who have taken admission via scholarship programs have to submit the relevant documents in any level of degree course admission

visa details of Romania for Pakistani Students

International Students from European countries or those who belong to other flourishing western countries do not require any visa to enter Romania. However non-EU nationals, especially from developing nations have to apply for a student visa at Romanian Diplomatic Missions Abroad that is the Romanian embassy or consulate in their home country.

 

Romanian Student visa guide for Pakistani Students 2020

The letter of acceptance from the university has to be submitted to the Ministry of education, youth and sport in Romania. Once the ministry approves your acceptance then you can apply for the student visa. Pakistani students can apply at their nearest Romanian embassy or consulate (Romanian Diplomatic Missions Abroad) for the grant of Romanian student visa.

International students, especially from third world non-EU countries, are required to apply for a Romanian student visa to enter Romania. Students have to pay some visa fees with the application. The amount of visa fee varies with time, therefore, it would be recommended to contact the consulate of Romania in your home country.

Students who want to study abroad in Romania should submit a correctly filled and signed the visa application form with some required documents to the Romanian embassy or consulate located in their country

 

Documents Required for Romanian Student long stay visa

1. The Letter of acceptance from the Romanian Ministry of education

2. A passport with a long-term validity

3. University acceptance letter

4.  Tuition fees payment receipt to prove that the payment is done for a full one year

5. A bank account or a similar statement with a saving of 2500 Euros to proof that the student has sufficient means of support covering his/her study stay period specified in the visa

6.  A legal certificate proving that the prospective student has no criminal record

7.  Health insurance coverage

8.  For under 18 year student a consent letter from parents or guardian.

9.  Marriage certificate if applied

10.  Airfare ticket to Romania

 Visa applications can only be submitted to the Romanian consulates or embassies located in your home country (Romanian Diplomatic Missions Abroad)

 

Visa Processing Time in Pakistan of Romania 2020

The processing time is varied. It will take a few days to 2 months to process the visa. Students, in fact, can only apply for a student visa once the Ministry of Education in Romania sends the letter of acceptance to study.

 

The Residence Permit

Once your admission, as well as the student visa, is approved, the student can fly to Romania. The newly arrived registered student then has to apply for the extension of the right of temporary residence and obtain a residence permit. This is necessary if the student is enrolled in a long term degree course. The application is submitted and addressed to the Romanian Office for Immigration.

It is mandatory for non-EU students who are enrolled in a degree program at Romanian universities to apply for a residence permit. This residence permit is valid for 1 year and needs a yearly renewal. However, students who are studying on scholarships generally do not need to renew their permit as the full-course length residence permit is part of their Scholarship grant.

 

Documents needed with the application for Residence Permit

  • Residence permit application form issued from the immigration office

  • Valid Passport and its photocopy

  • letter of acceptance from the Ministry of Education

  • Registration certificate issued by the institution;

  • Bank statement or similar proof of sufficient funding that cover the living expenses in Romania (generally 2500 dollars) amount shown should at least cover the minimum national net wage per month

  • Accommodation documents

  • Health certificate from Romanian medical institution

  • 2 recent passport size photographs

  • Receipt of fees paid at Romanian Bank: 

  • Fee for residence permit = 240 lei (RON)

  • Registration of the application Fee = 3 lei (RON)

  • Extension of the residence permit charges = 120 EURO

There might be some additional requirements depending upon your age, financial status and type of admission.

 

estimated undergraduate and postgraduate admission cost of study in Romania universities for Pakistani students

Studying in Romania for no-EU students is a little bit expensive. However, the country allows work while study to foreign students, therefore most of the students work part time to cope with their study and living expenses

 

Study Cost in Romania Universities 2020

Regarding study expenses, the study abroad student has to bear some pre-departure cost like application fee, language course fee, preparation of documents, and the visa fee off course. The visa fee for Romania is around $80 but this figure is subject to change depending upon several factors. The last major expense is of Airline Ticket. The airfare from Pakistan to Romania is generally about 85thousand PRS. Students also have to make bank statements and show the prescribed money in their accounts that they can bear the living and study charges in Romania without any help. Moreover, students sometimes have to buy health insurance in their own country. Thus the overall figure exceeds one million Pakistani Rs.

The next big expenditure is the post-departure cost, it means now student has reached Romania to begin his/her studies. The primary thing here to consider is the tuition fee. Romania charges a full fleshed tuition fee from the non-European student if they do not arrive on any scholarship program. The tuition fee at Romanian university varies according to the University, its location, the course selected and lastly, the medium of instruction selected. It means in which language the student will attend his/course

 

Tuition Fees at Romanian Universities 2020

University tuition fees in Romania range generally in between €2000 to 5000 per year. Non-European third country students studying in Romania must pay the tuition fee in one installment for the first year. This payment should be done prior to applying for the visa. Later the student should pay the annual tuition fee each year while living in Romania. However, the conditions of tuition fee payments for European students are quite flexible. A general fee structure of different courses at Romania higher education institutes is as follows.

Romanian Language course: Around 2600 Euro/year

Graduation or post graduation in

Science subjects  or in Mathematics : Around 2400Euro/year

Architecture: Around 3500 Euros/year

Medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine etc  Around 4500-5000/year

Music and arts: Around 4000 Euros/year

The above-mentioned figures are an average estimation. The figures are subject to change according to the academic year and the institutes where they are taught. Moreover, the institutes also charge some annual registration fee every year.

 

Accommodation Cost

Next major expense to consider is the accommodation cost.

The student in Romania has three major accommodation options. They can either stay in student residences, private apartments or shared room. Student residence under the university administration is the cheapest option; however, many students who do not find a room at university hostels can reside in apartments on sharing or as a single occupant.

Student hostel:  rent =€150 per month with all utility bills inclusive.

Shared Apartments: These are shared by two or three students, A3-bedroom apartment can accommodate two or three pupils.  It may cost about €100 to 150 per month, inclusive of utility bills

Private Apartments: Students can also rent a solo fully furnished apartment with all the necessary facilities. The price is high and further elevate according to the provided facilities. The apartment’s rent per month generally cost from €100 to €300 per month.

Similar to living in any other study abroad destination, the living cost of an international student depends upon is the lifestyle and how he spent. The living costs vary In Romania an overseas student can survive with an average lifestyle in € 500 per month,

 

The general divisions of the expenses are:

• Accommodation:: €150 – 300  per month

• Food: €150 – 200 per month

• Medical insurance: € 10 per month (26 years or younger students do not pay, it is covered in their tuition fee)

• Internet: around €20 per month

• Travelling entertainment €100-150per month

• Books and similar spending: around €100 per month

 

Transport Cost

Public transportation includes buses, trams and trolley busses. The fees for public transportations are paid in two ways: tickets or electronic cards. Both the tickets and the cards have to be purchased prior the ride. A public transport pass for one day costs 8 RON, for one week, 15 RON, for15 days, 25 RON and for one month, 50 RON. Another option is Maxi-taxi, which can carry a maximum of 25 people. The charges of Maxi-Taxi depend upon the distance travelled. Romania also offers underground or subway transport. You can buy a subway card with two tickets, which costs 2.5 RON, with ten tickets, the cost is 8 RON, however, a pass for one day, costs 5 RON and a monthly pass costs 25 RON.

The given rates are estimated average rates which can fluctuate according to the location where the student is living, the currency exchange rates, the inflation and off course the lifestyle. Students also have to pay for residence permit, work permit and their renewals. If you have taken help from study abroad, consultants, you might have got a planned average budget to spend your life comfortably at this overseas study destination.

 

Scholarship Programs 2020 in Romania for Pakistani Students

Students who are admitted through University based or state based scholarship programs are generally exempted from tuition fees, some also cover accommodation and provide funds to eligible students

 

living in romania

Romania is an amazing place to study abroad if the prospective student is on a budget. The picturesque atmosphere, the tolerable climate, historic heritages,European lifestyle, up to date academic programs and multilingual mediums of teaching, yet everything has made Romania a favourite destination for study abroad students to choose Romania for their degree courses. Romania resides some of the best universities in its towns where almost every field of studies are taught in multiple languages. Though locals and other European students enjoy fringe benefits while studying in Romania, the Non-EU students are also pretty satisfied with some legal restrictions and limitations.

 

Accommodations for International Students

Once admitted in a Romanian University, students from Non –European nations, especially from the developing countries, require a visa to enter Romania. These students also require a residence permit upon reaching Romania. The students are then accommodated in three types of housing which includes on-campus residences in a public or private student dormitory in around 60 Euros a month. This is a great option with security and affordability.

  • Students can also rent an apartment on sharing or as a single tenant. Estimated rent for such apartments lies between 150-300 Euros a month in a big city.

  • Some students prefer to live with a family as a paying guest. The rent is around 100-150 Euro per month. The cost also depends upon the provided facilities and location of the area.

 

Language Facility

The best thing to study abroad in Romania is that most of the higher education courses are taught in multiple languages. Therefore it is not mandatory for a student to pick Romanian taught courses. Yet Romanian is the official language of the country and if the student learns to speak this native language, he/she can enjoy many extra opportunities. There a lot of English taught programs at Romanian universities where Asian, especially from South East countries like Pakistan, can complete their degree without any language barrier.

 

On-Campus Students’ Activities

The students enrolled at a Romanian university enjoy every facet of the on-campus life as of the local students. They can have exotic meals at cafeterias. Most universities offer on-campus free medical facilities. Every university resides in grand libraries with complete study resources. The sports activities are countless. Students can practice their choice of sports and eligible candidate can join the university team. Gyms are present within the campus to keep you fit and steady. The best parts are the Student Non-Governmental Organizations. These are basically institutions and social structures made of students with the same set of interests and motivations. Joining such an organization will gain experience and contacts for newcomers and in future, they are able to join the real organizations.

 

Travelling Facilities

Romania public transport mainly includes buses, trolleys and trams. Maxi-Taxi and regular taxi are slightly expensive options. These ground transport can take you everywhere in the city. Students can buy tickets for a day or for a month at affordable prices to travel on buses and trams. There is also an underground metro service available in the city. Thus, travelling in Romania is quite easy and pleasurable. Railway networks and airports are also built in Romania for intercity or overseas travelling. According to recent news released by the Bucharest General Council, Bucharest students will be able to use free over-ground public transport service. However, this facility will be primarily applied to students under the age of 18 who attend classes in the authorized pre-university system.

 

Exotic Romanian Cuisine

Non-Muslims can take advantage of Romania’s wine production as this country is the ninth largest wine producer in the world. Romanian cuisine is extra rich with meaty flavor’s, supplemented by vegetable side dishes. Some traditional dishes are “Borsch” and “Papanasi,” With the current mobility of Muslim expats in Romania, the demand for Halal food increases. There are good halal restaurants in Romania especially in Bucharest where Turkish, Lebanese and Pakistani foods are prepared and served.

 

Out-Door Activities

The country offers a wide range of activities for tourist. This could be exploring the ancient caves to mountain hiking. There is a lot to enjoy in Romania like visiting Bolboci Lake, Lespezi Peak, Peles and Bran Castles and the traditional countryside villages. Moreover, there are many night clubs for students. Romania is specifically popular for its matchless music shows. The music concerts are held at different places and visitors around the world visit Romania to watch these annual music events.

 

Work While Study Option

Students are allowed to do part-time jobs in limited hours. This limitation is however not applied to EU students. These part-time jobs are an effective option for students to improve their employability skills in connection with their academic fields. Over the last few years, Romania has become a popular destination for international companies to set up their businesses. This creates part-time job opportunities for students and graduates, especially in marketing and HR. Other good opportunities are available in the information technology sector and language teaching. However, to continue the job in Romania Non-EU citizens require a legal work permit.

 

Settlement in Romania

Romania also offers ways to set up a career in the country after studies. For eligible candidates there are functional options to extend the residence as well as work permit and acquire Romanian Permanent residency and citizenship.

Hence, living in Romania for an international student or graduate would be an amazing and career seeking experience provided the resident manages to spend in a budget.

 

latest jobs in romania for Pakistani students

EU, EEA and Swiss students do not require any work permit while they are studying at higher institutes of Romania. In addition, these students are not restricted to any number of working hours while they are enrolled in their study program. On the other hand, International student belonging to non-European nations in Romania, also do not require a working permit while studying. However, these students can work during their studies for 4 hours per day only. These students in fact also need a residence permit for a valid stay in Romania. Moreover, if a student likes to work more than the assigned hours then he/she has to apply for a formal work permit. The General Inspectorate for Immigration (http://igi.mai.gov.ro/en/content/access-labor-market) can assist the students in this regards.

 

Work While Study Option in Romania

In Romania, students are easily hired on part-time jobs. They just have to create and submit their CV and a functional cover letter to apply for part-time vacancies. Students can search for jobs on various web portals or they can look for vacancies by taking help of their university information centre.

 

Part-time Jobs in Romania for International Students 2020

There are a number of part-time opportunities for University students in Romania. The best option is call centres, especially for those students who are fluent in any foreign language. Students also work at gas stations, malls, IT offices, restaurants and as an English tutor. The chances of getting well-paid jobs are high for those who fluently speak Romanian.

 

The Employer’s Role

The student should build good terms with his employer to deal with taxation and insurance issue. He/she should learn in detail about the number of holidays allotted and other terms of the working contract. This healthy relationship will become pretty helpful when the student completes his study course and is ready to hunt a full-time job in Romania.

 

Internships in Romania 2020

Romanian companies and other organizations also offer effective internships to eligible students. These Internships will gain you the work experience, and means of acquiring contacts in the country. Some of these internships are paid while most of them are training-based unpaid internships. These internships are generally supported by a” Law on internships”, initiated by student unions. Moreover - universities and student societies are the best sources to find a good internship program. 

 

Volunteering

Many international students also prefer to work voluntarily in their free time. Romania NGOs are set up in every field of life including education, environment, health and disabilities etc. Students can gain hands-on work experience as well as community interaction through this voluntary work.

 

Job Opportunities for International Graduates/pass-outs in Romania 2020

 

Work Permit

Once the international student completes his/her degree course from Romanian university, he/she can still hunt for a career-oriented job provided he/she possesses a valid work permit. To obtain a work permit first, you have to hunt a job. If the employer is satisfied with your qualification and working skills and if no other EU or local employee fits that job then the employer can recommend you for the job. Moreover, it is not easy to switch the job if anybody wants to do so; he/she has to apply for another work permit.

 

Job Opportunities for Expats in Romania

Romania offers job opportunities in multiple sectors. Most of the landscape is rural therefore agriculture and related industries flourish here. Another horizon expands in the tourism industry needs both development and investment. International graduates also get jobs in the resource and energy areas, the industrial sector and the manufacturing fields. The country also hires qualified personnel in business, finance, HR and retail. Moreover many HR agencies in Romania prefer to hire international graduates at executive positions in their larger companies and multinational chains. Moreover, international

Most high level jobs are available in big cities like the capital Bucharest. Other destinations that offer good jobs are Cluj, Lasi and Timisoara especially for graduates who fluently speak multiple languages.

 

Business and Investment

Romania is, however, open for international investors or business persons. Getting a job or business opportunity is comparably easier in Romania than other European countries as Romania has a set quota system for expats. Still, to get a job in Romania the graduate or university pass-out needs a company to sponsor the work visa.

 

guide for Pakistani students to get the citizenshhip of Romania

The citizens of a non-UE / EEA State, particularly those who are in Romania on a study abroad program can stay in Romania and get their long-term residence permit in this state, however, they are required to meet certain conditions.

The applicant must have continuously stayed in Romania during the last 5 years. The stay is considered a continuous period if the absence from the Romanian territory is less than 6 consecutive months and does not exceed a total of 10 months

For international graduates or pass-out students, the length of stay for study purposes is calculated at half for the long-term residence. During this stay period, the applicant must have acquired the following means of support

Moreover, the people who are in Romania on a short-stay visa, or employment visa or the one obtained for the pursuing of seasonal work, their duration of stay in Romania on such visas are not taken into account

The application for establishing residence in Romania is personally submitted to the territorial units of the Office for Immigration. This application should be submitted in Romanian.

 

Documents needed to apply for the permanent residence permit of Romania 2020

• Civil Status Documents with Notarized copies

• Original and a copy of valid passport

• Supporting documents confirming the accommodation

• Bank statements or other documents proving the means of support

• A no-criminal record certificate or similar document issued by the authorities from the home country or by the Romanian officials.

• A medical certificate issued by a public or private medical institution proving that the applicant is not suffering from any contagious disease

• Proof of health insurance

Once a residence request is approved, the foreign citizen should return to the place where he filed the application. However, those who are already employed at any Romanian organization and have served the given years in the country can receive the permanent stay permit in Romania. The permit, in fact, begins when the residence was established and expires after 5 years. However, this permit may be renewed for more five years duration.

 

The Permanent Work Permit of Romania 2020

The international graduate from Romanian universities can take employment in the country if his work satisfies the employer with legal terms and conditions. Third-country citizens need a work permit to be allowed to work in Romania. To apply for a permanent work permit, your prospective employer must start the application process. Once the permit is issued, the employer keeps the original work permit and the employee will have a copy. After getting a permanent work permit, the applicant can also apply for a long-term visa at the Romanian diplomatic missions. This work and long term visa period will fulfil the 5 years stay in Romania condition. Thus the employee can apply for a permanent residence permit

Other options to get permanent residency in Romania include investment options and marrying a Romanian national

 

The Investment Option

The foreigners, who prove to have made investments of minimum EUR 1.000.000 or have created over 100 full-time places of work, can get the permanent residence permit with some terms and conditions. Moreover, if the applicant can invest €50,000 in a new or existing company which will create more than ten permanent jobs, he/she can apply for a long-term visa and then request for a permanent residency after 5 years living in Romania.

 

Marrying a Romanian Citizen

Moreover, if the foreigner marries a citizen or permanent resident of Romania, he/she can apply for residency. In addition, the married foreigner can apply for Romanian citizenship after living together in Romania for a period of 3 years.

 Refugees and asylum seekers also apply for Romanian residency or citizenship upon certain conditions

Non-EU citizens holding a permanent residence permit have the right to enjoy all benefits provided to the local Romanian citizens.

Citizenship in Romania can be acquired by four stated methods: birth, adoption, repatriation, and request.

Citizenship is granted to foreign citizen who has resided in Romania for at least eight years and has no criminal record. Applicants must also be at least 18 years of age and are fluent in the Romanian language. The study abroad consultants can also guide you in this regard.

Getting citizenship in Romania is also called naturalization. The process of naturalization has the following steps.

  • Application

  • Interview

  • Commission report

  • Oath

 

EU Blue Card for highly qualified employees

The EU Blue Card is issued to highly qualified non-EU citizens that reside and work in Romania permanently. This permit gives the holder the right of residence and works in any EU Member State.

 

Frequently Ask Questions

Quick Facts About Romania

  • Population

    19.64 million

  • National language

    Romanian

  • Top 3 religion

    Orthodox Christianity, Protestantism, Catholicism

  • International Students

    408,179 in 2017

  • Capital

    Bucharest

  • largest 3 cities

    Bucharest, Constanta, Cluj-Napoca

  • Currency

    1 Romanian Leu equals 35.37 Pakistani Rupee

  • Time difference with Pakistan

    Pakistan is 2 Hours Ahead of Romania

  • Work rule for International students

    Four Hours / day

  • Wages for students

    2,700 RON / Month

  • Economy

    48th (nominal, 2018)

  • Per capita income

    25,150 PPP dollars

  • Immigrant population

    2.1%

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