• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
If you want to become a student in Romania, immerse into the Romanian culture and finally learn Romanian language, it means you are ready to embark into the experience of your life. You can do that at the Romanian-American University in Bucharest, where you have the chance to enroll for a Foundation Year, Romanian language program.
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The university also offers courses of English language, focusing both on specialized vocabulary (business, tourism, law, IT) and grammar, that will offer students the possibility for a visible language improvement.

At the end of the Foundation Year , the enrolled students will be able to achieve the B1-B2 level of Romanian, as well as improved knowledge of English. As a result, students will be able to apply to either a Romanian or an English taught program, in the Romanian academic system.

Through integrated courses of language, civilization and practical cultural workshops, at the end of the 2 semesters, the students will reach the B1 - B2 level of competences, according to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).

The main objectives of the foundation year are the development of a set of written and oral communication skills in Romanian language that will allow the students enroll into a Romanian language bachelor or master program, as well as PhD or postdoctoral fellowships in Romania.

The course at Romanian-American University is aimed at young persons who wish to develop more complex international competences that will finally allow them to do business in Romania, work in a Romanian speaking environment, and be part of the newly acquired culture.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in Romanian
    • Partially taught in English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The Foundation year includes the following compulsory subjects:
  • Romanian Language Techniques of Communication
  • Reception of Written and Spoken Texts
  • Grammar and Basic Vocabulary
  • Romanian Culture and Civilization
  • European Culture and Civilization
The Foundation year includes the following elective subjects:
  • Iconology – the comparative study of literature and arts in Romania
  • Intercultural communication
  • Romanian - specialized language: Economic sciences
  • Romanian – specialized language: Legal sciences

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Send the completed, signed and scanned form to our International Students Office by e-mail together with these documents:

  • Copy of your Passport or other travel document allowing you to travel to Romania;
  • Copy of your Birth certificate;
  • Copy of your High School Certificate/Diploma and your Bachelor’s diploma (for Master applicants);
  • Transcripts of records for your previous years of study (all high school years for Bachelor applicants and all university years for Master applicants);
  • Copy of 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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2900 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2900 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2900 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2900 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Scholarships of 600 EUR for first 10 enrolled students.

Living costs for Bucharest

  • 1850 - 3000 RON/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Scholarships of 600 EUR for first 10 applicants.

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