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Romanian Higher Education Institutions

In Romania higher education is offered in universities, education and research institutions, institutes, university colleges, academies, and conservatories. The state higher education system in Romania has over 49 state higher education institutions with 324 faculties and other 8 private.

The higher education institutions in Romania have various faculties, departments, university colleges, divisions, and small pilot units specialised in researches and micro-production. The faculty denotes the functional basic unit of the higher education institution and is managed and controlled by departments or chairs.  The department is a sub-unit administered by the University Council of a faculty. 

The Romanian higher education sector comprises of private as well as public institutions. There are 6 types of higher education institutions in Romania:

University (Universitate):  Universities are the largest tertiary institution that comprise of many faculties and programmes. The Universities in Romania award advanced scientific and professional qualifications while integrating teaching and research activities. 

Academy (Academie): These are the higher education institutions that train specialist in one area, such as Academy of Music, Academy of arts, Academy of business administration etc. and  

Polytechnical University (Universitate Politehnică ): The polytechnical university in Romania provide practical and technical knowledge and skills. These institutions focus on technical field of study.  

Institute (Institut): These types of higher education institutions award professional degrees based on the studies and work experience in limited specialisations.

University College (Colegiu Universitar): These institutions provide 2 to 3 years programmes that lead to a diploma. The qualification attained cannot be used for entry into postgraduate study.  The university colleges functions in association with the universities. 

Postgraduate schools: These institutions are independent from the universities and offer short-term as well as long-term courses. The short-term course leads to a diplomă de absolvire/graduation diploma, while the long-term course leads to a diplomă de licenţă/licensure diploma. 

Public Higher Education Institutions

Following are the Romanian Universities 
  • "Ion Mincu" University of Architecture and Urbanism of Bucharest
  • University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest
  • Technical University of Civil Engineering of Bucharest
  • "Politehnica" University of Bucharest
  • University of Bucharest
  • University of Music, Bucharest
  • Academy of Economic Studies of Bucharest
  • University of Fine Arts of Bucharest
  • National School of Political Studies and Public Administration of Bucharest
  • National Academy of Physical Education and Sports of Bucharest
  • "I.L. Caragiale" University of Theatre and Film of Bucharest
  • "December 1st" University of Alba-Iulia
  • "Aurel Vlaicu" University of Arad
  • University of Bacau
  • North University of Baia Mare
  • "Transilvania" University of Brasov
  • Technical University of Cluj-Napoca
  • University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Cluj-Napoca
  • "Babes-Bolyai" University of Cluj-Napoca
  • "Iuliu Hatieganu" University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Cluj-Napoca
  • "Gheorghe Dima" Music Academy of Cluj-Napoca
  • "Ioan Andreescu" Academy of Visual Arts of Cluj-Napoca
  • "Carol Davila" University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Bucharest
  • "Ovidius" University of Constanta
  • University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova
  • University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Timisoara
  • "Vasile Goldis" West University of Arad
  • Maritime University of Constanta
  • University of Craiova
  • "Dunarea de Jos" University of Galati
  • "Gheorghe Asachi" Technical University of Iasi
  • "Ion Ionescu de la Brad" University of Agricultural Sciences 
  • and Veterinary Medicine of Iasi
  • "Al.I. Cuza" University of Iasi
  • "George Enescu" University of Arts, Iasi
  • University of Oradea
  • "Gr. T. Popa" University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Iasi
  • University of Petrosani
  • University of Pitesti
  • "Oil and Gas" University of Ploiesti
  • "Eftimie Murgu" University of Resita
  • "Lucian Blaga" University of Sibiu
  • "Stefan cel Mare" University of Suceava
  • "Valachia" University of Targoviste
  • "Constantin Brancusi" University of Targu Jiu
  • "Petru Maior" University of Targu Mures
  • University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Targu Mures
  • University of Theatrical Arts of Targu Mures
  • "Politehnica" University of Timisoara
  • "Banat" University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary 
  • Medicine of Timisoara
  • West Universityof Timisoara

Private Higher Education Institutions

Following are the private universities in Romania:
  • Romanian American University
  • "Vasile Goldis" West University of Arad
  • "Nicolae Titulescu" University of Bucharest
  • "Titu Maiorescu" University of Bucharest
  • "Dimitrie Cantemir" Christian University of Bucharest
  • Catholic Theological Institute of Buchares
  • "George Bacovia" University of Bacau
  • "Constantin Brancoveanu" University of Pitesti
  • "Emanuel" University of Oradea

Preparatory Courses (Romanian Language)

The universities in Romania that organize the preparatory year for Romanian language are as follows:
  • "Politehnica" University of Bucharest
  • University of Bucharest
  • University of Bacau
  • "Babes-Bolyai" University of Cluj; "Ovidius" University of Constanta
  • University of Craiova
  • "Al. I. Cuza" University of Iasi
  • University of Pitesti
  • "Oil and Gas" University of Ploiesti
  • West University of Timisoara
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