Preparatory Year - Romanian Language


Program Description

The one-year, full-time academic program in Romanian as a Foreign Language is addressed to foreign citizens who wish to gain entry onto a Romanian degree program (at bachelor, master, Ph.D. level), as well as post-graduate and advanced training programs in various fields. The program also meets the needs of expatriates who work in Romania and who want to acquire a formal language certification.

The course aims at developing international students" skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking in Romanian for academic purposes. By the end of the course, students will have reached level B2 of the Common European Framework.

Besides the 22 contact hours per week, the program also includes extracurricular activities to ensure that international students understand Romanian academic life and culture. Various social events, excursions, outings, and documentary visits to other cities and tourist attractions are organized regularly to ensure social, linguistic, and cultural integration.


Program structure

Courses Number of hours/week Academic credits/semester
First semester (14 weeks)    
Practical Romanian Language Course (CEFR Levels A1 and A2) 23 25
Romanian Culture and Civilisation (Module 1) 2 5
Second semester (14 weeks)    
Practical Romanian Language Course (CEFR Levels B1 and B2) 18 20
Romanian Culture and Civilisation (Module 2) 2 5
Romanian Language for Specific Purposes - (1 course to be elected out of Romanian for medical/business/ technical/ humanities/ law and social sciences fields) 5 5

Teaching and assessment

This course is taught by a team of experienced scholars and uses varied teaching methods, including lectures, seminars, workshops, and one-to-one tutorials. Students normally have twenty hours of scheduled contact time per week. In addition, the staff is available each week for one-to-one tutorials.

The assessment consists of a combination of methods, ranging from assessed coursework, including essays, assignments, creative writing, and other tasks; progress tests; oral examinations, including viva voce, individual and group presentations and seminars; individual research assignments, including library projects.


Students who successfully complete the course and pass the final examination will be awarded a Certificate of Proficiency in the Romanian Language - B2 Level. The program is approved by the Romanian Ministry of Education and Scientific Research; therefore certificates are valid across the European Union.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees and costs of the program:

  • Tuition fees for EU/EEA citizens (valid for the academic year 2019/2020): 2,000 RON/academic year
  • Tuition fees for foreign citizens from non-EU member states (valid for the academic year 2019/2020), payable in advance for one academic year: €1,980/academic year
  • File processing fee: €50, payable before submitting the application for admission.

Please take into account that all the bank commissions are fully covered by the applicants!

Tuition fees and other administrative fees will be transferred into the following bank account:

Bank name:    Banca Transilvania (BT) Alba Iulia
IBAN:                RO 37 BTRLEURCRT 000 6338302
Beneficiary:  Universitatea "1 Decembrie 1918" din Alba Iulia
Fiscal Code:  5665935

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Please send by regular post your complete files to the following address until 30 August 2020:

1 Decembrie 1918 University of Alba Iulia
Centre for International Relations Office
5 Gabriel Bethlen Street, 510009 Alba Iulia, Romania

Last updated Apr 2020

About the School

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