Preparatory Year - Romanian Language

Preparatory Year Romanian Language

Aims and scope

The one-year, full-time academic programme in Romanian as a Foreign Language is addressed to foreign citizens who wish to gain entry onto a Romanian degree programme (at bachelor, master, Ph.D. level), as well as post-graduate and advanced training programmes in various fields. The programme 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 programme 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 organised regularly to ensure social, linguistic and cultural integration.

Programme structure


No. of hours / week

Academic credits 

30 ECTS/ semester


 First semester (14 weeks)




Practical Romanian Language Course (CEFR Levels A1 and A2)

23 hrs/week




Romanian Culture and Civilisation (Module 1)

2 hrs/week


Second semester (14 weeks)


Practical Romanian Language Course (CEFR Levels B1 and B2)

18 hrs/week



Romanian Culture and Civilisation (Module 2)

2 hrs/week



Romanian Language for Specific Purposes - (1 course to be elected out of Romanian for medical/business/ technical/ humanities/ law and social sciences fields)

5 hrs/week


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, staff are available each week for one-to-one tutorials.

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 ROMANIAN LANGUAGE - B2 LEVEL. The programme is approved by the Romanian Ministry of Education and Scientific Research; therefore certificates are valid across the European Union.


Tuition fees and costs of the program:


Tuition fees for EU / EEA citizens (valid for the academic year 2021/2022):

- 2,200 RON/academic year


Tuition fees for foreign citizens from non-EU member states (valid for the academic year 2021/2022), payable in advance for one academic year:

- 1,980 Euro/academic year

File processing fee

50 EURO, 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:



IBAN:                RO 37 BTRLEURCRT 000 6338302

BENEFICIARY:  UNIVERSITATEA "1 Decembrie 1918" din Alba Iulia

FISCAL CODE:  5665935

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Please send via e-mail at: your complete .pdf files in the following period 1 July - 30 September 2021!