Over 600,000 thousand people have crossed the border into Romania by the beginning of April 2022, because of the war in Ukraine. Romania has a significant Ukrainian minority, mostly in the north, and there are 45 schools and ten high schools where students can learn in Ukrainian.
For crucial general information about how Romania supports refugees from Ukraine visit the official Допомога (dopomoha.ro) page. It provides information about asylum procedures, travel, emergency telephone numbers, accommodation, and frequently asked questions.
Romania declared its support to Ukrainian students for access to their higher education institutions and provides financial support. This valuable resource platform for Ukrainian students, uni4ukraine.unibuc.ro, is managed by students and teaching staff from the University in Bucharest.
Below, you’ll find some of the support programmes and initiatives for displaced Ukrainian students:
Study programmes and opportunities
- The Babeș-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca grants access to Ukrainian students to participate as auditors in didactic activities related to their fields of study. Also, find details on how refugee students can continue their studies here and how the Ukrainian academic staff is supported.
- The University of Bucharest provides educational support to citizens (pupils, students, PhD students) affected by the military conflict in Ukraine, allowing them to enrol and also offers accommodation and other types of support.
- The Politehnica University of Timisoara allows students to continue studies in all cycles for the current and next academic year. Ukrainian researchers are also supported with access to labs, the possibility to teach and accommodation.
- Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iasi (TUIASI) offers support and accepts Ukrainian students to register and continue their studies with no tuition fee.
- Find information on diploma recognition and how to register at Romanian universities here: studyinromania.gov.ro/ukrainerefugees. Universities may organize tests to evaluate students that don’t have their diplomas.
- General information about qualification recognition and education in Romania can be found on the country's dedicated ENIC-NARIC page, which is in charge of informing people about academic and professional mobility, as well as procedures for the recognition of foreign qualifications.
- The Romanian Ministry for Education posted this webpage presenting some study opportunities and explaining how Ukrainian refugees, especially students, can receive help, including financial aid, including money for accommodation and meals.
- For additional information, have a look at the UN Refugee Agency Romania page.
- Key information about the Education System in Romania is on the Eurydice Romania overview Page.
- This European Commission information page provides critical information about your rights when crossing the border into an EU country, qualifying for temporary protection, applying for international protection, and travelling within the European Union.
* Please note we give our best to constantly update the information posted here, but we may not be able to track all specific changes that may occur.