University of Bucharest

University of Bucharest (Romania) is an exchange destination for students of the Faculty of Geosciences.

Student experiences

No student experiences available yet.

Academic calendar

Undergraduate studies

Academic year

October 1st – June/July (depending on each faculty’s schedule) Obtaining a Bachelor’s degree requires 3 or 4 years of study (depending on the faculty). In some cases, you can also finalize your studies after three years, obtaining a college certificate.


Two per year (14 weeks each). National standards set the total class time per week at 24 to 28 hours.

  • Autumn Semester – begins on the 1st of October. It includes a Christmas holiday from December 20th till January 5th. It usually ends in February, after the winter exam session.
  • Spring Semester – starts at the beginning of March. It includes the Easter holiday and a four-week exam session in May-June. It ends in July, but the exact date varies from one faculty to another, depending upon the duration of the practical activities in each of them.


  • a three-week session in January
  • a four-week session in May-June
  • a two-week session in September

Master’s programme

A Master’s programme generally comprises four semesters (two years of full time study). The academic calendar is very much similar to that of the undergraduate studies. The courses however are mostly held in the afternoons, so that they allow the participation of employed students as well.


No requirements.

Areas of study open to exchange students
  • Earth Sciences
  • Human Geography and Spatial Planning
Courses at Master’s level


Language of instruction

Bachelor’s courses are in Romanian, Master’s courses also in English.

Housing assistance

The University of Bucharest’s Erasmus Office of the has a limited number of rooms available on the campus. The procedure for attribution is on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. See: Accomodation.

Estimated living costs per month
  • Meals: 200 Euro
  • Local transportation: 20 Euro
  • Pocket money: 60 Euro

Accommodation in town (in private appartments rented)

  • Rent: 150 - 400 Euro (depending on the area)
  • Facilities: 100 Euro

See: Estimated costs.


The standard unit of study is the semester. The normal load of a semester is 30 credits. The convention of 30 credits/semester was chosen to adjust to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). The credits assess the normal volume of a student's work.

Number of places available

4 places per year. 

  • 2 places for Geography
  • 2 places for Geology and Geophysics

More information

More information about studying abroad: in Dutch and in English.

For questions about study abroad not answered on this site, you can seek assistance from the International Office Geosciences (about language proficiency, finances, motivation etc.). For questions about study plans and exam regulations, please contact your study advisor.

Email (include your name, programme and student number)
Telephone +31 30  253 95 59
Address Koningsberger building (1st floor)

Opening hours

The International Office is open and can be reached by telephone on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, from 10:30 - 11:30 and 12:30 - 14:30 (or by appointment).