Romanian Language Preparatory Year

West University of Timisoara is one of the accredited universities in Romania to organize the Preparatory Year of Romanian Language. This language course is mandatory for students who wish to study in Romanian language and don’t have a language certificate in this sense. During the Preparatory Year students acquire the requisite knowledge of Romanian language as well and specific knowledge correlated with future training profile (anatomy, physics, chemistry, drawing technical etc.), if the curriculum is organized in Romanian.

If the candidate speaks Romanian language, but does not have a language certificate to prove this, he/she must obtain it taking an exam. Only after the candidate passes this exam he/she will be accepted in the first year of study. Otherwise, the candidate will have to follow the Preparatory Year of Romanian language. Candidates with documents proving that they have followed at least 4 years of study in Romanian or undergraduate studies conducted in Romanian language, will not have to take the mentioned exams.

Who is it for ?

If you wish to apply for a study programme in Romanian, it is mandatory to undertake the Preparatory Year of Romanian Language Programme.
The tuition fee for the Preparatory Year of Romanian language, for this category of candidates is according to the domain if studies the candidate wants to pursue after finishing the language course (for e.g. the preparatory year for Medicine is 320EUR/month, and for Economics is 220EUR/month ) as follows:

Category: Science / Mathematics / Sport / Technical / Agronomy
Bachelor / Master: 270 €/ month
PhD : 290 €/ month

Category: Humanities / Psychology/ Accounting / Economics
Bachelor / Master: 220 €/ month
PhD : 240 €/ month

Category: Music and Arts
Bachelor / Master: 420 €/ month
PhD : 440 €/ month

Category: Theater
Bachelor / Master: 750 €/ month
PhD : 770 €/ month

Category: Architecture
Bachelor / Master: 350 €/ month
PhD : 370 €/ month

Category: Medicine
Bachelor / Master: 320 €/ month
PhD : 340 €/ month

Category: Film
Bachelor / Master: 950 €/ month
PhD : 970 €/ month

According to the national Law 316/ 12.07.2006, citizens from member states of the European Union, European Economic Area and Swiss Confederation, have the right to apply to studies in Romania, in the same financial circumstances as Romanian citizens. The tuition fee for the Preparatory Year of Romanian language, for this category of candidates is in Romanian currency, in the amount of 3000RON/year~665€/year.

For an E.U. citizen wishing to pursue the Romanian Language Preparatory Year, the necessary documents will be submitted at the secretary of the Faculty of Letters, History and Theology (room 240) beginning with the 15th of September until the 1st of November 2019).

Before submitting the admission file for the Preparatory Year in Romanian language at the Faculty of Letters, History and Theology, will first of all, come at the Department of International Relations (room 155B at West University of Timișoara) to have the file verified. Once the file has been verified, the candidate will be issued with a document attesting this aspect and which will be taken to the Faculty of Letters, History and Theology along with the admission file.

The studies documents – legally certified copies and translations in either Romanian, English, French or German of the High School Diploma (and of Bachelor Diploma if the candidate applies for Master studies); The Master Diploma as well for candidates who want to follow a PhD study programme)

Copy of the certificate attesting the promotion of the Baccalaureat/Bachelor/Master examinations for graduates of the current academic year which do not possess the original Diploma for the time being (if the case)

Academic records –legally certified copies and translations – for the completed studies (High School and Bachelor) and the analytical curriculum in case of candidates that request equivalence for certain periods of studies

Birth certificate – copy and legally certified translation

Copy of the passport – valid at least 6 months after the date when the Letter of Acceptance to studies is issued

Medical certificate (in a widespread international language) to prove that the person to be registered for studies does not suffer from infectious incompatible with the future profession

Marriage license – if necessary (to prove the name change)

Copy of the document attesting the residency abroad (if the case)

Complete contact data: postal address, e-mail address, phone number


In case your files need to be authenticated in a particular way, please make sure that:

1. The original study documents which are part of the Hague Convention will be stamped by the competent authorities in the issuer country with the Hague Apostille.

2. The original study documents which are not part of the Hague Convention will be legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the issuer country and by the Embassy/Consulate Office of Romania in the issuer country.

3. Please make sure that the documents are translated in widely spread international language

Even if the country where you come from does not have any kind of requirements in this sense, it is advisable to have your documents authenticated by a higher institution in your country.

List of countries for which the authentication of study documents is requested

The candidate has to pay 3 fees:
1. The admission fee in the amount of 100 lei
2. The enrollment fee in the amount of 150 lei
3. The tuition fee for the Preparatory Year in the amount of 3000 lei

  • Contact: Roxana Petronela Diaconescu (e-mail:, Phone: +40256592227)