The academic year at the West University of Timisoara consists of two semesters:
The autumn semester usually runs from the beginning of October to the end of January.
The spring semester starts in mid February and lasts until the end of June.
Each semester finishes with its own session of exams, each lasting for about three-four weeks. In some faculties, there is also a three weeks late-autumn session of exams. There is a two-three weeks vacation on Christmas, one week between the semesters, and about two months vacation in summer.
There are different ways to reach Timisoara:
if you arrive by plane: Timisoara has an International Airport, 15 km away from the city; if your travel agent cannot find you a direct flight to Timisoara, you can also consider Bucharest (550 km from Timisoara; then you can come by train) or Budapest, Hungary (400 km from Timisoara, then you can come by train or better by a minibus company - we can book a place for you with them if you wish so - the good thing about this company is that they wait for you in Budapest Airport and bring you directly to your address in Timisoara). The price is 40 euro / person. If you want to use them, you need to provide us with the following information: arrival date and hour; your flight number and company; airport of departure.
if you arrive by train: get off the train in "Timisoara Nord" Station - it is close to the city center, then you can take a taxi to the student area. The address of your residence is: Complexul Studentesc, Caminul 13.
if you arrive by bus (Eurolines): the bus station is quite close to the city center too.
We offer a class of Romanian as a Foreign Language, which is free of charge for Erasmus students; it runs during the whole academic year. No enrollment forms are needed, just announce us if you want to join it after your arrival in Timisoara