Admissions for the academic year 2024-2025 will open on April 1st!

Spiru Haret University has one intake per academic year, starting from April 1st to August 10th. For further details, please contact our International Students Department at


  • What are the admission requirements for study at Spiru Haret University?

If you want to apply for a bachelor programme, make sure your dossier includes the following documents:

  1. Application form for the issuance of the Letter of Acceptance (to be requested at,
  2. Graduation diploma (certificate) of a form of secondary education (high school, secondary school etc) or any other type of document certifying graduation in the original (certified by the local Ministry of Foreign Affairs),
  3. Transcript of records (high school, secondary college etc.) in the original (certified by the local Ministry of Foreign Affairs),
  4. Certified copy of the birth certificate,
  5. Certified copy of the marriage certificate (if any),
  6. Copy of the passport,
  7. Medical certificate,
  8. Proof – payment order for the payment of the tuition fees (AFTER receipt of the Letter of Acceptance from the Romanian Ministry of Education).

If you apply for a master’s degree, your dossier should include the following documents:

  1. Application for the issuance of the Letter of Acceptance (to be requested at,
  2. Sc/B.A. degree (or any other graduation diploma issued by a higher education institution) in the original + high school diploma (certified by the local Ministry of Foreign Affairs),
  3. Transcript of Records of the undergraduate studies in the original + high school transcript (certified by the local Ministry of Foreign Affairs),
  4. Copy of the birth certificate,
  5. Copy of the marriage certificate (if any),
  6. Copy of the passport,
  7. Medical certificate,
  8. Proof – payment order for the payment of the tuition fees (AFTER receipt of the Letter of Acceptance from the Romanian Ministry of Education).

Keep in mind the fact that the candidates’ dossiers should be submitted in English, French or Romanian and shall be forwarded by e-mail (scanned) at or by post to the following address: BIROUL STUDENTI STRAINI, Str. Ion Ghica, Nr. 13, Sector 3, Bucuresti, Cod postal: 030045, ROMANIA.

  • Do I need a visa to study at SHU?

If your country is a member of the EU or of the European Economic Area, or if you come from Canada, Japan, Moldova, South Korea, Switzerland, USA or Serbia you do not need a visa. Otherwise, you have to apply for one.

What type of courses can I undertake?

You can attend courses taught in Romanian in one of the following major subjects (specialties) for Cycle I and Cycle II:

  • Economics (Accounting, Management)
  • Humanities (Psychology, Law):
  • Veterinary Medicine:
  • Applied Computer Science
  • Physical education, Kinetotherapy

 Don’t forget that for the courses taught in Romanian, you should first enroll for the Preparatory Year of Romanian.

  • Is the diploma recognised in non-EU countries?

Spiru Haret University is fully integrated in today’s global society so the diploma issued here is recognised worldwide.

  • How can I find accommodation?

You can choose to stay in the hostel/dormitories of Spiru Haret University for 100 EUR/month or you can rent a private apartment for prices ranging between 300-350 EUR/month.

  • What is the deadline for submission of my dossier?

The official admission period is between Aprill 1st and August 1st, every year. It seems like a lot of time, but you should keep in mind that the document processing services at the Romanian Ministry of Education take 30 to 45 days for the issuance of the letter of acceptance and the academic year starts on October 1st. There is only 1 intake per academic year!

  • What is the structure of the academic year in Romania?

The academic year consists of 2 semesters. The first semester starts on October 1st and ends in February, whereas the second semester lasts from the end of February until the end of June. There are four holidays whose dates vary from one year to another: a winter holiday in December, an inter-semestrial holiday, a spring holiday and a summer holiday.

  • Can I travel abroad while still a USH student?

Yes, you can travel during Christmas holidays and in the summer, after the examination sitting.  A Letter of Approval signed by the Rector is required, to be used at the Customs  Office.

  • How long does it take to get the Residence Permit?

The Immigration Office usually issues it in a month’s time after having received the complete dossier.  Upon filing, a slip of paper is given to the applicant, with the appointment date, which must be complied with.

  • Does the Residence Permit allow employment?

Yes, the Residence Permit mentions ‘Right to work’.

  • What is the validity of the Residence Permit?

For Bachelor’s studies, the Permit is valid for three years.  With the Master’s degree, the validity varies from one to two years, depending on the length of such studies.









My acquaintance with Romania took place 3.5 years ago and then I did not think that I would stay in this country for more than a year. But my impressions exceeded my expectations in a positive way.
Romania is a country with an unusually beautiful unique nature and a rich, mystical bloody history. Romania – the cradle of many legends about dragons, Count Dracula, to this day disturbing the imagination of people.
Among the attractive features of Romania: high quality food, developed tourist infrastructure, low building density. Compared with other European countries, real estate prices are quite low. The average cost of living in Romania is one of the lowest compared to other European countries. The prices of most services and products are 50% lower than in Europe.
The second thing that I was pleasantly impressed with over the years in the country is the people living in Romania. I was amazed how positive, kind, always trying to help, reach out in a difficult situation. At the same time, there is no deceit, hypocrisy and double bottom in most of the people who surrounded me during my stay in the country.
The third thing I would like to note is the opportunity not only to work in a new country for me, but also the opportunity to receive additional higher education.
To get a European diploma is more real than many applicants from Russia and the CIS countries believe. Today, most European educational institutions are happy to receive foreign guests, but potential “European” tuition fees often scares off potential students. At the same time, they mainly consider programs in Austria, France, Germany, where not only education, but also the cost of living is more expensive than in the “young” EU member states.
Romania recently entered a new stage of development, having invested a lot of strength in market reforms. As a result, it became a full member of the European community, interested in highly qualified employees. So, among other things, the educational system has undergone a qualitative change. Today, Romanian universities offer affordable European education based on the realities of European business.
And since this country is part of the EU and signed the 1997 Lisbon Convention, its diplomas are quoted throughout the world, and especially in the post-Soviet space.
Often, foreign students are invited to take an annual preparatory course for learning the language at the school itself, where emphasis is placed on improving skills depending on the future direction of study. I was lucky and I also took such a course at Spiru Haret University. I even continued to attend classes in Romanian and after a year of studying I really wanted to master the language perfectly. Moreover, the teachers conducted the lessons very interestingly: using not only teaching materials, but also various video, audio materials, gave practical advice on how to master the language faster and more efficiently, offered prospectuses for visiting various events in Romanian and visiting excursions and attractions. Thus, I can say that I received knowledge not only about the language, but also about the culture of the country in general, which was for me an undoubted additional advantage.

For me, there were no problems and difficulties with documenting the admission process. All the staff at Spiru Haret University, in which I study, were very sympathetic to me and helped in all matters, accompanied at every stage of my studies.
I was lucky to be in this country and I was lucky to meet a lot of wonderful people here!

Anzhela Dymkovets, Russia

Je m’appelle DIYANI André Didiers et je suis un étudiant étranger du Cameroun.

Étant donné que l’éducation et l’enseignement sont des éléments essentiels et déterminent dans la vie d’un individu, nous venons de divers localité dans ce pays et différents continents, mais avec un but commun qui est la formation, cela est un élément identifiable qui détermine la qualité de l’éducation de ce pays.
Quant a mon année préparatoire en roumaine, je dirai le retard dû en fait de ne pas avoir commencer les cours dès la rentrée n’a pas trop été ressenti, car j’ai eu des encadreurs géniales, j’ai passé une année d’étude extraordinaire entre les cours de vocabulaire, grammaire, histoire socioculturelle de la roumaine, la conjugaison et les cours de spécialités, il y avait tous pour que je puis avoir une bonne base de la langue roumaine, car les enseignantes étaient encagées et dévouées , sans oublier qu’elles ont été très patientes avec mes nombreuses questions car ce n’est pas toujours évident d’apprendre une nouvelle langue même si le roumain est une langue latine.
En définitif, nous retenons de cette analyse que le Faculté de Lettres de l’Université Spiru Haret a un système d’encadrement très efficace avec des enseignants hors nomes, pour ma part, je souhaite que mes prédécesseurs sachent que c’est une chance d’être dans cette université mais plus, d’avoir un encadrement extraordinaire pour pouvoir avoir une bonne base de langue roumaine, je ne cesserai de dire merci a cette université pour l’effort consentir pour mon avenir.
DIYANI André Didiers, Cameroun

أسمي علي حبيب من سوريا سنة أولى هندسة معلوماتية بجامعة سبيرو هاريت.لما وصلت الى رومانيا لم أكن أعلم شيئا سوى أحرف اللغة الرومانية كنت قد تعلمتها من زوجتي الرومانية عندما كنا في سوريا.وصلت إلى رومانيا متأخرا أربعة أشهر على بداية السنة التحضيرية ولكنني درسة اللغة رغم تأخري عن زملائي بمساعدة معلماتي لويزا وسيمونا.طبعا اللغة الرومانية مختلفة جدا عن اللغة العربية لكونها تملك جذر مختلف تماما ولكنني وجدت الكثير من الكلمات المتقاطعة أو المتماثلة أو المتشابهة كما في اللهجة السورية أمثلة (شاي ceai وتلفظ تشاي,صوبا sobă وتلفظ سوبا إلخ……)هذا دليل على التأثير المتبادل بين الحضارات.الحياة هنا تشبه إلى حد بعيد الحياة في بلادي.أعمل يوميا أربعة ساعات بعقد عمل لشركة بناء لكوني طالب وأدرس.أحب الحياة في بوخارست أحب زوجتي وبيتي هنا كما أحب بيتي وحياتي في سوريا.

My name is Ali Habib from Syria, first year in Information Engineering at the Spiru Haret University. When I arrived in Romania, I only knew the Romanian language I had learned from my Romanian wife when we were in Syria. I arrived in Romania in the preparatory year, The Romanian language is very different from the Arabic language because it has a very different root, but I found a lot of crossword or similar words, as in the Syrian dialect. Examples are: ceai, chai, sobă, soba, etc. …) This is an indication of the impact. I live in Bucharest and love my home here as I love my home and my life in Syria.

Ali Habib, Syria

Mi presento.
Mi chiamo Elisabetta Scavuzzo, ho 27 anni, sono italiana e vivo in Romania a Bucarest.
Ho scelto la Romania per intraprendere il corso di studi in fisioterapia. Quando sono arrivata a Bucarest a novembre le prime settimane ero un po’ disorientata, non conoscevo nessuno e non parlavo la lingua. Ho iniziato a seguire dei corsi di rumeno appunto per imparare la lingua nella Facoltà di Lettere di Università Spiru Haret. Ho trovato dei docenti molto preparati e disponibili ad aiutarmi, non solo dal punto di vista accademico ma anche dal punto di vista personale. Non mi aspettavo che la lingua fosse semplice, ma ho scoperto che essendo una lingua latina, per noi italiani risulta molto facile da imparare. A Bucarest, vivo in un campus, dove condivido per mia scelta la camera con tre ragazze rumene, così da poter impare la lingua più velocemente, ma effettivamente non è solo una camera, è un bivano, visto che, oltre alla camera da letto, ha una cucina e un bagno. È un alloggio carino e tranquillo, affacciandomi dalla finestra si vedono molti alberi coperti di neve in inverno e fioriti in questo momento (primavera).
Bucarest è una città molto affascinante, piena di turisti provenienti da tutto il mondo. La prima cosa che mi ha colipito è stata la neve e gli immensi parchi, in modo particolare Cișmigiu dove viene montata una pista di pattinaggio in inverno. Inoltre in inverno è bello visitare le terme, una struttura nuova con bellissime piscine, idromassaggi, scivoli per bambini e tanto altro. Bucarest è piena di centri commerciali come Sun Plaza e AFI Palace. Ho visitato anche il Museo Storico Nazionale e ne sono rimasta affascinata. Ho visitato il mercato “Obor”che è uno dei più antichi mercati della capitale rumena, risalente al 1600.
Bucarest sta diventando una delle capitali europee più energiche e creative. Vale davvero un visita.
Nonostante le difficoltà iniziali sono felice di aver scelto Bucarest per i miei studi.

Elisabetta Scavuzzo, Italy

Bonjour, je suis Emmanuel BOUADOU. Je viens de la Côte d’Ivoire et étudiant en mathématique ; mais en année préparatoire de la langue roumaine à l’Université Spiru Haret de Bucarest, pas pour faire la publicité de l’université.
Cependant les deux semaines après mon arrivée, j’ai rencontré un étranger qui lui aussi faisait ses démarches pour l’immigration, il m’a demandé :
– C’est qui cette dame ?
Et j’ai répondu :
– C’est la représentante de l’université !
Il fut étonné et dit :
– Yahou ! ils sont gentils !
Cela m’a donné déjà la crédibilité de l’image de l’université.
Pour moi le système d’apprentissage de langue est une très bonne pratique, c’est épuisant, certes, mais je pense que cela est nécessaire, vu que certains étudiants viennent un peu tard après la rentrée comme cela fut mon cas.
Et pour moi, en un mois seulement avec le système d’apprentissage mis en place par l‘Université, je peux déjà me présenter, faire mes cours avec le peu de connaissances en langue, et même draguer une charmante si je veux.
En réalité, en année de langue, nous avons trois dynamiques professeurs Simona Iacob, Luiza Marinescu et Maria Osiac, de trois différentes matières qui sont : conjugaison, la grammaire roumaine et la spécialité.
Compréhension est d’offrir aux apprenants des instruments théoriques et méthodologiques qui leur permettent de lire et de comprendre des écrits appartenant aux champs disciplinaires dans lesquels ils sont en train de se former.
Il faut d’abord reconnaître que l’Université Spiru Haret est très organisée de sorte que rien ne soit difficile à l’étudiant, pour moi je pense avoir faire un bon choix car j’étais confronté à une histoire de choix lorsque je postulais.
Concernant mon choix de ce pays et ma vie actuelle à Bucarest, il faut dire qu’étant dans mon pays, j’envisageais de continuer mes études à l’extérieur de mon pays. J’ai fait mes recherches sur chaque pays, et après toutes les informations recueillies, j’ai choisi la Roumanie.
Pour les cours je réussi à m’adapter et les professeurs ont vraiment la pédagogie. Pour finir, je ne peux dire plus, sur la belle ville de Bucarest car j’ai encore assez à découvrir mais c’est une très belle ville, je conseille aux personnes désireuses étudier dans cette université de ne pas hésiter car moi je ne regrette pas mon choix et si je devrais reprendre le choix, je choisirai encore ce pays, je suis un africain et en plus un noir je suis fière mais encore plus car selon moi ce peuple a le sens de l’être humain et non la couleur. Je tiens à remercier tous ceux qui ont œuvré pour mon intégration et à tout le personnel administratif, à mes professeurs également car elles me donnent l’envie d’apprendre d’avantage.

Emmanuel BOUADOU, Côte d’Ivoire