Bucharest is the capital and largest city of Romania, with a population of around 2 million people.  Bucharest was once known as Little Paris of the East because it was heavily influenced by French culture and architecture during the 19-20th centuries. For more information about the city, please see the Bucharest Tourist Information.

Living and studying in Romania

If you want to find out specific details about studying in Romania’s higher education system, please check Study in Romania.

Visa application

If you wish to study in Romania and you are a citizen of a country outside of the European Union or the European Economic Area, you need to apply for a Visa. You can check here to see if you require a Visa to study in Romania.

More information on our website, or contact the Romanian Embassy in your city.

Getting to Bucharest

You can travel directly by plane via Henri Coandă International Airport, situated 20 km from the city in Otopeni.

STB (Bucharest’s public transport company) operates 2 public bus lines from the Airport: 780 heading to North Train Station (Gara de Nord) and 783 heading to the city centre (Piata Unirii) making various stops along the way. Both leave from the ground floor outside the terminal building (international arrivals is on the 1st floor) every 40 min on a regular daily schedule and the trip takes 40 min to one hour. The ticket fare is 1 euro.

Getting a taxi from Bucharest Airport to the city centre is quicker, very convenient and reasonably cheap (45 - 70 Lei or 10 - 15 Euro) on the standard fare.

Published on September 5, 2019 Updated on April 23, 2024