To prevent possible spreading of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 we advise international students to postpone traveling outside Timisoara (and in particular international trips), to avoid crowded places and to keep in touch with the Department for International Relations mainly by e-mail at incoming@upt.ro.

Further news regarding this topic will be posted here.

Do you want to broaden your horizons and gain international and intercultural experience? Would you like to study in English, German, French or Romanian with people from all over the world? Are you looking for a safe, fun and affordable city for your study abroad experience? Then UPT might be the place for you!



Programmes taught in foreign languages
Programmes taught in Romanian
First level -
Bachelor's degrees

Computer and Information Technology (EN)
Curriculum 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th year

Civil Engineering (EN)

Curriculum 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th year

Civil Engineering (DE)
Curriculum 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th year

Telecommunications Technologies and Systems (EN)
Curriculum 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th year

Full list of study programmes offered in Romanian is available here.
Second level -
Master degrees

Computer Engineering (EN)
Software Engineering (EN)
Information Technology (EN)
Automotive Embedded Software (EN)
Advanced Design of Steel and Compozite Structures (EN)
Communication Networks Engineering (EN)

Full list of study programmes offered in Romanian is available here.
Third level - PhD degrees http://www.upt.ro/Informatii_phd-studies_266_en.html


International students who plan to enroll in the Romanian Language Preparatory Year before starting their studies at UPT should send their application first to the university at which they plan to do the language course. A list of universities offering preparatory year studies is available here.

International students who plan to enroll in study programmes taught in English, German or Romanian, and who have the appropiate language certificates, should apply to Politehnica University of Timisoara. If the application is accepted by the university, it will be submitted for final approval to the Ministry of National Education. The Ministry of National Education issues the letter of acceptance needed for obtaining the Romanian visa.

More details:

  • E-mail:incoming@upt.ro
  • Address: Politehnica University of Timisoara, Department for International Relations (Office 107), Piata Victoriei, nr. 2, Timisoara, 300006, Timis, ROMANIA

We advise you to read the following documents:


The application file consists of:


  • STUDY DIPLOMA (baccalaureate diploma or equivalent for undergraduate studies, undergraduate diploma or equivalent for master studies) – authenticated photocopy and translation (into English or Romanian)

  • TRANSCRIPTS OF RECORDS – authenticated photocopy and translation. The persons that request the recognition of partial studies done abroad must submit as well the curriculum of these courses.

  • BIRTH CERTIFICATE - authenticated photocopy and translation (English or Romanian)

  • PASSPORT - photocopy

  • HEALTH CERTIFICATE - original document if the health certificate is issued in Romanian, or an authorized translation in English or French if the certificate is issued in any other language - must contain information regarding the candidate's current state of health, as well as the history of any chronic diseases and SARS-COV-2 respectively

  • 2 PHOTOS 3/4 cm to be attached on the application form mentioned above

  • For those who wish to enrol in a Romanian-taught programme - ROMANIAN LANGUAGE CERTIFICATE. If the candidate does not have a Romanian Language Certificate, he/she must obtain it following an exam. Only after passing this language exam, the candidate shall be accepted into the first year of study. The applicant which can prove that they have attended at least 4 years of study in Romanian language do not need to pass this language exam. If the candidate does not know Romanian, but wishes to enrol in a Romanian-taught programme, he/she must attend the Preparatory Year for learning Romanian language. A list of universities offering preparatory year studies is available here.

  • For those who wish to enrol in an English or German-taught programme – ENGLISH or GERMAN LANGUAGE CERTIFICATE. The citizens of countries having English or German as an official language and those who prove that they studied beforehand in English or German do not need to provide this certificate.

Deadline for the receipt of the application files: July 2020.

THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION can issue letters of acceptance for intramural and extramural education. Please note however that the citizens receiving a letter of acceptance for extramural studies are not eligible for a long-term residence visa for studies, therefore these applicants should hold a residence permit issued for other purposes and at the same time undertake their studies.

The rights of international students


  Architecture Engineering
Communication Sciences
350 EUR/month
(3150 EUR/academic year)
270 EUR/ month
(2430 EUR/academic year)
220 EUR/month
(1980 EUR/academic year)
350 EUR/month
(3150 EUR/academic year)
270 EUR/ month
(2430 EUR/academic year)
220 EUR/month
(1980 EUR/academic year)
370 EUR/month 
(3330 EUR/academic year)
290 EUR/month
(2610 EUR/academic year)


Scholarships offered by the Romanian State to foreign citizens through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in keeping with Government Decision No 288/1993. Details: here. Application period: between mid December - March (the deadline for submitting the application files is decided by each diplomatic mission. The candidate should contact the Romanian Embassy in his country of origin for details regarding these scholarships). The scholarships include a tuition fee waiver, free-of-charge accommodation and a monthly allowance.

Scholarships offered by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Relations with the Business Environment to non-EU citizens interested in enroling in a Romanian-taught study programme (one year for the study of the Romanian language is included in the scholarship). The scholarship includes a tuition fee waiver, free-of-charge accommodation and a monthly allowance. Applicants need to be in a position to promote the economic relations between Romania and their country of origin, and to obtain an official recommendation letter from one of the involved authorities. Application period : May 1st - August 31st. More details here.

Bilateral Programmes - The scholarships offered by the Romanian State in keeping with bilateral treaties in force or with unilateral offers made by Romania to other states are managed by the Ministry of Education and Scientific Research, through the General Department for International and European Relations, based on proposals from the relevant authorities of the candidate’s country of origin. Please check with the Romanian Embassy in your home country about the availability of these scholarships.

Erasmus Mundus Scholarships - Politehnica University of Timisoara is part of the Erasmus Mundus master programme Sustainable Constructions under natural hazards and catastrophic events. If you would like to apply for this programme, we advise you to check the following page http://steel.fsv.cvut.cz/suscos/grants.htm. Deadline for application: beginning of January.

Scholarships for the Romanian diaspora - These scholarships are granted to applicants of Romanian descent who live abroad. One condition for the programme is that the studies be carried out in Romanian. A preparatory year for studying Romanian can be covered by the scholarship as well. The scholarships include a monthly allowance, a tuition fee waiver, free accommodation in student hostels, free medical services, discounts for public transportation. For more details we advise you to check this page of our website in Romanian or English.

Eugen Ionescu scholarships for short-term research internships. These scholarships cover 3-4 months long research stays for doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers from OIF countries. Application period: late November - mid January. For more details see: https://www.auf.org/

Scholarships available for international students enroled at UPT:

  1. Excellence Scholarships - These scholarships of the Romanian State can be obtained by international students with outstanding professional and scientific results who graduated at least one year of studies (except the preparatory year) in an accredited state institution of higher education from Romania and obtained a minimum average score of 8.00.
  2. Academic results based scholarships. All students enroled at UPT are eligible for these scholarships pertaining they have passed all their exams in the semester/academic year in question, and their average grade ranks them at the top of their specialty. The scholarships consist in a monthly allowance. The cut line and the number of places varies.
  3. Financial need based scholarships. These scholarships are granted when the average income per family member is below a certain threshold, but also in specific situations (ex. for students who are orphans, students who give birth, for the death of a family member, for students with certain medical conditions, etc.). The scholarships can be monthly allowances, or a one-time support grant to cover a specific need/event.
  4. Study abroad scholarships. Students enroled at UPT can apply for a variety of scholarship programmes which fund short-term study mobilities at partner universities, as well as internships in universities or companies from the European Union, the most well-known being the Erasmus+ exchange programme. Selection is often based on academic results, motivation, language skills.


Start the procedure for obtaining the visa for studies in Romania. Please note that you will have to pay the tuition fee for the first academic year before submitting the visa application. You will have to present the passport with the visa for studies in Romania for enrolment. For more details regarding the required visa, have a look at this brief study visa guide.

Check the structure of the academic year 2019-2020 and plan your trip to Timisoara. Please note that you will need to prove at the entry in Romania that you have at least 2500 USD.

Make accommodation arrangements. Accommodation in student residences can be arranged at the earliest 4 days before the start of the academic year, so if you arrive earlier - or at odd hours - you will need to book a room at a hotel/hostel.

Notify the Department of International Relations regarding your arrival date and time, and request an appointment for registration. Have the documents mentioned in the letter of acceptance ready for enrolment.

If you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to contact us!


E-mail: incoming@upt.ro


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   Information for citizens of Romanian origin from Albania, Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Hungary, Republic of Moldova, Serbia, Ukraine and the diaspora.
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