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Study in Romania

Do you want to study in a country which has a bit of everything – sandy beaches, wild forests, medieval castles and… vampires? That last one is a joke, but if you fancy all the rest, then maybe consider studying in Romania. This diverse country is full of historic interest, beautiful natural landscapes, friendly people, and a rich combination of European cultures. And, while vampires didn’t really exist here, those with an interest in the field may join the throngs of tourists keen to visit sites such as Bran Castle, considered the real-life inspiration for the spooky home of Bram Stocker’s Dracula.

Fast Facts

  • Area: 238,391 sq. km
  • Population: 19,942,000
  • Capital and largest city: Bucharest
  • Borders with Bulgaria, Hungary, Serbia, the Black Sea, Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova
  • Main religion: Christian Orthodox
  • Official language: Romanian
  • Currency: Leu (abbreviated to RON; plural Lei)
  • Semi-parliamentary democracy
  • Member state of the EU and NATO
  • After WWII, Romania was a communist state under the dictator Nicolae Ceausescu.
  • It became a democracy in December 1989.
  • The Carpathian Mountains are home to one of the largest undisturbed forests in Europe. 
  • The real Count Dracula (Vlad Draculea), nicknamed Vlad Tepes (Vlad the Impaler), was a Romanian prince and military leader who fought the Turks in the Middle Ages.
  • Romania has the second-largest outdoor museum in the world; Astra Museum in Sibiu features more than 300 buildings.
  • The Parliament Palace is the world's second-largest office building (after the Pentagon) and the world’s third largest building in volume (after Cape Canaveral in the US and the Great Pyramid in Egypt).