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Some points for our incoming guests

Website of the Romanian National Agency: click here.

Legal procedure for the residence registration

Those students who are citizens of the EU / the European Economic Area and intend to stay more than 3 months in Romania, need to register their residency at the territorial unit of the General Inspectorate for Immigration (Inspectoratului General pentru Imigrări) from the county where they live.

Students of the Sapientia University can require the registration certificate at:

General Inspectorate for Immigration in Miercurea Ciuc: 34-36 Tudor Vladimirescu, Phone 0266-310936

General Inspectorate for Immigration in Cluj-Napoca: Iulius Mall, 53-55 Alexandru Vaida Voievod, Phone: 0264-555.656

General Inspectorate for Immigration in Târgu Mureş: 14 Mihail Kogălniceanu, 1st floor, Phone 0265-202363

The documents required are as follows:

a) standard application;

b) identity card or passport (original and copy);

c) documents attesting that is enrolled in an accredited educational institution;

e) proof of the existing means of support;

f) proof of the existing health insurance except persons falling from 213 para. (1) a) of the Law no.95 / 2006, with subsequent amendments.

More information:


Information for non-EU/-EEA citizens

Do you want to study in Romania and have citizenship of a country outside the European Union and European Economic Area? For starters, you must register at the educational institution where you wish to study and be accepted by it. Obtaining the visa is solely the student's responsability. Additional informations on wether you need visa or not you will find on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs:

The next step is obtaining the long stay visa for studies (marked D/SD), from the diplomatic missions and consular offices of Romania. The fee for processing and granting this type of entry visa is 120 EUR.

After entering Romania, you must obtain a residence permit. It certifies your right to stay in Romania and you can obtain it from the territorial units of the General Inspectorate for Immigration from the county where you live. In order to obtain a residence permit, you will submit personally a number of documents at least 30 days before the expiry of the right to stay granted by the visa. You also have the possibility to submit the documents through the online service, available at

Further information about the long stay visa and the residence permit here.

Online visa applications: eVisa portal.

Guide in English on visas, issued by National Education Ministry (29.03.2019): here.

Health Insurance

EU Erasmus Students should ensure to bring the Health Insurance issued at their home country and/or a commercial Health Insurance (valid for the whole period of student’s staying at our university).

Non-EU students are required to have commercial Health Insurance (valid for the whole period of student’s staying at Sapientia University) which covers medical costs and consequences of any accidents.

Grading system

ECTS credits allocation is based on the student workload needed in order to achieve expected learning outcomes. Credits are allocated to courses and are awarded to students who successfully complete those courses by passing the examinations or other assessments.

In ECTS, 60 credits represent one year of study normally, 30 credits are given for a semester. ECTS credits are also allocated to practical placements and to thesis preparation when these activities are part of the regular programme of study at both the home and the host institutions.

The Transcript of Records, contains the code and title of the completed courses, credits, grade. At Sapientia University a 10-point scale is used, 5 being the minimum grade for passing.







high level of command of all aspects – no or only a few minor weaknesses



very good

high level of command of most aspects – only minor weaknesses




major level of command – small weaknesses




fair level of command – some weaknesses



fair level of command – significant weaknesses




the minimum requirements for acceptance




almost sufficient, not acceptable

Fx, F


rudimentary knowledge of the subject


no knowledge of the subject


awarded for academic dishonesty (cheating) and given as a starting point


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