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Preparatory language year

Higher Education System

Learning Romanian

The official language is Romanian, spoken by approximately 90% of the population. Approximately 1,700 years old, Romanian is one of the five Latin languages in the world, together with French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese, but it also has Slavic influences.

Hungarian is spoken by around 7% of the population, mainly in Transylvania. There is also a population of German speakers in Transylvania who make up around 1.5% of the national population. Other languages spoken especially in the East and South East part of the country are: Aromanian (also known as Macedo-Romanian or Vlach), Turkish, Greek and Russian.

Romanian language classes are organized in different universities within dedicated departments. The preparatory language programme takes a full year for all levels (undergraduate, master's, PhD). 

If you are interested in studying Romania, you can apply for the Romanian language preparatory year in one of the universities that provide such courses. The complete list is available here.

You may choose to study Romanian in your country of origin. Currently, the Romanian Language Institute (ILR) manages 51 Romanian language lectures at various universities in Europe, North America, the Caucasus, Southeast Asia and Eastern Europe. By accessing the interactive map on their ILR website, you can find out more details about their whereabouts.


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