Ovidius University is a public higher education institution established in 1961 and transformed into a comprehensive, multicultural university in 1990. The university offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral study programs at high European quality standards in a wide range of fields, such as medical sciences, social sciences, economics and law, natural sciences, applied sciences and engineering, humanities, arts and theology. The University is nationally and internationally accredited, offering diplomas recognized in the entire European Union and beyond. With over 18,000 students and almost 700 permanent academic staff, Ovidius is the largest university of the European Union at the Black Sea.
Ovidius University has a strong international character, with more than 1200 international students, enrolled in programs taught in either English or Romanian. The degree-seeking international students are particularly interested in programs in medicine and pharmacy, but also in computer science, business administration or engineering. The university also has numerous bilateral agreements under the Erasmus+ program, which allows our students to study abroad. Moreover, incoming credit-seeking students feel welcome at Ovidius, as they appreciate the diversity and openness of our students and our academic staff.
Ovidius University is very proud of the program it has developed in Romanian as a foreign language, which of the largest of its kind in Romanian universities. Year after year, about one hundred students go through the preparatory courses at our university due to the quality of teaching, the diverse international experience, extracurricular activities and overall high student satisfaction.