ORIENTATION

Your life as a student at ASE Bucharest begins with international student orientation.

We recommend you to arrive at least a few days before the beginning of the academic year (approximately October 1st every year) in order for you to get your paperwork in order and register for classes. There will also be fun activities that will help you get to know other new international students and start to feel at home at ASE (organized with the help of our partners from the Erasmus Students Network – ESN ASE Bucharest).

Erasmus Students Network (ESN) is the largest student association in Europe. Created in 1989 for supporting and developing student exchange, they are currently present in more than 800 higher education institutions from 39 countries. The ESN volunteers can help you get around the city and campus, offering services such as airport / train station pick-up, campus tour, buddy programme.

They will also organize different events helping you better integrate the ASE community and know other international students: city tours, parties, cultural evenings, parties, trips etc.

HOW TO PREPARE FOR ORIENTATION

It is extremely important that you plan your orientation activities and make sure we can accommodate all of the students who will be attending the program.

In order to benefit from the services of the ESN ASE Bucharest you should register with them. For further details on the activities organized by the ESN and contact details, please visit their website: www.ase-bucharest.esn.ro or Facebook page: ESN-ASE-Bucharest .

WHAT TO BRING TO ORIENTATION

We will need a number of documents to facilitate the orientation process. Please bring the following items to orientation:

Exchange students
The certificate of arrival – filled in with your data
Any other documents required by your home university

Degree-seeking students (non EU, EEA, Swiss citizens)
Original application documents:

  • the diploma allowing access to the level of studies you apply for: in case of the Bachelor’s students – Baccalaureate diploma or it’s equivalent, in case of the Master’s students – Baccalaureate diploma and Bachelor’s diploma or their equivalents (copy of the original document and two legal translations in Romanian language);
  • the transcript of records corresponding to the previous studies (Highschool / Bachelor’s) – copy of the original document and two legal translations in Romanian language;
  • the birth certificate – copy of the original document and a legal translation in Romanian language;
  • a copy of your passport (ID page & entrance visa);
  • a medical certificate stating that you don’t suffer from contagious diseases or illness incompatible with your future profession – established in an international language or a legal translation in Romanian;
  • the registration fee receipt (250 Euros for the Bachelor’s students, 300 Euros for the Master’s students).
  • All Files – translation into Romanian

The registration will be provisional, until the end of the admission process: study documents check, language test and confirmation of payment of the tuition fee for the entire academic year. This provisional registration gives you the right to attend classes and use the university facilities until the admission process is completed.

The language test is compulsory for all the applicants who don’t have an international certification or aren’t native speakers of the language of study (Romanian, English, French or German). The registration for the language test or the equivalence of the test will be done with the general registration. The test will be scheduled during the 3rd week of October.

For the students who satisfy all the admission criteria, the final registration will be complete and they will integrate the regular cohort of students of the faculty.

CAREER GUIDANCE

The Department for the relationship with the social and business environment ensures the liaison with the companies and the social actors. It organizes events helping you to prepare for the job hunting and thus increase your chances of getting a relevant job when you finish your studies at ASE.

Website: rmes.ase.ro

The Centre for Career Counseling and Guidance supports and guides potential applicants, students and alumni in choosing a career or optimizing their educational / professional path. The Centre offers counselling sessions, training sessions, workshops and conferences for personal / professional development.

Website: consiliere.ase.ro.

SERVICES:

  • Help with cv, applications and interviews;
  • Help with career planning;
  • Career counselling focusing on your career interests, what motivates you, and what is important for your success;
  • Finding relevant jobs (part-time jobs, summer jobs, internships, trainee or full-time positions);
  • Career planning and career seminars/workshops;
  • Career events and seminars;
  • Company presentations at ASE and company visits.

LIVING EXPENSES

In order to finance your studies in Romania by scholarships, we recommend you contact the competent authorities in your home country/university. For scholarships attributed by the Romanian Government, please consult the web-site of the Ministry of National Education and Scientific Research (www.edu.ro).

The official Romanian currency is the “Leu” (plural “Lei”) and the official denomination is Romanian New Leu (RON – Romanian New Leu). All the payments are made in the national currency, even if some prices are expressed in the equivalent in Euro. The exchange rate is floating (there might be slight variations in the exchange rate); the official exchange rate is determined by the National Bank of Romania (rates available on www.bnr.ro). In order to exchange money, one may use banking services (ATM or bank exchange offices) or the exchange offices in town.

Sample monthly budget:

Rent 100 – 250 Euro
Food 200 Euro
Transportation 20 Euro
Study materials 30 Euro
Free time expenses 100 Euro
Total 450 – 600 Euro

Sample basic prices (equivalent in Euro):

Lunch at students’ restaurant 3 Euro
Lunch in a fast food restaurant 7 Euro
Launch in a restaurant starting from 10 Euro
Loaf of bread 0.2 Euro
Sandwich 1-2.5 Euro
1.5 liter of mineral water 0.5 Euro
One night of hotel accommodation starting from 65 Euro
Bus ticket 0.35 Euro
Cab services 0.4 Euro/Km
Cinema ticket (50% student deduction) starting from 3 Euro
Copy services 0,1 Euro/Page

BUCHAREST

SHOPPING

Shopping can be done in hypermarkets (large shopping galleries), supermarkets, small neighborhood markets and markets (especially for the agricultural products). Shops are usually open all day long during the week (from 7:00/9:00 until 21:00/22:00) and on Sundays (some of them until 14:00, some others until 19:00). Some small neighborhood shops may even have a non-stop schedule. The marketplace is usually open until 21:00 during the week and around 18:00 during the week-end. Bargaining is not customary, except for the marketplace, where you can try to negotiate the price.

RESTAURANTS, BARS, PUBS AND CLUBS

Bucharest is a vibrant city and has a wide range of restaurants, pubs, bars and clubs – the most frequented by the students are situated in the old city center, Regie area and the northern part of the city (Herăstrău area). Depending on the restaurant you choose, a typical meal could cost between 40 and 150 lei / person (equivalent of 9 to 30 Euros).

Here are some tips for you:

  • Romanian cuisine is famous for its generous and delicious plates: make sure to not miss out on eating “mici”, “sarmale”, “ciorbă” (any kind) or “papanași”.
  • The locally-produced wine and bears selection is very wide. If you are craving for something more hardcore, then ask for some “pălincă” or “țuică”. The legal drinking age is 18 (make sure you don’t forget at home your ID card or something similar, you may be required to present it)
  • Tipping is something very common in Romania, the standard tip is around 10% of the bill, but it is not compulsory, fell free to offer more or less, depending on your experience.

Erasmus Students Network

ESN is the largest student association in Europe. Created in 1989 for supporting and developing student exchange, they are currently present in more than 800 higher education institutions from 39 countries. The ESN volunteers can help you get around the city and campus, offering services such as airport / train station pick-up, campus tour, buddy programme.

Erasmus Students Network

ESN is the largest student association in Europe. Created in 1989 for supporting and developing student exchange, they are currently present in more than 800 higher education institutions from 39 countries. The ESN volunteers can help you get around the city and campus, offering services such as airport / train station pick-up, campus tour, buddy programme.