Internship & work placements

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In Romania, there is no governing body or central organisation that administers student employment or placement opportunities for foreign students.

Each university has different ways to ensure job offers reach their students, including:

  • allowing interested companies to advertise their job offers through faculty websites and bulletin boards;
  • allowing company representatives to attend workshops, seminars, debates inside the university;
  • organising student job fairs for companies to interact with the student population;
  • allowing companies to recruit students for training sessions in order to develop their practical abilities.

Students internship is compulsory and it is usually organised by the universities through partnerships with companies, public bodies etc. Sometimes students associations contribute or organise the placement. This work is mostly unpaid.

Internship and placement advice

Students who have a residence permit are entitled to work part-time for up to 4 hours per day, provided their employer is able to obtain a student work permit.

Social security and European health insurance card

Students with a work permit are subject of social security and health insurance according to the Romanian law. From their wages is deducted the cost of this social services and they can ask about the facilities they can benefit.


Pickpocketing is a significant problem in crowded areas, especially on public transport, similar with other European countries and care should be taken with personal possessions and valuable items

The telephone number used to contact the emergency services is 112.

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Do I need a visa?

Citizens and permanent residents of member states of the European Union are entitled to enter and stay in Romania for a period of up to 90 days within 6 months, without having to obtain a Romanian entry visa. Detailed information is provided on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs:

For stays longer than 90 days, it may be necessary to obtain a residence permit or long-stay student visa, and further information is available from the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs:

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Internship and placement salary

The salary for part time jobs is at the slowest level of the position. The minimal salary is about 180 euro (2013) and the medium is 470 euro (2012) In case of part-time jobs it is paid on hourly base.

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Internship and placement accommodation

Each university has student dormitories, which can accommodate up to 5 students in each room and rates are set by the University Senate.

Private student hostels also exist, which offer accommodation in fully-equipped rooms with 2 or 3 beds and shared kitchen, laundry and common areas. Private hostels may also offer broadband internet, professional security service, room cleaning, parking and laundry services.

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