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Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava

Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava

Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava


The first university in Romania in terms of number of patents and inventions over the last decade and ranked by international university ranking organizations in the top 10 Romanian public universities, USV plays a key role in the development and dissemination of scientific knowledge.

Since its foundation in 1963, USV has constituted a powerful presence in a city with a millennial history, decisively contributing to building a modern identity for the local community. Serving higher education in the city of Suceava for more than half a century, USV is a member of important international university consortia and responds to the challenges of new daring projects with enthusiasm and responsibility, as the main partner of local and regional authorities in crisis management, in training specialists, by providing human models and moral guidelines, demonstrating that the significant funding attracted for research projects, the professional value of human resources and the academic training of its graduates can, practically, support society development.

All 11 faculties of our University provide 3-4-year undergraduate (around 55 academic fields) and 2-year graduate programmes (around 40 academic fields), as well as PhD training in 14 doctoral fields: Accounting, Business Administration, Computers and Information Technology, Economy, Electrical Engineering, Food Products Engineering, Forestry, Geography, Industrial Engineering, History, Mechanical Engineering, Philology, Philosophy and Telecommunications and Information Technologies.

The main objectives of Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava in the fields of education and research are: to train highly qualified and competent professionals to face global competition, to harmoniously shape the students’ personalities, to encourage creativity and innovation to continuously develop scientific research, to permanently assess the scientific performance of the members of the academic community, as well as to improve the educational and scientific research activities with a view to structural, qualitative and economically successful integration within the European area of higher education.


EU citizens

EU citizens follow the same admission procedures as Romanian citizens.

A precondition for application is the recognition of the study certificates (high school, BA, Master
diplomas) by the National Centre for Equivalence and Recognition of Diplomas

USV Office of International Relations offers asistance to EU citizens in getting this recognition,
by collecting and sending their files further to the National Centre for Equivalence and Recognition
of Diploma

The application file must comprise the following documents:

For undergraduate studies:

  • Application form -
  • Proof of completion of secondary school (high school diploma/certificate) :
  • Copy of documents in Romanian/ English/ French/ Spanish/ Italian languages
  • Copy and an official translation in Romanian for documents in other languages
  • Proof of completion of all secondary school levels (transcript of high school years/certificate
    of each level):
  • Copy for documents in Romanian/ English/ French/ Spanish/ Italian language
  • Copy and an official translation in Romanian for documents in other languages

Other documents:

Pruebas de Aptitud para el Acceso a la Universidad from Spain, Vevaiosi Prosvasis for Panellinies Exetaseis – for general high school – from Grece, Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or ACT from S.U.A.) – copy and an official translation in Romanian for documents in other languages than English/French/Spanish/Italian

Identification document – copy (passport, Identity card, proof of legal name change, if applicable, copy for documents in Romanian language / English / French / Spanish / Italian, and authorized translation in Romanian for other languages

Diplomas from Italy, Greece, Spain, Portugal and Cyprus need to bear the Hague Convention Apostille from the authorities of the country that issued the document.

Diplomas issued in countries which are not part to the Haga Apostille Convention must be
authenticated by:

  • The Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the issuing country, the Embassy of Romania in That country and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania or
  • The Ministry of Education of the issuing country, the Embassy of the issuing country in Romania and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania.


  • The Romanian Ministry of Education is free to ask for any further evidence concerning one’s studies.
  • No application is examined if any of the required documents is missing, or if spaces in the application form have been left blank.

After the recognition certificate is issued by the National Centre for Equivalence and Recognition of Diplomas, the candidate follows the same calendar and admission conditions as Romanian citizens (including subscription at the faculty, documents and possible exams or file contest).

The language of study at Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava is Romanian. Foreign citizens who don’t speak Romanian must follow a preparatory year of Romanian language. Those who know the Romanian language will have to pass a Romanian proficiency test, according to the methodology approved by the institute of Romanian languages (exception to this language test are foreign citizens who prove with certificates that they have studied Romanian language for at least four years)

Non - EU

Foreign applicants who wish to apply for studies must upload their files to the online platform,
which may be accessed via the link below:

Registration steps:

You will receive a confirmation email after you have uploaded your application file.

After we have processed your application file and you have passed the language tests and the admission exams, if the case, we will send your file to the Romanian Ministry of Education for them to issue the Letter of Acceptance or reject the file, as applicable. We do not process incomplete application files.

After we notify you that the Ministry of Education has issued the letter of approval to studies, you must pay the study fee and sign the university studies contract.

Once you receive the Letters of acceptance, you may apply for a type D/SD visa.

You can apply for a visa online at the website below

If your visa application is denied, we will proceed with the tuition fee reimbursement based on your request.

Enrolment Conditions:

If previous studies were not completed in Romania, a European Union country, or in accordance with the legal assistance agreements signed between Romania and third countries, those who have obtained the Letter of Acceptance issued by the Ministry of Education must come in person and bring the documents from the Application file, in original, certified for authentication by the Embassy of Romania in the issuer country, or endorsed with The Hague apostille.

The academic year starts around the 1st of October


Because the institution has a limited number of accommodation places for international students, the sooner you arrive in Suceava, the more options you have for accommodation. Accommodation costs around 150 euros per month.

Please note that the tuition fee does not include the cost of accommodation.

Scholarships and Funding

The Ministry of Education, through the Loans and Scholarships Agency ( ), announces the launch of national competitions for the awarding of scholarships/research/summer courses abroad for the academic year 2023-2024 (according to the provisions of GD no 1402/2009 regarding the establishment, organization and operation of the Loans and Scholarships Agency , with subsequent amendments, of GD No. 1070/2001 regarding the granting of monthly scholarships to young Romanians studying abroad and bilateral collaboration documents or unilateral offers, valid for the academic year 2023-2024).

The scholarships are addressed to pupils, students, resident doctors (for the period financed from the budget of the Ministry of Education), teaching staff or researchers from Romania who wish to study abroad:

  • Bachelor's / master's / doctorate university studies (full or partial);
  • Research internships / specialization (with a duration of 3 – 10 months);
  • Language, culture and civilization summer courses.

Information regarding the offers for the academic year 2023-2024 (eligibility conditions, deadlines for submitting files, the number and type of scholarships offered, etc.) can be found in the Announcements that will be displayed in the Competitions section (Study Scholarships / Scholarship page "Bilateral agreement ”):


The 2024 edition of the QS World University Rankings, published on Tuesday, June 27, places "Ștefan cel Mare" University of Suceava in the echelon of universities 1201 - 1400. Thus, USV continues to be ranked as one of the 1500 universities of excellence on the worldwide and among the top 13 universities in Romania.

For the 2024 edition of the QS World University Rankings, the results of 2963 institutions were analysed, of which 1499 met the rigorous criteria to be included in the ranking, with 83 new entries compared to the previous edition. In the top there are only 13 universities from Romania, just like in the 2023 edition.

This 20th edition of the prestigious QS World University Rankings is based, in addition to the already known indicators – the share of foreign students, academic prestige, reputation among employers, the number of citations compared to the number of teaching staff, the ratio between the number of staff didactic and the number of students, the share of teaching staff from abroad, three other new indicators: the impact on the labor market, the share in the international research network and sustainability.

In the 2024 edition, USV's best ranking remains for the indicator regarding the share of foreign students (position 443 in the ranking), our university having the largest number of international students among the analyzed Romanian universities. Regarding the other indicators, USV ranks as follows: academic prestige (echelon 601+), reputation among employers (echelon 601+), the number of citations in relation to the number of teaching staff (701+), the ratio between the number of teaching staff and the number of students (701+), the share of teachers from abroad (701+). In the 701+ echelon, the Suceava institution is also in the case of the three new indicators.

QS World University Rankings is considered one of the top 3 international university rankings in terms of visibility, the published results being valued for the development of public policies in education. The 20th edition comes at a time when priorities in higher education are evolving, with the QS World University Rankings in the privileged position of being a nexus for higher education, connecting with millions of students, hundreds of thousands of academics and employers and thousands of institutions worldwide. The focus on changes in the behavior of these actors, in response to wider trends in education and society, led QS to incorporate three new indicators, previously mentioned.


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