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Top reasons to study at Ovidius University of Constanta

  • Its location on the shores of the Black Sea
  • The opportunity to have a better job
  • Tuition provided by highly specialized teachers
  • Participating in various projects and/or research activities, depending on the chosen field of study
  • The opportunity to study abroad through the Erasmus+ Program
  • A close relationship with the teaching staff
  • The possibility to carry out volunteering activities, both via student organizations and within other departments of the university, which can later be recognized through a contract and a certificate
  • Useful social activities
  • Making friends
  • More fun

About Ovidius University of Constanta

Country Romania
Number of courses 7
Year founded 1991
Number of students 17000

The mission of Ovidius University of Constanta is to create, maintain and disseminate knowledge at all levels of society through European standard education, research and artistic creation. The university is actively engaged in the local community and has an impact over the entire Black Sea region, within Europe and beyond its borders.

Ovidius University of Constanta is the largest European Union university on the Black Sea coast. Our goal is to be recognized as the regional leader in higher education and research, to be the first option of students from the Black Sea region and beyond. We are an Eastern gateway to Europe and we aim to attract a large number of Romanian and international students, as well as outstanding academic staff. We strive to achieve the highest European standards of quality education by offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral study programs, training our graduates for the competitive labor markets of Romania, the European Union and worldwide.

The wide range of study fields represents one of “Ovidius” University’s major strengths. Our academic staff understand that only a unity that respects diversity can provide the key to success. The evolution of our institution has not been entirely uneventful, yet the university has found within itself the resources needed to overcome problematic moments, promoting honorable people, setting up structures and mechanisms that would provide balance and control. Through its outstanding people, “Ovidius” University of Constanta has been able to draw a line and start over, taking the path of honor, peace and stability.

At Ovidius University of Constanta prestige is gained through hard work, respect for the law and a sense of justice. The university has always chosen the path of honesty. “Ovidius” University of Constanta values and rewards competence. Creativity and the spirit of initiative are the driving forces behind its progress. Combined, they lead to excellence and academic prestige. The problems we face cannot be solved by means of passivity, skepticism and indifference, but through the active involvement of people willing to surpass themselves, of ambitious, dynamic and persevering professionals.

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Fees, Funding and Scholarships at Ovidius University of Constanta

Scholarships for degree-seeking applicants

  • Romanian Ministry of Education Scholarships
    • Students from EU countries can benefit from subsidies (tuition waiver) and merit based scholarships offered by the Romanian Ministry of Education, if they follow the same admissions procedures and criteria as the Romanian students.
    • Students of Romanian origin living abroad can benefit from subsidies (tuition waiver) or from the low tuition applied to Romanian students if they are admitted under the same conditions as the Romanian citizens.
    • Ethnic Romanians from Republic of Moldova, Albania, Bulgaria, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Ukraine, Hungary and ethnic Romanian citizens with permanent residence abroad can benefit from scholarships offered by the Romanian Ministry of Education. These scholarships are awarded via a merit based competition. Details can be found here.
    • For the students from Republic of Moldova, a partnership has been signed by the Ministries of Education of both countries, which foresees a comprehensive scheme of student benefits. Details can be found here.

  • Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Scholarships
    • Citizens of non-EU countries can benefit from financial aid covering tuition, accommodation and scholarships. Details can be found here.
    • Citizens of non EU countries with which Romania has cultural and education cooperation agreements can benefit from scholarships based on reciprocity, according to those agreements. For details please contact the authorities in your country to check for the existence of such a bilateral agreement.

Scholarships for credit-seeking (exchange) applicants – Erasmus + mobility grants

Ovidius University of Constanța is an active member of the Erasmus Plus program.  This initiative enables students and teachers from EU and selected non-EU countries to undertake study visits, research stays and internships in Romania.  This program is fully financed by the European Union, the scholarships covering not only tuition fee costs, but also living expense, travel and insurance coverage for each grantee.

Services Offered for International Students

  • Course and Career Counselling services
  • International student clubs and associations
  • On-campus accommodation
  • On campus medical facilities
  • Social Activities
  • Sporting facilities

Accommodation Information for Students

Ovidius University has four student dormitories where it can accommodate over 1300 students during their studies.  Given the limited space available, making a reservation for student housing is competitive.  Based on the agreements signed with the Ministry of Education and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the university offers a higher priority to the international students who receive a scholarship from the Romanian government.

The typical costs of leaving in Constanța fall below the European Union averages.  Consequently, many of our international students take advantage of the affordable private accommodation facilities available around the university campuses.

Facts about Ovidius University of Constanta

  • Year institution founded: 1991
  • Total enrolled: 17000
  • Number of Professors: 600