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About Bucharest

About Bucharest

Student Life in Bucharest

A city rich in culture, Bucharest provides a unique study environment, which appeals to all students regardless of origin and personal interests. With over 30,000 enrolees at the University of Bucharest, students are able to meet different people from a wide range of backgrounds, disciplines and lifestyles. This diverse student population, the multitude of cultural attractions on offer in the city, the low cost of living, and the high quality of education provided in the university faculties combine to make studying at the University of Bucharest a fantastic opportunity for personal, professional and academic development. 

Living and learning in Romania’s capital allows students easy access to the city’s cultural landmarks and monuments. These include: the Palace of the Parliament, the second-largest building in the world; the Arcul de Triumf, a triumphal arc initially conceived after Romania gained its independence in 1878; and the Romanian Athenaeum, a concert hall, and a European Heritage sight, home to the George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra.

Bucharest is home to a range of museums covering a variety of themes, perhaps the most famous of which is the National Museum of Art of Romania, displaying works by modern Romanian painters as well as pieces by foreign artists including Monet and Sadeler. Traditional Romanian culture maintains an important role in society and in the arts, with the Museum of Romanian History and the Museum of the Romanian Peasant offering an insight into the culture and past of the country. Bucharest has a bustling music scene spanning a wide variety of genres including 70s and 80s Romanian rock, jazz, house, punk, and hip hop, which have become increasingly popular since the 1990s. The city also plays host to some of the best electronic music venues in Europe, with nightclubs and bars scattered across the city.

Studying in Bucharest provides students with ample time to explore the city’s many gems. Bucharest is home to a wide range of cafes, restaurants, jazz clubs, galleries and parks tucked away off the beaten track, and part of the attraction of studying in the city lies in discovering these hideaways. The affordable cost of living is yet another attraction for those operating on a student budget: accommodation within the city is well-priced and Bucharest is far cheaper than most European capital cities, meaning that living and studying in the city is possible for students regardless of economic background.

The combination of quality education, a rich cultural history, the diverse student body and affordable living make the University of Bucharest an exciting institution at which to study.