Polytechnic University of Bucharest

General information

Introduction

The Polytechnic University of Bucharest (UPB) is the largest and the oldest technical university in the country and among the most prestigious universities in Romania.

Mission and goals

The tradition of UPB, developed in over 190 years through the effort of the most important nation's schoolmasters and of the generations of students, is not the only convincing reason to come here. The mission of the University has been thought over as a blend of education, research and innovation, which represents a key towards a knowledge-based society and economy. Creating knowledge mainly by scientific research, giving it out by education and professional training, disseminating it by information technologies, as well as the use of technological innovation are elements that define the university distinctive profile.

The Polytechnic University of Bucharest wants to be present among the universities in Europe and design and/or optimize processes that lead to a knowledge-based society world-wide, by reaching the goals of sustainable economic growth, by providing better jobs, by strengthening economic and social cohesion, in compliance with the provisions of the 2002 European Council in Lisbon and European Council in Barcelona. The engineering profession has continuously transformed and adapted itself to the new demands of the society, but being an engineer, namely being a person who knows and is able to make life more comfortable, has remained unchanged.

We welcome students from all over the world. We will be happy to answer your questions related to your study and stay at the Polytechnic University of Bucharest.

Information per Mobility Type

Undergraduate and Master degree exchanges

For international students, the Polytechnic University of Bucharest has a dedicated faculty: the Faculty of Engineering in Foreign Languages, that is teaching at Undergraduate and Master Level in three Languages: English, French and German. For a description of the different programs the Polytechnic University of Bucharest offer, please see the website. Proficiency in the programme's language of instruction is required. In order to apply you should follow the International Office guidelines.  For further information or assistance you can also contact the UPB coordinators for the EURICA project.

PhD studies

The polytechnic University of Bucharest welcomes PhD applicants. The language of research is English. For your mobility period candidates need a supervisor. In relation with the EURICA project it is therefore essential that any prospective PhD student should be pre-accepted by a supervisor at the University. A letter of pre-acceptance should be enclosed with your application.

In order to find a supervisor you may (a) browse our website and contact the staff member yourself; (b) contact the dean or HOD of the department involved; or (c) contact the UPB coordinator. Please always enclose your English-language CV and a brief description of your research topic in your communications.

Post-doctoral research and Staff

The University also welcomes talented post-doctoral researchers and staff exchanges. Any post-doctoral research/staff visitor needs to be invited by a supervisor/host at the University. A letter of pre-acceptance should be enclosed with your application. In order to find a supervisor/hosting department you may (a) browse our website and contact the staff member yourself; (b) contact the dean or HOD of the department involved; or (c) contact the UPB coordinator. Please, do always enclose your English-language CV and a brief description of your research topic in your communications.

Language requirements

For exchanges up to 1 year, proof of proficiency in the English language is not required.

However, regarding students applying for the whole Master of 2 years, UPB will accept language certificates from other partner universities or from one of the home country's certified language centers.