Bachelor in Geography of Tourism


Program Description

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  • Faculty Name: Faculty of Geography, Tourism, and Sport
  • Study Domain: Geography
  • Name of the University Program: Geography of Tourism

Short description of the university program

In line with the interdisciplinary higher education system development, the specialization Geography of Tourism aims to train specialists for tourism but also for institutions engaged in teaching and research activities. The originality of this specialization meets certain practical needs, knowing the importance which tourism enjoys currently. In this context, following the structure of the curriculum, graduates have the appropriate training in order to work in tourism. An important objective during the schooling period is to ensure a transfer of practical skills for the mentioned activities, carried out during the internship and practice period as well as during studies through their involvement in various projects. Also, theoretical and practical training will be the necessary professional milestone for their integration in the labor market. It focuses on the interdisciplinary study which raises awareness about the complex issues that tourism deals with.

  • Type of studies: Full-time
  • The standard length of studies (in years): 3
  • Number of ECTS credits: 180

Academic calendar

  • 1st of October – end of February – courses, exams, the holiday for students, and session for retakes - first semester.
  • End of February – mid of June – courses, exams, the holiday for students, summer practice – second semester.
  • Mid of June – mid of September – session for retakes and Diploma exam.

Admission requirements

The admission for EU, EEA, and Swiss Confederation candidates has 2 stages: Obtaining the recognition of previous studies from the Ministry of National Education (Certificate issued by the National Center for the Recognition and Equivalence of Diplomas); Participation of the candidates to the admission organized by the University of Oradea. 1st stage: Applying for the acknowledgment of studies (Certificate issued by the National Center for the Recognition and Equivalence of Diplomas). Candidates who have graduated in Romania do not need approval from the Ministry of Education. The application file for the acknowledgment of studies must be submitted to the International Relations Department/Office for Foreign Students at the University of Oradea. Files submitted by individual candidates are not processed by the Ministry of Education. Before the file is processed, all candidates must pay a non-refundable processing file fee of 150 euro, a fee requested by the University of Oradea. The processing file fee will be paid to the University’s bank account before the application is submitted and it covers the expenses for the issuance of the certificate. Once the processing file fee is paid, it cannot be reimbursed.

The documents required for the application are as follows:

  • Application form for the University of Oradea.
  • Application form for recognition of studies.
  • High-school Diploma (original language) – legalized copy.
  • Transcript of records from High School – copy.
  • Bachelor degree and transcript of records (for graduate applicants) – legalized copy.
  • Identification document (photocopy): Passport pages 1,2,3,4 or national ID.
  • Confirmation of payment of the non-refundable processing file fee of 150 euro.

The documents in other languages than English or French will be translated either into English or into Romanian. All these documents will be sent in a file to the University of Oradea to the following postal mail address. If a candidate is considered eligible and the file is complete, the International Relations Department forwards the documents to the Ministry of National Education to issue the Certificate according to which the candidate can pursue their studies in Romania. In the case of non-recognition of the degree, the candidate cannot carry on with the registration.

2nd stage: Registration at the university; Registration of the candidates for the admission exam or file competition is done on the basis of the acknowledgment of studies by the Ministry of National Education together with the original file that must be submitted in the legal admission periods. The registration file must comprise the documents according to the admission methodology at the University of Oradea.

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Admission process

Candidates who do not speak Romanian can apply for studies in Romanian provided they take a preparatory language course one year before enrollment. At the end of the preparatory year, the candidates will acquire a Romanian language certificate. In case the candidate already has knowledge of the Romanian language, they can take the Romanian language test at the Faculty of Letters and get a language certificate. Romanian language certificates will be accepted only from the Romanian Language Institute or Romanian universities accredited to issue such certificates. The Romanian language test fee is 300 RON (about 60 EUR), subject to alterations. Candidates choosing specializations taught in English will have to pass an interview before the entrance exam.

Call for applications

July session:

  • Registration and admission exam: mid of July – end of July.
  • Final results: the beginning of August.

September session:

  • Registration and admission exam: first week of September - mid of September.
  • Final results: end of September.

Application fee

  • Registration fee: 150 RON (approximately 30 Euro)
  • Appeals fee: 150 RON (approximately 30 Euro)
  • Matriculation fee: 100 RON (approximately 25 Euro)
  • 150 Euro: processing file fee for recognition of studies for foreign candidates.

Tuition fees

  • 2900 RON/year (our national currency - about 610 Euro): for Romanian and EU candidates;
  • 297 EUR/month x 9 months = 2673 EUR/year: for non-EU candidates.

Fee for the preparatory language course (if necessary):

  • 250 EUR / month x 9 months = 2250 EUR / preparatory year: for non-EU candidates;
  • 2700 RON (our national currency)/preparatory year: for EU candidates.

No of available state subsidized places, Grants scholarships, and program administrative costs:

  • Students from the Republic of Moldova benefit from tuition scholarships.
Last updated Sep 2020

About the School

The mission of the University of Oradea is to provide education and research to a high standard of quality in a national and international context of social, professional and, last but not least, inte ... Read More

The mission of the University of Oradea is to provide education and research to a high standard of quality in a national and international context of social, professional and, last but not least, intellectual development of the individual, and at the same time to contribute to the social and cultural development of Oradea. These missions are shaped by objectives such as attracting students from all over the world, positioning the university among the best educational institutions in the country and in Europe and conveying a wider community to the significance and importance of academic education and scientific research in general and the one conducted within this university, in particular. The University of Oradea has materialized international relations with 352 institutions from 39 countries. Read less