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|Who Can Apply?||TTU applicants only|
|Program Dates & TTU Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||TTU Application Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Spring||2019||10/05/2018 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
** Application acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis.
|Minimum GPA:||3||Language Level Required Prior to Program:||3 - 6 semesters|
|Housing:||Apartment||Field of Study:||Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, European Studies, Geography, Geology & Geophysics, History, Kinesiology, Mathematics & Statistics, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology|
|Program Type:||Reciprocal Exchange||Scholarships Available:||Study Abroad Competitive Scholarship|
Host City and Institution:
Located in north-eastern Romania, Iasi is the country's second largest city. It is the economic, cultural and academic centre of the Romanian region of Moldavia. Home to the oldest Romanian university, it accommodates over 60,000 students in 5 public and 3 private universities; is home to more than 50 churches and hosts 5 cultural centers: British, French, German, Latin American & Caribbean and Hellenic. Cultural life gravitates around the National Theater (the oldest in Romania), the Opera House, the Iasi State Philharmonic, the Tuataras Athenaeum, a famous Botanical Garden (the oldest and largest in Romania), the Central University Library (the oldest in Romania), an array of museums and memorial houses, and an independent theater.
The Alexandru Ioan Cuza University is the oldest higher education institution in Romania. Since 1860, the university has been carrying on a tradition of excellence and innovation in the fields of education and research. With over 36.000 students and 900 academic staff, the university enjoys prestige at the national and international level and cooperates with over 180 universities world-wide. Alexandru Ioan Cuza University is a member of some of the most important university networks and associations - partnerships that offer the opportunity of experience exchanges, student and teacher mobility and of joint academic, research or strategy initiatives.
The University's philosophy reflects its belief in the power of individual choice and customized education. Research is top level - for the second year in a row, the Alexandru Ioan Cuza University is first in the national research ranking. University professors are involved in over 200 national and international research projects, with the logistic support of 26 research centers. Striving for excellence, the University takes unique initiatives to stimulate research quality, to encourage dynamic and creative education and to attract the best students to academic life.
The largest of the Balkan countries, Romania has dramatic mountain scenery and a coastline on the Black Sea. It has seen numerous empires come and go from the Roman, to the Ottoman, to the Austro-Hungarian. After World War II the country was under communist rule although the leadership pursued a foreign policy independent of that of the Soviet Union. Romania took a major step away from its past when it was one of seven countries to join NATO in late March 2004. Failure to push ahead sufficiently with reforms meant that the country was not on the list of new EU members four years later. However, in April 2005 Bucharest signed the EU accession treaty, paving the way for Romania to join the union in January 2007.
About the program:
Alexandru Ioan Cuza University is an exchange program for Texas Tech students. Students pay Texas Tech tuition and fees before leaving, and are responsible for paying for their housing and meals while in Romania. Grades earned during this program will be factored into a student?s GPA.
Courses and Areas of Study:
Alexandru Ioan Cuza University offers classes in English, Physics, Engineering and International Business.
This is a competitive application process. Students are recommended to have a minimum 3.0
Housing and Meals:
Accommodation is in the Centre for International Exchange in double or triple rooms.
Financial Aid and Scholarships:
Financial Aid is available to all eligible TTU students studying in a TTU approved program. Budgets for the approved programs are sent directly to the Study Abroad Financial Aid Advisor. Students are encouraged to meet with the Study Abroad Financial Aid Advisor in the Office of Financial Aid, West Hall room 301, at least 5 weeks prior to the start of the study abroad program.
Study Abroad Competitive Scholarship (SACS)
This scholarship is funded from monies collected through the international education fee paid by all regularly enrolled students at Texas Tech University. Students attending TTU the semester before participating in international exchange and study abroad programs through Texas Tech or its affiliates, and International students enrolled in a degree program at TTU are eligible to apply.
There are two award periods: apply during the fall semester for the following spring or apply in the spring semester for summer/fall study. Complete applications will be reviewed by the SACS committee, who determines the recipients and amount of award. For more information, please attend one of the information sessions held several times a week prior to the scholarship deadline.
Students are required to attend a pre-departure orientation before they leave Texas Tech University to participate in their study abroad program.