Universitatea din Petroșani


The University of Petrosani has a long and beautiful tradition, being the successor of the Institute of Mining, which operated in Bucharest over 80 years and in the academic year 1957 to 1958 started in Petrosani. Only a few universities can take pride in such a descent certified by decree of A.I. Cuza in 1864 that established the "School of Bridges, Highways, Mines and Architecture".

After 1990, with the diversification of specialization areas, Institute of Mining Petroşani became The Technical University (1991) and then the University of Petrosani (1995). Taking as a basis the strong academic tradition and prestige enjoyed at home and abroad, our University today provides the necessary conditions for its students to acquire high qualification in many different areas, training is carried out at all levels of education. Specialist training is done in three faculties: Faculty of Mining, Faculty of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering and the Faculty of Sciences. From 1948 until today, the University of Petrosani graduated thousands of engineers, economists, sociologists, mathematicians, teachers etc. Our University is curently training over 4500 students, post-graduates, supported by a team of over 200 teachers. Doctoral preparation is ensured by 19 scientific recognized personalities in the country and the world. The quality preparation offeres students the opportunity to adapt and integrate quickly to the conditions and methods of other countries (USA, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Israel, countries in South America, Africa, Asia, etc). Everywhere, graduates trained at the University of Petrosani are ranked among the best professionals of the industry fields in which they operate. Reorganization of higher education under the Bologna process, opens broad prospects for Petrosani University graduates to be recognized and to join the European employment market. In 2009, University of Petrosani was evaluated by the Romanian Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education and obtained a "High Trust" certification.


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Information for incoming students


Students, who wish to study at the University of Petrosani as Erasmus students, must check first whether their home University has a bilateral agreement for student exchange with the University of Petrosani.

Academic year structure:

Winter semester: beginning of October till the end of January, winter break starting before Christmas, Exams in February
Summer semester: February till mid June, Exams in June and July

National Holydays:
December 1st: National holiday
May 1st: National holiday


Accommodation is possible in the student campus dorms. Prices are around 75-100 Euro / month.

Where to eat, cafeteria:

The university cafeteria offers quality meals to students for about 4 euro / meal.

Other fees and expenses:

The official currency is LEU (aka RON); 1 euro is around 4.6 Lei, check rates for accurate value.

Erasmus+ Office
Adress: Universitatea din Petroșani
Str. Universitatii, Nr. 20, Petrosani, Hunedoara, ROMANIA
+40 254 542580 / 293

Petrosani Emergency Hospital
Spitalul de urgență – Petroșani
Str. 1 Decembrie 1918, Nr. 137 A
543611, Petroșani
Hunedoara, Romania
Phone: +40 254 541432


Internationalisation is one of the priorities of University of Petrosani. We are constantly interested in receiving visitors, in creating new contacts and in reinforcing the existing cooperation with our partners.

The Erasmus+ staff mobility programme offers excellent opportunities for acquiring innovative teaching methods and exchange of good practices, and contributes to professional development.

We are happy to welcome teaching and administrative staff visitors for training according to the rules of the Erasmus framework . If your university is on the list of partner universities under the Erasmus+ programme and you wish to spend a training period at our university, please contact your Erasmus Institutional Coordinator and see what the requirements are for you to apply for an Erasmus+ staff training grant at your institution. The duration of a training is between 5 days and 6 weeks.

For a good organization of your stay here, we kindly ask you to fill and send by e-mail the application form and fill the Mobility Agreement (Teaching/Training).

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