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Romania's education responses to the influx of Ukrainian students

Situation

As of April 5, 2022
people
654,825
Ukrainians who fled the war into Romania

Source: UNHCR

local_library
43%
are school aged children

Source: Romania's Permanent Delegation to UNESCO

Romania's context

The Ministry of Education stated on 4 March 2022 that Ukrainian students can register in Romanian compulsory education schools as 'auditors' and once study equivalence procedures are completed, the auditors can be transformed into 'students'.

Preschool and Basic Education

In Romania, 45 primary schools and 10 high schools operate in Ukrainian.

Private schools have prepared 160 centers able to accommodate 1,300 children where they will benefit from psycho-social support and Romanian language lessons.

 

Higher Education

Higher education institutions are encouraged to increase their tuition-free spots by up to 20% of budgeted enrolment capacity. Students can register to higher education institutions of their choice.

If higher education Ukrainian students cannot prove their previous studies, their level will be evaluated, and they can be granted transferable credits enabling them to continue their studies.

Teachers, including retired teachers, are encouraged to teach in Ukrainian, while students can also benefit from Romanian language lessons

What is more, students from Romanian universities and retired teachers will be able to provide teaching and counselling activities.

In addition, Ukrainian professors will be able to teach in Romanian universities.

Pre-primary, basic and higher education institutions will receive subsidies to accommodate students. Ukrainian students will benefit from free accommodation in boarding schools, food allowance, clothing, footwear, textbooks etc.

The EU issued operational guidelines for the implementation of Council implementing Decision 2022/382, establishing the existence of a mass influx of displaced persons from Ukraine within the meaning of Article 5 of Directive 2001/55/EC, and having the effect of introducing temporary protection (2022/C 126 I/01). As such, EU Member States shall grant access to their education system to persons under 18 years old enjoying the temporary protection status under the same conditions as their own nationals and EU citizens.

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