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STUDYING WITH ERASMUS+ AT “DUNAREA DE JOS” UNIVERSITY OF GALATI
Students from Erasmus+ partner universities may spend one or two semesters at our university within the Erasmus+ Programme. The student must be nominated for an Erasmus+ mobility at “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati by his/her home university. Therefore, you cannot apply for an Erasmus+ mobility by yourself directly.

1. NOMINATION BY HOME UNIVERSITY
Please contact the Erasmus/International Office in your home university in order to be nominated as an Erasmus+ student at “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati (Erasmus code: RO GALATI01). This implies that an Erasmus+ inter-institutional agreement, assigned to a relevant field of study, exists between the two universities, stipulating that the study period in the signatory institutions will be mutually recognised.
Your home Erasmus/International Office will subsequently send us the official nomination by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., with the information below: 
  • name, surname
  • email address
  • period of study
  • field of study and level (bachelor’s/master’s/doctoral programme)
 Deadlines for student nomination:

  Autumn semester/Full year: 15 May
  Spring semester: 15 November

2. APPLICATION FILE (link)
 The application file includes the documents listed below. 
  • Application Form– to be filled in electronically and sent in WORD format to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be verified. After verification, print the document and have it signed by you, your academic coordinator and the institutional coordinator and attach a passport size photo of yours in the specified place.
  • Learning Agreement – to be filled in electronically using the information in the Course Catalogue (link) and sent in WORD format to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be verified. After verification, print two originals and have them signed by you and your academic/departmental/faculty coordinator.
  • Accommodation Form – to be filled in electronically and sent in WORD format to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be verified. After verification, print it and attach a passport size photo of yours in the specified place.
  • Transcript of records in English – issued by your faculty/university
  • 2 passport size photos.
 The SCANNED (verified) documents in the application file will be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The ORIGINALS (Learning Agreements) will be brought to the Erasmus Office when you arrive in Galati.
  
 Deadlines for sending the documents:

  Autumn semester/Full year: 15 June
  Spring semester: 1st December

3. ACADEMIC CALENDAR (link)

The academic year usually begins around October 1st and ends in July (summer exam session included). Depending on the faculty, a bachelor’s degree takes 3 to 6 years to complete, whereas a master’s degree takes 2 years (4 semesters). In the latter case, the courses are held in the afternoon to allow employed students to attend it.
Semesters – two per year (14 weeks each), with a total number of 20 to 28 hours per week.
  • Autumn semester – begins around October 1st, includes the Christmas holiday (2 weeks) and ends in February, after the winter exam session (3 weeks). 
  • Spring semester – starts in the second half of February (after a 1-week holiday following the winter exam session), includes the Easter holiday (1 week) and ends in July with the summer exam session (3 weeks) (depending on the faculty and the duration of the internship).
Examination sessions 
  • winter and spring sessions (3 weeks each),
  • autumn session (2 weeks in September).

4. CREDIT SYSTEM 
The standard unit of study is the semester. The number of ECTS credits that you are expected to receive is 30 for one semester or 60 for one academic year. 
The official grading scale in Romania is as follows:
  • marks from 1 to 10 (1-4=Fail; 5-10=Pass)
  • the value of local credits corresponds to ECTS credits.
Romanian grading scale:
 
ECTS grades Romanian grades Definition of scale interval
A 10 Excellent
B 9 Very good
C 7-8 Good
D 6 Satisfactory
E 5 Sufficient
FX 4 Fail
F 1-3 Fail