"Ion Mincu" University of Architecture and Urban Planning
Bucarest, RO
"Ion Mincu" University of Architecture and Urban Planning

18-20 Academiei st.
010014, Bucharest, Romania

N 44° 26' 11.01'', E 44° 26' 11.01''

 International Relations Department 

e: dep.international@uauim.ro
t: +40213077113
f: +40213123954
prof.dr.arch. Marian Moiceanu 
Degree programmes
Bachelor: romanian, english
Master: romanian
PhD: romanian
Faculty profile

The "Ion Mincu" University of Architecture and Urban Planning continues a long tradition of local architectural higher education, the foundation of which is closely linked with the rise of modern Romania, during the second half of the 19th century. The university offers a dynamic and friendly environment where students are encouraged to learn and think creatively, while also developing a sense of critical thinking, in order to reach their potential for employment in architectural design and urbanism.

The UAUIM operates in 3 locations:
* the main building, located on the Acedemiei street, where most of the teahching spaces al located,
*the building on the Moxa st. hosts most of the Doctoral studies activities,
*the historical building, located in Sibiu hosts, the B. of ,,Architectural Conservation and Restauration''.

-1 staff members (-1 full-time and approx. 0 visiting lecturers and critics).

Student Activities
The Mincu Students' Association was established in order to represent the common interests of the students from the "Ion Mincu"  University of Architecture and Urban Planning  and to stimulate their participation in the educational act and in the social, economic and cultural life.
The association aims to stimulate, promote and cultivate personal and institutional relationships with students, participate in local, national and international programs for students, initiate projects to promote university values  and promote activities that can encourage a sustainable academic life.
The main building of the UAUIM includes:
* the most part of the teaching spaces, the library and the gym,
* laboratories furnished with modern equipment and software,
* an exhibition space that houses student work exhibitions, as well as prestigious architecture and art exhibitions,
* a cafeteria, a stationery shop, a bookstore, an UAUIM-run plot-and-copy centre,
* a museum  which features objects and documents that are representative for Romanian architectural education,
* a Academic Publishing House, which publishes works connected to academic activity, authored by the teaching staff and/or by students.
The stadium and the swimming pool are located at 2 Larisa st.

TEI Student dormitories

Student accommodation is provided in Tei Hall (116-118 Lacul Tei Boulevard). This hall also houses the university's medical facilities. Additionally, the new and modern Larisa Hall is under construction.
303 Student dormitories
IAESTE, ERASMUS+ and PhD students accommodation is provided in 303 Student dormitories ( 140  Constantin Noica st.).
Admission Requirements

All applicants are expected to present a secondary school diploma and to pass an English language proficiency test (which is eliminatory) or to demonstrate an English language qualification at international level B2 or higher by one of the following proficiency certificates: FCE (B2 level), CAE (C1 level), CAMBRIDGE PROFICIENCY (C2 level), TOEFL (score 45), IELTS (band 5 minimum), ECL (B2, C1, C2 level), FIDES (B2, C1, C2 level). The candidates should be able to describe and comment architecture related images.

All applicants should pass a qualification test focused on drawing skills and basic competences in the field of study. The test will be held in English. Admission exams are scheduled for July and September.

Tuition fees

Several subsidized seats are allocated for national and EU students. There are also additional seats for self-supported fee-based students. The tuition fee is the same as for national students.

Non-EU nationals are usually accepted only as fee-based students (except for special situation based on inter-governmental agreements). They can also apply for study grants and scholarships offered by the Romanian Government.

The  tuition fees for the 2022-2023 academic year are as follows:
EU students – 7000 RON (about 1600 euros) / year
Non-EU students – 3500 euro
Doctoral studies:5.500 euro / year
extension of the 3rd year in the Doctoral studies: 4.500 euro / year

Application Deadline

Admission exams are scheduled for July and September.

Bachelor, Architecture, 6 years, romanian,
Bachelor, Architecture , 6 years, english,
Bachelor, Architectural Conservation and Restoration, 3 years, romanian,
Bachelor, Urban Planning and Territorial Management, 3 years, romanian,
Bachelor, Urban Design and Planning, 4 years, romanian,
Bachelor, Landscape Design and Planning, 4 years, romanian,
Bachelor, Interior Architecture, 5 years, romanian,
Bachelor, Product Design, 5 years, romanian,
Bachelor, Furniture and Interior Design, 3 years, romanian,
Master, Urban Planning and Public Policies, romanian,
Master, Territorial Planning and Regional Development, 2 years, romanian,
Master, Urban Management for Competitive Cities, 2 years, romanian,
Master, Urban Mobility, 2 years, romanian,
Master, Urban Design, 2 years, romanian,
Master, Landscape and Territory, 2 years, romanian,
PhD, Architecture, 3 years, romanian,
PhD, Urban Planning, 3 years, romanian,

The curriculum of each academic year is structured over 2 semester, including a tuition and an examination at the end of each semester, provided by Theoretical and Studio work departments.
The last year of studies includes a semester of architectural and/or urban design practice in a studio or in a research structure, in Romania or abroad.

The title of architect or urban planner is obtained after a final theoretical exam (dissertation) and a diploma project.
The dissertation is brought before a Jury of professors from university. For the Faculty of Architecture and Faculty of Interior Architecture, the diploma-project examination is the task of an International Diploma Jury, composed of members of the faculty and architects who practice in the international space.



Faculty of Architecture
Architecture (integrated Bachelor’s and Master’s degree) – romanian / 6 years
Architecture (integrated Bachelor’s and Master’s degree) – english / 6 years
Architectural Conservation and Restoration / 3 years

Faculty of Urban Planning
Urban Planning and Territorial Management / 3 years
Urban Design and Planning / 4 years
Landscape Design and Planning / 4 years

Faculty of Interior Architecture
Interior Architecture / 5 years
Product Design / 5 years
Furniture and Interior Design / 3 years

The architectural programme offers an integrated Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in 6 years of study.

The university offers the following Master’s programmes for Architecture/Urbanism Bachelor’s graduates:

Faculty of Urban Planning:
– Urban Planning and Public Policies
– Territorial Planning and Regional Development
– Urban Management for Competitive Cities
– Urban Mobility
– Urban Design
– Landscape and Territory

The Doctoral School of Architecture focuses on research and knowledge of the design process, decision making, as well as the cultural and behavioral context, the way buildings are built, the performance of technology, research in the history and theory of architecture, in terms of different social formations, intellectual and practical traditions, as well as how architecture and urbanism are developed as distinct fields of activity. Responsibility for architecture and urbanism will be demonstrated through scientific research on the quality of buildings and their environment, as well as the quality of the natural and urban landscape.
The educational activities organized by SDA aim at the formation of specific competencies in the field, such as:
– qualification through the independent development of new knowledge in the field of architecture in general
– qualification to solve problems of improving the architectural concept and to discover new solutions for achieving quality in architecture and urbanism;
– qualification to manage and solve the most efficient work systems in the professional field
– qualification for the transfer of scientific achievements and new knowledge in architectural practice;
– qualification to transmit and communicate research results in scientific and professional papers
The mission of the Doctoral School of Urbanism is to ensure the specialized training in the field of urbanism, landscaping and landscaping corresponding to the third cycle of studies Bologna – doctorate. In the vision of the Doctoral School of Urbanism, this training is focused primarily on research; In addition, the Doctoral School of Urbanism aims to become a doctoral school of excellence, through advanced research in its field, carried out by doctoral students under the coordination of mentors and guidance commissions. This goal will be achieved by achieving the following objectives:
– integrating the field of urbanism, landscaping and landscaping into the landscape of Romanian and international research by reorienting the research program towards disseminating research results;
– increasing the international visibility of Romanian research in general and in the field of urbanism, landscaping and landscaping in particular by attracting Romanian and international personalities, publishing articles in foreign journals, participating in international conferences;