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Alexandru Ioan Cuza University

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University
Study abroad for a semester or an academic year through MAUI-Utrecht at Romania's oldest university.
Iasi, Romania
Language of Instruction: 
Academic Year
Academic Disciplines: 
Computer Science
Business Administration
Religious Studies
Sport Management
Exercise Science
Program Type: 
Semester or Academic Year
  • Alexandru Ioan Cuza University is currently working on over 400 national/international research projects
  • Visit the Mihai Eminescu Central University Library, which holds over 2.5 million volumes 
  • Take classes in English from a variety of faculties
Program Summary: 

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, located in Iasi, Romania, is the oldest university in the country, dating back to 1860 which is the year after the country was established. This university is divided into 15 different faculties that range across a variety of subject areas. The faculties include: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics and Business Administration, Geography and Geology, History, Law, Letters, Mathematics, Philosophy and Social-Political Sciences, Physical Education and Sports, Physics, Psychology and Education Sciences, Orthodox Theology, Catholic Theology, and European Studies. The courses for these faculties are taught in English, French, or Romanian (depends on a subject-by-subject basis). The university is home to the Mihai Eminescu Central University Library which holds a large amount of volumes from old, rare works. Some dating back to the 15th century! The library holds Romanian manuscripts, novels, etc. Alexandru Ioan Cuza University is also known to be a research institution due to its involvement in a multitude of national and international projects. The university is a member of some of the most prestigious associations: the Coimbra Group, the European University Association, and the Universitaria Consortium. 




Being the largest city in eastern Romania, Iasi is known to be the pinnacle of artistic, academic, economic, cultural, and social scenes in the country. Iasi has a population of about 400,000 people, and this helps make it one of the most popular urban regions in Romania. Five different universities are in the city of Iasi, and this stimulates important research on both the national and international scale. The Vasile Alecsandri National Theater, the Moldova State Philharmonic, and the botanical garden form the basis of the cultural life in Iasi, and these places are important to Romania as a whole. 

Academic Information: 

At Alexandru Ioan Cuza University in Iasi, Romania, there are select academic disciplines open to both undergraduate and graduate MAUI-Utrecht exchange students. Courses from the disciplines are either in English, Romanian, and sometimes French.

The follow academic disciplines are offered in English to undergraduate students:

  • Business Administration
  • Economics
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
  • English Language and Literature
  • American Studies
  • Translation and Interpreting

The following academic disciplines taught in other languages are offered to undergraduate students:

  • Biochemistry
  • Geography
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Geology
  • History
  • Law
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Physical Education and Sports
  • Physics
  • Theology
  • European Studies

A full list of graduate-level courses offered to MAUI-Utrecht exchange students can be found on the MAUI-Utrecht website

More information on all course offerings can be found on the university website


The university offers housing accommodations in the Targusor-Copou Campus residency in triple rooms. They also offer accommodations in the Gaudeamus Center for International Exchanges in double or triple rooms.

More information can be found at the following websites:

http://www.uaic.ro/en/international/er asmus- programme/students/accommodation/

http://www.uaic.ro/en/turul-virtual-al- universitatii-alexandru-ioan-cuza-din- iasi/gaudeamus-student-hostel- canteen/gaudeamus-centre- international-exchanges/

Further Reading: 

For more information regarding costs and deadlines, please contact Jenna Hunter-Skidmore at jmhunter@ku.edu or stop by the Study Abroad Info Center in 105 Lippincott for Walk-In Advising.

More information can also be found on the MAUI-Utrecht website for the Alexandru Ioan Cuza University. 


Study Abroad Information Center
To learn more about your study abroad options, we encourage you to visit the Study Abroad Info Center (105 Lippincott Hall). The Study Abroad Info Center offers walk-in advising for current and prospective students. Drop by to learn more about program options, make an appointment with a study abroad program coordinator, get information on scholarships and financial aid, and talk to returned study abroad students. We also encourage you to explore the resources available on our website to learn more about the application process, KU Core Approved programs, and the cost of study abroad. 

Study Abroad Information Center
Lippincott Hall, Room 105
1410 Jayhawk Boulevard
Hours: Monday - Friday. 9AM - 5 PM
Contact: studyabroad@ku.edu

Study Abroad Financial Advising
The Office of Study Abroad has weekly 'You Can Afford to Study Abroad' Financial Aid and Scholarship Info Sessions/Open Meetings on Wednesday afternoons at 4:00 pm and Thursday afternoons at 2:00 pm in the Info Center (105 Lippincott Hall). The financial aid officer will be happy to take any questions and can offer individual advising at the end of sessions for specific concerns. For those that cannot attend the weekly Info Sessions due to scheduling conflicts, we also offer appointments for financial planning as well as financial aid and scholarship advising for students. Please visit 108 Lippincott Hall or call 785-864-3742 to set up an appointment.


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