Summer School

The 30th edition (face-to-face format)
July 17th-29th 2023

The Faculty of Letters, History and Theology yearly organizes The Romanian Language, Culture and Civilization Summer School.

For this year's edition we propose a face-to-face format Summer School, respecting all the current national and international sanitary rules throughout the period of our Summer School.

The courses address all foreigners interested in the Romanian language and culture, in particular students who study Romance Languages, translators, cultural promoters, employees who work for companies having a direct contact with Romania etc.

In 2023, the Summer School will be organized between July 17thand 29th.

For further information please contact:
The Summer School Secretary:, in CC (compulsory):

What do we offer?
● The possibility to study or to improve your Romanian language, using digital instruments and up-to-date teaching techniques.
● A team of well-prepared and open to dialogue teachers.
● Introduction to Romanian studies, focusing on intriguing historical and regional cultural issues, starting from the unquestionable multi-cultural and multi-ethnic tradition of Timișoara.
● Language courses organized at three levels (beginner, intermediate, advanced) and targeted at improving speaking skills (conversation) and practice.
● Several cultural activities which will be held and which aim at discovering the country and the Romanian people.
● Several cultural activities will be located in Timișoara, one of the European Capitals of Culture in 2023.
● The chance to interact with people interested in Romania and to make new friends.

The number of hours:
● 40 hours of Romanian Language (teaching-learning: 4 hours daily).
● 20 hours of supplementary learning activities: Romanian language workshops (conversation and vocabulary; oral discourse; written communication), cultural workshops.

What does a daily schedule look like?
Intensive language courses – 9.00-11.00
Break – 11.00-11.30
Intensive language courses – 11.30-13.30
Break – 13.30-17.00
Romanian language workshops (conversation and vocabulary – beginners; oral discourse and written communication – intermediate and advanced) / culture-oriented workshops held – 17.00-19.00

Tuition fee (face-to-face format): 600 EUR
The tuition fee covers: the courses and the supplementary learning activities, the materials used, visits, accommodation in one of the university's hostels (for those who choose this).
Tuition fee payment: after receiving the answer of acceptance from the organisers.

You can join us by filling in this form, which also contains a section which asks you to upload a cover letter (1 page). If you have any problems with the form, you can contact the organisers at the following e-mail addresses:; (in CC).

Deadline: June 1st 2023
Deadline for the tuition fee payment (in the account indicated in the form and on the website): June 5th-9th 2023.

The fee for the Summer Courses can be paid (between 5th and 9th June 2023) through banking transfer into the account of the West University of Timisoara (Universitatea de Vest din Timișoara) opened at “Banca Comercială Română”, Timişoara Branch (swift code RNCB ROBU):
RO 56 RNCB 0249 0492 9471 0008 (Please specify: “Romanian Summer Course Fee”)


The students enrolled in a German university who wish to join the The Romanian Language, Culture and Civilization Summer School 2023 can apply for a Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) grant in the program „Go-East Summer Schools 2023” .

The applicants are supposed to apply both to the summer school, for participation, and to DAAD, for the grant.
Deadline (for DAAD applicants): May 5th 2023.

For further information, consult the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) website.

Organising Team:
Professor LOREDANA PUNGĂ, Ph. D., Dean of The Faculty of Letters, History, and Theology
Associate Professor GABRIEL BĂRDĂŞAN, Ph. D., coordinator of The Summer School
Teaching Assistant ROXANA ROGOBETE, Ph. D., secretary of The Summer School

Teaching Team:
Associate Professor GABRIEL BĂRDĂŞAN, Ph. D.
Teaching Assistant CRISTINA SICOE, Ph. D.
Teaching Assistant ELIANA COMAN, Ph. D.
Teaching Assistant IRINA DINCĂ, Ph. D.

Workshops' Team:
Associate Professor BOGDAN ŢÂRA, Ph. D.
Lecturer NADIA OBROCEA, Ph. D.
Teaching Assistant CRISTINA SICOE, Ph. D.
Teaching Assistant ELIANA COMAN, Ph. D.
Teaching Assistant IRINA DINCĂ, Ph. D.
Teaching Assistant ROXANA ROGOBETE, Ph. D.

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