Useful information and contacts
Office for International Relations
77 Revolutiei Boulevard, Arad
Rectorat Building, Ground floor, Room 15
Phone: + 40 257 283 010
Holidays in Romania
January 1-2 – New Year January 24 – The Day of the Union April 26 (2019) – Good Friday
April 29 (2019) – Easter May 1 – Labour Day June 1 – Children’s Day June 17 (2019) – Pentecost August 15 – Assumption of Virgin Mary November 30 – Saint Andrew’s Day December 1 – Romania National Holiday December 25-26 – Christmas
Transportation in Arad
The Arad public transportation is done by tramway. The transportation network is very extensive and services run late into the night.
Tickets and monthly passes can be bought at specialized CTP Arad kiosks. Tickets can also be bought at the tickets machines installed in tram stations. It is advisable to always have a valid ticket or a monthly pass because ticket inspections are frequent.
Students of our university benefit from reduced-price monthly passes or even free transport, according to the national and local regulations in force.
Taxis are a faster and more comfortable way to get around town than public transport. All taxis must have meters and drivers are usually friendly.
Check the taxi’s door for the price (lei/km).
Do not take just any taxi you will find at the taxi station! The private drivers can charge very high prices!
Choose a recommended company taxi (EUROPA, ARAD, VERBITA, ALFA etc.) Some of them have online applications that you can use to call a taxi, such as Taxi Europa Client or Taxi Alfa Client.
Taxis are usually parked in designated areas, which are in the proximity of bus stations or other busy spots. When travelling outside city limits, you may be asked to pay the double fare per km (it is considered acceptable) or you can agree on a fixed amount in advance.
Avoid taxis that do not have a sign with the company name on top.
If you do not wish to reside in any of our students halls, you may well rent an apartment in different districts of Arad, depending on where your faculty lies.
If you choose to rent an apartment, it’s advisable to contact a real-estate agency. They can provide you with information about the most various offers on the market.
The cost of accommodation varies with the type, location, size and facilities, approximately 150-500 EUR/month/apartment. Usually, you have to pay extra for all utilities: water, electricity, gas, telephone, etc., about 100 euro/month.
A deposit representing the rent for the first three months is usually required. It will be refunded at the end of your stay, provided that you leave the apartment in good condition.
If you decide to rent an apartment, a signed lease contract is needed for temporary residence permit application.
The Romanian official currency is the leu (plural lei). The exchange rate is established by the National Bank and is about 1 euro = 4.60 lei. It is advisable to exchange money at banks or at Exchange offices available all around the city.