Frequently Asked Questions

International Relations Office within ”Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of
Iasi (TUIASI) has created this Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document to

provide answers to the most common questions related to special requirements of
new Erasmus + and international students.

Q: Where can I find the latest information about COVID-19 restrictions/situation in
A: At the present time, Romania is in the state of alert. You should check out the
travel recommendations for studies from the Foreign Affairs Ministry in your
country and check for updates on the websites of your country’s embassy in
Romania. The Ministry of Internal Affairs from Romania offers information in English
language at

Check other Romanian Resources, too, to be up to date with current information:
Government of Romania’s official COVID-19 page
☛ Ministry of Public Health (
☛ Ministry of Public Health COVID-19 Guidance (
Romanian National Institute of Public Health
☛ Department of Public Health (
☛ Department of Emergency Situations (
Romanian Border Police for the list of
countries / areas with high epidemiological risk
☛ You can also find information regarding COVID-19 at 0800 800 358 (national
COVID-19 hotline). English-language assistance is available for both numbers
but it may take a while to get through due to the increased number of calls
during this period.

Q: What should I do if present sympthoms of Covid 19 during the semester?
A: If you present sympthoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, breathing difficulties, loss
of smell or taste, important tiredness, body aches or pain, digestive disorders),
please announce as soon as possible the administrator / the doormen from your hall
of residence. For emergencies, call 112.

Q: When do I have to report to administration ASAP?
☛ if you have been tested positive (with or without symptoms);
☛ if you have been identified as a “case contact” (exposed to someone with
COVID-19) ;
☛ if you have several symptoms and you are expecting to get tested, or
expecting results of a virological test.

Q: Where do I have to wear a face mask?
A: Wearing a face mask on the academic and student campuses, indoor, and
outdoor in the crowded spaces is mandatory.
Students coming on the campuses are invited to bring with them a sufficient
number of face masks. Otherwise, they can buy masks from the pharmacy from
student campus, from supermarkets located nearby the campus (Kaufland, Lidl) or
order online.

Q: Are restaurants, malls open in Romania?
A: Many restaurants, shopping-malls have started to resume operations, following
strict sanitary measures. Indoor restaurants, terraces, fast food restaurants are
open, with special sanitary conditions and special schedules (closed between 23:00
– 6:00) according to Government Decision from 31 August 2020.

Q: Is public transportation operating?
A: Yes. All the people should wear face mask which have to cover the nose and
mouth, both in taxis and public transportation and public outdoor spaces (bus stops,
train stations, airports).

Q: Are physical meetings allowed on the common spaces in the student campus?
A: No, students will not be allowed to stay or socialize in the common areas of the
hall of residence.

Q: Whom should I contact to find out information on academic stuffs?
A: For any kind of information related to academic or administrative issues do not
hesitate to contact the secretariat office of your faculty, the International Relations
Office or the team of Buddy TUIASI.

Q: How can I acces remote academic resources? Whom should I contact?
A: In order to access all the academic resources which our university put at the
students’ disposal you need an institutional account. For the credentials please
contact your faculty after 1 st of October. If you are an Erasmus+ student, contact

Q: How can I obtain housing at TUIASI?
A:”Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iasi offers housing options for students,
including international students, within Tudor Vladimirescu campus. There are 21
halls of residence, within walking distance of the academic campus as well as. As
international full-degree student, please contact, then the
secretariat office from your faculty. As Erasmus+ student, please contact

Q: What about meals options at TUIASI?
A: There is a cafeteria in Tudor Vladimirescu campus with the best prices in town. A
full lunch menu costs about 17-18 lei, and a dinner menu about 11 lei. Cafeteria
Hours: Monday-Friday: 12.00 p.m. – 07.00 p.m.
Given the situation, the access at the cafeteria is made on basis of the student card
and students can buy food only “to go”. You can also eat in Iulius Mall and Palas Mall
in the Food court area.

Q: How’s the weather in Iasi?
A: Romania has four seasons, with hot summers (the temperature is sometimes
over 30 0C / 86 0F), cold winters (below 0 0C / 32 0F) and moderate temperatures
during spring and autumn. We recommend you to put warm clothing and shoes in
your luggage, for late autumn and winter.

Q: Does TUIASI offer opportunities to international students / Erasmus+ students
to learn Romanian language?
A: Our university organizes Romanian classes for students who wish to improve their
Romanian language skills. The programme consists of intensive Romanian courses
after the beginning of the academic year.

Q: Are there in student campus sport facilities?
A: At “Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University we encourage our students to live a
healthy life by practicing sports; therefore, we provide them with a complex sports
base, made of 6 outdoor fields and 2 halls. There are in the campus sports halls and
fields (among which six outdoor fields, a fitness hall, an aerobics hall, a strength
training hall and a team sports hall – for football, volleyball, basketball, tennis. Due
to the present situation, the sport activities will mainly take place on outdoor fields
and only with the written approval from the university.

Q: May I benefit as TUIASI student from free medical services?
A: Yes, TUIASI students benefit from the following free medical services, according
to law: medical consultations – therapeutic indications (prescriptions in case of acute
conditions for 7 days); referrals for free further clinic investigations; injectable
treatments and vaccines; dressings and changing dressings; issuing or stamping
medical documents (medical certificates to justify class absences, certificates for
medical scholarships, medical certificates necessary for the accommodation forms, etc.); health education; prophylaxi; dental medicine services -consultations;
treatments; health care education; prophylaxis.
The consultations take place on the basis of appointments at the cabinet, where the
student’s medical record is drawn up. Necessary documents for the medical record:
identity card, student card to date. The clinic lies on “Tudor Vladimirescu” campus,
next to the residence hall T15, more precisely in building T24, address: Aleea Prof.
Vasile Petrescu No.23, telephone number for more information – 0232.702.461, the
on-campus clinic is open from Monday to Friday, between 08.00 a.m. – 06.30 p.m.

Q: How can I open a bank account as TUIASI student?
A: Do not hesitate to ask TUIASI Buddies for help. You can go to any bank in Iași with
the documents requested by the bank and the certificate issued by the university,
certifying that you are our student.

Q: Where can I find the nearest Exchange office?
A: In the campus you can find the following exchange offices:
☛ In Iulius Mall there are 3 offices: 2 at the ground floor and 1 at the 1 st floor;
☛ in the Kaufland supermarket, near the entrance;

Q: If I live in Tudor Vladimirescu campus, where can I wash my laundries?
A: Some dormitories have laundry rooms: T7, T8, T12, students from T13 can use
the laundry room in T12, T14, students from T15 can use the laundry room in T14,
T16, T17, T18, T19. It is free of charge to use the laudry. The laundry hours are 07.00
a.m. – 11.00 p.m.
The students will use the laundry on the basis of a scheduling.
Subject to availability, if free places exist for a day (unscheduled places or students
who do not comply with the schedule), they can be taken on a ‘first come, first
served’ basis.

Q: Where can I find my Timetable?
☛ for Erasmus incoming students: contact your faculty coordinator;
☛ for international full-degree students: contact the secretariat office from your

Q: I am an Erasmus+ student. Which are the first steps after the arrival at TUIASI?
A: We are waiting for you at the International Relations Office where we give you
some guidance on what needs to be done during your first days at TUIASI. We
recommend you to come to us on the basis of a scheduling, in this respect please
first contact by e-mail the International Officer Mrs. Doina Tiron at
(the person in charge on incoming Erasmus students).
The International Office is situated in the Rectorate Building, T Building, ground floor – Room B01; 67, Bd. Prof. Dimitrie Mangeron, 700050, Iasi

Q: I am a full-degree international student. Which are the first steps after the
arrival at TUIASI?
A: If you are an international student, you should contact first the secretariat office
from your faculty.

Q: Where can I find the name and the contact details of my Erasmus faculty
A: Please access the link:

Q: I am an Erasmus+ student. Can I change some disciplines from my Learning
A: Yes, you can, on the Learning agreement there is a section called ”During the
mobility” where you can Add or Delete courses. But, first of all you have to consult
your faculty coordinator.

Q: Do I benefit from some travel passes?
A: Yes, all students from TUIASI receive a Pass to travel by train for free. You can
receive the pass as follows:
☛ for Erasmus incoming students: from the International Office;
☛ for International students: from the secretariat office at your faculty.

Q: Where do I get my Student Card?
A: You will receive TUIASI Student Card from the secretariat office at your faculty
within TUIASI. You must bring a photo, passport size.

Last update: 25 September 2020