Students have a wide variety of choices when it comes to accommodation while studying at ASE.
Student housing is generally one of the most affordable accommodation you will find in Bucharest and also one of the best ways to meet new people. You can quickly build your social network and make new friends by living exactly where so many other students choose to live.
The university offers housing all around Bucharest – near the city’s northern lakes and parks, as well as in central locations, right in the heart of Bucharest. All student facilities come with specially designed sports facilities and study rooms, meeting all student life needs. The 12 student residence halls comprise of more than 4300 living arrangements, fully equipped and offering good standards of living at student prices. Room occupancy is 2 to 4 people, depending on the residence type.
Since the number of rooms is limited in the campus, it is recommended to announce your interest as soon as possible. Housing is guaranteed for students coming on scholarship and exchange programs and the application process is done through the Department for International Relations in cooperation with ASE’s Social Service, which manages the residencies. Depending on the type of room, facilities and the financing of your studies, accommodation in campus could cost between 30 and 150 Euros/month.
In case you choose private accommodation, the university does not take any responsibility for finding private accommodation for the students. The apartments in Bucharest can be quite expensive, especially if they are situated downtown. Rents can reach 200-400 Euro/month for a one-room apartment and 300-500 Euro/month for a two-room apartment. The rent does not include utilities or other facilities like cable TV or internet access.
Computer access is available to all students in all the educational buildings in specialized access points or computer rooms. Access to the computer rooms is free during the individual study periods (access granted on student card). Wireless hotspots are available around campus. Access to the ASE Secure network is available based on your student ID code.
On the ground floor of the Madgearu building, there is a free computer within the Romanian – Korean computer area (free access for one hour, ID needed). All the residences are equipped with high speed internet connection (upon arrival, the configuration codes will be delivered for the interested students).
In terms of food you can have lunch in one of the canteens of ASE. One is located in the Moxa Complex (Mihail Moxa str. 11) and the other one near Piața Romană (Cihoschi str. 5). The canteens provide fresh, varied three-course menus throughout the academic year.
The Moxa canteen has special prices for students and you can take a full meal with around 13 lei (3 Euros), you might be required to prove you are a student (by presenting your student card). Usually the dishes prepared in the same day and you can check for the weekly menu on the following web page: social.ase.ro/cantina. The opening hours are from Monday to Saturday, between 12:00 – 16:00 (lunch) and 17:00 – 19:00 (dinner).
The Cihoschi canteen is open from Monday to Friday, between 13:00 and 16:00. A complete meal (2 courses and a desert) would cost approximatelly 20 lei (4.5 Euros).
Around the campuses, there are different restaurants and sandwich bars offering a large assortment of sandwiches, salads, snacks and other food at affordable prices (ranging from the equivalent of 1.5 to 4 Euro).