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Information for outbound LSE students

This page contains additional information for SNSPA 

Your next steps:


Once you have been nominated for the SNSPA exchange by LSE, you will need to complete their application process, including providing the university with any necessary documentation. Once this has been processed you will be provided with your Letter of Acceptance. This will be very important should you need to apply for a student visa. 

Apply for a student visa

British citizens and other non – EU nationals will need to apply for a visa to study in Romania. Citizens of EU countries will not require a visa.

Details of visa requirements for studying Romania can be found on the Foreign Ministry website and a visa application should be submitted to the Romanian Embassy

The GO LSE team is not legally permitted to give you advice on obtaining a visa to enter Romania. You will be responsible for making your own arrangements and we recommend starting the process at the earliest opportunity.


Flights and accommodation

LSE strongly advises that you do not book non-refundable flights or make binding accommodation arrangements until you have obtained your visa.

Once you have been formally accepted onto your exchange year, SNSPA will be in touch regarding accommodation options for your year in Bucharest.

Estimates of accommodation prices can be found on the SNSPA website

LSE Notification of Travel and Travel Insurance

LSE Notification of Travel:

All students undertaking travel as part of their studies must complete the Travel Notification Form. You will need to have confirmed your proposed departure and return date before completing the form (these can be amended later).

After you have submitted the form, it will be reviewed by LSE's Health and Safety team. Once approved, you will receive confirmation via email.

LSE Travel Insurance:

By completing the mandatory Travel Notification Form, you will automatically be covered under LSE's Travel Insurance policy.

  • The insurance will cover you for losses sustained during your period of cover, including against lost, stolen, and accidentally damaged property.
  • It will also cover you for medical emergencies. However, please note that this is not comprehensive medical cover.
  • The insurance will not cover flight cancellations or curtailments as a result of COVID-19. Nor will the policy cover the costs associated with mandatory quarantining or COVID-19 testing.
  • The insurance will not cover travel that is taken outside the scope of your exchange programme. 

For further details visit the LSE Travel Insurance webpage and contact the Health and Safety Team if you have any questions.


You are strongly encouraged to procure your own travel insurance, particularly if you intend to travel elsewhere within Romania or the EU during the year as this is not covered under LSE’s policy.

Similarly, you may wish to insure particular high value items you will be travelling with such as your phone or laptop as these may not be covered under some travel insurance schemes. 

Other travel requirements

You should consult the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office travel guidance for Romania prior to travelling to ensure that you adhere to any country specific requirements for Covid-19 vaccinations or testing and to familiarise yourself with the national emergency procedures such as the emergency services phone number.

For full details, please visit the FCDO Romania webpage



Once you have arrived in Bucharest you will be required to enrol in person prior to commencing your studies, full detials of the documents required for this process can be found on the SNSPA website.

It is recommended that you ensure you have all of these documents in your possession before departing for Romania.

You will receive further details regarding your orientation directly from SNSPA.