About Us

Romanian Nautical College at sun rise

Who we are

Romanian Nautical College is the only private maritime institute for higher education in Romania and one of the few of this kind in Central and Eastern Europe. Our main objective is to educate and train people in maritime field.

Starting 2016 we operate as a franchise of South Shields Marine School, part of Tyne Coast College, the longest and most prestigious naval college in England. Our partnership offers two maritime education and training products:

  • -initial programmes (to those people wishing to start a career on board of UK and international ships as deck or engineering officers)
  • -specialization courses (to those officers wishing a further specialization or a career advancement)

Additionally, in 2017 we established a partnership with the University of Bedfordshire. Find out more about our two strategic partnerships in the next section.

Our strategic Partners

Romanian Nautical College works exclusively with 2 British strategic partners:

  • University of Bedfordshire – BSc (Hons) programmes in Computer Science. Click here to find out all details.
  • South Shields Marine School, part of Tyne Coast College– HND programmes in Marine Engineering & Nautical Science. Remain in this page to find all details.

This new collaborative solution helps Romanian and other international students to study the first year in Romania, in our college, and then to progress to England to the desired programme, with full British awards.

What we offer to you in 2020-2021

  • B.Sc. (Hons) Computer Science
  • HND Nautical Science and Marine Engineering

Our management

Stelian Cojocaru, Ph.D., Capt(ret)

What we do. The partnership with Tyne Coast College

Starting 2016, Romanian Nautical College (RNC) operates under a Partnership Agreement with Tyne Coast College (STC).

You can download the Partnership Approval Letter here.

RNC’s task is to recruit and deliver the first year of the Higher National Diploma programmes:

  1. HND Nautical Science
  2. HND Marine Engineering

Read about us in the UK media here

Download our 2020-2021 Admission Guide here

Additionally, RNC has the approval to recruit trainees for the following career courses:

  1. Chief Mate (distance learning)
  2. Second Engineer (distance learning)
  3. Experienced Electricians to ETO

For the regional students, advantages of this “1+1” scheme are:

  1. Taxes and fees in RNC are less than those in STC;
  2. Living costs in Romania are less than those in the UK.

Personal Data Protection

Romanian Nautical College assumes all obligations regarding collecting and protecting your personal data, in accordance to EU Regulation 2006/679. You are kindly invited to see our official statement on personal data protection HERE

Our Codes, Policies and Regulations

Newcomers Area

If you are a new student or a new coming staff of the Romanian Nautical College, you are kindly invited to review our standard Induction Package HERE or HERE. All our Codes, Policies and Regulations should be reviewed in detail during the first week of work with our College. You will be asked to sign in our special registry as you are aware of rules included in these documents.

Please be advised that printed samples of Student Regulation and Health and Safety Procedure are available in the main classrooms.

Also, there are trays with Appeal and Complaints Forms available in all classrooms and recreational areas of the College.

RNC Secretariat is available to offer you printed samples of all our Policies, Code of Ethics, Students Regulation and Data Protection Declaration.


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  • Send your enquiries at office@nauticalcollege.org
  • Call us +40 7 5353 5353 (Mon-Fri, 0900-1600 LT)
  • Go to the desired programme and submit your Application online.

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