DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR THE APPLICATION TO DOCTORAL STUDIES FOR CITIZENS OF ALL OTHER COUNTRIES MEMBERS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION, OF COUNTRIES BELONGING TO THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA, AND OF THE SWISS CONFEDERATION
Previous to the registration for doctoral studies, citizens of the European Union, the European Economic Area and the Swiss Confederation have to obtain a Certificate of equivalency from the National Centre for Recognition and Equivalence of Diplomas Granted Abroad, belonging to the Romanian Ministry of National Education.
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR THE APPLICATION TO DOCTORAL STUDIES, FOR CITIZENS OF NON-EU COUNTRIES, AND OF COUNTRIES WHICH DO NOT BELONG TO THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA OR SWISS CONFEDERATION
For citizens of non-EU countries, and of countries which do not belong to the European Economic Area or Swiss Confederation, the access to doctoral studies is conditioned by the issuance of a Letter of Acceptance to Studies by the Romanian Ministry of National Education. For this purpose and also for the registration for the admission to doctoral studies contest, the candidates will comply with the following procedures.
ADMISSION PROCEDURES FOR THE NON-EU STUDENTS (self-sponsored), DOCTORAL STUDIES, 2015-2016
I. REGISTRATION CALENDAR
Candidates to doctoral studies:
All candidates to doctoral studies have to obtain a Preliminary agreement signed by a doctoral supervisor from Universitatea Babeş-Bolyai. In order to obtain this agreement, the candidates will submit the following documents to the Institute for Doctoral Studies, by email: a letter of intention, a Curriculum Vitae (Resume), a short research project (1-2 pages), references, the list of scientific publications, and other documents deemed relevant for the previous studies and activity, and for the intended research project. The Institute for Doctoral Studies will forward these documents to the doctoral schools.
Registration calendar for the September 2016 admission contest
- The full application files (with all documents listed in Chapter II of this procedure) have to be submitted before July 1, 2016.
- Application files analysis and the issuance of the Letter of Acceptance: July 1, 2016 – August 15, 2016.
During this time, candidates could be asked for supplemental or explanatory documents, and the University could ask CNRED (National Centre for Recognition and Equivalence of Diplomas) for guidance, in accordance with art. 25, paragraph (2) of the Ministry Decree (MD) no. 6.000/15.10.2012. The issuing stages of the Letter of Acceptance are described in Chapter VII.
Observation: Candidates have to obtain the Letter of Acceptance before the doctoral studies admission contest, in accordance with art. 2, paragraph (3) of MD no. 6.000/15.10.2012. The application files analysis, and the process of issuing the Letter of Acceptance will be concluded prior to the start of the admission contest.
II. ADMISSION DOCUMENTS
Candidates to doctoral studies
Full application files will be submitted by regular postal mail. The mailing address is:
Institutul de Studii Doctorale, Universitatea Babeş-Bolyai, Str. M. Kogălniceanu nr. 1, 400084 Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Documents required for the application file
Preliminary observation: all certified copies and all certified translations mentioned in the following list will be authenticated by the Romanian embassy from the issuing country, or will have the Hague Apostille, or will be authenticated in accordance with specific treaties signed by Romania and other states.
III. THE ROMANIAN LANGUAGE PREPARATORY YEAR
IV. LINGUISTIC COMPETENCE PROCEDURES FOR THE ADMISSION OF NON-EU CITIZENS, 2015-2016
For the candidates to doctoral studies, the Romanian language competence certificate (mentioned by art. 7, paragraph (b) of MD no. 6.000/15.10.2012) will be obtained from the specialized department of the Faculty of Letters, and will have to certify a minimum score of 50, B2 level.
The candidates to doctoral studies, who declare (to the potential doctoral supervisor) their intention to pursue at least one part of the doctoral studies in a foreign language, will carry out at least one component of the doctoral studies admission contest in that foreign language. The mentioned component has the role to prove (to the potential doctoral supervisor) the possibility to communicate on the intended topic of the doctoral thesis, will have an eliminatory character, will be marked with pass/fail, and will represent the test of foreign language mentioned by art. 8 of MD no. 6.000/15.10.2012.
For the candidates to doctoral studies, the internationally acknowledged certificates of linguistic competence, mentioned by art. 8 of MD no. 6.000/15.10.2012, are the ones listed in Linguistic Competences for All Students 2015-2016
The candidates to doctoral studies (citizens of non-EU countries, and of countries which do not belong to the European Economic Area or Swiss Confederation): the processing fee is 50 EUR (account info: RO 16 RNCB 0106026604700008, opened at Banca Comerciala Romana, branch Cluj-Napoca, str. George Bariţiu nr. 10 – 12, RO – 400027 Cluj-Napoca, Romania, SWIFT CODE: RNCBROBU)
The doctoral studies admission contest fee and the study fees (the monthly fee, and the public defense fee) are subject to approval by the Senate of Universitatea Babeş-Bolyai.
VI. STUDY GRANTS
The criterion for the doctoral students’ scholarship nominations, mentioned by art. 32 of MD no. 6.000/15.10.2012, is the existence of scientific publications registered in international databases relevant for the field of study. The value and the number of these publications are criteria for differentiation.
VII. ISSUANCE STAGES OF THE LETTER OF ACCEPTANCE
Candidates to doctoral studies:
Observation: The candidates have to obtain the Letter of Acceptance before the doctoral studies admission contest, in accordance with art. 2, paragraph (3) of MD no. 6.000/15.10.2012.
Observation: The academic year starts on October 1.
When registering, the candidates to doctoral studies will present the documents from the application file, in original, authenticated by the Romanian Embassy from the issuing country, or with the Hague Apostille, or authenticated in accordance with specific treaties signed by Romania and other states.
The doctoral candidates who obtained the Letter of Acceptance to Studies, passed the admission contest, paid the applicable fees, and fulfilled all mandatory requirements in accordance with the national legislation and university regulations, will be included, by the Institute for Doctoral Studies, on the list of candidates proposed for enrollment. All pertaining legal provisions will be considered at the time of enrollment. This procedure was edited in accordance with the applicable regulations, and the information available at the time of publication.