Applying Procedure for non-EU Citizens

Once you chose a research topic and obtained the Acceptance Letter for your potential supervisor, you can apply for a Ph.D. position at ISDS-UB, bu sending by post the documents of your application (the documents which must be enclosed in the application are listed below) to University of Bucharest, to the following address:

36-46 Mihail Kogalniceanu Bdv., district 5, 050107, Bucharest, Romania Office for International Relations and Foreign Students, University of Bucharest.

The University of Bucharest will process your file and will send it to the Ministry of National Education for evaluation. It may take up to 30 working days to receive an answer from the Ministry of National Education. Once the answer is received, the University of Bucharest will inform the student about the results and, if the Letter of Acceptance was issued by the Minister, we decide together the way through which the document will be sent to the candidate. Based on the Acceptance Letter (and payments where requested), applicants will receive the study visa from the Romanian Embassy in their country or the closest Romanian diplomatic mission.

NOTE: Representatives of the future students must present upon submission of the file a power of attorney stating that he/she is empowered by the student to represent him/her in the admission process.

NOTE: The University of Bucharest does not take into consideration online applications (by e-mail).

The documents you must send are:

  • Application form (can be accessed below)
  • Consent for processing personal data (click on it)
  • Candidate’s contact data (correspondence address, phone number, e-mail address)
  • High school diploma – certified copy (for residents of countries that have signed the Hague Convention, the Hague Apostille is requested (access the website: https://www.gsccca.org/notary-and-apostilles/apostilles/hague-apostille-country-list; for all the others the documents have to be endorsed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Education and the Romanian Embassy in their homeland) in the original language and certified translations at a public notary in Romanian, English or French if the original is not issued in one of these languages;
  • Bachelor diploma – certified copy (for residents of countries that have signed the Hague Convention, the Hague Apostille is requested (access the website: https://www.gsccca.org/notary-and-apostilles/apostilles/hague-apostille-country-list; for all the others the documents have to be endorsed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Education and the Romanian Embassy in their homeland) in the original language and certified translations at a public notary in Romanian, English or French if the original is not issued in one of these languages;
  • Master diploma – certified copy (for residents of countries that have signed the Hague Convention, the Hague Apostille is requested (access the website: https://www.gsccca.org/notary-and-apostilles/apostilles/hague-apostille-country-list; for all the others the documents have to be endorsed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Education and the Romanian Embassy in their homeland) in the original language and certified translations at a public notary in Romanian, English or French if the original is not issued in one of these languages;
  • Transcript of records pertaining to previous studies – certified copy or certified translations at a public notary in Romanian, English or French if the original is not issued in one of these languages;
  • For programs offered in English/French language, an international language proficiency certificate (TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge) is needed  with at least B2 level (we do not offer these certificates here); Candidates who can prove that the official language of their country is also English or French and that they have studied in this language are exempted from the language test.
  • For study programs taught in Romanian language, the candidates must submit a certificate attesting his/her knowledge of Romanian or submit certificates proving that the candidate has had at least 4 consecutive years of studies in Romania. Contrary, a preparatory year of a Romanian language course is mandatory (check the admission requirements on its dedicated section)
  • Photocopy and authenticated translation of the birth certificate;
  • Photocopy of the passport;
  • Copy of the National Identity Card or any other document proving your permanent residence (home address);
  • Medical certificate (translated in a language widely spoken internationally) attesting that the applicant does not suffer from any contagious diseases or any other affections that prevents them from studying abroad.
  • One photo.
  • Acceptance Letter from the potential supervisor.

For information regarding the Romanian educational system and ways to obtain a scholarship please access: http://www.edu.ro/index.php/articles/c1137/ and http://www.mae.ro/en/node/10251

Documents:

Application form

Study fees

University of Bucharest – Student Guide

University of Bucharest – Culture and Discovery Brochure

Next step for admission:     Admission Colloquium