UBB presentation


Dynamism and tradition

Our University is a dynamic, but also traditional institution, with deep roots in Central Europe and strong international academic ties. Its origins date back to 1581, which makes it the oldest institution of higher education in Romania. It was named after two prominent Transylvanian scientists – the Romanian biologist Victor Babeş and the Hungarian mathematician JĂĄnos Bolyai. Located in Transylvania, a European province with a complex history, Universitatea Babeş-Bolyai is the crowning achievement of a long series of attempts to establish here a higher education institution. Thus, the University’s international recognition is materialized in different forms of collaboration and joint scientific programmes with other well-renowned universities from all around the world (Leipzig University, Germany; Corvinus University, Hungary; University of „La Sapienza”, Italy, Paris XII, France, Michigan State University, USA; Dongguk University, Korea).

Bridge Eastern & Western cultures

It is the largest Romanian university (approximately 45.000 students and 1.700 faculty staff ), situated at the confluence of the Eastern and Western cultures. As an academic public institution, its aim is to promote and sustain the development of specific cultural components within the local, regional, national and international community.

Multicultural & multilingual

Situated in a geographical area characterized by the presence of diverse ethnic and religious groups, the University benefits from a multicultural and multilingual environment that gives its unique character, and it offers complete studies in Romanian, Hungarian and German.

Competitive programmes

In addition, the University lays considerable stress on foreign language skills and on educational programmes in widely spoken languages, therefore it provides a wide range of internationally competitive BA, MA and Ph.D. programmes in English, French or Italian. Also, in order to allow all students to study at least one foreign language, the University provides for language centres (Lingua Language Centre and Alpha Language Centre) and various cultural centres (Italian, Austrian, French, Polish, American, German, Korean, the Institute for Turcology, Confucius Institute).

Modern buildings, high-tech laboratories

The University’s assets comprise modern buildings, equipped with laboratories at high technical standards, libraries, sports and leisure facilities. Each faculty, cultural centre and research institute has its own library, all being coordinated by the Central Library. We also provide high quality support services, 15 dormitories (with a total capacity of 5.000 places), eateries (2 restaurants and 4 cafeterias), museums (Academic Museum, Mineralogical Museum, Zoological Museum, University Memorial Park, Museum of Paleontology and Stratigraphy), cultural centres, language centres and other facilities, such as the Botanical Garden, or the Sports Park.

Outstanding educational & research opportunities

Our students benefit from outstanding educational and research opportunities under the guidance of a well established academic staff. Research has continuously and thoroughly been promoted along our University’s existence and therefore, laboratories and research centres of internationally scientific relevance have been created. In this respect, Universitatea Babeş-Bolyai has made significant investments in the research area, in order to increase its performance and international visibility.

Vivid & colourful student life

Cluj-Napoca is genuinely a university city animated by a vivid and colourful cultural life and entertainment possibilities. It provides both students and its long-life standing residents various museums (History, Art, Ethnography, Pharmacy, Linguistics Romanian National Opera House and Hungarian Opera House, Puppet Theater), leisure parks, movie theatres and movie complexes, malls (Iulius Mall and Polus Mall) and shopping centres (Central, Sora). Annually, our city hosts international and European film festivals (Transylvania Film Festival, Night of Ad Eaters) and various music festivals (Musical Autumn in Cluj), thus uniting people from different parts of the world in one sole multiethnic and multicultural gathering.

Substantially lower education costs

While belonging to the European Union area, the education costs for studying at UBB are yet substantially lower. The average tuition fee per 10 months at our University is around $3.200 - $3.400, covering all needs, for students from non-EU Member States. For students from countries within the EU, the tuition fee is the same as for Romanian students.
Furthermore, in order to assist international students, our University gives average information concerning the living costs in Cluj-Napoca.


800 - 3000 EURO/year


600 - 1200 EURO/year


70 - 140 EURO/year

Clothing, personal objects

700 - 1000 EURO/year


100 - 250 EURO/year

Theatre, Sports, Entertainment

100 - 250 EURO/year


200 - 500 EURO/year

Total living costs

2570 - 6240 EURO/year