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Preparatory Year of Romanian Language 

Romanian Language Preparatory Year for self-sponsored NON-EU citizens

Babeş-Bolyai University offers a Romanian language preparatory year for the candidates who are not familiar with the Romanian language and opt to follow a study program which is available only in Romanian language.

In order to apply for the Romanian language preparatory year, the candidates must choose first the Bachelor/Master/PhD program they would like to study after the preparatory year and to fill in the application form accordingly and submit the application file through the online admission platform. It is not possible to apply only for the Romanian language preparatory year (without mentioning the level and the field of study of the full-time program you intend to study after).

The Letter of Acceptance will be issued on the chosen field and you will study specialized language, depending on the profile chosen in Romanian.

REGISTRATION CALENDAR

Registration period: April 1st, 2022 – August 19th, 2022 (within the limit of available places)

Early registration is recommended in order to:

  • make sure you can apply for the chosen program (the places are limited for each specialization)
    • get an early response from the Ministry of Education and Embassy
    • start school on the official date of opening and this way increase the chances of passing the exams
    • have access to (better) accommodation (the number of student accommodation places is limited)

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

All candidates will apply ONLINE, through the online admission platform for international students. To access the platform please follow the link: admission.cci.ubbcluj.ro

Before applying you need to:

  1. check bellow the list of required documents and make sure you hold all the documents needed
  2. please read carefully and follow the instructions for completing the online application in the document Instructions for online admission platform
  3. choose the specialization you want to study after the preparatory year. The Letter of Acceptance will be issued on the chosen field and you will study specialized language, depending on the profile chosen in Romanian.

TIMELINE AND DEADLINES

ADMISSION PROCESS

The admission process of Non-EU candidates takes the following steps:

  1. Register on the online admission platform admission.cci.ubbcluj.ro
  2. Fill in the Application form following the instruction in document admission.cci.ubbcluj.ro
  3. Download and sign the complete Application form
  4. Upload ONE single PDF file comprising all required documents from section IV, placing the documents in the same order. After filling in the Application form you have 24 hours to upload your complete application file, otherwise your Application Form will be deleted and you will need to fill in again choosing from the available specializations at that moment.
  5. Wait for a response, check and FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS GIVEN BY THE PLATFORM
  6. The complete application file is registered at the university (we do not accept incomplete applications)
  7. The application file is processed by the university (5-10 working days)
  8. The files accepted by the university will be sent to the Ministry of National Education for evaluation
  9. For the candidates accepted, the Ministry of National Education will issue an Acceptance Letter, which will be sent in original to the university (30-40 working days)

Please read carefully the document Steps to follow after receiving the Letter of Acceptance

  1. The university will inform the candidate about the acceptance and will upload it on the admission platform. If requested the Acceptance Letter may be sent to the candidate
  2. Each candidate has to confirm that he/she accepts to enroll at Babes-Bolyai University, by uploading the receipt attesting the payment of the tuition fee for the 1st academic year. The university will issue and upload on the platform a confirmation of payment for each candidate
  3. After receiving the Acceptance Letter (and proof of payment and accommodation if requested), the candidate must contact the closest Romanian authority and search for information concerning the study visa application. The visa application is a personal approach and the university is not in the position to interfere in the process. In case the visa application includes some documents issued by the university, the candidate must require specifically those documents.
  4. According to the legislation, the application for study visa should be submitted with at least 2-3 months before the beginning of the academic year, that is why we advise all candidates to do their best to submit a complete application for visa immediately after receiving the letter of acceptance from us.
  5. If granted a visa the candidate is requested to inform the university regarding his/her date or arrival and request for accommodation (if needed).
  6. For enrollment at the faculty the student must submit the original study documents and the proof of tuition fees payment for the first academic year.

! Please take into account that the procedure may change due to the regulations imposed by the Romanian Ministry of Education.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR APPLICATION

  1. Application form –  online application form, which you fill in through the online platformadmission.cci.ubbcluj.ro

The complete application form will be available in the Documents menu in your account, you may download it and sign it

  • passport copy – valid for at least 6 months after the date of issue of the Acceptance Letter
  • high-school graduation diploma or its equivalent – certified copy* in the original language and certified translation, at notary public (in Romanian, English or French, if the original is not issued in one of theselanguages).

Please check if your High School certificate is eligible in the document List of Accepted International High School Certificates 

For diploma issued in NIGERIA it is compulsory to provide copy (both sides) of:

  • NECO Results Card for Senior School Certificate issued by NECO

or

  • WAEC Scratch Card for West African Senior School Certificate
  • Bachelor diploma or its equivalent (only for the applications for master programs) – certified copy* in the original language and certified translation, at notary public (in Romanian, English or French, if the original is not issued in one of theselanguages).
  • transcript of records pertaining to the previous studies – certified copy* in the original language and certified translation at notary public (in Romanian, English or French, if the original is not issued in one of these languages).
  • birth certificate – certified copy* in the original language and certified translation at notary public (in Romanian, English or French, if the original is not issued in one of these languages).
  • medical certificate (in Romanian, English or French) attesting that the applicant does not suffer from any contagious diseases or any other affections incompatible with the future profession.
  • receipt attesting the payment of the processing fee (50 EUR – in EUR – account: RO 16 RNCB 0106026604700008, opened at Banca Comerciala Romana, branch Cluj-Napoca, str. George Baritiu nr. 10 – 12,RO – 400027 Cluj-Napoca, Romania, SWIFT CODE: RNCBROBU).

Online payment of the processing fee available at the following link: UBB Events (ubbcluj.ro)

* certified copy – the copy of the original document must be certified/legalized/attested by the entitled authorities. For the countries that are members of The Hague Convention (HCCH | #12 – Status table) that Hague Apostille is required.

TUITION FEES 

The Romanian language preparatory year follow the structure of the academic year (October-June). It is an intensive course, comprising 25 hours of course/week, two semesters.

The tuition fee of the Romanian Preparatory Year is 2115 Euro/year (refundable in case of visa refusal, only if the candidate is not enrolled for studies and has not entered Romania).