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Admission procedure

In case of admission tests requiring the physical presence of the candidates for examination, the candidates must submit:

  • affidavit showing that the participant had observed isolation / quarantine and had no close contact with any person confirmed with COVID-19 during the last 14 days;
  • medical certificate showing the current state of health of the holder and personal history related to chronic diseases and respectively SARS-COV 2, in Romanian, if case;
  • negative result of the identification test for the etiological agent of COVID19 disease, performed 3-4 days before the examination.

Also, please note that the Romanian authorities may impose additional public health requirements applicable to international transportation, registration process and participation in academic activities, depending on the evolution of the epidemiological situation during the time these actions take place.

At Transilvania University of Brașov, candidates for doctoral studies are admitted through competition, in compliance with the provisions of the National Education Law no. 1/2011, with subsequent amendments, HG no. 681/2011 upon the endorsement of the Code of Doctoral Studies, with subsequent amendments, and respectively OMENCS 6102/2016 for the endorsement of the Framework Methodology on the organization of the admission to the Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD study cycles, with subsequent amendments.

Citizens of EU Member States, Member of the European Economic Area and of the Swiss Confederation may apply for admission to doctoral studies in the same conditions provided by law for Romanian citizens, after the recognition of their studies undertaken in the home countries.

Recognition of Studies is made by the National Centre for Recognition and Equivalence of Diplomas (CNRED), within the Ministry of Education and Research (MEC).

Recognition of studies for admission to doctoral degree studies

Submission of documents for the Recognition of Studies

Applicants for the doctoral degree studies, will send the documents as scanned copies, only in PDF format, to the e-mail address: international.office@unitbv.ro . Applicants must upload all the required documents and the copies must be clearly legible. If any of the required documents is not uploaded, the application will NOT be processed.

The period for submitting the documents for recognition of the studies for application for doctoral studies:

• 01st of April - 08th of July 2020–for admission session in September 2020

 Calendar


- Submission of applications: 3 - 18 September 2020 - by accessing the electronic platform https://apps.unitbv.ro/inscrieri/public/index.php.
- Competition for the admission to doctoral studies: 22 - 25 September 2020
- Posting of preliminary results on the website of the Doctoral School (SDI): 28 September 2020
- Submission of appeals: 29 September 2020 (between 9:00 a.m. – 1 p.m., at the SDI secretariat)
- Posting of final results (after settling the appeals): 30 September 2020.
- Enrolment of admitted candidates: starting with the 1st October 2020, after signing the Doctoral Study Contracts on the 29th - 30th of September 2020.

Eligible candidates

The following candidates are eligible to enter the competition for the admission to doctoral studies:

Studies:

• holders of a Master’s Degree Diploma, who are graduates of an academic Master’s degree programme organized under Law no. 288/2004 (Bologna system), with subsequent amendments;
• holders of a Bachelor’s Degree Diploma or its equivalent, who are graduates of long-term academic studies organized under the republished Law nr. 84/1995, with subsequent amendments;
• graduates of studies completed abroad and recognized by the the specialized department within the Romanian Ministry of Education and Research (https://cnred.edu.ro/en/higher-education), but no less than Master’s degree studies;
citizens of the EU Member States, EEA States and the Swiss Confederation, under the same legal conditions as Romanian citizens, including the tuition fees. Each candidate is required to submit the Certificate of Recognition of the studies upon registration for the foreign admission competition. The recognition of the studies completed abroad will be done by the specialized department within the Romanian Ministry of Education and Research (https://cnred.edu.ro/en/higher-education). The recognition procedure may be initiated either by UNITBV or by the candidate personally. The candidates have to consider a resolution time of minimum 30 days.
• candidates whose total duration of the Bachelor’s and Master’s degree cycles of studies (for studies according to the Bologna system) corresponds to at least 300 transferable credits (ECTS);

Academic performance conditions:

• candidates whose average of the undergraduate years of study is at least 7 (seven) and whose average of the graduate studies is least 7 (seven).

Conditions to access budgeted places

Only the candidates whose average of the undergraduate studies is minimum 8.50 (the arithmetic mean between the average of the undergraduate study years and the average of the Bachelor’s degree examination) are eligible for budgeted places.

Documents Required for Registration

For admission session 2020 registration will be on-line***.

With a view to applying for the competition for admission to doctoral studies, the candidates shall access the online admission platform (https://apps.unitbv.ro/inscrieri/public/index.php) to fill in the requested data and then upload the following documents:

1. Application form and Registration form (standard forms) available on the website of SDI (Appendix 1 and Appendix 2);
2. The certificate of language proficiency for an international language – digital scanned document*** (at Transilvania University of Brașov, this certificate can be obtained through a language proficiency exam taken at the Centre for Modern Languages http://cilm.ro/).
         Exempt from taking the language proficiency exam are:
            - candidates who are citizens of a country in which the official language is international,
            - candidates who graduated from a Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in an international language
            - graduates from the Bachelor’s degree study programmes in the fields Language and Literature and Applied Modern Languages
            - candidates who hold a certificate of language proficiency for an international language of minimum B2 level – CEFR, issued by an institution recognized in the field and validated by the Centre for Modern Languages, are;
3. Identity Card – digital scanned document***;
4. Birth Certificate  - digital scanned document ***;
5. Marriage Certificate or another document attesting the change of name (if applicable) - digital scanned document  ***;
6. Baccalaureate Diploma - digital scanned document ***;
7. Bachelor’s Degree Diploma or equivalent, and Transcript of records * - digital scanned document ***;
8. Master’s Degree Diploma and Transcript of Records** (if applicable) - digital scanned document ***;
            *,** By way of exception, candidates who passed the Bachelor’s degree examination (integrated study programmes) or the Master’s dissertation in the sessions corresponding to the academic year 2019-2020, may submit        certificates issued by the higher education institutions they graduated from instead of the diplomas. These documents must specify the average of the undergraduate study years and the average of the Bachelor’s degree exam/Master’s dissertation.
           *** By way of exception, in accordance with OMEC no. 4205 / 06.05.2020, candidates can register online by uploading the documents and assuming responsibility regarding the authenticity and correspondence between the digital / scanned and the original documents.
9. Curriculum Vitae (Euro Pass), without any personal data, except full name – assumed by the candidate through signature;
10. List of (published) scientific papers in the domain (if applicable) – assumed by the candidate through signature;
11. Receipt of payment of application fee or document proving on-line payment, in the amount endorsed by the University Senate or a document certifying the tax exemption****.
        ****The children of the Transilvania University teaching staff and auxiliary teaching staff, either active or retired, are exempt from paying the application fee, based on documentary evidence. The University’s employees shall pay half of the fee and shall submit an employee certificate. The same discount is applicable for the children of the University employees (other than teaching staff and auxiliary teaching staff), who can submit their parent’s employee certificate.

Fees payment:
- at the University Cashier (Rector’s Office Building, 2nd floor), on workdays, between 8-10 a.m. and 1-2 p.m. or
- by bank transfer, including online payment facilities, provided that a proving document is uploaded on the online admission platform.

• payments in Romanian currency (lei) from Romania
Recipient: TRANSILVANIA University of Brasov
Fiscal Code: 4317754
Bank: Trezoreria Municipului Brașov                       
Account number: RO08 TREZ 1312 0F33 0500 XXXX

• payments in EURO (equivalent of the fee in lei) from abroad
Recipient: TRANSILVANIA University of Brasov
Fiscal Code: 4317754
Bank: BCR Brasov (Romanian Commercial Bank Brasov)
Account number: RO 78 RNCB 0053048605430040
Swift code: RNCBROBU

IMPORTANT!!! The equivalent of the registration fees in Euro is calculated, at the leu - euro exchange rate displayed by the National Bank of Romania from the day on which the bank transfer is made.

Bank transfer fees are borne by the candidate.

IMPORTANT !!! All registration documents are uploaded to the application, scanned in PDF format (double-sided if necessary), with good visibility; illegible documents will not be taken into account when validating the registration. Each file required for registration cannot exceed 5 MB.

Each copy of the documents uploaded to the application shall state "According to the original", the name and surname of the candidate, the date of completion and his signature.

Places in the Competition

Candidates for PhD at Transilvania University of Brașov are admitted on places financed from the State budget (without the payment of the tuition fees) and places for a fee (with payment of the tuition fee), for the following forms of education:

  • full-time with scholarship (budget) - CFB;
  • full-time without scholarship (budget) – CFFB;
  • part-time without scholarship (budget) – FRB;
  • full-time for a fee – (CFT);
  • part-time for a fee – (FRT);

Number of places financed from the State budget (study grants) and number of PhD scholarships

Total number of places financed from the State budget (study grants): 60 (out of which 5 places are allocated to the programmes that support the smart specializations in Romania*, defined by the National Strategy for Research, Development and Innovation 2014-2020), distributed by categories, as follows:

  • full-time studies with scholarship (budget) – CFB: 30 places;
  • full-time studies without scholarship (budget) – CFFB + part-time studies without scholarship (budget) – FRB: 30 places

*The National Strategy for Research, Development and Innovation 2014-2020 defines the areas for smart specialisations in RO: Bioeconomy, ICTs, Security and Space, Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Eco-Nano-Technologies and Advanced Materials; Health

Number of places for a fee (full-time or part-time), approved by the University Senate (HS no. 5/17.06.2020): 60.
 

Actual competition

The competition for admission to doctoral studies takes the form of a specialized exam (one or more tests specific to the doctoral field), which will mandatorily include an interview with the candidate. The thematic scope and, where appropriate, the topics for the PhD admission competition and the bibliography for the examination are established and communicated by the doctoral supervisors and sent to SDI for approval in the Doctoral School Council, in consultation with the doctoral field coordinators. This information will be posted on the website of SDI and could be displayed in print format on the notice boards of the teaching departments in which the doctoral supervisors work.

The specialized exam is organized for each doctoral filed and topic (indicated by the candidate in the application form and sheet) and is taken in front of an admission committee. The admission committee consists of the doctoral supervisor as President and other 3 members, doctoral supervisors or specialists in the field with the scientific title of PhD. The committees are made up for each doctoral field and topic separately, by the doctoral supervisors’ filling a form. The form with the proposals for commissions are centralized at the teaching departments in which the doctoral supervisors act, are endorsed by the Head of Department and are submitted to SDI for endorsement, in accordance with the admission calendar.

At the specialized exam, each member of the committee assesses the candidates’ knowledge of the bibliography with grades from 1 to 10, as well as the candidate’s knowledge of the topic of the doctoral thesis and the candidate’s capacity to assume theoretical, experimental and methodological initiatives on the proposed topic. The method of evaluation, by one or several tests of the specialized knowledge, as well as their specificity depending on the doctoral field, will be approved by the doctoral supervisors in the respective field and will be sent by the coordinators of the doctoral domains to SDI for publication on the web site.

In the case of candidates who have a Bachelor’s Degree diploma obtained in a field of science different from the one in which the doctoral studies are to be conducted, the admission committee verifies the extent to which the specialized knowledge allows the doctoral training activity, and whether the candidates scientific interests justify the orientation towards the new field of science.

With a view to carrying out the specialized exam, the applying candidates’ files are taken, under signature, by the doctoral supervisors / an empowered delegate from the department where the exam takes place. The result of the specialized exam is recorded in some minutes (according to the template provided by SDI), which, together with each candidate’s application file, is submitted to SDI on the day of the competition or on the next day.

The candidates who come from other countries may take the specialized exam/interview in video-conference system (with the registration of the test/interview), at the proposal of the doctoral supervisor and with the approval of the admission committee.

The average of admission to doctoral studies is obtained as an arithmetic mean between:

a) the average obtained at the specialized exam (the arithmetic mean of the grades given by admission committee members);

b) the average obtained at the dissertation examination (if applicable);

c) the average obtained at the Bachelor’s degree examination.

The admission average is the criterion for the candidates’ admission and ranking, in view of the allocation of the places open for competition (both financed from the budget and for a fee) and of the scholarships for doctoral studies, according to the specific criteria. The candidates who obtain an average lower than 8 (eight) at the specialized exam are declared failed.

Allocation of doctoral places & scholarships

I. Allocation of places financed from the State budget

The candidates eligible for places financed from the State budget (budgeted), who obtained at least the average 8 (eight) at the specialized exam, are ranked by doctoral fields and doctoral supervisors, in descending order of the admission average. The candidates with an equal average are ranked in descending order of the average of the undergraduate study years.

Criteria for allocating the budgeted places

Criterion I.1. The doctoral supervisors who have eligible candidates, are eligible for one (1) budgeted place, provided they fulfil the minimal habilitation standards specific to the field in which they have the right to supervise doctoral students, as applicable at the beginning of the 2020 PhD admission session. The budgeted place will be allocated to the candidate ranked first for each eligible doctoral supervisor.

Criterion I.2. In case the number of budgeted places is lower than the number of eligible doctoral supervisors with eligible candidates, according to the criterion I.1, the budgeted places are allocated based on a ranking according to the doctoral fields at IOSUD-UTBv (for the fields in which there are eligible doctoral supervisors and eligible candidates), allocating one (1) budgeted place per doctoral field to the candidates ranked first in each field.

The budgeted places remained available after this first allocation will be distributed based on the eligible candidates’ ranking (from eligible doctoral supervisors), depending on the PhD admission average (regardless of the doctoral field). In case of equal admission average, the budgeted place is allocated to the candidate with the highest average of the undergraduate years.

Criterion I.3. In case the number of budgeted places is higher than the number of those assigned by criterion I.1, the budgeted places remained unoccupied are distributed progressively according to the following criteria:
(i) one place for the eligible candidates ranking first at the supervisors who do not fulfil the minimal habilitation standards;
(ii) one place for the eligible candidates ranking second at the eligible supervisors according to criterion I.1;
(iii) one place for the eligible candidates ranking second at the supervisors who do not fulfil the minimal habilitation standards;
When allocating the places based on these criteria (i-iii successively applied), the candidates’ ranking based on the admission average is taken into account, and the budgeted places are granted to the candidates in descending order of the admission averages. In case of equal admission average, the budgeted place is allocated to the candidate with the highest average of the undergraduate years.

In case the number of budgeted places is increased: the additional budgeted places are distributed according to the criteria I.1 - I.3; if there are no more candidates for the budgeted places, the places remained unoccupied are offered to the candidates who opted for places for a fee, in descending order of the admission average.

II. Allocation of doctoral scholarships

The ranking of the candidates admitted on budgeted places is applied by doctoral fields, in descending order of the admission average (for the fields to which budgeted places were allocated according to the criteria I). The candidates with equal admission average are ranked in descending order of the average of the undergraduate study years, and in case this average is also equal, the average of the specialized exam will be taken into account.

Criteria for allocating the scholarships:

Criterion II.1. The first ranked in every doctoral field receives a scholarship from the State budget. In case of equal admission average, the budgeted place will be allocated to the candidate with the highest average of the undergraduate years, and in case this average is also equal, the candidates’ delineation takes account of the average of the specialized exam.

Criterion II.2. The unallocated scholarships are distributed to the candidates declared admitted on budgeted places who have not received a scholarship after the application of criterion II.1, according to the ranking of the candidates ranked second for each doctoral field where there are eligible candidates. If the number of scholarships to be allocated is lower than the number of doctoral fields, the allocation will be based on the candidates’ admission average. If scholarships remain unallocated after the second distribution, the ranking for the candidates ranked third for each doctoral field in which there are eligible candidates will occur, and so on. In case of equal average, the scholarship is granted to the candidate with the highest average of the undergraduate years, and in case this average is equal, the candidates’ delineation occurs according to the average of the specialized exam.

The budgeted places without scholarship will be allocated to the candidates admitted on budgeted places, after the allocation of the scholarships.

In case the number of scholarships is increased, Criterion II.2 applies.

III. Allocation of the places for a fee

In order to distribute the places for a fee, where the candidates’ number is higher than the number of available places established by the University Senate, the candidates who opted (also) for places for a fee are ranked by doctoral fields, in descending order of their admission average. The candidates with an equal average are ranked in descending order of the average of the undergraduate years.

Criterion III.1. The first ranked for each doctoral field receives the place for a fee. In case of equal average, the place is granted to the candidate with the highest average of the undergraduate years.

Criterion III.2. The places remained unallocated are distributed to the candidates remained in the competition after the application of criterion III.1. The available places for a fee are distributed in descending order of the admission average (regardless of the doctoral field). In case of equal average, the place is allocated to the candidate with the highest average during the undergraduate years.

Fees

In accordance with HS no. 4/13.05.2020, the application fees for the PhD admission competition, and the tuition fees for the admitted doctoral students (if applicable), for the academic year 2020-2021, are as follows:

FacultyRegistration fee (lei)Tuition fees (lei/year)
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering 200 3500
Faculty of Product Design and Environment 200 3500
Faculty of Technological Engineering and Industrial Management 200 3500
Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering 200 3500
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 200 4500
Faculty of Food and Tourism 200 3500
Faculty of Silviculture and Forest Engineering 200 3500
Faculty of Civil Engineering 200 3500
Faculty of Wood Engineering 200 3500
Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science 200 3500
Faculty of Economic Sciences and Business Administration 200 4500
Faculty of Letters 200 3500
Faculty of Medicine 250 6000
Faculty of Physical  Education and Mountain Sports 200 4500
Faculty of Music 200 6000