Regulations for the organization and implementation of the admission session (master’s level) at the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science – 2022

Approved by the Faculty Council on 14.12.2021.
Amended by the Faculty Council on 15.04.2022.

This regulation is an appendix to the ADMISSION REGULATIONS OF THE BABEȘ-BOLYAI UNIVERSITY for the admission sessions in July and September 2022.

STUDY OFFER – Form of study: full-time; duration of study: 2 years.
Fields of study: Mathematics
Advanced Mathematics (English)
Modern Methods in Teaching Mathematics (Romanian)
Modern Methods in Teaching Mathematics (Hungarian)
Computational Mathematics (Hungarian)
Fields of study: Computer Science
Databases (Romanian)
Distributed Systems in Internet (Romanian)
Data Analysis and Modeling (Hungarian)
Enterprise Software Design and Development (Hungarian)
High Performance Computing and Big Data Analytics (English)
Software Engineering (English)
Applied Computational Intelligence (English)
Data Science for Industry and Society (English)
Advanced Computer Science Systems: Modeling, Design and Development (English and German)
Fields of study: Sciences of Education
Didactic Master’s in Computer Science (Romanian)
Didactic Master’s in Mathematics (Hungarian)
Didactic Master’s in Computer Science (Hungarian)

Important!

A master’s program can only be carried out if the number of applicants who have been admitted to the program in July is not smaller than the minimum number of students set by the faculty for the program.

1. Admission criteria

  • Graduates with a bachelor’s degree or certificate, regardless of the year of graduation from the bachelor’s program, may apply for a master’s program.
  • The admission requirements for candidates with a bachelor’s degree or degree in a specialization from or related to the chosen field, or for those from other fields, can be found in the administrative procedure for enrolling candidates.
  • For the master’s programs, a certificate of proficiency in an international language must be presented. Language certificates issued by BBU faculties and certificates agreed upon by the university are valid. If necessary, certificates may also be obtained from the Babeş-Bolyai University Centers:
  • A candidate may apply for any of the proposed specializations in the three areas offered by the faculty, an exception being the specialization Data Science for Industry and Society, for both tuition-free places (if he/she meets the requirements for a specialization in this form of funding) and fee-based places, but the candidate may be enrolled in a maximum of two programs at the same time and may receive a tuition-free place for only one study program/specialization. If a candidate wishes to follow two specializations at the same time, he/she must submit two applications. A separate application must be submitted for the Data Science for Industry and Society specialization, with the option of a tuition-free and/or tuition-paying study place.
  • The chosen options of specialization cannot be changed after the application deadline has finished.
  • Citizens of EU countries, EEA countries, and the Swiss Confederation can participate in the admission process, including tuition fees, under the same conditions as Romanian citizens. The evaluation and placement procedures are the same as for Romanian citizens.
  • The recognition of studies completed abroad is done with the help of the competent ministry. At the time of registration, each candidate must present a document stating that he/she has initiated the process of recognition of studies. The responsibility for providing information on the recognition process lies solely with the Center for International Cooperation of Babeş-Bolyai University.
  • Applicants from EU third countries can apply for the special places offered by the faculty, following the Ministry Regulation 6000/15.10.2012 and the regulations of the University. The responsibility for providing information, checking documents, and registering these candidates lies solely with the Center for International Cooperation of Babeş-Bolyai University.

2. Registration

Candidates must apply online. Candidates are responsible for uploading/submitting correctly all documents required in the admission rules. Candidates assume responsibility for the authenticity and correspondence between the digital/scanned documents and the original documents to be submitted with the candidate’s file by signing the application form. The technical details concerning the application can be found in the Technical procedure for the inscription of candidates.

3. Assessment test

The candidate uploads to the online platform a Curriculum Vitae (maximum 2 pages) and a Professional and Scientific Career Development Plan (according to the first specialization in the list of options) on Mathematics and Computer Science (maximum 2 pages), written in the language of the first specialization in his/her list of options.

There will be an assessment test for candidates who have not completed one of the specializations related to their chosen field of study.

language test marked with ADMITTED/REJECTED for those whose options include a specialization in English/German as the language of instruction.

4. Classification criteria for candidates admitted following the assessment test

  • Candidates with a bachelor’s degree in/or a related field of study:
    1. 75% overall average grade for all study years;
    2. 25% average of the bachelor’s exam.
  • In the case of other candidates, the overall admission average is the mark obtained in the assessment test.

5. Criteria for the selection

In the event of equal averages, the results will be decided by taking into account the overall average of the years of study and the overall average of the last year of study.

6. Grading procedure

  • Admission to the master’s programs is based on the three fields managed by the faculty (Mathematics, Computer Science, and Educational Sciences) and the study lines (Romanian, English, Hungarian, and German). An overall number of tuition-free and fee-paying places is allocated per field and, within each field, per line of study. Candidates may select as many specializations as they want from the list of fields when applying. The exception is the specialization Data Science in Industry and Society, for which separate places are allocated and a separate admission portfolio is required.
  • Candidates with an admission average of at least 6 will be admitted to the places allocated to each field and line of study in descending order of their average grades and according to the choices made at registration. Once the list of admitted candidates has been drawn up (tuition-free and fee-paying places) in descending order of average, the admitted candidates are allocated to the specializations. According to the present regulation, only those master specializations that meet the minimum number of admitted candidates decided by the Faculty Council are organized.

7. Confirmation of the place

  • The confirmation of the study place is done in two stages:
    • Stage I: After the first lists with the distribution of candidates by specialization have been posted,
    • Stage II: After redistribution of the places not confirmed in the first stage,
  • At each stage, the required documents will be uploaded to the admission platform, and those admitted on a fee basis will pay the first instalment of the tuition fee.
  • Details of the confirmation process can be found in the confirmation procedure.

8. Posting of final results

A student admitted to a state-funded place can only receive a budget grant (study grant) for the normal duration of study in the specialization to which he or she has been admitted. In the case of students who have previously received a grant from the state budget for the master’s degree course—being enrolled at a state university—the number of years for which they will be able to receive the grant from the budget will be reduced by the number of years of study previously followed without a fee. The same regulation applies to students who have withdrawn from their studies, except for the first year of study (which is on a fee-paying basis). The state budget financing of the normal study cycle means that each year of study is followed on a one-off basis. In all other cases, except in special circumstances, the study year must be followed on a fee-paying basis.

9. Taxes

The admission fee consists of the application fee and the processing fee. Employees and children of the employees of the Babeş-Bolyai University, the Central University Library, the Botanical Garden, and the University’s restaurants and cafeterias, as well as children of the teaching and auxiliary teaching staff in active employment or retired from the university and pre-university educational institutions, are exempted from paying the application fee. A processing fee is charged for organizational and communication matters. This fee is not subject to exemption, remission, or refund. Exceptions are candidates who have lost both parents and young people from foster homes, who are exempt from paying the admission fee (consisting of an application fee and a processing fee).

In the event of a withdrawal, the processing fee and the application fee are non-refundable.

Fees can be paid on the online platform.

10. The Admission Committee has the right to make these regulations compatible with other regulations of the Ministry or the University issued up to the date of the admission competition.

Correspondence address: master@cs.ubbcluj.ro

Appendices: Admission fees, Admission calendar