Admission Examination (Bachelor’s Degree) at the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science – 2022

Approved by the Faculty Council on 25.11.2021

Applicants can apply ONLINE:

https://admitere2022.ubbcluj.ro

RECOMMENDATIONS:

  1. When selecting your field of study, we recommend that you indicate the tuition-free seats in your preferred field of study first, and only then the tuition-paying seats. Allocations will be made based on the average of the first options on your list for which spaces are available.
  2. Useful links to the documents you must upload when applying:
    1. Appendix 2
    2. Appendix 3
    3. Request for change of options
  3. We recommend you submit the original baccalaureate diploma (NOT the certificate that replaces the baccalaureate diploma) and the matriculation sheet on JULY 19, 2022, after taking the written exam in the examination room. If you submit these documents in original, you will be able to participate in all confirmation phases only through the admission platform.
  4. Please follow the methodology for the confirmation phase (Annex 1 – updated).

These regulations apply to the 2022 Admission Examination (Bachelor’s Degree Program) at the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science.

1. Admission period:

The admission examination period is determined by the Babeș-Bolyai University.

2. Admission criteria:

2.1. Grade in the written admission exam (with physical attendance).

The written examination has a duration of 3 hours, in Mathematics or Computer Science (depending on the option selected at the time of application) with subjects from the Mathematics/Computer Science topic list announced on the faculty website. The score on the written admission examination must be at least 5.00 (five).

Evaluation of multiple-choice questions:

  1. There is at least 1 correct answer and at least 1 incorrect answer to each question. There will be no “I don’t know” answers.
  2. Each task is scored with a number of p points. The p points are scored when the participant ticks all true statements and only those.
  3. In the case of a multiple-choice task (with t true statements and f false statements), where p is the maximum number of points achievable, the score obtained by a contestant based on his/her stated solution to this task will be calculated according to these rules:
    1. If one of the t-true statements is checked, the candidate will receive p/t points
    2. If one of the f-wrong statements is checked, the candidate receives (- 0.66) *p/f points (i.e., he/she is penalized)
    3. The minimum number of points for a task is zero “0” (if a candidate checks all the answers incorrectly, the negative number of points is replaced by 0) and the maximum number of points is p.

2.2. The candidates with the results listed below in the national Olympiads and international competitions will be admitted with an average of 10. This criterion is referred to as category A.

  • 2.2.1. Graduates with a high school diploma who have obtained at least one participation in the international phase or at least one distinction (I., II., III. prize or distinction) in the national phase of the School Olympiads in Mathematics, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Computer Science, or Information Technology (section C#) in the classes IX-XII.
  • 2.2.2. Graduates who have had at least one participation in the international phase of the Mathematics Olympiad for schools/departments where teaching is in Hungarian or have received at least one distinction (I., II., III. prize or distinction) in the national phase of this competition in the classes IX-XII.
  • 2.2.3. Graduates with a high school diploma, who have placed among the best 20 participants in the international phase of the “Nemes Tihamér Informatika Verseny” competition, in the field of Programming, in one of the last four academic years.
  • 2.2.4. Graduates with a baccalaureate diploma who have received at least I., II., III. prize or distinction in the final phase of the Central European Olympiad in Informatics or in the final phase of the Balkan Olympiad in Mathematics and Informatics.

2.3. Candidates who have achieved the results listed below in the County Olympiads will receive a grade of 10 for 1/2 of the final average grade. The admission average is calculated as follows: 1/2 * 10 + 1/2 * the grade for the written examination. The grade for the written examination must be at least 5 (five). This criterion is referred to as Category B.

  • 2.3.1 Graduates with high school diplomas who have received at least the I., II., III. prize in the county school Olympiads in Mathematics, Astronomy, Astrophysics, Computer Science, or Information Technology (Section C#) in the classes IX-XII.
  • 2.3.2 Graduates who had at least one participation in the final phase of the National Mathematics Olympiad for schools/departments where instruction is given in Hungarian in the classes IX-XII in one of the last four academic years.
  • 2.3.3 Graduates with a high school diploma who have qualified for the international phase of the “Nemes Tihamér Informatika Verseny” competition, in the field of Programming.
  • 2.3.4 Applicants who have qualified in the national phase of school Olympiads or competitions in the school years 2019-2020, 2020-2021, or 2021-2022 are also eligible for this category. Qualification for the national phase is proven by a certificate issued by the county school inspectorate or the competition organizer.

2.4. Important notes:

  • 2.4.1 The option to avail of special conditions cannot be activated/changed after the completion of the admission examination.
  • 2.4.2 Applicants who have received the awards mentioned in subsection 2.2. and/or 2.3. during lyceum years may claim the corresponding condition only once when applying for admission to the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science and within a maximum period of four years from graduation.
  • 2.4.3 For the graduates, with or without a degree diploma from a state university in Romania, the same selection criteria are valid as for all other applicants.

3. The selection criteria:

The following criteria applies to applicants who have the same average grade:

  1. Baccalaureate grade in Mathematics (from any profile) or Computer Science (formal science profile, theoretical orientation, specialization in Mathematics-Computer Science or Natural Sciences), according to the choice of the candidate. For the candidates who do not have the above-mentioned grade, the average grade from the upper secondary school for the subject Mathematics for 4 or 5 years (for evening classes) is calculated.
  2. Average grade of the baccalaureate.
  3. Average grade from the upper school for the subject mathematics for 4 or 5 years (for evening classes). In this case, applicants will be asked to submit a copy of the matriculation sheet.

4. Classification procedure:

Applicants who have obtained at least a grade of 5.00 (five) (the written examination must be at least a grade of 5.00 (five), an exception being in the case of applicants in category A), as the average grade of the admission examination, shall be recognized as admitted and they shall be allocated to the approved study places of the departmental ministry according to the descending order of the average grade and according to the option for a particular field of study or form of study for which admission is organized.

5. Regulations

  1. An applicant may apply for admission to more than one department/program/subject at the Babeș-Bolyai University or other universities at the same time but may be enrolled in no more than two programs at the same time, regardless of the cycle and educational institutions offering them.
  2. An applicant may not submit more than one application for the same field of study of his/her first choice. An admitted applicant may receive study grants for one degree program/subject area only.
  3. An admitted applicant who is admitted to a state-subsidized place may enjoy tuition assistance only during the normal period of study in the specialization to which he/she has been admitted. In the case of students who were enrolled in state-subsidized places in previous years – at state universities and colleges – the number of previous years of study that have already elapsed is considered and reduced from the years that have remained. The same rules apply to students who have been exmatriculated, including those who have dropped out, except for the first year after resumption of studies (this is done on a fee basis). The state support of the normal study cycle requires the one-time study at a supported study place. Any other situation, apart from social cases, presupposes study at a fee-paying place of study.
  4. University graduates, with or without a bachelor’s degree (final diploma) from a state university, may apply for admission to a new study program. In this case, applicants must indicate on their own responsibility on the application form how many years they have followed a tuition-free study place. The periods during which they have been a student are indicated in Appendix 2.
  5. For a bachelor’s program that takes place in a foreign language, candidates must have a language certificate, from the list of language certificates accepted by the Rectorate (Appendix 4 contains this list), or a certificate of language proficiency from the baccalaureate, provided that 3 of the 5 qualifications are at least B2. If the candidate chooses more than one specialization in a foreign language, he/she must show a certificate of language proficiency for each specialization on the list of choices. Candidates who have completed at least 8 classes with instruction in German (this must be evidenced by a certificate of completion of secondary school, a school report or equivalent document, etc.) are not required to present a language certificate for German. Candidates who have German as their mother tongue (as evidenced by their high school diploma grade in German) are no longer required to submit a language certificate, a certificate of language proficiency, or a graduation certificate.
  6. Applicants who take the written examination in German or English are no longer required to take a language certificate for the respective language.
  7. Applicants who do not take the written exam (because they meet a specific requirement) will need proof of language proficiency in the language(s) of study of the options expressed.
  8. For the admission examination on the bachelor’s level, candidates with Matura or another equivalent certificate, as well as Romanian citizens and citizens of the EU countries, the EEA countries, and the Swiss Confederation, with a high school diploma obtained in the above-mentioned countries, recognized by the higher education institution, applying according to a list and based on the methods approved by the order of the Ministry of Education and Scientific Research, can apply. When applying, candidates who are not in the above-mentioned categories must present a certificate of recognition of academic achievements issued by the specialized department of the Ministry (C.N.R.E.D.). Citizens of the EU countries, the countries of the EEA, and the Swiss Confederation can participate in the admission process, including tuition fees, under the same conditions as the Romanian citizens.
  9. Candidates from the Republic of Moldova (with a baccalaureate diploma) must prove Moldovan citizenship if they apply for admission to the special places reserved for Moldovan citizens. Candidates from the Republic of Moldova as well as other Romanian ethnic groups (with baccalaureate diplomas in the respective countries) can apply under the same conditions as Romanian citizens, for tuition-based places.
  10. Applicants from EU third countries can apply for the special places awarded by the faculty, following the Ministry Regulation 6000/15.10.2012, amended by the Ministry Regulation 3359/2013 and the University regulations.

6. The allocation procedure of the study places

Candidates will be ranked in descending order based on the mean grade obtained in the admission competition, with strict adherence to the order of formulated options, starting with the first option. The allocation procedure can be found in Appendix 1. Once the outcome is determined, no appeals will be allowed based on ignorance of the admissions methodology.

7. Application procedure

8. Fees

9. Appendices 1, 2, 3, 3A, 3B and 4 are integral parts of this regulation.

10. The Admissions Committee has the right to harmonize this regulation with the regulations of the Departmental Ministry issued up to the date of the admission procedure.

11. The calendar for July 2022 for admission examination on bachelor’s level will be announced at a later date.