Admission to the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, bachelor’s level, 2024

Approved by the Faculty Council on 21.11.2023.

These regulations apply to the 2024 admission examination (bachelor’s degree) at the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science.

1. Admission period:

Babeş-Bolyai University determines the admissions period.

2. Admission criteria:

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

The written examination has a duration of 3 hours in the subject of 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. At least one correct answer and at least one wrong answer are given to each question. There are no “I don’t know” answers.
  2. Each task is assessed with a number of p The p points are achieved exactly when the participant points to all the true statements and only those.
  3. In the case of a multiple-choice task with p points (with t true statements and f false statements), the following rules apply:
    1. If one of the t true statements is checked, the candidate receives p/t points.
    2. If one of the f false statements is checked, the candidate receives (-0,66) *p/t points (i.e., he/she will be punished)
    3. The minimum number of points for a task is zero “0” (in the case that a participant has incorrectly checked all answers, the negative number is replaced by 0), and the maximum number is p.
    4. When all answers are checked, the participant receives a score of 0.

2.2. The candidates with the results listed below in the national Olympics 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 prize (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 who have received at least one prize (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 top 20 participants in the international phase of the “Nemes Tihamér Informatika Verseny” competition, in the field of Programming, in one of the last four years of study.
  • 2.2.4. Graduates with a baccalaureate diploma who have received at least the 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 Mathematical Olympiad or in the Balkan Olympiad in Informatics.
  • 2.2.5. Graduates with a baccalaureate diploma who obtained one of the first 10 grades greater than or equal to 9.50 (nine fifty) in the Computer Science test at the BBU Math-CS Competition 2023 or 2024.
  • 2.2.6. Graduates with a baccalaureate diploma who obtained one of the first 10 grades greater than or equal to 9.50 (nine fifty) in the Mathematics test at the BBU Math-CS Competition 2023 or 2024.

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. Candidates who have qualified for the national phase of the abovementioned Olympiads may also be included in this category.
  • 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 years of study.
  • 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.

2.4. Candidates who participated in the BBU Math-CS Competition 2023 or 2024 and obtained a score higher than 6 (six) can use the score obtained in the competition as the score in the written test for the admission exam. This facility falls under Category C.:

  • 2.4.1. If a candidate takes the written test of the admission examination, the candidate can choose the highest grade between the grade from the BBU Math-CS Competition 2023 or 2024, respectively the grade obtained in the written test of the admission examination from 2024.
  • 2.4.2. Categories B and C can be used simultaneously.

2.5. Important notes:

  • 2.5.1 The option to avail of special conditions cannot be activated/changed after the completion of the admission examination.
  • 2.5.2 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.
  • 2.5.3 Graduates, with or without a degree diploma from a Romanian state university, are subject to the same selection standards as other applicants.
  • 2.5.4. If a candidate uses facility A or facility C (without taking the written admission test), the candidate must present the language certificates corresponding to the teaching languages ​​of the specializations in his/her list of options (including the first option).
  • 2.5.5. Other Olympics and school competitions that do not appear in the above list will not be considered.
  • 2.5.6. A certificate from the County School Inspectorate or a certificate from the competition organizer is proof of qualification for the national phase.

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), as chosen by the candidate. For candidates who do not have the aforementioned grade, the average grade from upper secondary school for the subject Mathematics over four or five years (for evening sessions) is determined.
  2. Average grade of the baccalaureate.
  3. The average grade from upper secondary school for the subject Mathematics over four or five years (for evening sessions). 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 5 (five) (the written examination must be at least five, one exception is for applicants in category A) as an average score of the admission examination are recognized as admitted and they are assigned to the approved study places of the Ministry of Resources according to the descending order of the average score and depending on the option for a particular field or form of study for which admission is organized.

5. Regulations

  1. An applicant may apply for admission to more than one program 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 program/specialization area only.
  3. An enrolled applicant who is admitted to a state-subsidized study place can only enjoy a study grant for the normal duration of the study in the study area for which he/she was enrolling. In the case of students who were enrolled in state-subsidized places in previous years – in state universities and colleges – the number of previous years of study already completed is considered and shortened from the remaining years. The same rules apply to exmatriculated students, including those who have abandoned their studies, except for the first year after resuming their studies (this is carried out on a fee basis). The state funding of the normal study cycle presupposes a one-time study at a funded place of study. Any other situation, with the exception of social cases, requires studying at a tuition-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 degree in a foreign language, applicants must have a language certificate from the list of language certificates accepted by the Rectorate (Annex 4 contains this list) or a certificate of the language proficiency from the Baccalaureate, provided that 3 of the 5 qualifications are at least B2. If the candidate chooses more than one specialty in a foreign language, he/she must present a certificate of language proficiency for each area of study on the list of choices. Candidates who have completed at least 8 classes with teaching in German (this must be demonstrated by a certificate of completion of secondary school, a school certificate or equivalent document, etc.) do not have to present a German language certificate. For candidates who have German as their mother tongue (provable by the grade at the Baccalaureate), a language certificate or a diploma is no longer required.
  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 Baccalaureate 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 Romanian citizens.
  9. Applicants from the Republic of Moldova (with a Baccalaureate degree) must prove Moldovan nationality if they apply for admission to the special places for Moldovan nationals. Candidates from the Republic of Moldova and other Romanian ethnicities (with a Baccalaureate degree in their respective countries) can apply for a tuition-paying study places under the same conditions as Romanian citizens.
  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 will be published later. Once final results are determined, no appeals will be allowed based on ignorance of the admissions’ methodology.

7. Application procedure

8. Fees

9. Appendices 1, 2, 3A, and 3B 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 2024 for the admission examination on bachelor’s level will be announced at a later date.

12. Regulations for the admission examination in September 2024

  • If there are still tuition-free study places available between 1 August 2024 and 1 September 2024, they will be filled by applicants who have been admitted to the tuition-paying study places in the same discipline, in descending order of the average, provided that they meet the admission conditions and have submitted their Baccalaureate certificate and matriculation sheet in original until the following date (the date will be announced later). On September 2, 2024, the list of applicants who have changed their form of funding will be published on the faculty’s website. RECOMMENDATION: We recommend that you submit your Baccalaureate certificate and the matriculation sheet form by the date (still to be announced) in order to take advantage of this possibility.
  • In the event that no admissions are organized in September 2024: applicants who are declared not admitted after the announcement of final results in July 2024 (and who have reached at least an average of 5 admission) can apply for a tuition-paying place assigned to a specialization in Mathematics, which will only be released by the withdrawal of other applicants initially declared admitted. Applications can be submitted online in September 2024 (the date will be announced later). The allocation is in descending order of the average score, and the list of applicants admitted to the tuition-paying places will be published at a later date (the date will be announced soon). The confirmation of the place of study is made by paying the first rate of the tuition fee and filling out the study contract on the admission platform (the date will be announced soon). The list will be published after confirmation (the date will be announced soon).
  • If admission takes place in September 2024, all applicants who have reached an average score of at least 5 in July 2024 can apply for the admission session of September 2024 with the score achieved in July 2024.

Dean,
Prof. Dr. Anca Andreica