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Candidates from non-EU countries
Candidates from EU, EEA (and CH) countries

 

Admission Session 2021-2022

Doctoral studies are organized in the following research fields of the doctoral schools authorized to function: Philology, Theology, Biology, Medicine, Dentistry, History, Mathematics and Civil Engineering.

The duration of a doctoral studies program is usually of three years, exception being made by the doctoral studies program in the field of medicine, which lasts for four years. The duration is counted from the date of enrollment to the date of the public defense of the thesis.

Doctoral studies are organized on the basis of a contract between the doctoral student, the doctoral supervisor, the Doctoral School, and UOC.

http://en.univ-ovidius.ro/academics/doctoral-programmes

  • International citizens from EU/EEA/CH countries are entitled to apply under the same conditions, in terms of admissions process and study fees, as Romanian citizensif they are granted the Certificate of Recognition for the previous studies by the Romanian Ministry of Education and Research.

Since the Study Recognition Certificate is mandatory, the admissions process has more steps:

  1. Candidates will upload all the requested documents in pdf or jpeg format, as mentioned in the list of necessary documents hereinbelow, to the on-line platform (https://admitere.univ-ovidius.ro/), at the international students section.
  2. Department for International Students staff will check the application files for completion and validate the complete ones. Candidates whose files are incomplete will receive a guidance message meant to help them complete their files.
  3. For candidates who do not have a Study Recognition Certificate, the Department for International Students will forward the list of candidates and their files to the competent departments of the Romanian Ministry of Education (CNRED) for the issuance of the Study Recognition Certificate (Atestat).
  4. After the Study Recognition Certificate is issued by the Romanian Ministry of Education, candidates shall contact Doctoral School in order for them to register for the admission session and participate at the exams organized (if necessary)

***Candidates will periodically check the university website or will contact the Department for International Students at the following e-mail addresses: admissions@univ-ovidius.ro or student.services@univ-ovidius.ro  to obtain information in regards to the issuance of the Study Recognition Certificate.

***Candidates who already own the Study Recognition Certificate shall register for the admission contest at the Secretary office of the Institute of Doctoral Studies, according to their admission calendar.

*** Candidates that have been admitted and granted the Study Recognition Certificate by the Romanian Ministry of Education must contact the Doctoral School in order to complete their application process. (exam if necessary, enrollment, etc)

  • International citizens from non-EU/EEA/CH countries need a Letter of Acceptance issued by the Romanian Ministry of Education.
  1. Candidates will upload all the requested documents in pdf or jpeg format, as mentioned in the list of necessary documents hereinbelow, to the on-line platform (https://admitere.univ-ovidius.ro/), at the international students section.
  2. The Department for International Students staff will check the application files for completion and validate the complete ones. Candidates whose files are incomplete will receive a guidance message meant to help them complete their files.
  3. Validated files which also include the Doctoral Supervisor’s provisional agreement will be forwarded by the Department for International Students to the competent departments of the Romanian Ministry of Education (DGRIAE) for the issuance of the Acceptance Letter.
  4. If the Ministry of Education/DGRIAE requests any additional documents in order to issue the Acceptance Letter, it is the exclusive obligation of the candidate to complete the file in due time and by failing to do so, the candidate`s file will automatically be cancelled.
  5. After the Acceptance Letters are issued by the Romanian Ministry of Education, candidates shall contact the Doctoral School in order to register for the admission contest.

*** Candidates will periodically check the university website or will contact the Department for International Students at the following e-mail addresses: admissions@univ-ovidius.ro or student.services@univ-ovidius.ro  to obtain information in regards to the issuance of the Acceptance Letters.

*** Candidates that have been admitted and have been granted the Acceptance Letter by the Romanian Ministry of Education must enroll according to the admission calendar of the Doctoral School.

Candidates from non-EU countries

2021-2022 ADMISSION NEWS!!!

 Steps to be followed

All files shall be uploaded to the on-line platform (https://admitere.univ-ovidius.ro/) at the international students section.

Candidates need a scanner or high quality photo device (phone, camera, tablet) in order to upload the requested documents.

Attention, all uploaded documents must be legible (easy to read, use capital letters!).

In order to apply for PhD studies, candidates must upload the documents mentioned in the list below to the on-line platform (https://admitere.univ-ovidius.ro/) at the international students section.

  • Copy and notarized Romanian translation of the master degree diploma or, for 2021 graduates, copy and notarized translation of the master degree certificate which contains the same grades and information that are to be included in the final master degree diploma, certified by the relevant authority of the issuing country (please see below the Very Important info)
  • Copy and notarized Romanian translation of the master degree transcript
  • Copy and notarized Romanian translation of the bachelor degree diploma certified by the relevant authority of the issuing country (please see below the Very Important info)
  • Copy and notarized Romanian translation of the bachelor degree transcript
  • Copy and notarized Romanian translation of the high school diploma or equivalent diploma certified by the relevant authority of the issuing country (please see below the Very Important info)
  • Copy and notarized Romanian translation of the high school transcript for all years of high school
  • Copy and notarized Romanian translation of the birth certificate
  • Copy and notarized Romanian translation of the marriage certificate (for married candidates who have changed their names after marriage) or any other document certifying a name change
  • A certificate of competence in a largely-circulated foreign language, issued by the Department of foreign languages of ​​UOC, no earlier than two years prior to the admission examination (except for the candidates who have graduated a single or double specialization in a foreign language, clearly mentioned on the graduation diploma, or who have obtained an internationally recognized certificate of competence in a foreign language B2 level, at least (http://en.univ-ovidius.ro/academics/doctoral-programmes)/Romanian language proficiency certificate issued by Romanian institutions recognized by the Romanian Ministry of Education with minimum accepted level B1 or Romanian Language Preparatory Year Diploma
  • Copy of the medical certificate (issued in a largely-circulated foreign language) stating that the candidate is medically fit for the domain or study program which he is applying for
  • Passport size photo
  • Copy of passport (pages 1-4)
  • Copy of a document stating the candidate’s address outside Romania (driver’s license, id, etc.)
  • Application form for the issuance of the Acceptance Letter
  • Application form for international citizens (shall be generated automatically upon application)
  • Declaration regarding the documents submitted in the application file
  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) form
  • Own liability statement regarding the authenticity and correspondence between the digital/scanned documents uploaded to the platform and the original documents
  • Application Letter for the Doctoral Supervisor’s provisional agreement
  • Proof of file processing fee and application fee (the fee shall be paid at BCR bank and the invoice shall be scanned and uploaded to the platform)

Bank details:

Bank – BANCA COMERCIALĂ ROMÂNĂ (BCR)

IBAN number – RO49RNCB0114032053160011

Beneficiary – UNIVERSITATEA OVIDIUS

Fiscal code – 4301332

Explanation – candidate’s full name, type of fee (file processing and application fee for the 2021 admission session – Doctoral School of ___________)

 

VERY IMPORTANT

N.B. Before uploading the documents to the on-line platform, the candidate must first obtain the following stamps on all original diplomas as well as all original transcripts (as requested by the Romanian Ministry of Education https://www.cnred.edu.ro/):

HAGUE APOSTIL (by the competent authorities in the issuing country). Study documents issued by Greece, Spain, Portugal and Cyprus, will hold the Hague Apostil, the rest of the EU member states being exempted.

For the states that are NOT a part of the Hague Convention, study documents must be accompanied by an authenticity statement issued by the competent authorities in the issuing country or

  • Authentication made by the Ministry of External Affairs in the issuing country, Romanian Embassy or Consular Office in the issuing country & Ministry of External Affairs in Romania
  • Authentication made by the Ministry of External Affairs in the issuing country, Embassy / Consular Office of the country in Romania & Ministry of External Affairs in Romania
  • For countries where there is no Romanian Embassy/Consular Office nor do they have an Embassy/Consular Office in Romania the study documents shall hold the stamp of the Ministry of Education & External Affairs in the issuing country
  • Exemption from authentication is allowed in accordance with the law, based on an international treaty that Romania is a part of, or based on reciprocity. Please revise the below link: (https://cnred.edu.ro/ro/lista-statelor-pentru-care-se-solicită-apostilarea-sau-supralegalizarea)
  • Diplomas issued by Moldova do not need any authentication. Diplomas issued before 2008 as well as diplomas that cannot be verified through the official portal, will have to be accompanied by an original authenticity statement issued by the Ministry of Education of Moldova.

 

FINAL STEP – REGISTRATION

  • Admitted candidates shall enroll according the admission calendar, no later than the beginning of the academic year.
  • The enrollment as well as the tuition fee shall be paid after the lists of admitted candidates are posted on the website.

 

Bank details:

Bank – BANCA COMERCIALĂ ROMÂNĂ (BCR)

IBAN number – RO49RNCB0114032053160011

Beneficiary – UNIVERSITATEA OVIDIUS

Fiscal code – 4301332

Explanation – candidate’s full name, type of fee (enrollment and tuition fee for the 2021 admission session – Doctoral School of ___________)

  • The Study contract shall be signed at your arrival in Romania;
  • All original documents (original school documents and original authorized translations) are compulsory and will be submitted to the secretary office of the Institute of Doctoral Studies upon enrollment otherwise, the admission process will automatically be cancelled, with no refund of the file processing and application fees;
  • In case of proven forgery, all rights granted through admission shall be lost and all payments towards the University are non refundable.

 

Candidates from EU, EEA (and CH) countries:

2021-2022 ADMISSION NEWS!!!

 Steps to be followed

All files shall be uploaded to the on-line platform (https://admitere.univ-ovidius.ro/) at the international students section.

Candidates need a scanner or high quality photo device (phone, camera, tablet) in order to upload the requested documents.

Attention, all uploaded documents must be legible (easy to read, use capital letters!).

In order to apply for PhD studies, candidates must upload the documents mentioned in the list below to the on-line platform (https://admitere.univ-ovidius.ro/) at the international students section.

  • Copy and notarized Romanian translation of the master degree diploma or, for 2021 graduates, copy and notarized translation of the master degree certificate which contains the same grades and information that are to be included in the final master degree diploma, certified by the relevant authority of the issuing country
  • Copy and notarized Romanian translation of the master degree transcript
  • Copy and notarized Romanian translation of the bachelor degree diploma certified by the relevant authority of the issuing country
  • Copy and notarized Romanian translation of the bachelor degree transcript
  • Copy and notarized Romanian translation of the high school diploma or equivalent diploma certified by the relevant authority of the issuing country
  • Copy and notarized Romanian translation of the high school transcript for all years of high school
  • Copy and notarized Romanian translation of the birth certificate
  • Copy and Notarized Romanian translation of the marriage certificate (for married candidates who have changed their names after marriage) or any other document certifying a name change
  • A certificate of competence in a largely-circulated foreign language, issued by the Department of foreign languages of ​​UOC, no earlier than two years prior to the admission examination (except for the candidates who have graduated a single or double specialization in a foreign language, clearly mentioned on the graduation diploma, or who have obtained an internationally recognized certificate of competence in a foreign language B2 level, at least(http://en.univ-ovidius.ro/academics/doctoral-programmes)/Romanian language proficiency certificate issued by Romanian institutions recognized by the Romanian Ministry of Education with minimum accepted level B1 or Romanian Language Preparatory Year Diploma
  • Copy of the medical certificate (issued in a largely-circulated foreign language) stating that the candidate is medically fit for the domain or study program which he is applying for
  • Passport size photo
  • Copy of passport (pages 1-4)
  • Copy of a document stating the candidate’s address outside Romania (driver’s license, id, etc.)
  • European citizens request for the recognition of studies in order to apply to PhD studies, completely filled out and signed
  • Application form for international citizens (shall be generated automatically upon application)
  • Declaration regarding the documents submitted in the application file
  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) form
  • Own liability statement regarding the authenticity and correspondence between the digital/scanned documents uploaded to the platform and the original documents
  • Application Letter for the Doctoral Supervisor’s provisional agreement
  • Proof of file processing fee for candidates who apply under the same conditions as Romanian citizens (the fee shall be paid at BCR bank and the invoice shall be scanned and uploaded to the platform)

Bank details:

Bank – BANCA COMERCIALĂ ROMÂNĂ (BCR)

IBAN number – RO49RNCB0114032053160011

Beneficiary – UNIVERSITATEA OVIDIUS

Fiscal code – 4301332

Explanation – candidate’s full name, type of fee (file processing fee for the 2021 admission session – Doctoral School of ___________)

  • Proof of file evaluation fee for the Ministry of Education and Research – 100 RON

Fees shall be paid in RON at the cash desk of CNRED (schedule: Monday to Thursday, 9.00-12.00; 13.00-15.00) or through bank transfer to the following account:

Beneficiary: Ministry of Education and Research
Fiscal Code: 13729380
Bank Name: Activitatea de Trezorerie şi Contabilitate Publică a Municipiului Bucureşti – ATCPMB
IBAN Code: RO86TREZ70020E330500XXXX
SWIFT Code: TREZROBU
BIC Code: TREZ

From outside Romania, fees may be paid in Euro, through bank transfer, to the following account:

Beneficiary: Ministry of Education and Research
Fiscal Code: 13729380
Bank Name: Banca Comercială Română – BCR, sucursala Sala Palatului
IBAN Code: RO35RNCB0080005630300077
SWIFT Code: RNCBROBU
BIC Code: RNCB

Euro fees are calculated according to the RON-Euro exchange rate displayed by the National Bank of Romania on the day of the bank transfer.

Important: The payment order must mention the IBAN Code of the beneficiary, and the candidate’s name.

VERY IMPORTANT

N.B. Before uploading the documents to the on-line platform, the candidate must first obtain the following stamps on all original diplomas (as requested by the Romanian Ministry of Education https://www.cnred.edu.ro/):

HAGUE APOSTIL (by the competent authorities in the issuing country). Study documents issued by Greece, Spain, Portugal and Cyprus, will hold the Hague Apostil, the rest of the EU member states being exempted.

For the states that are NOT a part of the Hague Convention, study documents must be accompanied by an authenticity statement issued by the competent authorities in the issuing country or

  • Authentication made by the Ministry of External Affairs in the issuing country, Romanian Embassy or Consular Office in the issuing country & Ministry of External Affairs in Romania
  • Authentication made by the Ministry of External Affairs in the issuing country, Embassy / Consular Office of the country in Romania & Ministry of External Affairs in Romania
  • For countries where there is no Romanian Embassy/Consular Office nor do they have an Embassy/Consular Office in Romania the study documents shall hold the stamp of the Ministry of Education & External Affairs in the issuing country
  • Exemption from authentication is allowed in accordance with the law, based on an international treaty that Romania is a part of, or based on reciprocity. Please revise the below link: (https://cnred.edu.ro/ro/lista-statelor-pentru-care-se-solicită-apostilarea-sau-supralegalizarea)
  • Diplomas issued by Moldova do not need any authentication. Diplomas issued before 2008 as well as diplomas that cannot be verified through the official portal, will have to be accompanied by an original authenticity statement issued by the Ministry of Education of Moldova.

 

FINAL STEP – REGISTRATION

  • Admitted candidates shall enroll according to the admission calendar of each Doctoral School, by paying the enrollment and tuition fee, if necessary, and signing the study contract.
  • Enrollment and tuition fees shall be paid after the list of admitted candidates is posted on the website.
  • All original documents (original school documents and original authorized translations) are compulsory and will be submitted to the secretary office of the Institute of Doctoral Studies at enrollment, otherwise, the admission process will automatically be cancelled, with no refund of the file processing and application fees;
  • In case of proven forgery, all rights granted through admission shall be lost and all payments towards the University are non refundable.
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