CALENDAR SESSION SEPTEMBER 2020


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ADMISSION SEPTEMBER 2020


September session: 2 – 22 September 2020 (See below our calendar)
Deadline and the final results: 22 September 2020


ONLINE registration or at the faculty's building from 59, Calea Plevnei, between 9:00 and 14:00 during the week (Monday through Friday), and between 9:00 and 12:00 during the week-end (Saturday and Sunday). 

Registration available for the citizens of the following states: Romania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, UK. 


SEPTEMBER 2020 : Timeline and procedures 

  • 02 – 14 September 2020 (14:00)– ONLINE REGISTRATION OR
  • 09 – 14 September 2020 – REGISTRATION at the admission commission of FSPUB (59, Calea Plevnei, during the office hours)
  • 15 September 2020 MIPA: Written language skills test (ONLINE test, in English - 17:30-19:00) + Results (Note This test will take place online, it takes about 60-80 min to solve). This test evaluates the comprehension, vocabulary and writing skills, through the summary of a text at first sight, as well as through a series of questions on short texts at first sight, modeled on the Thinking Skills Assessment Standard (TSA Oxford/Cambridge). Each candidate will receive on the 15th of September (in the morning) an email with the logistical details, including the link to the form. If you do not receive this message by 11:00, please write us at mipa@fspub.unibuc.ro. This test is marked Pass/Fail. In principle, the B2 level standard is the minimum language level necessary for a passing score. However, we will assess primarily the comprehension and writing skills and we will not sanction minor grammar mistakes)
  • 15-16 September 2020 – Appeals
  • 16-18 September 2020 – Interviews (Face to face or ONLINE – as requested at the time of registration)
  • 19 September 2020– Preliminary results
  • 19 September 2020 - Appeals - II
  • 19-20 September 2020 – Declarations of confirmation (first round)
  • 20 September 2020 – Lists updates I
  • 21 - 22 September 2020 – Declarations of confirmation (Second round)
  • 22 September 2020 – List updates II and Final results

Key enrolment dates MA studies (non-EU citizens): 
  • Obtaining the letter of acceptance (application file): 21.04.2020 - 31.07.2020
  • Enrolment period: 14.09.2020 - 30.09.2020
The admission of candidates from OTHER STATES is managed by the Office for International Relations of the University of Bucharest.

 
BA admission 
Admission Programmes de licence 2017

ADMISSION 2020
MASTER PROGRAMS

Find on this page all relevant information for the admission as full-time student in one of the following bachelor degree programs of the Faculty of Political Science at the University of Bucharest.
For enrollment in these programs as exchange student (including Erasmus) check the special Exchange student section.


Online submissions : 25% discount on the registration fee.


ADMISSION MA PROGRAMS SEPTEMBER 2020


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The registration and all subsequent procedures within the admission competition for full-time studies at the Faculty of Political Science will be organized in its building from 59, Calea Plevnei (see map)

PRE-REGISTRATION

Starting April 27, 2020, candidates can preregister online for admission to the Faculty of Political Science.

Filling out the online pre-admission form does not replace the admission process (you have to complete your registration by submitting additional documents during the admission period). 

The pre-admission process serves the purpose of recording your data which will be automatically saved and transferred to your admission file. Recording your application also gives us the opportunity to stay in touch and send you valuable information on the admission process and other FSPUB activities. 

Prospective students who choose to preregister online will submit a single online application (you will have the option to select all programs to which you wish to apply; you will also have the option of checking/changing your initial choices during the admission process). All the uploaded documents will be examined and confirmed by our staff and you will receive a confirmation via email. 

Documents required for the online preregistration process:

1. LETTER OF MOTIVATION (for all programs except MPE - Master Politics in Europe: State, frontiers, societies) OR RESEARCH PROPOSAL (exclusively for MPE - Master Politics in Europe: State, frontiers, societies) written in the language of the study program (English, French or Romanian). If the candidate registers for several of the faculty's programs, s/he will submit a separate research proposal for each program of studies. Proposals will be uploaded as a distinct PDF file (file size<1MB each). 

More details about the content of the letter of motivation and of the research project can be read HERE.

2. The ONLINE FORM. Candidates will be able to download the form (a merged PDF file) after the submission of the online application. This PDF file printed and signed must be added to the application in physical form when the candidate confirms the place.

For more information, please contact usadmitere.fspub@unibuc.ro


WHO CAN CANDIDATE?

Any Romanian or foreign citizen who holds a Bachelor degree (or equivalent) obtained in Romania or abroad.

The admission process is managed 
  • directly at the FACULTY OF POLITICAL SCIENCE (including for the ONLINE registration) for the following categories of candidates who compete under the same legal provisions, including for fee-paying purposes
    • Romanian citizens who hold a Romanian baccalaureate AND a Bachelor degree issued by a legally recognized institution from Romania or abroad
    • Romanian citizens who hold an international baccalaureate (or equivalent) AND a Bachelor degree issued by a legally recognized institution from Romania or abroad 
    • citizens of the European Union (other than Romanian), European Economic Area or Switzerland who hold a baccalaureate (or equivalent) AND a Bachelor degree issued by a legally recognized institution from Romania or abroad
    • refugees, citizens with subsidiary protection and citizens of third countries who hold a long-term residence permit from a EU member state (including Romania)
  • through Biroul de Relaţii Internaţionale al Universităţii din Bucureşti (Office for International Relations of the University of Bucharest) for foreign citizens outside the European Union, European Economic Space or Switzerland

LETTER OF MOTIVATION / RESEARCH PROPOSAL, LINGUISTIC COMPETENCE & INTERVIEW

For admission, all master programs of the faculty require the submission and oral defence of a motivation letter or research proposal designed by the candidate.

More details about the content of the letter of motivation and of the research project can be read HERE.

In addition, for the MA programs in foreign languages candidates will be evaluated for their linguistic competence in the language of the respective study program based on the letter of motivation (programs MCP, MPES, MRI and MSE) or the research project (program MPE). For the MIPA program the evaluation of linguistic competence will be based on an ONLINE written examination and the interview requires a letter of motivation. The evaluation of linguistic competence is marked pass/fail.

INTERVIEW
Each candidate will defend the letter or motivation / research proposal in the language of the program for which s/he candidates, in an interview with the admission commission for the respective program (face-to-face or ONLINE as requested by the candidate at the time of registration). For the MIPA program the interview will be held ONLINE. 

The interview aims to determine the candidate's academic know-how and potential for research in political science, in the field of the MA program for which s/he candidates and in the specific area of the proposed topic. The candidate's performance will be evaluated with grades from 1 (min.) to 10 (max.). 

AVAILABLE PLACES 2020 (September)

MCP - Master Comparative Politics (in English): TOTAL 63 places: 17 tuition-free places; 46 tuition-paying places
MIPA - Master International Public Affairs (in English): TOTAL 8 places: 4 tuition-free places; 4 tuition-paying places
MPE - Master Politics jn Europa: State, Frontiers, Societies (in French): TOTAL 62 places: 17 tuition-free places; 45 tuition-paying places
MPES - Master Politics of Equal Opportunities (in Romanian with an optional module in French): TOTAL 54 places: 7 tuition-free places; 47 tuition-paying places

MRI - Master International Relations (in Romanian): TOTAL 15 places: 12 tuition-free places; 3 tuition-paying places; 

MSE - Master European Studies (in Romanian): TOTAL 23 places: 11 tuition-free places; 12 tuition-paying places.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR THE APPLICATION

APPLICATION (DOSARUL DE CONCURS)

Candidates can register ONLINE or on site, at the admission commission of the faculty (59, Calea Plevnei). If you have already submitted an ONLINE PRE-REGISTRATION application, you will fill out an abbreviated version of the form and upload (or register on site, at the admission commission of the faculty) only the documents necessary to complete the application

Attention! The candidates who apply for more programs at the Faculty of Political Science at the University of Bucharest will submit the original documents only in the first APPLICATION portfolio, while all the other application portfolios will consist of photocopies of the documents plus the application form and the receipt for the payment of the application fee.

Candidates who choose to register online will submit a SINGLE ONLINE APPLICATION where they will have the option to select all programs to which they wish to apply.

Those who registered online and are declared admitted will submit the documents requested in the application portfolio in physical form only when they confirm the place (documents in original for tuition-free places, copies for tuition-paying places).

All documents required for the application are listed below and they will be submitted in a white A4 portfolio file (dosar plic alb A4):


1. LETTER OF MOTIVATION (for all programs except MPE - Master Politics in Europe: State, frontiers, societies) OR RESEARCH PROPOSAL (exclusively for MPE - Master Politics in Europe: State, frontiers, societies) written in the language of the study program (English, French or Romanian). If the candidate registers for several of the faculty's programs, s/he will submit a separate research proposal for each program of studies. For the online registration each proposal will be uploaded as a distinct PDF file.

More details about the content of the letter of motivation and of the research project can be read HERE.

In case you pre-registred online, you should upload the letter / letters of motivation or project only if you had decided to change your initial options of the MA programs for which you wish to apply.

2. APPLICATION FORM (filled in and signed).
  • For those who register at the faculty's headquarters, the form can be downloaded and filled in in advance (in English: .DOC / .PDF; in Romanian: .DOC / .PDF). 
  • For those who register online, the ONLINE FORM represents the application form which candidates will receive automatically by email (PDF file) after the technically successful submission of the online application. This PDF file printed and signed must be added to the application in physical form when the candidate confirms the place. 
  • If you have already pre-registered online, you will complete 
    the short version of the form (ONLINE FORM 2). 

    This second PDF file printed and signed must be added to the 
    application in physical form (together with the pre-registration form) 
    when you confirm the place.
3. BACCALAUREATE (OR EQUIVALENT)
If the candidate holds a Romanian national baccalaureate:
  • Baccalaureate diploma ("Diplomă de bacalaureat") 
If the candidate holds an international baccalaureate (i.e. baccalaureate (or equivalent) obtained in Romania or abroad in a system different from the Romanian national baccalaureate)
  • Certificate ("atestat"/"adeverință") issued by the Romanian Ministry of Education (MEN-CNRED) which certifies the recognition of the candidate's baccalaureate (or equivalent). 
OR
  • The proof of submission of the application for the recognition of the baccalaureate (or equivalent) at the university or the Romanian Ministry of Education (candidates who hold a baccalaureate (or equivalent) issued in another system than the Romanian one will send in advance at admitere.fspub@unibuc.ro the supplementary application for the validation of their studies abroad or of the international baccalaureate obtained in Romania, if they have not already submitted this supplementary application directly at the Romanian Ministry of Education or if they have not already obtained the validation from the Romanian Ministry of Education. The list of documents for this supplementary application is set by the Romanian Ministry of Education and can be found at www.cnred.edu.ro.); in the case of refugees and citizens with subsidiary protection that do not have some of the documents required by CNRED (study certificates/diplomas, birth certificate etc), the applications for the recognition can be submitted even if they are not complete; AND EU/EEA DECLARATION (.DOC / .PDF
Copies of the diplomas or of the baccalaureate certificates are accepted, if the candidates are able to prove that the original is submitted to another faculty.

For the online registration, the baccalaureate (or equivalent) diploma (or equivalent) will be uploaded as a separate PDF file.

4. BA DIPLOMA (OR EQUIVALENT)

For candidates who obtained their degree in  2020 in a BA program offered by a Romanian university
  • BA diploma (original); OR
  • Diploma equivalent to the BA diploma; OR
  • Official certificate, signed and stamped (original) for the programs at faculties that have not issued yet the BA diploma. ATTENTION! This certificate must include at least the following elements: average of grades obtained during the BA program, the grades for the BA final examination, the validity period of the certificate and that the BA diploma has not been issued yet.
Copies of the diplomas or of the baccalaureate certificates are accepted, if the candidates are able to prove that the original is submitted to another faculty.

Graduates of BA programs outside the Romanian system
  • Document ("atestat"/"adeverință") issued by the Romanian Ministry of Education (MEN-CNRED) which certifies the recognition of the candidate's BA degree (or equivalent).
OR
  • The proof of submission of the application for the recognition of the baccalaureate (or equivalent) at the university or the Romanian Ministry of Education (candidates who hold a BA (or equivalent) issued in another system than the Romanian one will send in advance at admitere.fspub@unibuc.ro the supplementary application for the validation of their studies abroad or of the international baccalaureate obtained in Romania, if they have not already submitted this supplementary application directly at the Romanian Ministry of Education or if they have not already obtained the validation from the Romanian Ministry of Education. The list of documents for this supplementary application is set by the Romanian Ministry of Education and can be found at www.cnred.edu.ro.); in the case of refugees and citizens with subsidiary protection that do not have some of the documents required by CNRED (study certificates/diplomas, birth certificate etc), the applications for the recognition can be submitted even if they are not complete; AND EU/EEA DECLARATION (.DOC / .PDF)
Irrespective of the number of pages or the type of document (diploma, certificate etc.), for the online registration the candidate will upload a single PDF file which includes all evidence that s/he graduated from a BA program (or equivalent).

ATTENTION! IN ADDITION, for foreign citizens who wish to enroll in a Romanian-language MA program, the admission application should also include a certificate attesting the Romanian language level issued by the Romanian Ministry of Education

For the online registration this certificate will be uploaded as a distinct PDF file.

ATTENTION!
Candidates who graduated from a BA program (or equivalent) before 2020 will also add one of the following:

(a) Candidates who did NOT attend any Romanian master program on a tuition-free place (locuri bugetate)
  • Affidavit (declarație notarială) or declaration of personal responsibility (declarație pe propria răspundere) in which the candidate declares that s/he did not attend any master program on a tuition-free place in Romania  (original). For the online registration, this will be uploaded as a separate PDF file.
(b) Candidates who attended one or two years of master studies in Romania on a tuition-free place (loc bugetat)
  • Affidavit (declarație notarială) or declaration of personal responsibility (declarație pe propria răspundere) in which the candidate declares which was the period for which s/he attended a Romanian master program on a tuition-free place (original). For the online registration, this will be uploaded as a separate PDF file.
ATTENTION! Candidates who already completed two years of graduate studies at a Romanian university on a tuition-free place (loc bugetat) can apply only for tuition-paying places (locuri cu taxă).

5. BIRTH CERTIFICATE (copy)
For the online registration, this will be uploaded as a separate PDF file.

5. HEALTH CERTIFICATE (adeverință medicală) that attests that the candidate is mentally and physically able to attend the programs of the faculty, issued by the family doctor (original). Attention! For the online registration, this will be uploaded as a separate PDF file and when submitting the application in physical form during the confirmation period this certificate will be included in original in the main application portfolio and in copy for the other portfolios (in case the candidate chose and was declared admitted in more than one program of the faculty).

7. THREE (3) PHOTOGRAPHS - Romanian national ID standard (3cmx4cm).
Attention! For the online registration the candidate can submit as a separate image or PDF file any recent digital photo where s/he can be easily identified (head and shoulders only, on a light uniform background; it can be taken with a mobile phone) but the application in physical form submitted during the confirmation period will include the 3 standard photos.

8. IDENTITY DOCUMENT (copy)
National ID card (for Romania: "buletin" or "card de identitate") or passport. 

For the online registration, this will be uploaded as a separate PDF file

8. PROOF OF REGISTRATION FEE PAYMENT OR OF THE EXEMPTION OF THE REGISTRATION FEE PAYMENT (original)

Registration fees :
a. Registration at the faculty's building from 59, Calea Plevnei
  • Application to a single program: 150 RON (0 RON for the candidates exempted from the payment of the first application fee*)
  • Applications to two or more programs: 250 RON (100 RON for the candidates exempted from the payment of the first application fee*)
b. Online registration:
  • Application to a single program: 112 RON (0 RON for the candidates exempted from the payment of the first application fee*)
  • Applications to two or more programs: 187 RON (75 RON for the candidates exempted from the payment of the first application fee*)
The registration fees can be payed
  • at the faculty's building from 59, Calea Plevnei. during the registration period; OR 
  • online through facility offered by the University of Bucharest at https://po.unibuc.ro/master.php; OR
  • through bank transfer (transfer bancar / ordin de plată) in the account of the University of Bucharest IBAN: RO67RNCB0076010452620072, payment details: "Admitere FSPUB July 2020" (please take into account the delays that may occur due to inter-bank transfer).
The proof of the registration fee payment is:
  • the receipt for payment (for payment at the faculty's headquarters); 
  • the automatic email that confirms the online payment (for online payment through the university online payment facility); 
  • the bank statement with the name of the candidate and the payment details (for bank transfer). 
For the online registration for admission in a single program the candidate will upload as a separate PDF file one of the three documents listed above. 

For the online registration for admission in two or more programs the candidate will upload as a separate PDF file one of the three documents listed above.

The proof of the exemption of the registration fee payment is a written request for exemption, signed by the candidate and approved by the President of the admission commission.

The candidates who require to be exempted from the payment of the admission fee must submit one of the following documents in addition to the written request:
  • Copies of the parents’ certificates of death (for orphans of both parents); 
  • A certificate (adeverință) issued by an orphanage; 
  • A certificate (adeverință) that attests that one (or both) of the legal tutors of the candidate is (are) an employed teacher(s) / professor(s); 
  • A certificate (adeverință) that attests that one (or both) of the legal tutors of the applicant is(are) employee(s) of University of Bucharest.
If the request is approved, the President of the admission commission will mark her/his approval on the written request. 

For the online registration, the exemption requests and the supporting document for this request should be sent at admitere.fspub@unibuc.ro before submitting the online form. If the request is approved the candidate will receive by email the approved request for upload in the online form.

Attention! The exemption from the registration fee payment is granted only for registration in one study program. For registration in two or more programs the exempted candidates will pay 100 RON (or 75 RON for online registration) in conditions similar with those who are not exempted (see above).

As proof of the exemption from the payment of the registration fee, candidates who register online will upload a single PDF file which contains
  • the written exemption request approved by the President of the admission commission if registering for a single program. 
  • the written exemption request approved by the President of the admission commission AND the proof of payment of a fee of 100 RON if registering for two or more programs.
The registration fee is non-refundable.

SUPPLEMENTARY DOCUMENTS FOR SPECIAL SITUATIONS
CHANGE OF NAME
  • The change of name after marriage: marriage certificate (copy); 
  • Other situations: a legal document testifying the change of name (copy). 
For the online registration, this will be uploaded as a separate PDF file, irrespective of the number of documents that prove the change of name included in the application.


REGISTRATION

Candidates can register during the corresponding registration period for the respective admission session (July or September).

Candidates can register
  • at the admission commission within the building of the faculty from 59, Calea Plevnei, Bucharest) - personally or through power of attorney ("procură notarială") - by submitting the application (DOSAR DE CONCURS) during the registration period; or
  • or ONLINE, by submitting the application through an online form during the registration period. An application is considered submitted within the registration period if the online registration form is submitted within this period AND the uploaded documents are correct (or, if they are not correct, the requested documents are sent within the correct format within the specified period). If the online registration form or the requested documents are not sent correctly in the specified period, the application is considered rejected.
Attention! Before starting the registration procedure, the candidates who are citizens of the member states of the European Union (including Romania), of the European Economic Area or Switzerland, AND who hold a bachelor degree and/or baccalaureate (or equivalent) issued in another system than the Romanian one will obtain the validation of their previous studies from the Romanian Ministry of Education. The list of documents for this supplementary application is set by the Romanian Ministry of Education and can be found at www.cnred.edu.ro.

ONLINE REGISTRATION PROCEDURE
ATTENTION! Before starting the online form registration it is necessary to prepare in electronic format (PDF files, max. 1 MB for each file) all the required documents listed in the section DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED IN THE APPLICATION (DOSARUL DE CONCURS), on this page.

For the online registration for one or more programs of the faculty, candidates will fill in a SINGLE ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM. This is an electronic form (similar in content with application form submitted in hard copy by those registering on site) to which candidates attach the required application documents in electronic format prepared in advance.

After the technically successful submission of the online form candidates will receive automatically by email, the application form, as it was filled in online, in PDF format. This represents the application form and it is considered part of the application portfolio.

If all documents uploaded in the online registration form are correct in content the registration is considered validated and the candidate will receive by email a unique registration number for each study program s/he chose through this form.

If one or more of the uploaded documents are incorrect, the candidates will receive by email a request for resubmitting these documents by email. After all requested documents are received by the admission commission the registration is considered validated and the candidate will receive by email a unique registration number for each study program s/he chose through the online registration form.

The successful validation and the potential correspondence for resubmitting one or more documents will be communicated through admitere.fspub@unibuc.ro.

If you do not receive the automatic message that confirms the successful submission of the application or the validation message, please write us at admitere.fspub@unibuc.ro (after checking the Spam folder of your email).

EXAMINATION & CONFIRMATION PROCEDURES

EXAMINATION OF CANDIDATES
The examination consists of the evaluation of the APPLICATION, as follows:

1. VERIFICATION OF LINGUISTIC COMPETENCES (exclusively for the programs in foreign languages)

Verification of the linguistic competence for
Marked pass or fail. Those who pass are evaluated on the next criterion (academic performance), while those who fail are included directly in the list of rejected candidates.

2. INTEREST AND APTITUDES FOR THE FIELD OF STUDIES (mandatory for all master programs)

Oral defence of the research project (interview with the admission commission, marked from 1 la 10 (max).

The minimum passing grade is 7.

Based on these criteria and evaluations, the candidates are ranked from the highest to the lowest score.

Then, based on the number of tuition-free (locuri bugetate) / tuition-paying places (locuri cu taxă) available for the corresponding admission session, 4 preliminary lists of candidates are made:
  • candidates declared admitted on the tuition-free places, 
  • candidates declared admitted on the tuition-paying places, 
  • candidates declared admitted on the waiting list, and 
  • rejected applications. 
If there are two or more candidates declared admitted and who have the same score on the last position on any of the first three lists, they will be ranked based on average grade obtained for their bachelor degree examination.

APPEALS
All appeals, if any, will be submitted to the admission commission no later than 48 hours after the publication of the results.

CONFIRMATION PROCEDURES
All candidates declared admitted (tuition-free places, tuition-paying places or waiting list) should confirm their place
through the submission of a Declaration of confirmation. Candidates who do not confirm their place are eliminated. Candidates who confirm their place may improve their ranking and position on these lists based on the number of eliminated applications before them.

PHASE 1: CONFIRMATIONS
Within 2 days of the results being published:
  • The candidates declared admitted on the TUITION-FREE places (locuri bugetate) have the obligation to confirm their place personally (or through power of attorney/"procură notarială") by submitting to the admission commission a DECLARATION OF CONFIRMATION (dated and signed), together with the ORIGINAL VERSIONS of all the DOCUMENTS as requested in the APPLICATION. The candidates who have already submitted the original documents when they registered for the exam are required to submit only the DECLARATION OF CONFIRMATION. Candidates who registered online should submit the application (DOSAR DE CONCURS) in physical format with all documents in original. 
  • The candidates declared admitted on the TUITION-PAYING places (locuri cu taxă) have the obligation to confirm their place personally (or through power of attorney/"procură notarială") by submitting to the admission commission a DECLARATION OF CONFIRMATION (dated and signed), together with a RECEIPT indicating the payment of a quarter of the yearly tuition fee for the first year, i.e. 750 RON, paid by bank transfer or at the cash desk situated in the basement of the Law Department of the University of Bucharest (36-46, M.Kogalniceanu Blvd.), with the note “Facultatea de Științe Politice – Taxe școlare”. The candidates will indicate in the DECLARATION OF CONFIRMATION if they wish to remain on a tuition-paying place even if, following lists updates throughout the confirmation period (reclasificări), they could be eligible for a tuition-free place. Candidates who registered online should submit their application (DOSAR DE CONCURS) in physical format. 
  • The candidates on the waiting list have the obligation to confirm their place personally (or through power of attorney/procură notarială) by submitting to the admission commission a DECLARATION OF CONFIRMATION (dated and signed). The candidates will indicate in the DECLARATION OF CONFIRMATION if they wish to remain on a tuition-paying place even if, following lists updates throughout the confirmation period (reclasificări), they could be eligible for a tuition-free place. 
The candidate who does not confirm his/her place during the period set for this phase will be eliminated from the list and his/her place will be taken by the next candidate on the list. 

PHASE 2: LIST UPDATES & NEW CONFIRMATIONS
After Phase 1 of the confirmation process and after the appeals period is completed, the lists are updated to count for the elimination of the candidates who did not confirm their place. Consequently, candidates initially declared admitted on tuition-paying places or on the waiting list might advance on a better position depending on their score.

Within two days of publishing the new lists, the candidates declared admitted on a different list (compared to the preliminary lists) as a result of the elimination of candidates who did not confirm their place have the obligation to confirm their place personally (or through power of attorney / "procură notarială"), otherwise they will be eliminated from the lists and their places will be taken by the next candidates.

The confirmation procedure is the following:
  • The candidates NEWLY admitted on TUITION-FREE places have the obligation to bring the ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS requested in APPLICATION if they did not already bring them during the registration period. Important! At this moment, a candidate declared newly admitted on a tuition-free place and who advanced from the list of tuition-paying places will be handed back the receipt for the tuition fee with a reimbursement note from the admission commission. Based on this receipt, the candidate will be reimbursed at the cash desk situated in the basement of the Law Department of the University of Bucharest (36-46, M.Kogalniceanu Blvd.). Candidates who registered online are requested to submit in physical form the application with the documents in original (if they have not done it in Phase 1). 
  • The candidates NEWLY admitted on TUITION-PAYING places have the obligation to confirm their place and to bring in a RECEIPT indicating the payment of a quarter of the yearly fee for the first year,i.e. 750 RON, paid by bank transfer or at the cash desk situated in the basement of the Law Department of the University of Bucharest (36-46, M.Kogalniceanu Blvd.), with the note “Facultatea de Științe Politice – Taxe școlare”. Candidates who registered online should submit their application in physical form (if they have not done it in Phase 1).
PHASE 3
After the period set for Phase 2 ends, the lists will be once again updated to count for the elimination of the candidates who did not confirm their place. These are the FINAL LISTS of the candidates who have been admitted for the corresponding admission session.

Important! After the final lists are published, a candidate declared newly admitted on a tuition-free place and who advanced from the list of tuition-paying places will be handed back the receipt for the tuition fee with a reimbursement note from the admission commission. Based on this receipt, the candidate will be reimbursed at the cash desk situated in the basement of the Law Department of the University of Bucharest (36-46, M.Kogalniceanu Blvd.).

NOTA BENE!
Following the Decision of the Council of the Faculty of Political Science of the University of Bucharest, a valid master program requires a minimum of 10 admitted students (for MA programs in foreign languages) and a minimum of 15 admitted students (for MA programs in Romanian). If an MA program cannot be validated for the 2020-2021 academic year due to an insufficient number of admitted students, candidates admitted in the respective program will be able to choose, at their request, for transfer in another MA program of the faculty, under the same tuition conditions as those under which they were initially admitted, including for fees purposes.

FEES 2020-2021

REGISTRATION FEES
Each candidate can register for admission to all of the six MA programs. Online submissions : 25% discount on the registration fee.


Registration at the faculty's building from 59, Calea Plevnei
  • Application to a single program: 150 RON (0 RON for the candidates exempted from the payment of the first application fee*)
  • Applications to two or more programs: 250 RON (100 RON for the candidates exempted from the payment of the first application fee*)

Online registration:
  • Application to a single program: 112 RON (0 RON for the candidates exempted from the payment of the first application fee*)
  • Applications to two or more programs: 187 RON (75 RON for the candidates exempted from the payment of the first application fee*)

The registration fees can be payed at the faculty's building from 59, Calea Plevnei during the registration period.

The registration fee can be paid also
  • online through facility offered by the University of Bucharest at https://po.unibuc.ro/master.php; or
  • through bank transfer in the account of the University of Bucharest IBAN: RO67RNCB0076010452620072, payment details: "Admitere FSPUB sept 2019" (please take into account the delays that may occur due to inter-bank transfer).
*The following categories of candidates can be exempted from the payment of the registration fee for the first application portfolio: orphans of both parents, candidates still under the legal tutorship of an orphanage (or similar form of social care), and candidates for which one or both legal tutors are employed teachers/professors or employees of the University of Bucharest.

The registration fee is non-refundable.

TUITION FEES
Students declared admitted on the TUITION-FREE places do not pay tuition fees in their first year of studies. According to law, based on academic performance, in the following years they can maintain their TUITION-FREE status or they become TUITION-PAYING students.

Students declared admitted on the TUITION-PAYING places pay a yearly fee of: 4000 RON (MA programmes in Romanian) or 4500 RON (MA programmes in foreign languages).This can be payed in several installments throughout the academic year, taking into account the social context of the student. 

The first installment of this annual fee (750 RON) will be paid by the future student as part of the procedures required to confirm his/her TUITION-PAYING place in the admission competition. NOTA BENE! If, following the confirmation procedures and lists updates, a candidate is declared admitted on a TUITION-FREE place after s/he had been declared previously admitted on a TUITION-PAYING place, this first installment will be reimbursed to the candidate (see more details in the section Examination & confirmation procedures above).