Admission requirements for non-EU Students

Admission 2022 – Master Programs

Online interview results:

 

You can find below the lists of non-EU students who are scheduled for the online interview or have incomplete applications.

 

Admission 2022 – Bachelor Program

List of non-EU students – online interview results Bachelor Program, Communication and Emerging Media July, 2022 – click here.

 

List of non-EU students scheduled for the online interview July 18, 2022, 13.00, Romania time zone (Eastern European Summer Time EEST, UTC + 3) Bachelor Program, Communication and Emerging Media July, 2022 – click here.

The candidates` registration will take place online between July 1-15, 2022, according to the official calendar and with the current law.

The specific requirements that non-EU students need to meet to be admitted to bachelor and master programs is to pass the interview and to obtain the letter of acceptance. The interview will assess the candidates’ learning interests, their knowledge in the chosen field of study and knowledge of English.

For academic programs taught in Romanian, SNSPA only accepts candidates who have followed and graduated from the Romanian language preparatory year. SNSPA does not organize the Romanian language preparatory year for Non-EU candidates.

Applicants must create and submit an application via the SNSPA admission platform and send all the documents, adhering to deadlines outlined in the admission calendar. Read the information below carefully and complete your application during the announced period.

IMPORTANT: SNSPA will not take in consideration incomplete applications. Incomplete applications will be rejected and will not be evaluated.

The application procedure step by step for:

Bachelor Programs

The specific requirements that non-EU students need to meet to be admitted to bachelor programs is to pass the interview and to obtain the letter of acceptance. The interview will assess the candidates’ learning interests, their knowledge in the chosen field of study and knowledge of English.

For the admission process for Bachelor programs you have to follow three steps:

The request for admission to study at SNSPA has to be filled in and uploaded online in order to get the Letter of Acceptance.

The documents required for application:

For residents of countries that have signed the Hague Convention, the Hague Apostille is requested: for all the others the documents have to be endorsed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Education and the Romanian Embassy in their homeland

  • Transcript of records pertaining to previous studies – certified copy or certified translations at a public notary in Romanian/English if the original is not issued in one of these languages;
  • For programs offered in English language, an international language proficiency certificate (TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge) is needed with at least B2 level (we do not offer these certificates here); Candidates who can prove that the official language of their country is also English and that they have studied in this language are exempted from the language test.
  • For study programs taught in Romanian language, the candidates must submit a certificate attesting his/her knowledge of Romanian or to submit certificates proving that the candidate has had at least 4 consecutive years of studies in Romania.
  • Photocopy and authenticated translation of the birth certificate;
  • Photocopy of the passport, valid for minimum one year;
  • Copy of the National Identity Card or any other document proving your permanent residence (home address);
  • Medical certificate (translated in English) attesting that the applicant does not suffer from any contagious diseases (including SARS – CoV – 2) or any other affections that prevent them to study abroad (it is important that the medical certificate specifies that the candidate does not suffer from SARS – CoV – 2).
  • One photo (passport type).

The registration platform for the online application is available here between 1 – 15.07.2022.

SNSPA will not take in consideration incomplete applications. Therefore, please make sure you fill in all the sections in the form. Incomplete applications will be rejected and will not be evaluated.

IMPORTANT:

Non-EU candidates must obtain a passing grade in the online interview on July 18, 2022, on the topic of the chosen program.

The SNSPA will process your file and will send it to the Ministry of Education for evaluation. It may take up to minimum of 30 working days to receive an answer from the Ministry of Education. Once the answer is received, the SNSPA will notified the student about of the final result by e-mail, if the letter of acceptance was issued.

The law stipulates that up to 10% of the places available for an academic program can be open to non-EU candidates.

Obtaining the Student Visa. Based on the Acceptance Letter (and payments where requested), applicants will receive the study visa from the Romanian Embassy in their country or the closest Romanian diplomatic mission.

The candidates are requested to register between September 19, 2022 – October 1, 2022. However, the official opening date of the academic year is October 1st.

Upon enrolment, candidates must comply with the terms and deadlines set out in the Letter of Acceptance for Studies, including proof of payment of tuition fees.

The registration is possible only in person. Upon your arrival in Romania, for registration to SNSPA you need to present the following documents:

  • letter of acceptance (the original is at SNSPA);
  • proof of payment (original) for the paying students;
  • school certificate (mentioned above), in original;
  • passport and student visa;
  • a photo-copy of your birth certificate, translated and officially endorsed;
  • health certificate (translation in Romanian/English);
  • 3 photos ¾ cm;
  • an envelope dossier.

 

NOTE: For registration, the student visa and original study certificates are mandatory, without exception.

Master Programs

The specific requirements that non-EU students need to meet to be admitted to master programs is to pass the interview and to obtain the letter of acceptance. The interview will assess the candidates’ learning interests, their knowledge in the chosen field of study and knowledge of English.

For the admission process for Master programs you have to follow three steps:

The request for admission to study at SNSPA has to be filled in and uploaded online in order to get the Letter of Acceptance.

The documents required for application:

  • The request acceptance of the Letter of the study (signed by the applicant)
  • Consent for processing personal data (signed by the applicant)
  • High school diploma – certified copy in the original language and certified translations at a public notary in Romanian, English or French if the original is not issued in one of these languages (for residents of countries that have signed the Hague Convention, the Hague Apostille is requested: for all the others the documents have to be endorsed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Education and the Romanian Embassy in their homeland);
  • Bachelor diploma – certified copy in the original language and certified translations at a public notary in Romanian, English if the original is not issued in one of these languages (for residents of countries that have signed the Hague Convention, the Hague Apostille is requested: for all the others the documents have to be endorsed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Education and the Romanian Embassy in their homeland);
  • Transcript of records pertaining to previous studies – certified copy or certified translations at a public notary in Romanian/English if the original is not issued in one of these languages;
  • For programs offered in English language, an international language proficiency certificate (TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge) is needed with at least B2 level (we do not offer these certificates here); Candidates who can prove that the official language of their country is also English and that they have studied in this language are exempted from the language test.
  • For study programs taught in Romanian language, the candidates must submit a certificate attesting his/her knowledge of Romanian or to submit certificates proving that the candidate has had at least 4 consecutive years of studies in Romania.
  • Photocopy and authenticated translation of the birth certificate;
  • Photocopy of the passport, valid for minimum one year;
  • Copy of the National Identity Card or any other document proving your permanent residence (home address);
  • Medical certificate (translated in English) attesting that the applicant does not suffer from any contagious diseases (including SARS – CoV – 2) or any other affections that prevents them to study abroad (it is important that the medical certificate specifies that the candidate does not suffer from SARS – CoV – 2).
  • One photo (passport type).

The registration platform for the online application is available here between 1 – 15.07.2022.

SNSPA will not take in consideration incomplete applications. Therefore, please make sure you fill in all the sections in the form. Incomplete applications will be rejected and will not be evaluated.

IMPORTANT:

Non-EU candidates must obtain a passing grade in the online interview, between July 23-25, 2022, on the topic of the chosen program.

The SNSPA will process your file and will send it to the Ministry of Education for evaluation. It may take up to minimum of 30 working days to receive an answer from the Ministry of Education. Once the answer is received, the SNSPA will notified the student about of the final result by e-mail, if the letter of acceptance was issued.

The law stipulates that up to 10% of the places available for an academic program can be open to non-EU candidates.

Based on the Acceptance Letter (and payments where requested), applicants will receive the study visa from the Romanian Embassy in their country or the closest Romanian diplomatic mission.

The candidates are requested to register between September 19, 2022 – October 1, 2022. However, the official opening date of the academic year is October 1st.

Upon enrolment, candidates must comply with the terms and deadlines set out in the Letter of Acceptance for Studies, including proof of payment of tuition fees.

The registration is possible only in person. Upon your arrival in Romania, for registration to SNSPA you need to present the following documents:

  • letter of acceptance (the original is at SNSPA);
  • proof of payment (original) for the paying students;
  • school certificate (mentioned above), in original;
  • passport and student visa;
  • a photo-copy of your birth certificate, translated and officially endorsed;
  • health certificate (translation in Romanian/English);
  • 3 photos ¾ cm;
  • an envelope dossier.

 

NOTE: For registration, the student visa and original study certificates are mandatory, without exception.

PhD Programs

University graduates with a Bachelor degree and a Master degree are entitled to enroll as doctoral students, both with a minimum of 300 credits (ECST/SECT). SNSPA offers PhD programs in political science, public administration, sociology, communication studies and management.

The enrollment is possible after passing a preliminary examination.

For the admission process for PhD programs you have to follow four steps:

The request for admission to study at SNSPA has to be filled in and uploaded online in order to get the Letter of Acceptance.

The documents required for application:

  • The request acceptance of the Letter of the study (signed by the applicant)
  • Consent for processing personal data (signed by the applicant)
  • High school diploma – certified copy in the original language and certified translations at a public notary in Romanian, English or French if the original is not issued in one of these languages (for residents of countries that have signed the Hague Convention, the Hague Apostille is requested: for all the others the documents have to be endorsed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Education and the Romanian Embassy in their homeland);
  • Bachelor diploma – certified copy in the original language and certified translations at a public notary in Romanian, English if the original is not issued in one of these languages (for residents of countries that have signed the Hague Convention, the Hague Apostille is requested: for all the others the documents have to be endorsed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Education and the Romanian Embassy in their homeland);
  • Master diploma – certified copy in the original language and certified translations at a public notary in Romanian, English if the original is not issued in one of these languages (for residents of countries that have signed the Hague Convention, the Hague Apostille is requested: for all the others the documents have to be endorsed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Education and the Romanian Embassy in their homeland);
  • Transcript of records pertaining to previous studies – certified copy or certified translations at a public notary in Romanian/English if the original is not issued in one of these languages;
  • For programs offered in English language, an international language proficiency certificate (TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge) is needed with at least B2 level (we do not offer these certificates here); Candidates who can prove that the official language of their country is also English and that they have studied in this language are exempted from the language test.
  • For study programs taught in Romanian language, the candidates must submit a certificate attesting his/her knowledge of Romanian or to submit certificates proving that the candidate has had at least 4 consecutive years of studies in Romania.
  • Photocopy and authenticated translation of the birth certificate;
  • Photocopy of the passport, valid for minimum one year;
  • Copy of the National Identity Card or any other document proving your permanent residence (home address);
  • Medical certificate (translated in English) attesting that the applicant does not suffer from any contagious diseases (including SARS – CoV – 2) or any other affections that prevent them to study abroad (it is important that the medical certificate specifies that the candidate does not suffer from SARS – CoV – 2).
  • One photo (passport type).
  • Approval of the prospective supervisor/coordinator of the thesis. SNSPA is not involved in contacting the supervisor. The list with the potential coordinators can be found on the website of Doctoral School.

The online application form will be available here in September 2022.

IMPORTANT: SNSPA will not take in consideration incomplete applications. Incomplete applications will be rejected and will not be evaluated.
The SNSPA will process your file and will send it to the Ministry of Education for evaluation. It may take up to minimum of 30 working days to receive an answer from the Ministry of Education. Once the answer is received, the SNSPA will notified the student about of the final result by e-mail, if the letter of acceptance was issued.

Based on the Acceptance Letter (and payments where requested), applicants will receive the study visa from the Romanian Embassy in their country or the closest Romanian diplomatic mission.

Admission examination (Colloquium) will be held at the Doctoral SchoolSNSPA in September 2022. The candidate must register either at the Doctoral School – SNSPA with the following documents:

  • letter of acceptance (the original is at SNSPA);
  • proof of payment (original) for the paying students;
  • school certificate (mentioned above), in original;
  • passport and student visa;
  • a photo-copy of your birth certificate, translated and officially endorsed;
  • health certificate (translation in Romanian/English);
  • 3 photos ¾ cm;
  • an envelope dossier;
  • approval from the prospective supervisor/coordinator is mandatory.

University graduates with a Bachelor degree and a Master degree are entitled to enroll as doctoral students, both with a minimum of 300 credits (ECST/SECT). The enrollment is possible after passing a preliminary examination (colloquium).

SNSPA offers PhD programs in political science, public administration, sociology, communication studies and management.

Admission examination for PHD Programs

For more questions regarding SNSPA academic programs, please contact us at doctorat@snspa.ro.

 

Appendix 1. Structure of the doctoral research proposal

  • Theoretical argumentation:
    • presentation of the main idea of the thesis and general context
    • state of art of the theory/theories on which the chosen topic relies
    • argumentation about the novelty and originality of the proposed topic
  • Methodology
    • Specification of main research questions and/ or hypotheses
    • General description of the research design, with specification of method(s)
    • Expected implications of the research
  • References

The references of the proposal should follow the APA citation style (last edition)

Only those candidates who are declared admitted will be registered officially as PhD students.

NOTE: For registration the student visa and original study certificates are mandatory, without exception.

The candidates who successfully passed the examination will be registered until October 1, 2022.

For information regarding the Romanian educational system and ways to obtain a scholarship please access: www.edu.ro and www.mae.ro

The number of applicants admitted must not be higher than the number of available places.

 

Study Fees for International Students

Undergraduate degree program: 220 €/month (9 months), ie: 1980 €/year

Bachelor’s Distance Learning: 220 € /month (3 months), ie: 660 €/ year

 

Master degree program: 220 €/month (9 months), ie: 1980 €/year

Master’s Distance Learning: 220 € /month (3 months), ie: 660 €/ year

 

Doctoral degree program: 240 €/month (9 months), ie: 2160 €/year

 

Information on other types of taxes here.

For more questions, please contact: nonEUcandidates@snspa.ro

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