Located in the heart of Transylvania and founded in 1581, Babeș-Bolyai University holds the title for the oldest institution of higher education in Romania.
The university is recognized internationally and has a list of ongoing bilateral collaborations – 280 interuniversity agreements and 2.100 ERASMUS+ agreements – with other renowned institutions, such as Université Paris Saclay in France, , University São Paolo (Brazil), University of Geneva (Switzerland), Kobe University (Japan), National University of Singapore (Singapore), King’s College London (UK), Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (USA), Stellenbosch University (South Africa), Berkeley University (USA), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA), Heidelberg University (Germany), Utrecht University (The Netherlands), University of Vienna (Austria) among others.
What sets Babeș-Bolyai University apart – besides its mission to foster harmony between cultures, languages and confessions – are the numbers of attending students (more than 49.000) and those of faculty staff (3022), which make it also the largest Romanian university to this date. Tuition fees are also affordable, both for EU (who pay the same amount as Romanian students) and Non-EU prospective students.
The University offers internationally competitive BA, MA,Ph.D. and post-doctoral programs in Romanian, Hungarian, English, German and French, and places significant emphasis on the importance of foreign language skills, allowing students to study at least one while pursuing their degree. Two language centers and 24 cultural centres (Italian, Austrian, French, Polish,, German and Korean, Russia, two Japanese centers, Turkology, Dutch, Confucius Institute, among others) give students a truly international and multicultural experience.
The University’s assets include more than 120 modern buildings with high-tech laboratories and research centres (81), 22 faculty libraries, one central university library, sports and leisure facilities. Aside from benefitting from a comprehensive support system, students also get to enjoy several Museums, two Botanical Gardens, an Astronomical Observatory, a castle in Arcalia, a campus in Baru Maru, closed to the Black Sea and one in the vicinity of the Danube river, a modern Sport Park with different kind of facilities, etc. in their free time.
However, the benefits of studying at Babeș-Bolyai University do not end here: indeed, the city of Cluj-Napoca is a vivid and thriving one, with a rich cultural heritage and entertainment scene and one of the main business hubs in the country. Aside from the many Museums and shopping centres that students can enjoy all year round, the city hosts international film festivals (Transylvania International Film Festival, etc.) and music festivals (UNTOLD, Double Rise, Jazz in the Park, Electric Castle, etc.).
The University offers a Romanian language preparatory year, with the duration of one year (two semesters), for those candidates who would like to get a degree in one of the fields that are taught in Romanian.
The solid academic offer stands at 250 Undergraduate programmes, as well as 503 Master’s programmes, 31 doctoral schools taught in Romanian, Hungarian, German, English and French, which include the major fields of education in mathematics and natural sciences, biological and biomedical sciences, as well as engineering sciences, social sciences, humanities and arts.
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