The recognition of the certificates regarding the studies undertaken in countries other than Romania, falls under the competency of the specific department within the Ministry of National Education – The National Centre for Recognition and Equivalence of Diplomas (CNRED) http://www.cnred.edu.ro
The registration is conducted online by the candidate, who will upload on the doctorat.ase.ro platform the requested documents in PDF or .jpeg/jpg format
The citizens of other Member States of the European Union, of the states belonging to the European Economic Area and of the Swiss Confederation or candidates benefiting from a form of protection in Romania who do not have CNP – identification number – will send before registration to firstname.lastname@example.org the diplomas (baccalaureate diploma or equivalent, bachelor’s degree or equivalent and master’s degree or equivalent, transcripts and a copy of the certificate issued by CNRED) and will request the ID in order to access the online platform.
The candidate is registered in the database and receives a printed application form, with his/her personal data, the option for the field of studies, the supervisor and the doctoral topic, a priority order of the selected type of study and funding which he/she wants to register for and other necessary documents.
Candidates have the obligation to verify the accuracy of the data entered in the registration forms and in the displayed lists and to notify any errors to the Central Commission for admission of CDS through the platform doctorat.ase.ro, within 24 hours from their display. The Central Admission Commission of CDS will specify on admission lists the date and time of posting. Absence of any discrepancy reported by the candidates is equivalent to validation of the registration form received by them. Once the registration for admission is over, the options for the PhD supervisor, the research topic, as well as other information, can no longer be changed.
The registration fee is paid electronically, with priority on the doctorat.ase.ro platform, respecting the provisions of Annex 12. If the candidate does not have the payment instrument related to the payment through the doctorat.ase.ro platform (bank card), the payment will be made by bank transfer to the account specified in Annex 12. The document certifying proof of payment will be uploaded on the platform doctorat.ase.ro.)
The language test is mandatory for the option of the respective study programs and entails a pass/fail result. The test contains 30 questions that have only one correct answer, is marked with points from 10 to 100 and is assessed by the grade admitted / rejected. In order to obtain the grade “pass” it is necessary to accumulate a minimum of 50 points; otherwise the grade “fail” is obtained and the candidate loses the opportunity to take the specialized exam. The test will be held by accessing the TEST link from the doctorat.ase.ro platform (on the date and times provided in schedule).
The discipline-specific exam is an oral exam which will take place, depending on the epidemiological situation, either face to face in a room in ASE or by videoconference through an announced platform (https://meet.google.com/, https://zoom.us/). The conduct of the specialized exam will be recorded. The admission committee will function in full formation and will be present in the room allocated by ASE.;
The evaluation of the candidates takes place in accordance with the following criteria:
C1 – The scientific results of the candidate in the chosen field of study (articles, research mentioned in his/her CV) (10% of evaluation);
C2 – The quality of the Doctoral research project (DRP) (35%) assessed in relation with:
C2.1 – Scientific background and the motivation of the selected topic (10%),
C2.2 – Objectives of the scientific research (10%),
C2.3 – Research methodology (10%),
C2.4 – Estimated results (5%).
C3 –The quality of project presentation and candidate answers at the specialty exam (45%)
C4- The theme for the competition was proposed by representatives of the business community/ public institutions (10%).
Following the discipline-specific examination, each present member of the examination board will give each candidate a mark (a round number between 10 and 1) for each evaluation criterion. The average mark represents the weighted mean of the marks given for each evaluation criterion. The admission average is the mean of the marks given by each member of the admission committee. The differences between the final marks awarded by the members of the admissions committee cannot be more than 2 points.
Based on the results of the discipline-specific examination, candidates are assigned public funding and vacant seats.
Funding from the state budget is awarded in a descending order of admission averages obtained by each candidate, within each doctoral school. The minimum admission average for a doctoral school is 7 (seven);
For equal admission marks, the ranking of candidates will be done according to the graduation marks for Bachelor’s studies, and the graduation mark for Master’s studies. By exception, in the case of the candidates who have the legal right to apply for doctoral studies without having graduated from a Master’s degree programme, the ranking of candidates with equal admission marks will be done according to the graduation marks for the Bachelor studies.
The Council of the Doctoral school endorses the results of admission and sends the final results to the Central Admission Committee of CDS, together with the intermediate evaluation documents.
To confirm the results of the admission, candidates admitted for the public-funded seats must submit the originals of their master’s and bachelor’s degree diplomas, according to the admission calendar.
Candidates admitted for the fee-based seats must submit their master’s and bachelor’s degree diplomas to the ASE, in original or certified copy, and pay the fee (half of the annual fee), within the same period, according to the schedule.
At the time of signing the contract of study, under exceptional circumstances, in case of loss or deterioration of the Baccalaureate Diploma or Bachelor’s degree, the Central Admission Commission will approve the confirmation of the public-funded seat on basis of supporting documents that attest all legal formalities for the provision of a duplicate of the Baccalaureate Diploma (a sworn statement certified by the Notary Public, the announcement in the Official Gazette regarding the loss/deterioration of the diploma, the address from the high school that s/he graduated stating that the graduate submitted a request for the issue of a duplicate of the Baccalaureate Diploma or the Bachelor’s degree). Likewise, candidates with assigned and admitted status must submit a statement which proves that he/she will submit the original of the Baccalaureate Diploma or the Bachelor’s degree at the beginning of the 2021-2022 academic year.
The admitted candidates that do not confirm their seats in the period mentioned in admission calendar for confirmation lose the right to enrolment.
The unoccupied full-time public-funded seats on scholarship will be occupied by candidates admitted on full-time public-funded seats without scholarship or by candidates admitted on part-time seats without scholarship, or by candidates on the pending list, in descending order of the marks obtained at the discipline-specific test, if applicable – only if they had this option at registration.
The unoccupied full-time public-funded seats without scholarship will be occupied by candidates admitted on part-time seats without scholarship or by candidates admitted on part-time fee-based seats, or by candidates on the pending list, in descending order of the marks obtained at the discipline-specific test, if applicable. The unoccupied part-time seats without scholarship will be occupied by candidates admitted on part-time fee-based seats or by candidates on the pending list, in descending order of the marks obtained at the discipline-specific test if applicable – only if they had this option at registration.
The unoccupied part-time fee-based seats will be occupied by the candidates on the pending list, in descending order of the marks obtained at the discipline-specific test, if applicable – only if they had this option at registration.
Potential appeals regarding the language exam shall be made online to email@example.com according to the admission calendar and shall be solved by the Board of the Department of Modern Languages and Business Communication. The Central Admission Committee of CSD shall specify on the lists the date and time of the posting.