Accredited by the Ministry of Education in Romania as an Institute that organises Doctoral Studies (hereinafter ASE – IODS), Bucharest University of Economic Studies provides Doctoral Studies on a full-time or part-time basis, financed through public funding or tuition fee, according to current provisions. Admission to the Doctoral Studies in ASE – IODS is open to Master’s graduates or holders of an equivalent diploma, issued in Romania or abroad, irrespective of the year of graduation. The candidates from third member states of the EU, or the EEA or the Swiss Confederation must provide documents to attest their citizenship.

The number of seats for each Doctoral School, based on public funding or on tuition fee, for the 2021-2022 academic year, will be published in accordance with the number of seats approved by the relevant Ministry (The Ministry of Education). The Doctoral School Board suggests membership of Admission Committee (made up of 3-5 members), that usually includes the PhD supervisors who offer vacant seats for the admission competition, to be approved by the Faculty Board and ASE’s Board of Trustees.

The organization and conduct of the admission competition fall under the competency of the Central Admission Committee of CDS and of the Admission Committees of the doctoral schools.

Doctoral candidates may select one research topic only, proposed for admission by a single supervisor.

Only candidates meeting the language skills requirements are accepted for doctoral studies. A candidate meets the language ability standards upon one of the following four conditions:

  • He/she has obtained an internationally recognized language certificate for an independent user (B2) or for a proficient user (C1, C2) (Annex 3 – The language certificates recognized by ASE);

  • He/she has got any other language certificate that is equated by the Board of the Department for Modern Languages and Business Communication within ASE;

  • He/she has attended a full Bachelor’s or Master’s programme in English, French or German. The proof of having completed these studies needs to be written on the Bachelor’s and Master diplomas and their supplements;

  • He/she has PASSED the language skills test taken at ASE-IODS.

The foreign citizens who compete for doctoral programmes run in Romanian, must provide a language certificate for the Romanian language, issued by an institution accredited by the Relevant Ministry.

Scholarships are approved solely by Ministry of Education, in accordance with the Order regarding the approval of the Methodology for admission to studies and tuition of foreign citizens on public funding seats, with scholarship, in accredited higher education institutions no. 3775/16.05.2016.

Registration for doctoral studies is made on the basis of approval from the Ministry of Education, and will take place according to the calendars for the July 2021 and September 2021 sessions, as well as for the special November 2021 session.

Registration is made on-line.

Bucharest University of Economic Studies

Department for International Relations

Office for International Cooperation and International Students

Tel. +4021 319 19 84; fax +4021 319 20 23