Ph.D. Programme in Computer Science

Key information
University University of Bucharest
Country Romania
Learning mode On-Campus
Pace Full-time
Duration 36 months
Tuition fee €3,400 per year
Application deadline(s) September

The University of Bucharest (UB) is one of the European flagship universities and first-rate international research and innovation networks that deliver a stimulating environment for exploring passion in various fields. It is a promoter of advanced knowledge, science, values, and a student-centered environment. UB is recognized as a dynamic and comprehensive academic institution with innovation, excellence in research, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary collaboration, a wide-ranging educational offer, a supportive community, and high-quality services. Its collaboration contributes significantly to creating new platforms and tools, and reaching the highest research and education standards. It promotes proactive plans and strategies, competencies, trust, and effective communication, as well as social inclusion and free expression of intellectual styles and methods of research. The university aims to be one of the most important institutions in Romania that consolidates and diversifies the study programs, improves research activities, provides first-class education and research approach with international-grade quality, and develops international partnerships and connections. It offers numerous programs in various fields of study including Ph.D. Programme in Computer Science that provides a friendly atmosphere that encourages sharing of ideas in areas such as distributed systems, computing, blockchain, artificial intelligence, machine learning, bioinformatics, software engineering, natural language processing, software testing, verification and validation, and cybersecurity.

Students will acquire extensive knowledge and hands-on experience in computer science, algorithms, logic, formal methods, theoretical topics, databases, software technologies, optimization, computer vision, data science, models of computation, cryptography, and distributed computing. Likewise, students will have access to different research centers including the center for data science, the center for models of computation, algorithms, and cryptography, the center for logic, optimization, and security, and the center for human language technologies to improve their research and develop practical experience. Throughout the program duration, learners will conduct research in computer science, blending theoretical areas with the latest trends in the industry such as blockchain technology, AI, and information security, and will contact a doctoral supervisor to advise and assist in the research. In the same way, they will attend scientific seminars including theoretical computer science, natural language processing, cryptography, logic, and security. Candidates will present numerous research projects, publish at least two scientific articles, submit a doctoral thesis, and have a final oral examination before the public defense of the dissertation. Graduates will perform expertise and may enjoy a broad selection of careers in various industries and universities.

The admission requirements for the Ph.D. Programme in Computer Science at the University of Bucharest (UB) are an online application, a doctoral supervisor, certificate of recognition or equivalence of study documents issued by the National Center for Recognition and Equivalence of Diplomas, high school/BA/MA diplomas or degree certificates recognized by the Romanian Ministry of Education, written approval of a Ph.D. supervisor, proof of English language proficiency, student visa, documents attesting the citizenship of a non-EU country (international applicants).

The Ph.D. program has a full-time duration of 3 years with 180 ECTS. Doctoral students are required to pay a tuition fee of €3,400 per academic year. Other fees such as admission fees, living costs, books and supplies, and transportation will be charged separately. The study fees are required to be paid in advance for the entire academic year. The university does not offer scholarships but the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from Romania and the Ministry of Education and Research award scholarship opportunities.

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