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About Sapientia University

Brief presentation of the Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania.

The Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania was established in 2001 as an independent higher education institution, with the aim of providing tertiary education in Hungarian language.

Accredited in 2012 it is a future-oriented and practical institution, built upon a 500-year tradition of Hungarian higher education in Transylvania. Our University is functioning in three study centers: Cluj-Napoca/Kolozsvár is home to university headquarters and the Faculty of Science and Arts, in Tîrgu-Mures/Marosvásárhely we have the Faculty of Technical and Human Sciences and the town Miercurea Ciuc / Csíkszereda hosts the Faculty of Economic and Human Sciences as well as the Faculty of Technical and Social Sciences. Each of the three study centres has a specific profile, yet they form together an organic university structure.

Undergraduate (BSc) study programmes such as:

  • Cinematography, Photography, Media, Environmental Science, International Relations and European Studies, Law - in Cluj-Napoca
  • Computer Science, Mechatronics, Computer Engineering, Automation and Applied Informatics, Machine Manufacturing Technology, Telecommunication Systems and Technologies, Horticulture, Landscape Architecture, Communication and Public Relations, Public Health Services and Policies, Translation and Interpretation – in Târgu-Mureş
  • Sociology, Communication and Public Relations, Food Products Engineering, Environmental engineering and Environmental Protection in Industry, Industrial Biotechnology, Engineering and Management in Catering and Agrotourism, Accounting and Information Systems, General Economics, Agroalimentary Economics, Marketing, Statistics and Economic Forecast, Romanian Language and Litareture - English Language and Literature, Universal and Compared Literature - English Language and Literature - in Miercurea Ciuc

offered in academic year 2012/2013 are in full accord with the standards of the EU, and mindful of the complex needs of our own region and country. The courses aim to be flexible and practical, and include research opportunities for every student.



Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania
Rector’s Office
RO-400112 Cluj-Napoca
Matei Corvin 4
tel: +40 264 439 266 (int. 256)
fax: +40 264 593 688



Organization of the Educational Process


The professional activity of the students is organised according to the curricula of the accredited and authorised study programmes and it is based on the European Credit Transfer System. At every faculty Study and Credit Councils have been set up in order to tackle with all the problems concerning the organisation and recognition of studies. Every study programme has a co-ordinator (tutor), who offers counselling for the students in all the matters regarding their studies.

Each course unit studied during a semester ends with a certain form of evaluation (written examination, oral examination, evaluations during the term or the qualification of Physical Education). Depending on the effort (level of attendance of courses and seminar/laboratory practice, individual study) each discipline or unit from the curriculum has a certain number of transferable credits. The allocated credit is the attribute of the discipline or unit and cannot be divided. Course unit descriptions define, beside the number of contact hours – divided into types of activity, the number of credits, previous conditions, information on the teaching personnel, the evaluation procedures, the proportion of grades obtained at different evaluations as well as the minimum bibliography accessible. The teaching, learning and evaluation process is carried out in accordance with the provisions of the ECTS based Study and Examination Regulations and according to the Evaluation Procedures of the Acquired Knowledge of students, approved by the Senate. The size of study groups depends on the dimensions and endowments of the course rooms and laboratories and is established by valid legal provisions.

The students have the opportunity to choose their individual study route, to obtain more than 60 credits in a yearor to study at two different study programmes at the same time within the University. Passing from a study year to the following is conditioned by certain performance criteria.

Sapientia University and the EU Mobility Programmes


Sapientia University gained its final accreditation in February 2012, therefore it has just become entitled to issue diplomas, organize Master courses, and participate in EU Mobility Programmes (ERASMUS, CEEPUS, etc.).

Efficient partnership with domestic and international higher education and research institutions create the conditions for joining the European Higher Education Area and represent further opportunities for the development of research and teaching, through student and teacher exchange programmes. In this respect the EU Mobility Programmes will also be available starting with academic year 2013/2014.

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