MSc in Management of Business, Innovation and Technology (University of Sheffield) / 

MA in Management and Digital Innovation (SNSPA)


  1. А Bachelor’s Degree: A Bachelor’s degree with good grade, in any field of study, is required. Candidates with a non-Romanian Bachelor’s degree must follow the Romanian official procedures of recognition of diplomas. For details about the recognition of diplomas click here.
  2.  Good knowledge of English: Applicants must have advanced knowledge of the English language, as certified by: IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL (internet based 88 / paper based 575) or any other recognized certificate proving advanced knowledge of English (Level C2 / “proficiency”) or CAE (Grade B and above) or any equivalent qualification. 
  3. Motivation letter and specified references (see below).

APPLICATION PROCEDURE for the academic year 2020-2021
Please note that you need to apply BOTH at the University of Sheffield and at SNSPA.
Applications are ongoing at the University of Sheffield, meaning that you may send your application at any time. At SNSPA, a
pplications are received during specific periods only. This means that you need to send your SNSPA application no later than 21.07.2020 (for the first admission session) or 20.09.2020 (for the second admission session). The second admission session is organized in case vacant seats are available after the summer session. In order to be admitted, a candidate must respect and fulfill BOTH the requirements of the University of Sheffield and of SNSPA.

APPLICATION FILE of Romanian and EU citizens / Romanian natives from abroad

I. Application Forms – To apply, please fill in both application forms:  the online Application Form of SNSPA  and  the Application Form of he University of Sheffield International Faculty, CITY College. Fill in both application forms (for SNSPA – electronically and for the University of Sheffield – either electronically, or in your own handwriting).  Download  Sheffield application form and SNSPA application form.

In case you fill in the application form in your own handwriting, you should scan it, attach it to your email along with the required scanned documents described below, and send it both to AND [email protected] 

Please note that your application forms should also be brought as hard copies along with the rest of your documents to the Admissions Office of The University of Sheffield International Faculty, CITY College (Mosilor Business Centre, Calea Mosilor, nr. 158, parter, Bucuresti, 020883, Romania, tel: +4021.315. 27. 23.

II. Required Documents (in addition to the 2 application forms)

  1. Photographs. You should submit four (4) passport-size photographs (40×60). Alternatively, you may send the photograph by email to [email protected]
  1. Certified photocopy of your University degree/s and all associated transcripts of performance: bachelor’s degree diploma (or equivalent) – legalized copy (in Romanian language) and a certified and translated in English photocopy of the Bachelor’s Degree and of the accompanying transcript.  If your previous institution provides degrees and transcripts in a language other than English, we require that you submit certified photocopies of the originals, as well as translated copies, which must be provided by the institution itself or a certified translator/ translating service.
  1. Certified photocopy of English language qualification(s). Candidates who have not acquired an English language qualification at the time of the submission of their application form are required to submit it by the commencement of the course.
  1. Two Reference Letters. Reference letters can be submitted in one of the following ways: on paper (in sealed envelopes, signed across the back by the person who gave the recommendation) attached to the application form by the applicant or sent via regular mail, posted directly by the referee or sent by email ([email protected]) directly by the referee. There are no standard reference forms. Reference letters should be written by people who have supervised you in an academic, employment, or community setting. If possible, at least one should be from a university professor who is familiar with your academic work.
  1. A registration fee of 150 lei in the BRD account of The Faculty of Management – SNSPA account, RO02BRDE445SV33643594450. The registration fee is a one-time fee paid by all applicants.  When the application form and the associated documentation are posted, a copy of the bank receipt for payment of the application fee must be included. 
  2. Birth certificate (legalized copy);
  3. ID card (copy);
  4. Marriage / name change certificate (legalized copy) – in case name changes occurred;
  5. Medical certificate mentioning “Clinically healthy for university enrollment” (for Romanian citizens: “Clinic apt pentru inscriere la facultate”);
  6. Curriculum Vitae (in English) 
  7. A motivation letter about how this master’s degree/ studies in this field would aid you in your career, based on the following references:

Glei, J.K. (Ed.). (2013). Maximize Your Potential: Grow Your Expertise, Take Bold Risks and Build an Incredible Career.

Corr, P.J., & Mutinelli, S. (2017). Motivation and young people’s career planning: A perspective from the reinforcement sensitivity theory of personality. Personality and Individual Differences, 106, 126-129. (

APPLICATION FILE of non-EU citizens 

Please provide the same documents as Romanian and EU citizens (see above) and, supplementary, complete this form and include it in the application file, and send all the documents to us. For residents of countries that have signed the Hague Convention, the Hague Apostille is requested in the case of photocopy and authenticated translation of the study certificates (access the website here; for all the others the documents have to be endorsed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Education and the Romanian Embassy in their homeland).

Send your application file by email to [email protected] AND [email protected]

Your application forms should also be brought as hard copies along with the rest of your documents to the Admissions Office of The University of Sheffield International Faculty, CITY College (Mosilor Business Centre, Calea Mosilor, nr. 158, parter, Bucuresti, 020883, Romania, tel: +4021. 315. 27. 23) OR at the headquarters of the Faculty of Management – SNSPA (bd. Expoziției 30A, sector 1, room 403, tel. +40725.888.939). 

If your application is approved by SNSPA and by Sheffield University, SNSPA will submit your application file to the Romanian Ministry of Education and Research for approval. The minimum period of processing the application is 30 days, but it may take up to 60 days. If your application is approved by the Ministry, a “Letter of Acceptance” is issued and sent to SNSPA and, by case, to the diplomatic mission.  Once you have received the letter of acceptance:

  • Create the admission application dossier by certifying / legalizing prior diplomas / documents from the relevant authorities if it is the case;
  • Apply for student visa in your country of origin at the diplomatic mission;
  • Proof of accommodation – if needed, universities can issue a “Letter of Accommodation” in which it is stated that you have reserved accommodation within the university campus;
  • Health insurance – if you are under 26 years old, health insurance is covered by the university and provides full heath care benefits within the Romanian public insurance system. If your age is over 26 years, you must pay a monthly health insurance fee (49 lei / month). Note that you must register with a general physician (family doctor), who provides basic consults and can refer you to specialists if needed.

The enrollment at the Faculty of Management of SNSPA (National University of Political Studies and Public Administration). On your arrival in Romania, you will present in person for registration, to our headquarters (SNSPA, bd. Expozitiei nr. 30A, sector 1, Bucuresti, room 403), the following documents:
• letter of acceptance (original);
• proof of payment (original) for the paying students;
• school certificate (mentioned above), in original;
• passport and student visa;
• a photo-copy of your birth certificate, translated and officially endorsed;
• health certificate (translation in Romanian or English);
• 3 photos ¾ cm;
• an envelope dossier.

The candidates are requested to register before October 1st, the official opening date of the academic year. The enrollment in time is mandatory in order to be considered student in Romania.

TOTAL TUITION FEES (full course, 2 years): €5,880 (EURO). To be paid as follows:

  • 1 st Installment: to be paid within the next 10 working days €1,470 (EURO) upon acceptance of student;
  • 2nd Installment: by 20th of January 2019 €1,470 (EURO);
  • 3rd Installment: by 15th of September 2019 €1,470 (EURO);
  • 4th Installment: by 20th of January 2020 €1,470 (EURO). 

Note: Fees will not be refunded if the candidate withdraws, for any reason, before or after commencement of the course. Fees listed are only tuition fees and do not include therefore accommodation, cost of living and recommended books. Fees have been calculated with a 40% reduction as partial scholarship. After depositing your fees we kindly request you to send a copy of the transaction receipt, via e-mail ([email protected] AND [email protected]).

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