Faculty of Orthodox Theology

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The Faculty of Orthodox Theology in Cluj-Napoca is a centre of theological education and training based on the Apostolic Tradition of the Eastern Church. Being aware of the need for a spiritual experience in all areas of human existence, our faculty encourages a living theology and a dynamic mode of theological argument by which to discover new meanings of the unchanged and unique Truth, in an attempt to render the content of Revelation accessible to contemporary man. In this respect, it plays the role of forming priests and lay theologians for church bodies, but at the same time it has the capability of transmitting a theology school that provides the instruments required for a theological reading of reality and mediation of meeting of the world with the living Christ.


The beginnings of the Faculty of Orthodox Theology in Cluj-Napoca go back to 1924 through the establishment of the Orthodox Theological Institute in Cluj-Napoca by Bishop Nicolae Ivan (1921-1936). After a troubled history, the activity of the institute was even halted (between 1952-1990), and according to protocols signed between the Ministry of Education and the Romanian Patriarchate, beginning with the 1992-1993 academic year, the Theological Institute of Cluj reestablished in 1990 was integrated into the Babeș-Bolyai University, taking the name of the Faculty of Orthodox Theology Cluj-Napoca.

Today, the Faculty offers four undergraduate specialisations: Pastoral Theology, Didactic Theology, Social Work Theology and Sacred Art; six master's specialisations: Hermeneutics and DoctrinePastoral and Clerical GuidanceRomanian Orthodoxy and Liturgical Lifeacred ArtBioethics - Moral, Ethics and DeontologyPastoral Counselling and Psychosocial Assistance ; 10 doctoral specialisations: Orthodox Spirituality, Church Music and Ritual, Old Testament Theology with elements of biblical archaeology and Hebrew language, History of Romanian Orthodox Church with elements of palaeography, Missiology and Ecumenism, Church History, Bible study and exegesis of the New Testament, Christian Morality, Pastoral Theology.



  • Adresa: Episcop Nicolae Ivan Street, 400962, Cluj-Napoca
  • Tel.: +40 264 431005
  • Tel.: +40 264 405300, int. 5343
  • Fax: +40 264 431005
  • E-mail: ot@ot.ubbcluj.ro
  • Web: ot.ubbcluj.ro

Specialisation

Theology Field

  1. Specialisation: PASTORAL ORTHODOX THEOLOGY (4 years, full time) in Romanian

Selection criteria:

  • Evaluation of musical skills and vocational interview - eliminatory
    • Interpreting a religious, folk or patriotic song, upon choice
    • Assessment of music perception and sense of rhythm
    • Vocational interview
  • Written test in Fundamental and Dogmatic Theology, with biblical foundation - calculated as 60% of the admission score
  • Baccalaureate score calculated as 40% of the admission score.

Candidates to a second degree or second specialisation will sit for an oral exam (if they opt for a place on tuition)

  1. Specialisation: DIDACTIC ORTHODOX THEOLOGY (3 years, full time) in Romanian

Selection criteria:

  • Orthodox faith lesson - oral examination calculated as 60% of the admission score
  • Baccalaureate score calculated as 40% of the admission score.
  1. Specialisation: ORTHODOX THEOLOGY - SOCIAL WORK (3 years, full time) in Romanian

Selection criteria:

  • Orthodox faith lesson - oral examination calculated as 60% of the admission score
  • Baccalaureate score calculated as 40% of the admission score.

Visual Arts Field

  1. SPECIALISATION: SACRED ART (3 years, full time) in Romanian

Selection criteria:

  • Aptitude test: Drawing and use of colour - calculated as 60% of the admission score
  • Baccalaureate score calculated as 40% of the admission score.

Admission fee for Romanian citizens, European Union Citizens , European Economic Area citizens , and Swiss Confederation citizens . for the 2019 / 2020 academic year

EU: European Union; EEA: European Economic Area; SC: Swiss Confederation;

  • ADMISSION FEE = ADMISSION PROCESS + ADMISSION REGISTRATION
  • For tax reductions or waivers, please see our Admissions Regulations

UNDERGRADUATE LEVEL - Admission Process

Specialisation / Field Undergraduate level (lei)
Full time Distance Learning
All specialisations.
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UNDERGRADUATE LEVEL - Admission registration

Specialisation / Field Undergraduate level (lei)
Full time Distance Learning
All specialisations. 70 -