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Study Veterinary Medicine in English at Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary University - Cluj Napoca (Veterinary School)

  • Guaranteed Entry
  • No entrance examination
  • Tuition fees £3,500 (€4,500) per annum
  • Entry in October
  • RCVS Accredited - no Statutory Examination required (not affected by BREXIT)
  • Low cost of living, approximately £5,900 (€7,975) a year

Established in 1869 as the "Institute of Agronomic Studies of Cluj-Mănăștur" but now referred to as the University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Cluj-Napoca, this educational institution is one of the oldest public education centres in Romania. It is made up of five schools, Veterinary Medicine, Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Science & Biotechnology, and Food Science & Technology, with eight Departments and nine Research Units. On the academic staff are more than 250 widely renowned and celebrated professors, who offer knowledge to over 7,000 students. The University is a member of the European University Association, the Association for European Life Science Universities, the Central and South Eastern Europe Network of ICA, the European Association of Research Managers and Administrators, the Black Sea Universities Network and the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie. Furthermore, it is affiliated with many other universities and academic institutions all over the world (Europe, North and South America, Asia, Africa). The University has an excellent academic library which was established in 1869 making it one of the oldest and best in Romania. It contains in excess of 200,000 publications as well as free online services. The University itself publishes several Scientific Bulletins relevant to its taught programmes (Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Science, and Food Science). While the University campus is located conveniently to the city centre, it also has state of the art facilities for its students including educational farms, field stations, and four dormitories.

+Study Programme

Offered in both English and French, the Veterinary Medicine course is a 6-year programme and it strictly adheres to EU standards. The first three years of the programme comprise of a number of preclinical and fundamental theory courses on anatomy, biochemistry or animal biology, among others. For the following three years of study, focus moves to clinical and specialised subjects, such as infectious diseases, parasitic diseases or dermatology, and others. The final semester includes practical training, which takes place in both university affiliated veterinary clinics and locations outside the University, such as dispensaries, farms, laboratories, slaughterhouses and points of processing, preservation and marketing livestock. A State examination is required to be successfully completed before students are awarded with a Master's Degree and the title of 'Doctor of Veterinary Medicine' (DVM). Following on from this, some graduates decide to continue with a specialisation or PhD in Romania, due to the availability of state funding, the low cost of living, and this is also due to the high demand for veterinary graduates in Romania and neighbouring countries. Romanian Veterinary graduates are in demand globally also due to the emphasis and experience their programme gives on industrial scale food production management and agriculture, besides domesticated (pets) animals. Many veterinary graduates have also gone onto opening their own clinics all over the world.

+Fees - Costs
Programme Programme Starts Annual Fees (£)
Veterinary October 3,500
Living Costs Monthly (£) Annually (£)
Rent (private accommodation) 219-277 2,628-3,504
Food 183 1,825
Books - 292
Electricity & Gas 37 355
Water 7 73
TV Cable / Internet 15 175
Public Transportation 15 146
Total 475-533 5,504-6,380

There is no entrance examination and applicants have to submit the below documents:

  1. Application
  2. The Baccalaureate diploma or an equivalent copy and authenticated translation in Romanian in two copies (translated if the original is in another language than English or French) and transcripts of records / diploma supplement (copy)
  3. For transfer of applicants: transcript of records and syllabus of the university, for the recognition of previous studies
  4. Copy of valid passport pages 1,2,3,4 or an official valid ID
  5. Birth certificate - copy and authenticated translation in two copies
  6. Medical certificate mentioning that the applicant does not have any spreading diseases or other affections incompatible with his/her future profession.
  7. 4 passport -size photos
  8. Additional documents from the applicants of the below countries:
    • Brazil - Vestibular
    • Chile - Prueba de selección universitaria
    • China - Chinese National University Entrance Examination (Gao Kao)
    • Cyprus –Hyperesia exetaseis (average 10) or Öğrenci Seçme Sınavı
    • Columbia -Examen del estado
    • Greece -Panelladikes exetaseis (for general lyceum) - average 10
    • Iran -Peeshdaneshgahe (Pre-University diploma)
    • Japan - Senta shiken
    • Republic of Moldova–certificate of authenticy from the Ministry of Education of Republic of Moldova, for diplomas issued before 2008
    • New Guinea-one-year foundation course
    • Peru - Curso preparatorio
    • Portugal- Provas de Ingreso (average 9,5)
    • Spain -"Pruebas de Aptitud para el Acceso a la Universidad, calificación Apto"
    • Sweden –certificate from Verket för högskoleservice regarding access to HE studies
    • Turkey -ÖSS-Öğrenci Seçme Sınavı
    • U.S.A.- SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) or ACT (American CollegeTesting)
    • Venezuela - Prueba de Aptitud Academica



  1. Documents in languages other than English or French must be accompanied by a certified translation in Romanian
  2. Diplomas of applicants issued in Italy, Greece, Spain, Portugal and Cyprus should bear the Hague Convention Apostille
  3. Diplomas issued in countries which are not part to the Haga Convention must be authenticated by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the issuing country, and the Embassy of Romania in that country.

Cluj-Napoca is the second biggest city in Romania with an estimated population of 318.000 inhabitants. It is located in the Northwest part of the country, 330 km from the capital of Romania, Bucharest. It is considered the unofficial capital of the province of Transylvania.

The city's history goes back to the 2nd century BC, when it was conquered by the Roman forces. The name of the city is first mentioned on a Roman milestone discovered in the late 18th century. Between 1790-1848 and 1861-1867, it was the official capital of the Grand Principality of Transylvania. In 1944 it was invaded and occupied by Romanian and Soviet troops. However, until the 1960s the city's population consisted mainly of Hungarians. During Communist rule the city was largely industrialized. The Communist regime fell in 1989 following the Romanian Revolution. Today, Cluj-Napoca is part of the Republic of Romania, and it has swiftly become an urban centre whose economy is booming, as though its long turbulent past had never come to pass.

The city's most important sites include Saint Michael's Church (late 14th century), the gothic temple (19th century), the Palace of Justice (late 19th century), the Botanical Garden and the National Theatre. In addition, the city boasts a great number of museums, most noteworthy of which are perhaps the National Museum of Transylvanian History, the Ethnographic Museum, the Cluj-Napoca Art Museum, the Pharmacy Museum and the Water Museum.


Romania is a country in the Southeast of Europe. It borders Ukraine and Moldova to the northeast and east, Hungary and Serbia to the west and Bulgaria to the south. It is the eighth largest country of the European Union, while its capital, Bucharest, is the tenth largest city of the EU. Romania has an estimated population 19,000,000 people, while Bucharest's population is estimated at 1,700,000 people. The official language of the country is Romanian. There is no official religion, although the vast majority of its population identify themselves as Orthodox Christians. Religious minorities include Catholics and Protestants. The population consists mainly of Romanians (88%). Additionally, there is a Hungarian minority (6%), and a Roma minority (3%).

Romania boasts significant paleontological findings, among which what could well be the oldest relics of modern man in Europe. In more recent times, the vicinity of Romania was reigned by two disparate Principalities, Moldavia and Wallachia, which were to unite in 1859 under Alexander Ioan Cuza, former Princeps (prince) of this union. These two Principalities played a pivotal role in the events that transpired during WWI and the economic development of the region. During the WWII, Romania supported the Axis. However, by 1944, after the fall of the military regime of General Antonescu, Romania forthrightly joined the Allies. With the eventuation of the war, and until 1989, state affairs brought Romania under Communist intendance. But a few decades ago, it declared itself a free Democracy, thereafter enabling it to enter the global economy steadfast.

Due to its eventful history, Romania has numerous significant sights, abounding in war monuments, sculptures and religious edifices, be they remnants of the distant past or present day structures. Many of its cities, first and foremost Iasi and Constanta, are well worth visiting. After the fall of Communism, Romania has swiftly became modernized coping with European standards enjoyed in other EU member states. The cost of living in Romania is notably cheap, making study at its famous Universities most appealing to students from all over Europe and the world. Indeed, today there are thousands of international students visiting Romania in order to pursue their studies, aptly granting Romanian Universities a well-deserved position among the best of Europe.

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