Why choose University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Cluj-Napoca?
- It is one of the oldest educational institutions in Romania, having been founded in 1869 as the Institute of Agronomic Studies of Cluj-Manastur.
- It comprises five schools (Veterinary Medicine, Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Science & Biotechnology, and Food Science & Technology), eight departments and nine research units.
- It boasts an academic staff of 250 expert professors offering their knowledge to a student population exceeding 7,000.
- The university is affiliated with leading academic bodies such as the European University Association, the Association for European Life Science Universities and Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie, plus many other universities across five continents.
- The university’s library, which dates back to 1869, contains more than 200,000 publications and a host of free online services.
- The campus is located in Cluj-Napoca city centre and encompasses state-of-the-art facilities such as educational farms, field stations and four dormitories.
What does the Veterinary Medicine course involve?
- The Veterinary Medicine course in Cluj-Napoca lasts for six years and is offered in English and French.
- The first three years of the programme consist of several pre-clinical and fundamental theory courses on subjects such as anatomy, biochemistry and animal biology.
- The remaining three years of study focus on clinical and specialised subjects such as infectious diseases, parasitic diseases and dermatology.
- The final semester includes practical training, which is divided between university-affiliated veterinary clinics and field locations such as dispensaries, farms and slaughterhouses.
- Following completion of a State examination, students are awarded with a Master’s degree and the title of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) is conferred upon them.
- Many graduates elect to stay in Romania due to the availability of state funding, the low cost of living and the high demand for veterinary graduates in the country.
- There is also substantial demand in other countries for graduates from veterinary programmes in Romania because of their emphasis on industrial-scale food production management and agriculture.
- Many graduates from the Veterinary Medicine course in Cluj-Napoca go on to set up their own successful veterinary practices.
How much does the programme cost?
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Admission to Veterinary University Cluj-Napoca
Candidates need to submit the following documents:
- Completed application form
- The Baccalaureate diploma or an equivalent copy and authenticated translation in Romanian in two copies (translated if the original is in a language other than English or French) and transcripts of records/diploma supplement (copy)
- Transcripts of records in recognition of previous university studies
- Copy of valid passport (pages 1-4) or an official valid form of identification
- Birth certificate (two submissions required: one copy and one authenticated translation)
- Medical certificate confirming that the applicant does not have any contagious diseases or affections incompatible with the veterinary profession
- Four passport-sized photos
Life in Cluj-Napoca
- Cluj-Napoca is Romania’s second largest city, with an estimated population of 318,000. It is situated in the northwest province of Transylvania and lies 330km from the Romanian capital city of Bucharest.
- The city’s history can be traced back to the 2nd century BC, when it was under occupation from Roman forces.
- For a substantial part of the 19th century, the city was officially the capital of the Grand Principality of Transylvania.
- Today, Cluj-Napoca is a thriving urban centre with a booming local economy.
- Its standout landmarks include St Michael’s Church, a 19th-century Gothic temple, the Palace of Justice, the National Theatre, National Museum of Transylvanian History and Cluj-Napoca Art Museum.
Life in Romania
- Romania is a country in the southeast of Europe with an estimated population of 19 million. Its capital city is Bucharest, which has a population of 1.7 million.
- The country was under Communist rule between 1944 and 1989, when it declared itself a free democracy and began to rebuild its economy.
- Since joining the EU in 2007, Romania has become a highly modernised country, with a standard of living to match that of most other EU member states. It is also a multicultural nation with a diverse mixture of religions.
- The cost of living in Romania is quite low, making it a very attractive nation for university students not just from Romania, but all around the world.
- Romanian universities are regarded as among the best in Europe, attracting thousands of international students.