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Why Study Dentistry in English at Gr Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi?

  • Guaranteed entry to the university
  • Tuition fees £4,000 (€5,000) for the year
  • Entry is in October.
  • The university is GDC Accredited and no ORE test required.
  • Low cost of living – approximately £5,900 (€7,975) a year
+Why choose Grigore T. Popa University?
  • The university is one of Romania’s longest-standing educational institutions, having been founded in 1879, and is named after world famous neuro-endocrinologist Grigore T. Popa.
  • It consists of four schools (Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy and Biomedical Engineering) and eight medical colleges.
  • The university boasts some notable clinical affiliations, including St Spiridon Hospital, St Maria Children’s Clinic and the Regional Oncology Institute.
  • The campus includes 28 laboratories in which more than 4,000 students are taught in graduate and postgraduate by 800 professors.
  • The university library contains more than 470,000 volumes of books, dissertations, theses and international scientific magazines and journals.
  • It is affiliated with several other prominent universities, including those in Freiburg (Germany), Turin, Parma (Italy), Lyon, Amiens, Nancy and Louvain (France).
  • It has earned a reputation throughout the decades as a university of the highest renown and enjoys a good standing for its medical graduates and staff all over the world.
+What does the university’s Dentistry programme involve?
  • The Dentistry course lasts for six years (with 12 semesters in total) and is taught entirely through English.
  • The programme is divided into 62% stomatological courses and 38% medical, surgical and fundamental theory.
  • In Years 1-5, students are required to undertake work placements in university-affiliated hospitals, clinics or dentistry offices, with a minimum four weeks’ placement per year (divided into 20 eight-hour days).
  • Students must accrue at least 800 hours of practical experience across the first five years of the course.
  • In their final year, students must cover a number of integrated courses on complex oral treatment training and practical study, including some that are relevant to special and rare cases. Students must also complete a dissertation based on a topic agreed with their instructor.
  • Final year concludes with a written state exam testing their knowledge in dental medicine, practice and procedures, plus a practical examination in four subjects (clinical cases, orthodontics, dental prosthetics and radiology).
  • Furthermore, students must present and discuss a Diploma thesis before a board of accomplished dentists and their professors.
  • When students successfully complete the course, they will be awarded a Master’s degree and will be granted the title of Dentist.
  • Some students will remain in Romania to pursue their dentistry career because of the availability of state funding and high demand for dentists’ services in the country.
+How much does the programme cost?
Programme Programme Starts Annual Fees (£)
Dentistry October 4,000
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
+Admission to Grigore T. Popa University

Applicants must submit the following documents:

  1. Completed application form
  2. 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)
  3. Transcripts of records in recognition of previous university studies (for transfer of applicants)
  4. Copy of valid passport (pages 1-4) or an official valid form of identification
  5. Birth certificate (two submissions required: one copy and one authenticated translation)
  6. Medical certificate containing proof of vaccination against hepatitis B, confirmation of any chronic diseases and a psychological assessment
  7. Four passport-sized photos
+Life in Iasi
  • Iasi is Romania’s second largest city, with a population of 343,000. It is situated in the northeast of the country, 325km from the capital city of Bucharest.
  • Iasi was destroyed on three separate occasions in the 16th and 17th century by the Tatars, Ottomans and Russian Empire respectively. It remained the capital of Moldavia until being named Romania’s capital during World War I and became part of the Soviet Union in 1944 following a fierce conflict between the Germans and Soviets.
  • Since the 1950s, it has seen heavy industrialisation that has helped to spark its modern day prosperity.
  • Notable attractions include the Vasile Alecsandri National Theatre, Roznovanu Palace, Metropolitan Cathedral, Trei Ierarhi Monastery, Botanical Garden and Romanian Literature 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.

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