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

  • Entry is guaranteed.
  • Affordable tuition fees of £4,000 (€5,000) per year.
  • Entry is in October.
  • For Medicine: GMC Accredited - no PLAB test required
    For Dentistry: GDC Accredited - no ORE test required.
  • On average, it costs £5,900 (€7,975) a year for living expenses.
+Why Choose the 'Grigore T. Popa'' University of Medicine?
  • 'Grigore T. Popa'' University of Medicine and Pharmacy is one of Romania’s oldest academic institutions.
  • It was established in 1879 and named after world renowned neuro-endocrinologist Grigore T. Popa.
  • The Academic Medical Centre consists of 28 laboratories, several auditoriums, and a top-class library with over 470,000 volumes.
  • The university is home to over 800 highly regarded professors offering graduate and postgraduate programmes to over 4,000 students.
  • The university has connections with many world-renowned universities including the University of Freiburg in Germany and the Universities of Torino and Parma in Italy.
  • The Gr. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy should be top of the list for anyone seeking a top class medical university in Eastern Europe.
+What do the Medicine & Dentistry courses involve?
Medicine
  • The Medicine course lasts for six years and is taught entirety in English.
  • The first academic cycle lasts 3 years with a focus on pre-clinical studies and the related medical fundamentals.
  • The next three years focus on clinical education and includes surgical and preventive medicine courses and hospital experience.
  • Every summer, from year one to five of studies, students must work in university affiliated hospitals, medical centres or clinics.
  • Students need to complete a minimum of four weeks of work experience per year and get at least 800 hours practical experience over the first five years.
  • In their final year, students must write a personal research dissertation on a topic assigned to them by their instructor.
  • To complete their studies, students must sit the state examinations, including a written exam and oral presentation defending their thesis research.
  • Successful students are awarded a master’s degree and the title of "Physician" (MD).
  • All qualifications are recognised globally allowing graduates to practice in any EU member state or anywhere around the world.
Dentistry
  • Dentistry is a six-year course taught in English.
  • The course is divided into two categories, 62% stemmatological courses and 38% medical, surgical, and fundamental theory.
  • From year one to year five, students are required to work summers in university affiliated hospitals, clinics or dentistry offices for a minimum of four weeks each year. A total of 800 hours is required over five years.
  • During year six, students must complete a number of integrated courses on complex oral treatment training and practical study.
  • They must also write a dissertation on a topic chosen in conjunction with their instructor.
  • To qualify, students must sit the state written examinations to assess their dental medical knowledge in both practice and procedures. They will also need to complete a practical examination in four subjects.
  • Students are required to defend their thesis with a presentation before a board of accomplished dentists and professors.
  • Successful students are awarded a master’s degree and the title of Dentist.
  • Dentistry graduates from Romanian universities include renowned professionals many of whom have contributed substantially to the field post-graduation.
  • Some continue with their chosen area of specialisation in Romania due to the large demand for dentists and availability of state funding.
+How much do the programmes cost?
Programme Programme Starts Annual Fees (£)
Medicine October 4,000
Dentistry October 3,800
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 Iasi University

Applicants must submit the following documents:

  1. A completed application form.
  2. The Baccalaureate diploma or both an equivalent copy and authenticated translation in Romanian (translated if the original is in another language than English or French) and transcripts of records / diploma supplement (copy).
  3. Transcript of records in recognition of previous studies for the university.
  4. Copy of valid passport pages 1,2,3,4 or an official valid ID.
  5. Birth certificate - both a copy and authenticated translation is required.
  6. Medical certificate containing:
    1. proof of vaccination against hepatitis B
    2. information about any chronic diseases.
    3. A full psychological assessment
  7. 4 passport sized photos
+Life in Iasi
  • Iasi is the second biggest city in Romania with an estimated population of 343,000.
  • It was only after the 1950s, when waves of heavy industrialisation, laid the foundations for the prosperity we see in the city today.
  • The city’s long history has left Iasi with many significant buildings, statues and monuments scattered across it.
  • The city of Iasi is a wonderful place to live and is a city with a great culture, low cost of living and affordable tuition fees.
  • Students can also enjoy the many bars and discos in the student district and with over 60,000 students in the city, these areas have a great atmosphere.
  • There is also a really efficient transport system to ensure you can get where you want 24 hours a day.
+Life in Romania
  • Romania is a country in the Southeast of Europe with an estimated population of 19 million. Bucharest, the capital city, has a population of around 1.7 million.
  • After WWII Romania was under communist control until 1989, when it declared itself a free democracy, and began to rebuild its economy.
  • Romania is now a very modern country and has a similar standard of living to other EU member states.
  • Romania has a very low cost of living, making its famous universities an appealing destination for students from all around Europe and the rest of the world.
  • Romanian universities are among the best in Europe and thousands of international students pursue their studies there every year.
  • Modern Romania is a wonderful mix of cultures where people from all over the world are welcomed warmly by the locals.

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