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Why Choose Romanian Medical Universities

  • Romania is home to some of the best medical universities in Europe, offering internationally accredited degrees that are recognised worldwide.
  • Every year, students come from countries around the world (including the UK, Germany, Austria, France, India and China) to complete their medical studies in Romania.
  • Programmes offered by Romanian universities are listed in the most esteemed directories of international medical schools.
  • A career in medicine is extremely rewarding as you work every day to improve people’s health and it of course comes with excellent financial rewards.
+How much are the programmes?
  • The fees for the medical, dentistry and veterinary medicine programmes at Romanian universities are as follows:
  • Medical University Program (english / french) Enrollment Tuition Fees per Year (£)
    “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy – Iasi Medicine / Dentistry October 4,300
    “Vasile Goldis” Western University of Arad Medicine October 4,300
    Ovidius University of Constanta Medicine October 4,300
    University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Cluj-Napoca Veterinary October 4,000
  • The duration of all programmes is 6 years.
  • When students complete their undergraduate studies and master’s degree, they must continue with their specialisation, usually lasting 5 to 7 years.
  • There is also a selection of postgraduate and doctoral studies offered in all the schools listed, which last 4 to 5 years.
+How are the courses taught?
  • The teaching methodology at Romanian medical universities employs a variety of creative, task-based, innovative teaching techniques, and learning approach strategies.
  • The learning is based around student-focused non-clinical and clinical courses in the form of seminars, lectures, practical training, independent research assignments and labs.
  • Medical schools in Romania are affiliated with medical clinics and hospitals throughout the country.
  • The libraries contain thousands of scientific volumes, placing them among the largest databases in the world.
  • The academic staff is comprised of distinguished professors and scientists of international research calibre.
  • The body of instructors is comprised of experts from preclinical and clinical backgrounds who have vast experience utilising diverse methodologies when teaching.
+Am I eligible for admission?
  • Prospective EU and non-EU students can apply to both English and French taught medical, dental or veterinary programmes at Romanian medical universities.
  • If English or French is not your native language, you can submit an internationally recognised certificate in your chosen language as per the university’s admission requirements.
+Is funding available?
  • State financial aid is readily available to non-EU students for taught programmes instructed in Romanian. (Find out more about scholarships)
  • If you live in an EU country, you are eligible to receive a student loan from local banks in the area and Study Medicine Europe will act as a guarantor for the loan on your behalf. (Find out more about student loans)
+When are the deadlines?
  • For EU & non-EU countries exempted from requiring a visa, the deadline is in the middle of September.
  • Candidates from other EU countries with no visa exemption are required to submit their application by the middle of August, as it can take up to a month for a student visa to be issued.
  • The academic year consists of 2 semesters as well as a summer training practice from the 1st to the5th year of your studies which lasts for a minimum of 14 days each year.
  • The timetable for the academic year will be structured similarly to the below.
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Winter Semester
Teaching Period Early October Late December
Vacation time Late December Late December
Teaching period continuous Early January Mid January
Exams Mid January Mid February
Winter brake Mid February Mid February
Spring Semester
Teaching Period Mid February Early May
Vacation time Early May Mid May
Teaching period continuous Mid May Late May
Exams Early June Mid June
First retake examination Mid June Late June
Session Retake
Break Late June Late June
Session Retake I Early July Mid July
Break Mid July Mid July
Session Retake II Mid July Late July
Summer Vacation / Summer Training Practice
Medicine students Late July Middle August
Dentistry students Late July Middle August
Veterinary students Late July Middle August
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