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+Why Choose the “Vasile Goldis” Western University of Arad?
  • The university has very modern facilities having only been founded in 1990.
  • It is named after Vlasile Goldis, a much renowned Romanian teacher and politician who played an important role in the union of Transylvania with Romania in 1918.
  • The university is home to over 20,000 students studying a variety of undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate programmes.
  • There are many laboratories where students can reinforce their learning and a wonderful array of libraries in the university’s ‘library complex’.
  • The library contains over 1 million scientific volumes.
+What does the Medicine programme involve?
  • Medicine is a 6-year course and is taught exclusively in English.
  • The programme is covered over two academic cycles with the first three years focusing on preclinical areas and covering the fundamentals as well as theory, independent research and laboratory work.
  • The second cycle focuses on clinical education including surgical and preventive medicine courses with some hospital experience.
  • Every summer between years 1-5 students must work in university affiliated hospitals for a minimum of 4 weeks per year – a total of 800 hours.
  • In their final year, students are required to complete a dissertation on a topic they agree upon with their instructor.
  • The final year ends with an exam split into three parts including a written exam, an oral presentation-exam and a clinical case study exam.
  • Upon the successful completion of all criteria, students are awarded a Master ‘s Degree and the title of “Physician” (MD).
  • The degree is recognised all around the world and allows graduates to practice in any country of their choosing.
+How much does the programme cost?
Programme Programme Starts Annual Fees ()
Medicine October 7,500
Living Costs Monthly () Annually ()
Rent (private accommodation) 219277 2,6283,504
Food 183 1,825
Books 292
Electricity & Gas 37 355
Water 7 73
TV Cable / Internet 15 175
Public Transportation 15 146
Total 475533 5,5046,380
+Admission to “Vasile Goldis” Western University of Arad
Candidates must submit the below documents:
  1. A filled out application form.
  2. The Baccalaureate diploma or an equivalent copy and authenticated translation in Romanian in two copies (translated if the original is not in 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 (1-4) or another valid form of identification.
  5. Birth certificate’s copy and authenticated translation in two copies.
  6. Medical certificate including HIV and VDRL medical tests in addition to chronic or neuropsychological illnesses, contagious diseases or other illnesses not compatible with working in the profession.
  7. 4 passport-size photos.
  8. Curriculum Vitae.
+Life in Arad
  • Arad is the thirteenth biggest city in Romania with an estimated population of 148,000 people.
  • During the 19th century, the city experienced significant economic development, and is today considered to be one of the most prosperous cities in Romania.
  • Arad has a rich history and the city contains some wonderful monuments, statues and churches of great archaeological and historical importance.
  • Arad has become a cultural hub in Romania as evidenced by the annual Classical Theatre Festival in the illustrious Arad State Theatre.
+Life in Romania
  • Romania is located in Southeast of Europe and is the eighth largest country in the EU with a population of approximately 19 million.
  • The country has a rich history but between 1948 and 1989, it was under communist influence.
  • It is now a free democracy and has worked hard over the last number of decades to rebuild its economy.
  • Romania’s progress was reinforced when they joined the EU in 2007 and the country now has a fantastic quality of life for its citizens and visiting students.
  • The low cost of living in Romania coupled with the high quality Romania universities makes it a popular destination for international students the world over.
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