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Why Study Medicine in English at Ovidius Constanta University (Medical School)?

  • Entry is guaranteed.
  • Tuition fees of €5,000 (approx. £4,300) per year.
  • Entry is in October.
  • GMC Accredited - no PLAB test required.
  • Low cost of living of around £5,900 per annum
+Why Choose Ovidius Constanta University?
  • Ovidius University Constanta is a public educational institution found in 1961.
  • The Medical School itself was founded in 1990 and is one of the most modern schools in Romania.
  • The duration of Master’s programmes is between two to three years, while Doctoral studies last four years.
  • The new campus opened in 2008 and at 12 square kilometres is the biggest in southeast Europe.
  • 700 highly regarded professors work every day with over 20,000 students from all parts of the world.
  • Ovidius has one of the biggest libraries in Romania with 500,000 published volumes.
+How is the Medicine programme studied?
  • Medicine is a 6-year course instructed entirely in English.
  • The first three years focus primarily on pre-clinical studies and covers the fundamentals – including theory, assigned independent research and laboratory work.
  • The next three years shift their focus to clinical education including surgical and preventive medicine.
  • The second cycle also focuses on clinical education which includes surgical and preventive medicine courses and hospital experience.
  • Moreover, from the 1st-5th year of studies, students must work in university affiliated hospitals for a minimum of 4 weeks per year.
  • In their final year, students must write a dissertation based on research assignment they agree on with their instructor.
  • At the end of their final year, students must take an exam in three areas, a written exam, an oral presentation-exam and a clinical case study exam.
  • Upon the successful completion of all requirements, students are awarded a Master’s Degree and the title of "Physician" (MD). All qualifications are recognised internationally.
+What is the cost of the programme?
ProgrammeProgramme StartsAnnual Fees (£)
MedicineOctober4,300
Living CostsMonthly (£)Annually (£)
Rent (private accommodation)219-2772,628-3,504
Food1831,825
Books-292
Electricity & Gas37355
Water773
TV Cable / Internet15175
Public Transportation15146
Total475-5335,504-6,380
+Admission to Ovidius University

Candidates must submit the following documents:

  1. A 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 another language than 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 1,2,3,4 or an official valid ID.
  5. Birth certificate's copy and authenticated translation in two copies.
  6. Medical certificate containing HIV and VDRL (test B medical tests), a chest x-ray, as well as evidence that the candidate does not have any chronic or neuropsychological illnesses, contagious diseases incompatible with the medical profession.
  7. Four passport -sized photos.
+Life in Constanta
  • Constanta is the fifth biggest city in Romania with a population of around 301,220.
  • The city is located in the Southeast of the country, 225 km from the country’s capital Bucharest.
  • For almost 400 years the city was under Ottoman rule and was not freed until 1878 - the year of the Romanian war of independence.
  • The city did suffer during WWII and took a decade to repair the damage done during the war.
  • However, modern Constanta is a fantastic place to live and has many wonderful buildings scattered throughout the city with some wonderful churches and a beautiful harbour by the Black Sea.
+Life in Romania
  • Romania is a country in the Southeast of Europe and has an estimated population 19 million people. Its capital, Bucharest, has a population of around 1,700,000.
  • After World War II, Romania fell under Communist control but in 1989 it was declared a free market economy, allowing the country to strengthen its economy.
  • Life in Romania has now improved significantly and enjoys similar living standards to some of the largest EU member states.
  • Another great benefit of living in Romania is the very low cost of living which makes studying at its famous universities appealing for students all over Europe and around the world.
  • Today, there are many international students studying in Romanian universities, giving them a well-earned reputation as some of the best universities in Europe.

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