Why Study Veterinary Medicine in English at University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Cluj-Napoca?
- Guaranteed entry to the course and no entrance exams are required.
- Tuition fees of €4,500 (approx. £4,000) per annum.
- Entry is in October.
- Globally Recognised
+Why should you choose the University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Cluj-Napoca?
- The University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Cluj-Napoca was originally established in 1869 as the “Institute of Agronomic Studies of Cluj-Mănăștur”.
- It is one of the oldest public educational institutions in Romania and consists of five highly regarded schools – Veterinary Medicine, Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Science & Biotechnology, and Food Science & Technology. It is also home to eight departments and nine research units.
- It is a university with 250 highly educated and celebrated professors providing their expertise to over 7,000 students.
- The university is a member of the European University Association, the Association for European Life Science Universities, the Central and South-Eastern Europe Network of ICA, the European Association of Research Managers and Administrators, the Black Sea Universities Network and the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie as well as a variety of other highly respected universities all around the world.
- It is also home to a highly regarded academic library, generally regarded as one of the oldest and best in Romania, with over 200,000 volumes and free online services.
- The campus is conveniently located near the city centre and houses all the state-of-the-art facilities including educational farms, field stations, as four dormitories.
+What does the study programme involve?
- Veterinary Medicine is a 6-year programme taught entirely in English and structured according to the required EU standards.
- The first three years of the programme consist of preclinical and fundamental theory focusing on anatomy, biochemistry or animal biology and much more.
- During the next three years of study, the focus shifts to clinical and specialised subjects – such as infectious diseases, parasitic diseases or dermatology.
- Furthermore, the final semester includes practical training, which takes place in university affiliated veterinary clinics and locations outside the university – such as dispensaries, farms, laboratories, slaughterhouses and points of processing, preservation and marketing livestock.
- At the end of the 6th year, students must also take the required state examination before they are awarded a Master’s Degree and the title of ‘Doctor of Veterinary Medicine’ (DVM).
- Graduates can opt to continue with a specialisation or PhD in Romania as there is both a low cost of living and a huge demand for medicine specialists in the agricultural sector of Romania and neighbouring countries.
- The degree, however is, of course recognised globally, giving all graduates the opportunity to practice in a country of their choosing.
- Romanian veterinary graduates are highly sought after abroad due to the emphasis and experience the programme in Cluj-Napoca gives on industrial scale food production.
- Many graduates have gone on to open their own clinics in places all around the world.
+How much does the programme cost?
|Programme||Programme Starts||Annual Fees (£)|
|Living Costs||Monthly (£)||Annually (£)|
|Rent (private accommodation)||219–277||2,628–3,504|
|Electricity & Gas||37||355|
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+Admission to University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Cluj-Napoca
Applicants must submit the following documents:
- 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)
- For transfer of applicants: transcript of records and syllabus of the university, for the recognition of previous studies
- Copy of valid passport pages 1,2,3,4 or an official valid ID
- Birth certificate copies authenticated translation in two copies
- Medical certificate mentioning that the applicant does not have any spreading diseases or other affections incompatible with his/her future profession.
- 4 passport -size photos
+Life in Cluj-Napoca
- Cluj-Napoca is the second biggest city in Romania with a population of around 318.000 inhabitants. It is located in the Northwest part of the country – 330 km from the capital of Romania, Bucharest.
- In 1944, the city was invaded and occupied by Romanian and Soviet troops. However, until the 1960s the population of the city consisted mainly of Hungarians and during the communist period, the city was largely industrialised.
- Today, Cluj-Napoca is part of the Republic of Romania and has quickly become an urban centre with a booming economy, completely moving past it’s long and turbulent past.
- Some of the most notable sites in the city include Saint Michael’s Church (late 14th century), The Gothic Temple (19th century), The Palace of Justice (late 19th century), the Botanical Garden, and the National Theatre.
- The city also has a wonderful collection of museums including the National Museum of Transylvanian History, the Ethnographic Museum, the Cluj-Napoca Art Museum, the Pharmacy Museum, and the Water Museum.
+Life in Romania
- Romania is a country in the Southeast of Europe and is the eighth largest country of the European Union with an estimated population of 19,000,000 people.
- The population consists mainly of Romanians (88%). Additionally, there is a Hungarian minority (6%), and a Roma minority (3%). The county has become increasingly diverse in recent years.
- After WWII, Romania was under Communist influence. It wasn’t until 1989, that it declared itself a free Democracy, thereafter enabling the country to develop a strong global economy.
- Romania has swiftly become a modern economy, enjoying similar living standards to other EU member states.
- The cost of living in Romania is far cheaper than in other countries making studying at its famous universities an appealing option for students the world over.
- Today, there are thousands of international students visiting Romania to pursue their studies, putting Romanian Universities among the best of Europe.
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