A GUIDE TO STUDYING MEDICINE IN ROMANIA FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

This article is about studying medicine in Romania as an international student. We aim to inform you about things regarding entry requirements, application procedures, fees and more. 

OVERVIEW 

It takes about six years to complete a medical degree in Romania. 

The two universities in Romania that offer a medical degree in English are The University of Medicine & Pharmacy Iași & “Iuliu Hatieganu” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj-Napoca. 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS 

  • The entry requirements differ slightly depending on the university.  
  • A-Level Chemistry and Biology are the required subjects.  
  • If you are a non-native English speaker you will have to prove your English proficiency by taking IELTS or TOEFL.  
  • Or you can sit an exam issued by the university around June or July time. 
  • You will need to know how to speak Romanian by the 4th year of your studies, as you will be required to work directly with Romanian patients who might not know how to speak English.  

ENTRANCE EXAM  

You do not need to take an entrance exam to get into a university in Romania. 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE 

The application procedure differs depending on what university you are applying to. 

In general, you will need to provide the university with the following documents  

  • A copy of your passport 
  • A copy of your birth certificate  
  • Your academic records  
  • Proof of your health 
  • Personal statement 
  • Letter of recommendation 
  • Proof of your English proficiency 

The university you decide to apply for will most likely ask you for more documents, and they will provide you with a more specific list relating to what they need from you. 

APPLICATION DEADLINE 

There are two deadlines, the first is at the end of November and the second is at the end of March. This might differ depending on the university you are applying to so please do check their website just to be sure. 

FEES FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS 

European students from outside of Romania will pay around £6,000 a year for a medical degree. If you are a non-EU citizen, you will pay around £7,500 a year. 

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS 

  • The Romanian Government Scholarship is available for extraordinary non-EU students studying for a bachelor’s or a master’s degree in Romania. 
  • The recipient of the scholarship will not have to pay the tuition fees or any other costs that might be required when applying to university.  
  • Your dorm costs will be covered. 
  • You will also get to study Romanian for a year, free of charge. 
  • You will also get £54 a month if you are studying a bachelor’s course and £62 a month if you are studying for a master’s degree.  

This brings us to the end of this article. We hope that reading this article leaves you feeling more confident in making your final choice of country in which you would like to study. If you would like more information on this topic don’t hesitate to check out our other articles, where we provide similar information regarding other countries. 


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