Studying Abroad – Romaina
About the Course
Why Study in Romania?
Whether you are a European or non-European candidate seeking study to medicine abroad; Romania, by far stand as one of the best choices you can make due to many reasons. Romania is member of EU and EEA countries so all degrees offered through accredited Universities in Romania are automatically recognised in Europe and all over the world. Altogether; Romania has over 80 state-run universities and private universities all of which are internationally accredited and run under the governance of the EU standards for higher education. A supplementary preparatory year for learning Romanian language for anyone who like to pursue their degree in the local language. All those universities offer degree programmes where students can advance as a Bachelor, Master or PhD in leading research universities. Higher Education in Romania has a global reputation as a hub for excellence in learning, teaching and practice with state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge research opportunities together with the chance to walk in the footsteps of so many of the world’s most significant philosophers.
Romanian Universities and Colleges have been receiving thousands and thousands of students from all over the world, especially from developing countries. Today all most all Romanian Universities are partners with thousands of well-known Universities in all over the world. And Romania has become one of countries offering state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge research opportunities together with the chance to walk in the footsteps of so many of the world’s most influential thinkers.
International students can experience a balanced blend of tradition and modernism. The serene environments usually around the universities with a blend of a unique cultural experience in a dynamic and multinational environment will make students feel that they are part of a global family. Besides the chance they get to achieve a world recognised qualification, international students in Romania have the opportunity to learn new languages, get skills to live in a multicultural society that is essential in a dynamic world.
Out of all, Romania is most famous for offering world renowned medical study programmes at a fraction of the price charging very reasonable tuition fees. The living expenses in Romania are known to be the cheapest in the European Union. This combination has propelled the competition among candidates to fierce levels to secure places in Romanian medical Schools making it difficult to take any chances with their applications.
Education System in Romania
There are 112 universities and colleges of higher education in Romania both public and private of which 54 are state universities. All the 54 state universities and colleges receive funding from the central government. Accredited private institutions can also compete for government funds. Ministry of Education plays an increasing role of a facilitator and coordinator, a part of ascetically obvious control and detailed planning. The Ministry establishes the amount of state funding to be allocated to each institution. Internal institutional sources include revenues from service and research activities, contributions from individuals and economic agencies and fees paid by students.
The Romanian higher education system is administered by the Ministry of Education, Research and Youth (MECT) functioning in keeping with current national legislation
It is organized on three cycles of under and post graduate studies:
– First cycle (licenta) corresponding to bachelor degree
– 2nd cycle (master) /specialization corresponding to master’s degree
– 3rd cycle doctorate corresponding to doctor’s degree PHD
The Department of Cultural Educational and Scientific Relations (DRCES) of the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) cooperates with the MECT in organizing the educational exchanges and the continuation of the university education. Most undergraduate courses last four years. Long cycle programs are offered by universities and short cycle ones by university colleges. The duration of programs varies by specialisation. Science, humanities, economic and social sciences, law and communication sciences require eight semesters for long cycle programs. Engineering, agriculture and forestry take ten semesters and architecture, medicine and veterinary sciences require 12 semesters. Short cycle programs are four semesters for the social sciences and six semesters for all other fields.· The duration of graduate programs varies by format (with PhD, part time: 5 years, full time: 3 years; with MA, part time: 2 years, full time 1 year) Doctoral/Ph.D. programs, run four to six years, the highest form of initial education, combining training with scientific research .
The academic year commonly runs from 1 October through June and is divided into semesters of approximately 14 weeks each. National standards set the total class time per week at 24 to 28 hours. The Romanian grading system is from 1 to 10, with 10 the highest mark and 5 the minimum pass. Admission to higher education is dependent on performance in the entrance exam. Almost one-third of all public university students and over one-half of private university students attend classes in Bucharest, the capital city; however, the location of the institution does not indicate the origin of students since students frequently migrate from their home city to attend tertiary education somewhere else away from home.
The Romanian approach to higher education emphases market relevance, internal competition for state resources, support for entrepreneurial efforts and a focus on student issues especially in relation to equality making Romania a very much sort after destination for higher studies.
Medical Studies in Romania
Internationally Romania is a most sought after destination for medical studies. The reputation it has gained is genuine and authentic to Romania due to the reputation of excellence in medical studies and outstanding medical research. All medical degrees awarded in Romania are approved in the European Union and recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO). The educational system for medicine in Romania is designed around cutting edge instigative innovation with the solid orthodox medical studies. The Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary programmes on offer are in some of the most celebrated Medical Colleges and Universities in Europe.
Students have the opportunity to work with internationally acclaimed scientists within their respective laboratories, clinics and affiliated hospitals and the programmes are led by renowned professors with many years of experience in the field and are among the best in in Europe.
The fully taught in English degrees are among the best medical programs attracting students from all other the word and Studying medicine in Romania provides a solid opportunity to for students to study in the best universities of medicine in the word. Since the language of instruction is English, applicants should possess a good command of English. The applicants wishing to acquire a degree in General Medicine, Veterinary or Dental Medicine must effectively pass their admittance tests. Each year; students from UK, Sri Lanka Sweden, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Nigeria, Ghana, India, China, USA, Canada, Norway, etc., register themselves for medical and pre-medical studies in Romanian universities which is a reason why it is increasingly becoming difficult to secure a place. The incredible rate of tuition fees for Medical Schools ranging between €4,000 to 5.000 per annum adds on more fuel for its attraction to the majority of candidates.
Medical School Curriculum
Programme: General Medicine
Degree: General Medicine Doctor (6 years full‑time)
Faculty: Faculty of Medicine
About the Programme: The study programme aims to release well trained medical doctors in to the world who are able to successfully study and work in residency and have necessary knowledge and skills to provide emergency medical aid, diagnose illnesses attributed to their competence and provide health care services under the supervision of a physician specialist. The Students train to become physicians and surgeons capable of providing professional medical aid and care aimed at preventive aspects of medicine with a broader general medical education. The programme is taught in English language though there is also the option to pursue the degree in Romanian language depending on candidate preference. The medical studies are organised as most other universities in the world with 2 years of pre-clinical study, 3 years of clinical study, and 1 year of state clinical practice or internship which takes 6 years in total to complete. Graduates will be awarded the title of Medical Doctor (MD). Graduates joining first and second level of studies in General medicine gain theoretical knowledge of all pre-clinical and clinical subjects concerning practical knowledge, they learn about therapeutics and clinics methods. After obligatory practise, postgraduate studies and exams, they gain pre-conditions for the specialisation in respective branches or in medical research. The training is focused on achieving a broader general medical education. Medicine is a multidisciplinary programme. In the first year, the studies are subject-based. From the second year, the studies are problem-based, integrating basic and clinical subjects and analysis of real clinical situations. This knowledge and skills are applied and developed during the fourth to sixth years in solving clinical problems.
|Anatomy and Embryology||12|
|Medical Informatics and Biostatistics||4|
|History of Medicine||2|
|Medical Sociology & Medical Psychology||3|
|Abilities in medical manoeuvres||2|
|Basic Medical Skills||2|
|Anatomy and Embryology||10|
|Medical Deontology and Bioethics||3|
|Abilities in medical manoeuvres||2|
|Basic Medical Skills||2|
|Medical Research Methodology & Medical Biostatistics||4|
|Primary Health Care||3|
|Basic Medical Skills||2|
|Orthopaedics and Traumatology||4|
|Radiology and Nuclear Medicine||5|
|Oncology and Haematology||4|
|Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine and Emergency Medicine||6|
|Basic Medical Skills||2|
|Labour Medicine and Occupational Diseases||3|
|Paediatric Surgery and Orthopaedics||3|
|Basic Medical Skills||2|
|Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Neonatology||12|
|Psychiatry and Paediatric Psychiatry||7|
|Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology||8|
|Family Medicine and Geriatrics||9|
|Rheumatology-Balneo-physiotherapy and Rehabilitation||5|
|Public Health and Sanitary Management||3|
|Cranial and Maxillofacial Surgery||2|
Dental School Programme
Programme: Dental Medicine
Degree: Dental Medicine Doctor (5 years)
Faculty: Faculty of Medicine
About the Programme:
The Faculty of Odontology offers a perfect possibility of gaining a profession in odontology and also guarantees high-level and attractive studies. The Faculty has gained international recognition for preparation of specialists, research and clinical work. And the Faculty of Odontology is the main institution of dental education in Romania. Only the best graduates choose this study programme. Odontology, as a branch of medical sciences, is designed for talented, active, and responsible students. Integrated studies are also organised in the Faculty of Odontology. The curriculum leads to a master’s degree in Dentistry, which is equivalent to a Doctor of Dental Science (DDS) and forms the basis for specialist education or scientific (PhD) studies. Today, 120 new students are accepted annually to the 5-year dental programme. The acceptance is based on the rules of general admission, which is organised and carried out by LAMA BPO.
Graduates learn basic therapeutics and preventive methods and become able to provide basic practical treatments. Graduates are able, on the basis of anamnesis and of complex extra‑oral examination, to analyse the origin of the diseases, to apply methods of primary, secondary and tertiary prevention, to treat the diseases concerning dental diseases. Graduates gain knowledge of all pre-clinical and clinical medical branches concerning dental medicine. The programme is recognised by the General Dental Council and Irish Dental Council for registration to practise as a dentist in the UK and Ireland with the opportunity to practically train at the Hospital of Romanian University of Health Sciences which runs clinics for Dental and oral diseases, Dental and Maxillary Orthopaedics, Oral Care and Paediatric Odontology, Orthodontics.
|Anatomy III-IV and Embryology||8|
|Cell and Molecular Biology||4|
|Behaviour Sciences, Medical Psychology, Bioethics||2|
|Internal Medicine – Gerontology Geriatrics||4|
|Ostetrics – Gynecology||2|
|Dental instruments and appliances for dental medicine||3|
|Technology of the unidental prosthesis||2|
|Anesthesiology in dental medicine||2|
|Fixed Prosthodontics Technology||3|
|Partial Dentures, Acrylic Dentures||6|
|Anesthesiology in dental medicine||2|
|Clinical and topographic anatomy of the cephalic extremity||2|
|Scientific Research Methodology||1|
|Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery||8|
|Orthodontics and dental and facial orthopedy||8|
|Technology of removable partial dentures||3|
|Removable partial dentures: Skeletal dentures||12|
|Cardiology and Restorative Odontotherapy||6|
|Clinics and therapy of the partial extended edentation – Oral Rehabilitation||8|
|Clinic and therapy of complete edentation||1|
|Orthodontics and dentofacial orthopaedics||10|
|Oral Functional Balneophysiotherapy||2|
|Forensic medicine, bioethics and medical ethics||1|
|Public Health and Management||1|
|Oral and maxillofacial surgery||1|
|Diagnosis and treatment of cranial-facial chronic pain||1|
Veterinary School Programme
Programme: Veterinary Medicine
Degree: veterinary surgeon (6 years)
Faculty: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
About the Programme:
The Programme of Veterinary Medicine conforms to the National Regulations, descriptions of the Common Requirements, and Directive of the European Parliament. Upon successful graduation of the Study Programme students obtain general and special competences. Graduates of fundamental studies lasting 6 years are awarded with a qualification of the veterinary surgeon and master‘s qualification degree. A person who has acquired professional qualification of a veterinary surgeon can work in this capacity in Romania and Europe. Graduates are able to practice in private and state institutions. Veterinary doctors can diagnose animal diseases, treat animals, apply prophylactic measures, monitor the transfer of animal diseases and food chain safety, conduct research and present their knowledge, solve complex veterinary-related problems, as well as apply gained abilities and knowledge in different activities and further self-education. Food safety managers can analyse and assess the safety aspects of food products and raw materials in relation to human health, covering the entire food chain. They design and manage food safety control systems in the manufacturing process and are familiar with general quality control and management systems. Graduates of the last five years have been very successful in finding jobs in Romania or abroad and they successfully work both in the private and state sectors. Private veterinary activity can be pursued by a veterinary surgeon holding a valid license in veterinary practice or veterinary pharmacy. State policy in the areas of animal health and welfare, safety and quality of food supplied on the market in Romania is formed by the Sate Food and Veterinary Service. After the completion of the programme, graduates are awarded the title of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM).
PhD study programme of veterinary medicine. Doctoral students prepare a doctoral thesis (adequate to PhD) which is defended in accordance to the appropriate documents.
|Animal biology and ecology||4|
|Physics / biophysics||4|
|Comparative anatomy I||5|
|Comparative anatomy II||5|
|Chemistry / Biochemistry I||6|
|Chemistry / Biochemistry II||5|
|Biomathematics and computer sciences||1|
|Histology and embryology I||5|
|Physical training I||1|
|Physical training II||1|
|Romanian language and culture I||3|
|Romanian language and culture II||3|
|Comparative anatomy III||4|
|Comparative anatomy IV||4|
|Histology and embryology II||4|
|Biochemistry / Molecular Biology||3|
|Biochemistry of the titular metabolism||2|
|Animal production systems I||4|
|Nutrition, feeding, fodder quality control I||4|
|Nutrition, feeding, fodder quality control II||4|
|Animal hygiene and environment protection||5|
|Romanian language and culture III||1|
|Ethology, animal welfare and protection||4|
|Parasitology and parasitic diseases I||4|
|Pharmacology and pharmacy I||4|
|Pharmacology and pharmacy II||4|
|Pathological anatomy I||4|
|Pathological anatomy II||5|
|Propaedeutic and surgical techniques I||3|
|Anaesthesiology and resuscitative therapy||2|
|Animal production systems II||3|
|Parasitology and parasitic diseases II||3|
|Parasitology and parasitic diseases III||3|
|Propaedeutic and surgical techniques II||3|
|Internal medicine and pathology I||4|
|Internal medicine and pathology II||4|
|Surgical clinics and pathology I||4|
|Infectious diseases I||4|
|Infectious diseases II||4|
|Physiology of the reproduction||3|
|Food hygiene, quality and technology I||4|
|Food hygiene, quality and technology II||4|
|Veterinary toxicology 1||3|
|Internal medicine and pathology III||4|
|Internal medicine and pathology IV||5|
|Surgical clinics and pathology II||4|
|Surgical clinics and pathology III||4|
|Infectious diseases III||4|
|Infectious diseases IV||4|
|Pathology of reproduction I||4|
|Pathology of reproduction II||4|
|Inspection and control of animal foods and products I||4|
|Inspection and control of animal foods and products II||4|
|Fish breeding and pathology||2|
|Veterinary toxicology II||4|
|Preventive medicine II||1|
|Necropsy and forensic medicine I||3|
|Nutritional and metabolic diseases||3|
|Necropsy and forensic medicine II||3|
|Public veterinary health||3|
|Veterinary management and marketing||2|
|Clinics- aviary and leporids||3|
|Veterinary deontology and ethics||1|
|Practical Work in veterinary units||2|
Postgraduate Medical Study
The Postgraduate Medical Study can be perused as specialization training or residency specialization is offered in all the Romanian Universities. Romania is also one of 29 countries that have signed the Bologna declaration, which instates a common educational standard across Europe. Postgraduate medical studies from Romania can be earned in a variety of subjects and are internationally recognised.
Once the 6 year Master’s degree graduation is successfully achieved, students are then able to pursue a post graduate specialization which can range from 4-6 years for completion depending on the programme. Once students have done the specialization in Romania they will complete licensure examinations offered by the State Examination Commission in Romania which attains the graduates a medical training recognised anywhere within the European Union.
The specialization training requires full-time 8 hour practical training / day with duties related to the speciality and is practised at the Medical University Hospitals or affiliated clinics. All medical Universities have a Commission for Postgraduate Education appointed by the Rector. The candidates who have completed the corresponding specialization curricula successfully will be elevated to take the Speciality State Examination to which on completion a certificate of a recognized speciality by the Medical University can be obtained.
A mandatory requirement of the postgraduate specialisation will be to have the ability to speak to patients in their native language. For this reason, post graduate students will take on a 9 month preparatory course for Romanian language exam (B2 level in the EU framework) or have some aptitude in Romanian language. This is common to any country that a medical professional seeks a postgraduate specialization degree.
The following are some of the Postgraduate courses may be taken:
Clinical Biochemistry, Normal and Pathological Physiology, Internal Medicine, Epidemiology, Hygiene, Microbiology, Surgery, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Otorhinolaryngology, Pharmacology, Dental Medicine, Clinical Pharmacology, Pathological Anatomy and Forensic Medicine, Neurosciences, Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Anatomy, Histology, and Embryology. Students are awarded the degree of PhD.
Tuition Fees in Romania
Placing itself as one of the most affordable destinations for fully English taught undergraduate programs in medical studies; Romania has gained so much competition among students trying to secure a place in medical school. Presenting most affordable course fees complemented with the low living costs within the European Union Romania has propelled as one the first choice for many potential students converging the tuition fees to an upward trend from what it used to be. Masha consultants understand that money can be a worrying topic for most students. We aim to help by setting out clearly and simply what you need to pay for and what support is available to you.
The tuition fee for the first year of studies shall be paid within 20 days after signing the Study Contract, but no later than 1 August 2016.
In all upper years, the annual tuition fee should be paid:
- before September 1 (for the fall semester)
- before February 1 (for the spring semester)
Transfer students shall pay the running payment of the actual year plus payment for the additional courses or exams (extracurricular fee), if any. An additional fee is required if the student has to repeat the course because of his/her academic incompetence.
The tuition fee covers the following:
- use of library facilities, lecture rooms, laboratories, clinics and equipment during the academic year;
- attendance at scheduled lectures, practical and laboratory classes, seminars, clinical practice;
- attendance at scheduled tutorials held weekly by the teaching staff of the University;
- testing of acquired knowledge and skills via weekly tests, colloquiums, examinations or final semester tests according to a teaching plan.
- dental materials for those studying at the Faculty of Odontology.
The payments listed below should be made by bank transfer in Euros before the deadline indicated
The total annual tuition fee is averagely €5000
- All fees, tuition, and charges are subject to change without notice.
- Tuition fees quoted by the University.
- The fees do not include other expenses such living & travelling cost.
- All students are advised to budget realistically before embarking on a course. Students are also advised to confirm such expenses, including exact tuition fees and methods of payment, directly with the University.
It is to be noted that in general, the cost of living (utility costs, prices, etc.) in Romania is lower than in west European countries like UK, France or Germany.
Preparation Course Fee
Enrolling in the preparation course is optional and the course fee is €750.
Medical University Requirements
Before making an application, applicants should carefully check that they will meet the Medical School’s minimum academic standard. Please read this guide, which provides details of the entry requirements.
It is mandatory that Candidates must complete their high school education, before applying for an undergraduate course and Postgraduate applicants must have an undergraduate diploma.
In addition to reading the Entry Requirements information, international applicants who do not speak English as a first language should ensure that they take one of the English Language qualifications. If not a first language, the applicant must provide documentation to corroborate their English fluency. If the standard of English of the applicant is not high enough, they must do a 9 month intensive language course before applying.
A medical certificate stating that the applicant is in good health from a qualified doctor.
International students could be admitted into the English program of the Romanian University of Health Sciences if the:
- Provide the legalized high school or college certificate and transcript (officially translated into English)
- They must have secured their preferred funding option (government, loan provider or self-funded). EU applicants can apply for funding with the Romanian government.
- Meet the Entrance Exam requirements.
- Have good grades in biology, chemistry and physics will give preference.
- Have good knowledge of English language is obligatory.
This step-by-step guide indicates what you must exactly do to avoid any delays or rejections due to not following the required application procedure. If you find it still hard to follow or have areas you do not understand; we at Masha Consultants are always prepared to guide you through the process. Candidates can get all the information needed about application forms, dates and information on of what documents to submit from the university you want to apply to. We know when applying for undergraduate medicine, many applicants find the application forms, tests and interviews required an overwhelming process and our years of experience will benefit you to ease this as we will direct you according to your circumstances and requirements.
All the submitted documents should be originals or certified copies. If the documents are not written in English, they must be supplemented by translations certified by an approved institution. All applications should be made online.
- Create a student profile online.
- Start your application making sure to check your name against your passport.
- As a part of your application you need to upload supporting documents including:
- Most recent academic transcript ( with English translation in PDF format)
- Copy of ID page of your passport
- If applicable, proof of English language proficiency.
- Once submitted; an email confirmation with a copy of your application is sent to you.
- Your application is assessed by the study board if successful you will receive the offer letter by email.
- Accept your offer and pay your deposit and/ or OSHC fees if applicable
- You will then receive your CoE for your visa application.
- You will then confirm your visa and book flights to arrive on time for orientation.
Expiry Dates for Entry Application
Please Note the application closing dates to make sure you get your application in on time. Students are advised to apply in good time before the application deadline. The application date is usually long before the start of the semester. Make sure that you complete your application correctly.
Applications must be received no later than the published closing date. Applications received after the closing date will only be considered on the basis of academic merit, if there are places available.
International applicants should start the application process as early as possible to allow sufficient time to apply for a visa.
The following are deadlines for all programmes for the class starting in the fall of 2015
- May Exam (Early admissions): 01/01/2016 – 31/05/2016
- August Exam (Late admissions): 01/06/2016 – 31/07/2016
Places may be limited in certain programmes and under certain circumstances, an applicant who missed the final application deadline, may contact us for special requests in applying to university programmes after registration deadlines but chances of success is rare due to the high demand for places.
Following are the supporting documents we require with your application form. We may not be able to reach a decision on your application if any of these documents are missing
Please Note: Education documents must be legalized, recommended Notary Public, please contact Sharon Stone via www.notableservices.co.uk
Documents required for registration:
- Application Form
- School Leaving Certificate
- Transcripts of high school (where marks are mentioned) and secondary school certificates verifying successful completion of General Biology and General Chemistry
- CV, /Personal Statement in English
- ID, Copy of passport
- 3 passport sized pictures with a white background (3×4 cm)
- Health Certificate from a hospital or GP (speak to us for a sample)
- Copy of advanced level grades
- Motivation letter
- For NON EU students, Certificate proving the knowledge of the English language; (TOEFL, IELTS, B2 Level or 6 Band)
- Application fee of 350 EUR direct to University account, non-refundable (please speak to us for University account details)
Medical School Acceptance Letter
After your application is complete with application, scores, and letters of recommendation etc.… it will receive the initial screening. It is to be noted that different medical schools in Romania may vary in how they make decisions, but the considerations discussed below are important in one way or another to all schools. Because of the high volume of applications for a limited number of first year places, regardless of how applications are processed, a great deal of emphasis will initially be placed on your grades and scores. The acceptance letter is important for Non-EU students to secure their visa also for European alike.
- Admission requirements: High school diploma (certificate).
- Language requirements: To speak English, French, or Romanian or Romanian.
- Entry regulations: A valid passport.
- Biology, Chemistry, physics and Math’s.
- Medical requirements (Health state).
There are three possible outcomes of your application to medial school are:
- Spot on the Wait List.
Normally, medical schools have to make more offers than they have spots available in their class to fill each class. This works in your favour. For example: If a school has 200 spots to fill for that year, they may have to extend 250 or 300 offers
Once your chosen institution has received all your documentation and funding information, they will send an official “Letter of acceptance”.
After this, you can pay your first part of the tuition fees, register at the institution and prepare for your first semester.
Medical Student Transfer
We understand and have experience of different reasons why students decide to transfer on to a different Medical University. Whether you have finished a couple of university study and feel it’s time for a change without losing your accomplished studies, or you are looking for more affordable options with Romania offering the lowest tuition fee and living cost in EU then Romanian universities are a good match for you. It may be also due to a scholarship, a change in the financial situation, or change of subject area; we at Masha Consultants have experienced it all.
Masha consultants are specialised in this field and we know how to guide you correctly through the process However; if you decide to transfer to a Romanian university, in most cases you may be able to reap the benefit of completing your medical, dental or veterinary studies earlier than other countries or universities. Masha Consultants have achieved an exceptional reputation for securing places for transfer students. We have been able to overcome these obstacles of transfer entry and is in a position to guarantee entry to its students into the highest academic year possible. We have transferred many students from European medical universities and international medical universities into the next academic year of their medical degree Veterinary degree or dental degree.
Student must note that the study programmes and curriculums may change from university to university and that they are also willing to take the negative attributes that comes with a transfer especially the hours of study for each course. You may have to sit for extra examinations or completer the gap hours even it means you may have studies those subjects and passed the exams at the previous university.
The minimum requirement being the student has completed a semester at an accredited university and submitting official transcripts makes them eligible to change to a recognised Romanian Medical University. The university will then assess the case individually for each student and recommend a course and the year of entry stage according to the credits earned and training received. They consider year group numbers of existing medical students and dental students, clinical and academic experience obtained by the applicant to date in comparison to their course.
The Accreditation of higher education institutions in Romania is a two-stage process. In the first stage the institution applies for authorization for temporary operation. When temporarily authorized to conduct educational activities, higher education institutions can organized entrance exams and enrol students. Quality maintenance is achieved through recurrent assessments carried out by the National Council for Academic Evaluation and Accreditation, the activity of which is monitored by the Parliament. After three generations of their students have graduated, the institutions can apply for accreditation. Accredited institutions can organize graduation exams (licensure and diploma exams) and can issue diplomas that are endorsed by the Ministry of Education.
All the Romanian Universities we represent are member universities of the World Health Organisation (WHO), where it fulfils the role of a collaboration centre for research and training in epidemiology as well as for prevention of cardiovascular and other chronic non-communicable diseases. The study programmes meets university education standards applied in EU countries and graduates are eligible to take the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) and the PLAB examination of the General Medical Council in the UK. Graduates of Romanian Medical Universities are able to confidently quest a career in any country of their choice as per the world recognition they get by graduation in a world class university and in the case of deciding to practice in a non-EU county they must pass through the assessment procedure of the governing authorities of the respective Ministry of Health in their county’s. The University is a member of numerous international organisations, such as the European University Association (EUA), Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER), Association of Medical Schools in Europe (AMSE), Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE), Baltic Sea Region University Network (BSRUN), Organisation for PhD Education in Biomedicine and Health Sciences in the European System (ORPHEUS), European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE), World Veterinary Association, etc.
The General Medical Council (GMC) is responsible for providing GMC registration for doctors, required in order to practice medicine in the UK. Please follow the link:
The recognition of degrees of the 1st and the 2nd level (Bachelor and Master) issued by foreign higher education institutions (of Member States or other states except for the states with which there exist a bilateral treaty) falls within the competence of the appropriate higher education institution in Romania which provides the same or similar study programme.
LIVE & Study
Living costs – Romania
When it comes to living costs, generally, Romania is considered to be a very affordable country in Europe. Accommodation is affordable, and so are public transportation services, food and leisure services but as in any situation, the cost of living depends on various factors such as personal habits and lifestyle. Compared to other regions in Europe, Romania is not very expensive place to live. Students may reduce living expenses by using public transport discounts, renting accommodation in groups, and using public services etc. Students are also able to cut some expenses by using the Romanian student identity card. There is affordable student accommodation within the campus in university dormitories also private accommodation is not very high compared to Central and Western Europe.
There is a good and affordable public transportation system and many supermarkets in cities around Romania, which have been built in last few years. Wherever you choose to live there are ample numbers of supermarkets, shops and convenient stores scattered with quick access also, food and leisure facilities. As per the world class graduate studies they can get in Romania and the cheap living costs the popularity keeps growing each year for paces in medical schools in Romania.
Approximate Living cost in Romania:
|Item||Expenses per month (Euros €)||Expenses per month (GBP £)|
|Food||50 to 75||42 to 64|
|Student hostel||100 to 150||85 to 127|
|Private rental apartment||100 to 200||85 to 170|
|Room in a private apartment||75 to 100||64 to 85|
|Student’s travel card||6 to 15||5 to 13|
The figures given above are approximates only, can be vary slightly as per individual choice.
Scholarships & Other Financial Support
After passing at least one academic year in Romanian University Students can get a merit-based scholarship. There are exam-based and merit based scholarships available in Romania depending on the results of the entrance exam (some universities only) student may be granted a scholarship. There is always the possibility for students who do not pass exam to secure their place as a self-financing student. The Romanian government makes all efforts to recognize students who excel academically and who move the learning environment in a positive way for other students.
There are also scholarships for Romanian citizens to study abroad. Young Romanian applicants should fulfil the eligibility conditions required by the scholarship offer. The current legislation and the national competitions for scholarships abroad are managed by the National Centre for Scholarships Abroad (CNBSS). These scholarships are granted for under and post graduate studies, postgraduate and postdoctoral research/ specialization or complete university studies, master’s degree or doctor’s degree, in keeping with bilateral legal documents signed by Romania and other states or with other states’ unilateral offers. These scholarships differ according to the type of bilateral document and the regulation in force in the state offering the scholarships or on the type of scholarship offered.
There are also scholarships available for foreigners studying in Romania. The Romanian state grants 85 scholarships through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Department of Cultural, Educational and Scientific Relations (DRCES) to foreign students, irrespective of their country of origin and of the level of studies, by means of selection of files organized by MAE and MECT in keeping with current regulation. The scholarship schemes offered by the Romanian state in keeping with bilateral documents in force or with unilateral offers made by Romania to other states are administered by the Ministry of Education, Research and Youth, The General Directorate for International Relations and European Affairs. Scholarships offered to foreign citizens by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (this can change annually).
Once you contact us your personal representative at Masha consultants will walk you through the possible avenues you could pursue to secure financial support.
Student accommodation, hostel, private flats or rooms are the most common student accommodations available in Romania.
Even though student housing in Romania is cheap, the cheapest is to stay in student hostel or shared house /flat/apartment. Student hostel is the cheapest and includes rent and all bills and this is the best option for international students who want to live on a very low budget.
Most of international students can afford private accommodation. For students opting for private apartment, we suggest them to contact us so we can reserve apartments for them for a reasonable price. Apartments in Romania normally come fully furnished, with all necessary electronic equipment. A decent size apartment will cost around1000 euros or below and if you like to have Cable TV it normally cost less than 20 euros a month or less. Apartments have central heating with central hot water.
Though many students, however, prefer to rent privately. If you decide to stay in university dormitories. Places are offered on a first-come first-served basis. The University offers campus dormitories. Usually rooms housing 2 – 3 students are standard, but rooms for a single student are also available. Rooms are furnished with beds, tables, and wardrobes. Bathrooms are generally shared between two rooms, or between all the rooms on each floor and the standard of these may differ.
Each dormitory has its own dining hall or buffet, where meals are available for lower prices and generally provided throughout the academic year. Normally rooms have internet access and there are launderettes in dormitories. Some halls have their own gymnasiums, swimming pools, fitness centres, etc.
The number of rooms are limited; therefore, students should book the rooms in advance. If two students share the room, each of them pays half of the rent. The rent is inclusive of heating, water, electricity and using of a common kitchen.
Note: Students of the upper years are required to find an accommodation in the city.
Student Loans – Romania
Whether they are Romanian nationals, nationals of another EU member state, or nationals of another country outside the EU commonwealth zone; all Undergraduate, Graduate and Postgraduate students are eligible to apply for a student loans. However the regulations change frequently so please contact us for more information.
There may also be private companies who provide the loans with following facilities:
Note: Students are strongly advised to investigate on these loans at their own risk as private companies may charge very high interest rates.
Private Lender – Student loans to pay tuition fees and living costs rent, bills, and any other costs associated with your studies, while you are at university.
Budgeting help: Depending on the loan amount, you can choose how you want to receive student loan funds: monthly or a lump-sum payment. Some lenders assist with budgeting Future Finance by issuing the living expense portion of loan funds over a number of months to help you manage spending throughout the academic year.
Some lenders may also provide, reduced interest rate after graduation and loan repayment holidays
We can advise you on any financial decisions and direct you to the correct path to suit your needs. Please contact us for more information.
Romanian Student Visa
Non-EU Students (from outside the European Union) need to apply for a student visa before entering Romania. A student of a non-EU country should generally file an application for visa at the Consulate of the Republic of Romania from their country of residence. A short-term visa entitles the holder to stay in Romania for up to three months, a long-term visa for up to one year. It is possible to extend a visa only in particularly justified cases. The visa can be extending only once.
Student who applies for the temporary residence permit (TRP) first time shall submit a Statement (Criminal Record) of a competent authority of a foreign country, where the student lived before arriving to the Republic of Romania or where s/he currently lives, certifying the fact that s/he has (not) been convicted of a crime in that state.
Students from European Union countries do not need a visa to study in Romania and Non-EU Students must apply for Long-term Visa which falls under Type D. Please refer below.
Romania is part of the Schengen Area – territory of 23 countries of the European Union + 2 associated countries of the European Economic Area, which agreed on the abolition of border controls between themselves and on common visa regulations.
By applying for Romanian Visa, a foreigner applies for so-called Schengen Visa which allows him/her to travel inside of the Schengen Area without any restrictions. Schengen Visa holders do not need additional special visa for Romania.
Which type of visa the foreigner needs depends on the length and purpose of the stay in Romania. There are 4 types:
Schengen visa type A = Airport transit visa
Schengen visa type B = Transit visa
Schengen visa type C = Entry visa
Long-term visa D
Long-term visa D (Residence visa, Student visa or Business visa)
Long term visa can be given for the purpose of granting a residence permit in Romania for the purpose of fulfilling obligations arising from international agreements or where it is in the interest of the Romanian Government. Non-EU students will need Visa- D, which will allow them to stay in the country for three months in a six month period, after which they will need to apply for a temporary residence permit or TRP which is valid for one academic year, and will need to be renewed two months before it expires.
Long-term Visa D Application
Students will need to take the following documentation to their Romanian embassy in order to apply for Visa D:
- Copy of your bank statement (Original) providing evidence of ability to support yourself for the duration of your studies.
3 Acceptance Letter from university.
- Health insurance that is valid in Romania.
Further documentation may be required so check with your local Romanian embassy before you go.
Student Residence Permit
Students can gain Long term visa and it can be given for the purpose of granting a residence permit in Romania for the purpose of fulfilling obligations arising from international agreements or where it is in the interest of the Romanian Government. Students must apply to obtain a long term student stay permit or student residency permit in Romania, which is normally valid for one year and is renewed each year to get Romanian type-D Visa meeting the requirements. With this visa the foreigner is allowed to stay on the territory of Romania during the period of its validity and it allows him/her to travel across Schengen countries, but the duration of the stay cannot exceed 90 days in any period of 6 months.
How to get an ID card
In order to get your ID card you are supposed to submit the following:
- A completed Electronic return shall in Academic information system
- A fee paid.
You will receive your ID card according to information in the News page on this website.
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Live in Romania (EU Citizens)
Any EU citizen is entitled to stay in Romania for up to three months over a period of half a year. This period is calculated from the first day of arrival.
If you move to Romania for more than three months then you need to register with the compulsory health insurance fund to be able to access healthcare in the same way as a Romanian resident.
A general health insurance valid for Romania is a requirement for registration for each semester at University. Foreign students are self-insured. Students have to sign up for a medical insurance either for a year covering the period of the academic year or for the whole period of training at the University.
A citizen or a foreigner – staying in Romania has a right to be provided with the necessary health care. Everyone also has a right to choose their own health care provider.
If the Health Insurance is signed in a foreign country it is required upon enrolment at the University the student to submit an official translation of the signed Health Insurance in Romanian language.
Foreigners who are not duly insured can take out contractual health insurance on the territory of Romania.
For entitlement to medical treatment on the basis of health insurance in another Member State (EU, EEA, Switzerland), an EU/EEA national must present a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) to the health care provider. (EHIC shall be issued at your request by a health insurance company to which you pay health insurance premiums.) In such a case, the treatment of an EU/EEA national will be covered by a Romanian health insurance company in the same amount as to a Romanian national, provided the relevant physician has concluded a contract with at least one health insurance company.
Please follow the link for more information on the European Health Insurance Card:
International Students (also PhD Students)
An international student, coming to Romania to study within a programme arising from an international treaty that is binding for Romania is subject to statutory health insurance, and the payer of such insurance. The student will submit the necessary documents certifying his/her study at a higher education institution in Romania. Other international students have to be insured privately or additional get Individual Health Insurance.
Student Life – Romania
Romania offers a rich and diverse cultural and social life that is seen in all EU countries. Romania offers plenty of probabilities to visit great places, to do some souvenirs shopping and mingling with the locals. Romania offers a rich and diverse cultural and social life. Romania is a hierarchical society where age and position are respected where older people are viewed as wise since they have earned life experience. Living cost in Romania is relatively cheaper compared to EU member countries which also makes it a suitable destination for students.
There are plenty of shopping centres malls and clubs where students have fun during weekends taking a break from their busy student life. Romanians enjoy and love spending their leisure time eating and drinking out. Romania is famous for its tasty food and wines. Most people go to restaurant with the intention of having a rich, traditional dinner which is classic in Romania. They are famous for full-bodied soups, and they like to keep food 100% natural. The traditional Romanian foods are meat-based so, if you are a vegetarian, your choices might be restricted in rural areas but urban areas are full of modern restaurants that offer vegetarian menus. There is McDonalds, Pizza Hut, and food from the international cuisine, like Italian food, Chinese or Mexican food. Romanian wines are very tasty and Tuica, the most popular drink in Romania, is made of plums, apples or peaches and is as strong as whiskey.
Apart of the busy study and activities related to the degree; generally universities aims to ensure that time at the School is not just about studying but is also as enjoyable as possible. The student unions practise entertainment and funds many student societies covering a wide range of interests adding an enormous amount to the students’ experience in Romania. The variety of societies and activities change with the interests and initiative of each new group of students. Nature-lovers will not be left without activity outside the National Parks as well.
Many supermarkets are open 24/7, restaurants work seven days a week and there is a convenience store on pretty much every corner and there’s even some bank branches open on weekends. There are ample numbers of supermarkets, shops and convenient stores with quick access in Romanian cities.
There is international direct dialling service is available throughout Romania. Mobile service operators provide good network coverage both on its territory and on territorial waters. Romania has several Internet access providers with coverage almost everywhere in the country.
Oină is a Romanian traditional sport and in many ways similar to baseball but Football is surely the most popular sport. Aside football; there are various other sports including handball, basketball, rugby union, tennis and gymnastics. There are endless ways to enjoy in recreational actives like hiking cycling and camping.
With all that is on offer, it mustn’t come as a surprise why year on year, Romania has become a hot spot for international students.
Climate – Romania
Romania has a temperate climate, similar to the north-eastern United States, with four the distinct seasons of Spring, Summer, Autumn Winters. With preserved medieval towns such as Sighişoara and many fortified churches and castles, notably clifftop Bran Castle, long associated with the Dracula legend; the area is ringed by the Carpathian Mountains, which are popular among the adventurous for trekking, climbing, skiing and bathing in natural thermal spas offering a serine heaven offering many of nature’s treasures perfect for the exploring mind.
Romania has a temperate-continental climate with moderate features which is characteristic for Central Europe. With hot summers, long, cold winters and very distinct seasons. Abundant snowfalls may occur throughout the country from December to mid-March, especially if you are in the mountainous areas of Romania. The annual average temperature depends on latitude and ranges from 8°C in the North and 11°C in the South, with temperatures of 2.6°C in the mountains and 12°C in the plains. In general, the warmest areas are in the southern districts of Romania.
Lightweights are worn in summer on the coast and in low inland areas. Warmer clothes are needed in winter and throughout the year in the uplands. Rainwear is recommended throughout the year.
Transportation in Romania
There is an extensive network of air, road and train services in Romania. As a closely and well populated country in a central location in Central-South-eastern Europe and with a developed economy, Romania has a good and modern transportation infrastructure. Transportation infrastructure in Romania is the property of the state, and is administered by the Ministry of Transports, Constructions and Tourism, except when operated as a concession, in which case the concessions are made by the Ministry of Administration and Interior. Most tourist sites are accessible by public transport. Buses are common for urban transport. In addition to them trams and trolley buses are typical in the big cities.
Romania has a well-developed railway network that covers virtually the whole country with several bus companies that offer fast and inexpensive connections between Romania’s main cities.
Students also get a taxi most of the time and is preferred due to the inexpensive rates.
Romania has 16 main airports. The modern air ports with good connections to all major countries, is similar to what you normally find in any developed European country. Romania also has 25 ports including the medieval port of Constanta on the Black Sea Coast
Your Safety & Security
As in many European countries, Romania is a safe country yet general safety precautions must be taken by all residents to avoid venerable situations.
The University Campus has its own security standby for any student in need. Furthermore, students will be provided with the necessary security information. CCTV cameras everywhere and the police normally do regular rounds.
However, students are advised to take care of their possession and not leave things unattended as this may attract unnecessary attention especially in public places where valuables can be stolen. As in any country suspicious activities can be reported to police.
The European emergency number 112 is the only emergency number in Romania.
Disabled people can contact 112 by fax with predefined forms.
It is possible to call 112 from a mobile phone even without a SIM card.
112 calls are answered within 4 seconds.
In addition to Romanian, the calls are answered in English, French, Hungarian, German, Italian, Spanish and Russian, depending on the call centre.
The 112 operator can detect the location of the caller as soon as the call is answered.
According to the latest E-communications household and telecom single market survey, 71% of Romanians know they can use 112 everywhere in the EU.