University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Grigore T. Popa, Lasi

University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Grigore T. Popa, Lasi, Romania

Grigore T. Popa

Grigore T. Popa

Grigore T. Popa

University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Grigore T. Popa, Lasi, Romania

Entire course in English
No entry test
Tuition fees €5,000 per annum (£4,250)
Admission in October
WHO, UNESCO and GMC (UK) recognized degree
GMC recognition
Low living costs

“Gr. T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy was founded in 1879 as a Faculty of Medicine, later being associated with other two institutions which complete the medical instruction area the Faculty of Pharmacy and the Faculty of Dentistry and is one of the oldest educational establishments in Romania. In 1991, the institute received the status of University and the name of the famous representative of the School of Functional Anatomy in Iasi, Grigore T. Popa. Later on, the Faculty of Medical Bioengineering was also included, the only one of its kind in the country. Today The University is proud of its valuable professors and the material basis and modern technique, appropriate for the instructive and scientific research activity processes.

The University is a multifaceted higher education institution, encompassing Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry and Biomedical Engineering as four divisions. It is also home to eight colleges which are General Nursing, Dental Technique, Dental Nursing, Audiology, Balneotherapy and Rehabilitation, Medical Cosmetics, Hygiene and Public Health, Pharmaceutical Technique. Colleges hold three-year-courses. Students are required to pass a license examination upon completion of their studies. The Medicine and Dentistry courses both last six years.

The University also is affiliated to the following Hospitals for practical training and research giving students the world class prestige laying pragmatic foundations.

St. Spiridon Hospital
St. Maria Clinic Children’s Hospital
Regional Oncology Institute
Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases
Socola Psychiatric University Hospital
Parhon Hospital
CFR Hospital
Neurosurgery Hospital

The 130 year history of experience and expertise in preparing students in the medical profession is something that Gr. T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy can offer for any student planning to peruse a medical or dentistry degree in Romania

Documents required for admission

NO entrance exam Please submit below Documents via mail

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
Birth certificate and translation in two copies if other than English
Medical certificate containing:

– proof of vaccination against hepatitis B

– any chronic diseases

– psychological assessment

4 passport -size photos

Living expenses


Romania today

Romanians trace their heritage back to the Romans. Joining NATO in 2007, they see their future as firmly within the Euro-Atlantic family within the European Union. Nowhere in Eastern Europe confronts prejudices quite like Romania but one will soon realise that it is nothing far from outstanding and well developed European country like many well-known destinations in Europe.

Climate and Nature :

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.

Transport :

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. The modern air ports with good connections to all major countries, is similar to what you normally find in any developed European country.

Living, Shopping & Social life :

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.

Dining :

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.

Communication :

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.

Sports and Recreation :

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 Romania has to offer, it is not a wonder why it remains a highly attractive country for international students to pursue their higher education.

The city of Lasi

Iasi is situated in the east side of Moldova, on the Bahlui River, affluent of Jijia that flows into the Prut River; is the beautiful and legendary city of the 7 hills. The seven hilla are the famous Cetățuia, Galata, Copou, Bucium, Șorogari, Repedea and Breazu. Iasi is the second city in the country taking into account the number of residents, but also in cultural, historical and academic terms. Iasi (pronounced ‘yash’) is the most important political, economic and cultural centre of the province of Moldavia as well as one of the oldest cities in Romania. Profoundly rooted in history, Iasi has been the main centre of Moldavian culture since 1408. The city prides itself with publishing the first Romanian newspaper and establishing the first Romanian university. Today, Iasi is home to five universities. Iasi boasts an impressive number of Orthodox churches, almost 100, most of them located in the so-called Golden Plateau (Platoul de Aur). The city’s many avenues and squares is built around Piaţa Unirii, from which B-dul Ştefan cel Mare extends south to Piaţa Moldova. Between the two squares are some of the town’s most famed historic buildings, like the Moldavian Metropolitan Cathedral and the Palace of Culture.

The climate is continental with minimal rainfall and with large temperature differences between the seasons. Summer is hot and it lasts from the end of the month of May up to the half of September. Autumn is a short season. Winter is a freezing season with temperatures dropping to –20 ºC. Iasi being Romania’s second-biggest city, bursting with centuries of architectural creations. Besides the monasteries, theatres and other historic buildings, botanical parks, big squares and communist-era concrete structures, the many lustrous modern shopping malls adds the touch from the modern developed world.

Iasi has countless eateries, shopping sites and the lively clubs depend on the energetic university population making this little corner of Romania unexpectedly cosmopolitan which is why many International Student s Choose to pursue their higher studies here and feel right at home; meting away any fears they initially may have about studying abroad in Romania.

What can you study

General Medicine

The general medicine study at Gr. T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy adds the authentic practise to students graduating as medical professionals from this prestigious university in Europe with a 130 year experience training students. The 6-year course of academic studies in the Medicine is fully taught in English language and adheres to all the required European standards. Upon the successful completion, students are awarded as Physician and holder of a Master’s Degree (MD). Possession of the degree enables graduates to practice medicine in any EU country. Graduates can also practice in many other countries. Some graduates decide to continue the specialization degree as the university provides the excellent opportunity to do so in many subjects.

The General Medicine programme is arranged to cover two academic cycles as follows:

The first cycle extents over the first three years, focusing on the fundamental or basic science courses channelling the studies towards those biomedical sciences that are most relevant for a practicing physician and the basic theory, assigned independent research and laboratory work. The preclinical education is integrated to the clinical one. The last three years will conclude the second cycle. The third year coaching is exclusively done in clinical settings and involves work with patients admitted for treatment at the University teaching hospitals. The cycle focuses on clinical education which includes surgical and preventive medicine courses with pragmatic skills. The academic process is structured to various modern teaching methods. Graduates of the Medical Programme acquire specialized theoretical knowledge in a range of pre-clinical and clinical topics. The cycle completes with the 6th year of studies where students have to write a dissertation based on personal research on a topic or they can opt in for an internship or rotation practice. The 6th year, completes with students requiring to take a State Graduation Exam, which has a written exam, oral presentation, a thesis defence, and a clinical case study exam in either surgery, obstetrics, gynaecology internal medicine or paediatrics.

Practical Skills

With regards to practical skills; students acquire therapeutic and clinical methods to acquire qualifications for specializing in various respective fields and in medical research. The training is focused on achieving a broader general medical education. Shortly after the commencement of the 1st year until the 5th year of studies, students must work in university affiliated hospitals, amounting to at least 800 hours. This way, 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 Dentistry programme spans over six years and consists of 12 semesters taught fully in English language and is recognised in all European countries. The programme is designed for students to graduate as a doctor of dental medicine, practically equipped and prepared to practice general dentistry in an evolving subject area. Upon successful completion, graduates are awarded a Master’s Degree and the title of Dentist. Romania is the top destination in the world for Dentistry tourism due to the availability of state funding and the widespread need for dentists in the country. Students graduating as dentists from the “Gr. T. Popa” University get the rare opportunity to further their studies in specialized fields at the completion of their degree without the financial burden that comes hand in hand with such prestigious qualifications.

The course is full time and has two progressive stages culminating with written state exam that broadly evaluates the student’s knowledge in dental medicine, practice and procedure. Practical examination are also held to cover the four standard areas of assessment in clinical cases, Orthodontics, Dental Prosthetics and Radiology. During their 6th year the main focus will be on writing of a dissertation on a chosen topic but students must take a number of combined courses on multifarious oral treatment training and practical study. This is followed by the thesis presentation before accomplished dentists and professors who will finally asses the graduates The Central library of the medical university has a comprehensive collection of medical literature including a centralised and digitised Library collection.

Upon graduation, students obtain the professional qualification of “Master-doctor in Dental Medicine” and education and qualification degree “Master’.

Practical Skills

Pragmatic skills play a major role in this programme as the foundation to create skilful graduates. Through the 1st year until the 5th year, the students are will work in university affiliated hospitals covering at least 800 hours. The training is focused on achieving a broader education graduating professionals capable of providing professional dental care with a broader general medical education.