Ovidius University Constanta

About Ovidius University of Constanta, Romania

Country: Constanta, Romania Tuition Fees: €5000 Living Costs: €600
Courses: Medicine Entrance exam: Yes Graduate Entry: No

Founded in 1961 as an institute and transformed into a comprehensive university in 1990, Ovidius University Constanta or also known as Constanta Medical School is one of the youngest and most modern medical universities in Romania.

It is named after a famous Romanian poet Publius Ovidius Naso (where a statue of him is placed in his honour in the city). It has 16 schools which make up more than 30 specialisations including Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy and Economics.

Constanta is home to one of the largest libraries in Romania with more than half a million publications held within. It is the fifth-largest city with a population of 300,000 and located only 220km from the capital city of Romania; Bucharest. The beautiful harbour by the Black Sea, the rich history dating back to the 6th century BC (where the town was once called Tomis) or the various archaeological sights to see in the park; there’s always something of worth to see in this beautiful city.

Romania is well known for its low cost of living and the number of universities on offer which are among the best in Europe. It’s no wonder that they attract a large number of students internationally.

The university offers Medicine in English and lasts 6 years with 360 ECTS Credits offered. Like most universities, the course consists of two parts; Pre-clinical and Clinical. The first three years feature the theory and pre-clinical stage where the focus is on fundamental knowledge and laboratory practicals. The last three years are where you will gain clinical experience within the hospitals with surgical courses offered.

Students transfers are possible here, but there’s no option for 4- or 3-year accelerated medical courses.

The university is located at Bulevardul Mamaia 124, Constanța 900527, Romania.

Ovidius University of Constanta Tuition Fees

The tuition fee for international students looking to study medicine in English is €5000 per year. Unfortunately, at this current time, the dentistry programme is in Romanian only. If you are looking to study dental medicine in Romania or somewhere else in Europe, contact us and we will give you several options.

Student Accommodation

Ovidius University offers a total of 4 dormitories which accommodate over 1300 students. Space is limited, and acceptance is competitive. Priority is given to international students who receive a scholarship from the Romanian government.

On the bright side, living costs in Constanta are below the European average, so your best option is to rent an apartment close to the university campuses. A single bedroom flat will cost you around €200 per month. Living costs amount to around €400 (rent excluded).

You can, however, take advantage of the university cafeteria which offers affordable meals and is situated in the central university campus. Located here as well is the Ovidius University Library which can also be accessed online via the virtual library.

There’s a language centre where you can either practise your Romanian language, or communicate with other students in English, German, French, and Italian.

For sports activities, in the University Sports Centre, you can participate in various sports, such as aerobics, athletics, basketball, bodybuilding, dance, yoga, football, tennis, volleyball and many more.

During your free time, you can visit numerous beaches in Constanta, as well as sights and landmarks such as parks, historic museums, churches and cathedrals, and more. There are several shopping malls in the city too.

Ovidius University Admission & Entry Requirements

To be eligible for entry into the first year of medicine, you have to:

  • Pass in Biology & Chemistry during the final three years of High School. (UK students must have Passed Biology & Chemistry at A-Level).
  • Pass the English test (we will help you do so).

Applications must be submitted as early as possible, especially for non-EU applicants, so they get a visa before September.

Admission fees for 2020/2021 for international students:

  • File processing fee – 100€
  • Application fee – 100€
  • English language test fee – 150€ (if needed)
  • English proficiency examination fee – 100 € (if needed)
  • Enrollment fee – 100 €

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Ovidius University Term Dates

The academic year usually starts on the 1st of October. We will let you know when the official academic calendar has been posted.


The degree is presented as a Master’s Degree with the title of Physician (MD), once the course finishes and the final exam finished, and is universally recognised worldwide. This enables graduates to practice in any EU state country and outside of the EU, and of course, post-Brexit UK.

The GMC recognises Ovidius University. To be accepted, the GMC’s requirements are: you will need to have graduated successfully in a course which contained at least 5,500 hours and lasted at least three years.

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