Victor Babeș University of Medicine

Victor Babeș University of Medicine and Pharmacy Timișoara, Romania

Country: Timișoara, Romania Tuition Fees: €6000 Living Costs: €300
Courses: Medicine, Dentistry Entrance exam: Yes Graduate Entry: No

The Victor Babeș University of Medicine and Pharmacy Timișoara, or UMF Timisoara as it’s also known as was founded in 1944 when King Michael I of Romania signed the decree-law No. 660. It was first established as a small faculty and as part of the Western University.

It originally had only 416 students enrolled in the university in its first year but now boasts an impressive 4270 students with 700 or so academic staff. The university was named after the prominent Romanian scientist Victor Babeș. He was one of the founders of modern microbiology who also wrote one of the first treatises for bacteriology in the world.

It is one of the most prestigious higher education institutions in Romania with its location in Timiș County, the capital city being Timișoara. As of the 2011 census, it is the third most populated city with 319,279 inhabitants and is on its way to becoming a candidate for the 2021 European Capital of Culture. It is one of the first European cities in the world to use electricity to illuminate public streets, second only to that of New York City in America.

Its character is greatly influenced by the many cultures found within, where Turkey, Austria, Germany and Serbia all left their mark in one way or another. Whether you’re looking to enjoy the nightlife or the theatrical performances and art galleries and museums, you’ll always find something to do in this progressive and cosmopolitan city. The culture will draw you in and with Romania boasting a relatively affordable lifestyle compared to other countries you will be more than comfortable here. The town is easily accessible by foot, and with a fast and efficient tram system, you need only wait a moment for it to arrive. What more can you expect from a city that was voted by Forbes Magazine as the most dynamic city and the best city for business in Romania (2016)

The university has three faculties which in turn have their sub specialisations; the Faculty of Medicine (Medicine, Registered Nurses, Physiotherapy, Radiology and Imaging, Diet and Nutrition), the Faculty of Dental Medicine (Dental Medicine, Dental Technique, Registered Nurses in Dentistry), and finally the Faculty of Pharmacy (Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Assistants).

There are no accelerated medical courses here, but you can transfer from another university.

The university is located at Piaţa Eftimie Murgu nr.2300041, Timişoara.

Medical University of Timisoara Tuition Fees

Here you can study medicine (6 years), dental medicine (6 years), and pharmacy (5 years).

The tuition fees and places are as follows:

  • Medicine in English is €6000 per year and has 60 seats for EU members 60 seats and 40 for non-EU
  • Dental medicine in English is €6000 per year and offers 25 seats for EU members and 5 seats for non-EU
  • Pharmacy in English is €5000 per year and has 5 seats for EU members and 10 seats for non-EU

For medicine, the first three years are pre-clinical with a heavy emphasis on the fundamental subjects; Anatomy, Histology, Biology, Biochemistry and Biophysics, for example. The last three years are clinical with a focus on surgery and preventative medicine.

Dental Medicine is a practical speciality allowing graduates to practise their profession without having to complete other specialisations, as in the case of General Medicine.

Student Accommodation

Victor Babes University offers student hostels, but acceptance is often hard, as priority is given to Romanian citizens.

Most international students rent apartments because of the affordability in terms of prices. For example, a single bedroom flat will cost you between €200 – €300 per month, which compared to other countries in Europe below average. Additional living costs amount to around €400 per month, depending on your spending habits.

For spending free time, Timisoara offers a broad range of recreational opportunities. The city has an active nightlife with concerts, clubs, theatres, cinemas, opera, and more. You will find several museums, art galleries, and also public parks available for sports activities, walking or relaxing.

Victor Babeș University Admission & Entry Requirements

The application process is from the beginning of June until the end of July.

To get accepted to this university you have to successfully pass 2 exams which will be held at the beginning of September:

  • 50-question biology exam online competitive entrance exam
  • multiple-choice online English language test

Within 2 days results will be available online. If you are accepted, you must pay a non-refundable reservation fee of €200.

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University Term Dates

A typical academic year here usually starts on 15th September and ends around mid-February, after the mid-term exams. There are 2 weeks of Christmas holiday and 1-week mid-term holiday.

The second semester starts in late February and ends at the beginning of July, after the summer exams.


You will get an international degree in medicine when you complete your studies successfully.

The GMC recognises Victor Babes 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.

The university meets the criteria of acceptance into the GMC

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