Victor Babeș University of Medicine

Victor Babeș University of Medicine and Pharmacy Timișoara, Romania

Country: Timișoara, RomaniaTuition Fees: €5000 - €6000Living Costs: €300
Courses: Medicine, DentistryEntrance exam: NoGraduate 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 founded 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, one of the founders of modern microbiology who also wrote one of the first treatises for bacteriology in the world.

The university has three faculties which in turn have their own 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).

Medicine in English: €5000 per year

• The first three years being pre-clinical in nature with a heavy emphasis on the fundamental subjects; Anatomy, Histology, Biology, Biochemistry and Biophysics for example.

• The latter three years are clinical with a focus on surgery and preventative medicine.

Dentistry in English: €6000 per year

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

Deadline for Application: 13th July (don’t wait until the last minute to apply as seats fill up quickly)

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 city 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)

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