Located in: Romania
Grigore T. Popa University was founded in 1879, making it one of Romania's oldest universities with Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmacy taught in English. The university is considered a trailblazer in the world of medical education, with no entrance exam and 16 research centres available to international students.
The Grigore T. Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy was established in 1879 and named in honour of the famous Romanian scientist Grigore T. Popa. It is one of the oldest universities in Romania and offers four faculties: Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Dentistry, Faculty of Pharmacy and Faculty of Medical Bioengineering.
The university is in Iași, which is one of the largest cities in Romania, located in the North-East part and only 500km from the capital city. The city is spread over seven valleys and is colloquially nicknamed the “city of the seven hills”. While not a bustling metropolis, it does have a young cosmopolitan spirit due to its almost 50,000 students. Iasi is a cultural hub with its National Theatre and “Luceafarul” Theatre. One can expect to be entertained by the best string quartets in Europe, the “Voces” Quartet at the G.E Philharmonic. If you’re so inclined, you can even visit the jewel of Iași known as The Palace of Culture. It is home to museums of history, science and art. Close to the Palace, you have an extensive “lifestyle centre” consisting of a shopping mall, food court, event halls and even a multiplex cinema.
The first three years are pre-clinical. They emphasise the fundamental subjects, such as Anatomy, Physiology, Histology, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Biophysics.
In contrast, the last three years of studies are clinical. They focus on surgery and preventative medicine, emphasising practical work and visiting patients in hospitals and clinics.
The address of the university is Strada Universității 16, Iași 700115, Romania.
Grigore T. Popa University of Medicine has 16 research centres which focus on fields such as experimental medicine, biomedicine, biomaterials dental technology, and pharmaceutical science. In addition to regular research activities, students can also participate in research competitions.
The university offers dentistry and medicine courses in English and French. Both are 6 years long. There is also a Pharmacy course lasting 5 years. Tuition fees for medicine, dentistry, and pharmacy are € 7500per year.
There are 200 available seats for medicine and 70 for dentistry.
New disciplines are always updated and added as needed per European standards and West-European educational systems such as Biomaterials and Bioequipments, Implantology, Management and Dental Aesthetics.
We have great news for you. There are no admission exams required, and there will be no application fee this year either. Evaluation is based on school grades, certifications and personal achievements.
There are 2 admission sessions that take place:
While there are no entrance exams, you will need to make sure all documents are up to date and in your possession so we can get started on the admissions process. Transcripts of your high school education and certificates, as well as your passport and birth certificate are vital to the process, so please have them on hand.
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There are dormitories, but Romanian students take priority in accommodation. That’s why renting a flat in the city is a safer bet. You can rent a one-bedroom apartment from €260 to €360 per month, and you will have the comfort of privacy.
Living costs in Iasi are €450 per month on average.
In your free time, you can visit many places such as museums, galleries, parks, botanical gardens, shopping malls, theatres, and operas.
The GMC recognises Grigore T. Popa University of Medicine. To be accepted, the GMC’s requirements are: you will need to have graduated successfully in a course that contains at least 5,500 hours and lasts at least three years.
The university meets the criteria for registration with the GMC.
Iasi was once the capital of Moldavia, and the city still boasts the appropriate sophistication. After all, once Wallachia and Moldavia merged into Romania, Bucharest was chosen as the capital of the new country by a very close vote.
In retrospect, Iasi has preserved much of its authentic spirit and does not feel like another bustling European metropolis. There is even an aristocratic aura about the city, and it is evident in the architecture of the Old Town and the public buildings.
Even the parks in the city feel like palace gardens, and it’s a fair assessment since some of them were built by Prince Mihail Sturdza in the 19th century. The Botanical Garden of Iasi was also founded in the 1800s, and it has amassed over 10,000 species over the years.
Iasi is also famous for its spiritual role in the region. The relics of Saint Parascheva were brought to the local Trei Ierarhi Monastery in 1641, and in 1888 they were moved to the Metropolitan Cathedral of Iasi. Each October, thousands of pilgrims gather to commemorate the Saint, and they visit religious sites both within and around the city.
The academic year begins on the 30th of September. 1st semester is 14 weeks long and ends on the 17th of January, immediately followed by the winter exam session, which is 21 days.
The summer semester is 15 weeks long and starts on the 17th of February and ends on the 29th of May. Exam session number 2 is throughout June.
The university is located in Iasi, Romania. The city lies between the Jijia Plain and the Barlad Plateau. The university’s address is Strada Universității 16, Iași 700115, Romania.
Yes. Transfers are possible for medical students.
No. Fast track medicine is not possible at this medical school.
Tuition fees for medicine, dentistry, and pharmacy cost € 7500 per year.
The university's medical graduates get international recognition of their degrees. The World Health Organisation recognises it through its World Directory of Medical Schools. In addition, the UK General Medical Council also recognises the university.
Yes. You can study general medicine, dentistry, and pharmacy in English.
Yes. As of 2022, the university has over 500 graduates registered with the UK General Medical Council.
No, there is no entrance examination.
The school requires a secondary school transcript. Admission is based on grades, certifications, and personal achievements.
The academic year begins on the 30th of September.
The application deadline is on the 15th of July.