University of Medicine and Pharmacy Craiova, Romania


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·         Medicine: in English (50 Places)

·         Pharmacy: in English (30 Places)

Tuition fees:

·         Medicine: 6 years - 5000€ per year

·         Pharmacy: 5 years - 5000€ per year



Application procedure

Admission process

The admission procedure will cover the following stages:

  • First assessment of the applicant’s former activities prior to the submission of the application (high school grades in biology, chemistry, physics, computer science and the extracurricular activities). Candidate selection will be done in decreasing order of the gained points, regarding the table of the selection criteria

  • All the selected candidates must participate at the English language test, in late September.

Application deadlines

An on-line enrolment is not possible. The applications are accepted only in printed form each year between June and July. We need just legalized copies of your documents and we will organize all the translations in Romania.

Proof of English

An English language proficiency certificate is required, with a minimum B2 level issued by an accredited institution. Exempt from the certificate submission are only the citizens coming from countries where the official language is English

Faculty of Medicine Craiova is an institution with a well-defined position in the Romanian medical higher education and an active presence internationally. Unpolitical institution, is operating based on separation of academic and administrative functions, but relations between them are well established. With nearly 300 teachers, organized into 15 departments and 77 courses, Faculty of Medicine prepares over 1,500 students annually over a 6-year cycle. The academic year is divided into two semesters of 15 weeks each, with an average of 30 hours per week, each semester is one of 30 transferable credits in the European study (ECTS) for compulsory. Students are assessed through written and oral exams, which take place during sessions contained in the structured curriculum. Optional subjects end with a verification test, and credit points assigned to them are over those 30, on that semester. For the students of the Faculty of Medicine, the studies are completed through the degree examination, degree programs are accredited, there are institutional mechanisms for approval of regular monitoring and evaluation studies. Graduates may continue their training through residency, masters and doctorate or postgraduate education, in the Faculty of Medicine offer. Human and material infrastructure devoted to research allows the carrying on of the specific activities of directions and projects in a climate conducive to research and innovation. In a modern academic framework, Faculty of Medicine meets its consistently and demanding mission-based on medical training and on support of scientific research, thus strengthening the role of regional development pillar in the European area of sustainable development. Pharmacy specialization was founded in 1996 in the Faculty of Medicine of Craiova, becoming Faculty of Pharmacy in 1998, with the founding of the University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova. Faculty of Pharmacy is one of the "parts" of a university in which, even the educational component was predominant, in recent years the research has become particularly important.

Craiova, Romania's 6th largest city and capital of Dolj County, is situated near the east bank of the river Jiu in central Oltenia. It is a longstanding political center, and is located at approximately equal distances from the Southern Carpathians (north) and the River Danube (south). Craiova is the chief commercial city west of Bucharest and the most important city of Oltenia. The city prospered as a regional trading centre despite an earthquake in 1790, a plague in 1795, and a Turkish assault in 1802 during which it was burned. The first school in Craiova was founded in 1759 by Constantin Obedeanu. In the spring of 1826 Obedeanu's school took the name “Școala Naţională de Limba Română” which means National School of Romanian Language. This was the second Romanian high school after Saint Sava high school in Bucharest (founded in 1818).