The University of Oradea is a public University, located in Oradea, in North-Western Romania. With its four colleges and 18 faculties, has a total of 123 fields of study for undergraduates and 151 post-graduate specialisation degrees. The University employs 2,003 people, of which 1,237 are teaching personnel, and over 35,000 students (including part-time students and those engaging in distance learning).
Studying at Oradea University is possibly one of the most affordable options available to International foreign medical students. When compared to other European medical schools, Oradea University offers extremely reasonable medical tuition fees and the living expenses in Oradea are more affordable than one would find in Western Europe and other developed nations.
The University of Oradea has three lecture halls, each with 640 seats, 22 amphitheatres with a total of 1940 seats, as well as 60 lecture and seminar rooms. The facilities of the university in addition have a 200-seat dining hall and two dormitories for boarding students. The new library is still under construction which, when completed, will be one of the largest in Romania. The university has an additional facility at Stâna de Vale, in the Apuseni mountains of Bihor county, which includes accommodations as well as educational and recreational facilities.
The university has four colleges
- College of Technology, Economics and Administration
- Medical College
- Pedagogic College, Oradea Campus
- Pedagogic College, Beiuş Campus (in the town of Beiuş)
Faculty of Medicine
The Faculty of Medicine of the University of Oradea, which was founded in 1991, is located in Piata 1 Decembrie 10. It has two sections, one for the Romanian and one for the international students. The international section which has over 500 students from all over the world gives the ability to foreign students to study medicine, in courses taught entirely in the English language. The Faculty has a 6 years curriculum, and the languages of instruction are Romanian and English.
The Faculty of Dentistry, located in the building of Piata Creanga 2, has one of the most modern Dentistry laboratories, with all the latest technology equipment. A second section of the Faculty, is located in the building of Piata 1 Decembrie 10. The Faculty has a 6 years curriculum and the language of instruction is Romanian.
The Faculty of Pharmacy, which was founded in 1992, is located in Strada Castanilor 2. The Faculty has a 5 years curriculum and the language of instruction is Romanian.
The clinical courses are taking place in the Bihor County Hospital, the Municipality Hospital and the Pelican Hospital.
After an initiative of the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine Professor Dr. Gheorghe Bumbu, the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Oradea is following the educational method which was first applied by Leiden University, in which medical students are given the ability to present the topics of their lectures, supervised by their professors.
A Brief Overview of Romanian Faculties of Medicine
Romanian medical universities offer quality education for students interested in pursuing a career in Medicine. Most of the English Medical Departments were opened in the early 90s and have since produced 1000s Medical Doctors from countries all around the world. The medical qualifications are highly recognized and graduates write the same state licensing exams as the Romanian language departments. The majorities of Romanian International Medical Universities are non-profit and is owned by the state, although they maintain autonomy in their management.
- General Medicine – Long term English medical education, 6 years/full-time – Doctor Diploma
- Stomatology – Long term university education, 6 years / full-time – Doctor Diploma
- Pharmacy – Long term university education, 5 years / full-time – University Diploma
- Physiokinetotherapy – Long term university education, 5 years / full-time – University Diploma
Specializations Postgraduate Programs
- Anatomy – Doctorate – Doctorate Diploma
- Pathological Anatomy – Doctorate – Doctorate Diploma
- Pharmacology – Doctorate – Doctorate Diploma
- Physiology – Doctorate – Doctorate Diploma
- Internal Medicine – Doctorate – Doctorate Diploma
- Surgery – Doctorate – Doctorate Diploma
Medical Days of Oradea
Medical Days of Oradea is the annual congress organised by the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of the University of Oradea. During the Medical Days of Oradea, doctors and medical students from all over the country, have the opportunity to present the outcomes of their research.
Search and Rescue
Search and Rescue, is the annual conference of Emergency Medicine and Rescuing in Special Situations, organised by the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Oradea, S.A.R.T.I.S.S., S.M.U.R.D. and Salvamont Rescue Team.
Biobaza, the newly founded research center of the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, is located in the center of the city.
The Faculty of Medicine of the University of Oradea, is publishing the Oradea Medical Journal. Oradea Medical Journal, is an interdisciplinary, medical journal focusing in the continuing education of primary health care providers all around the world. Its main aim, is to assist the practising physicians to improve their diagnostic abilities in their day to day practise, by providing them the access to quality review articles, as well as original research papers.
Various activities are part of the Academic Curriculum. A Freshmans Party which is organised annually by the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, is the traditional event welcoming the new students.
The International Evening, organised by the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, is one of the most spectacular events of the Academic Year. During the event, students from all over the world offer a traditional dinner, while giving the opportunity to their guests, to have a small impression of their cultures and traditions through presentations and musical shows.
The Spring Barbeque, taking place on the first Friday of May, is occurring in parallel with a medical books market, as well as various other competitions.
Medical Adventure School on Holidays (MASH), is an annual summer training camping for medical students that started in 2001. It is offering courses of First Aid, trainings for rescuing in special situations, as well as various competitions and team tasks, to medical students from all over Europe.
MASH is organised by S.A.R.T.I.S.S. and the Association of Medical Students of the University of Oradea. The Faculty of Medicine of the University of Oradea, Salvamont Rescue Team, the Romanian Red Cross and S.M.U.R.D. of Bihor County, are some of the co-organizers.
- Medical School Graduate Program Fee – 5000 €/Year
- Postgraduate Program fee – 6500 €/Year
Monthly living expenses
In comparison to most European cities, Oradea is very affordable.
Includes all rotation, syllabus and assessments.
All figures are dependent on how the student lives and the level of luxury they require. There are always ways to live more affordably. One may share an apartment and room, cook modest meals at home and budget carefully. Apartments further away from the city centre can be more affordable and a 2 bedroom apartment can be shared between 2 or 3 people. This will reduce the monthly services and rental expenses.