University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Craiova

The university is located in Craiova city which is in South Western, Romania. It was stablished in February 1970 as Craiova Faculty of Medicine which was part of the University of Craiova. Specialization of Pharmacy was established in 1996. In 1998 the University of Medicine and Pharmacy was established after detaching itself from University of Craiova. The university is well recognized at an international level. Academic functions and administrative functions are separated but the relations between the two are well defined. 

University at a Glance:

Established: Founded in 1970 

University Type: Public University

Number of International Students: Less than 4000

Hostel Type: University Hostel 

Climate: Hot Summers and Cold Winters

Yearly Tuition Fee: USD 5000

Eligibility: No Entrance Examination

ECFMG Approval: Not Approved

Last Date to Apply: July every year

University Introduction:

The Faculty of Medicine offers 77 courses in 15 departments. The school has more than 300 teachers. There are two semesters in every academic year. Examinations offered to students are both oral and written. The semesters contain 30 credits that are transferable according to E.C.T.S. Graduate students of the Faculty of Medicine are at liberty to proceed with their residency, masters, and postgraduate education if they wish to. The Pharmacy course takes 5 years. Pharmacy graduates are at liberty to practice immediately they finish school. For a whole year students can take masters in Pharmacology and Toxicology. The school is in collaboration with research and educational institutions from Germany, Denmark, Italy, Moldovia, France, Turkey, Portugal ad Greece.


Faculties in the school include the Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Pharmacy, Faculty of Dentistry, and Faculty of Nursing. 

Campus Life:

The university has a research center that is the most modern in the country. After only 5 years the publications of the research center were more than 100. The school offers room for both academic and non-academic activities. It has a library and a sports facility. It also has student exchange programs. The university has a center for research in Gastroenterology and Hepatology. English study program is available for the Faculty of Medicine.


The school offers accommodation to its students.

Why Should I Study at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Craiova?

  • The school promotes and supports biomedical scientific research as a major activity in the school
  • It supplies health services to the community by members of the teaching staff
  • It provides lifelong graduate training of specialists in the pharmaceutical and medical fields
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