Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara Romania

The school was established in December 1944. It was inaugurated in February 1945 and the classes began after 3 days. The classes were held in the Notre Dame building. The courses included Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Histology, Physiopathology, Parasitology and Microbiology. The first year of study had 412 students and in the second year it had an additional 76 who transferred from other universities. In 1949 the first class graduated with 70 graduate students. The school has more than 4000 foreign students. The first foreign student to study in the school did so in the 1967-1968 academic year. The single student was from Yemen. 

University at a Glance:

Established: Founded in 1944

University Type: Public University

Number of International Students: 4284+

Hostel Type: University Hostel

Climate: Hot Summers and Cold Winters

Yearly Tuition Fee: EUR 6000 

Eligibility: Entrance Examination

ECFMG Approval: Not Approved

Last Date to Apply: Not Available

University Introduction:

The school has two semesters which include the spring semester and the winter semester. The spring semester usually starts late February and ends the beginning of July while the winter semester begins on October and ends mid-February. The first three years of study the medium of instruction is English and the fourth-year study is conducted in Romanian. Teaching in the preclinical years takes place in Medicine I and Medicine II building. 


The faculties with their sub specialization include Faculty of Medicine (Registered nurses, Medicine, Balneo-Physio-kinesiotherapy and recuperation), Faculty of Pharmacy (pharmacy, pharmaceutical assistants) and Faculty of Dental Medicine (Dental technique, dental medicine, registered nurses in dentistry).

Campus Life:

The student organization organizes several scientific and cultural events. The school supports religion of different kind and has students who come from all over the world at liberty to practice their individual faith. The region has churches, prayer houses, mosques and a synagogue. For Non-EU students, if their stay exceeds 12 months, they become automatically insured under the National Health Insurance Scheme once they register as a student and as a resident of Romania.


The university has 8 hostels. Some of the hostels are within the school while others are within close proximity to the school. The student hostels have access to the internet. 

Why Should I Study at Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara Romania?

  • The university has its own library and IT study center.
  • Clinical study is carried out in 9 teaching hospitals. 
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