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Pharmacy in Romania 

There are two Universities in Romania that offer English speaking programmes in Pharmacy  

In Cluj - Napoca and in Iasi 
Degrees in Pharmacy are recognised in all European Union countries

Pharmacy in Romania  in  Cluj


Cluj Napoca

Cluj Napoca is a beautiful city, perhaps the most beautiful city in Romania, very European in character and appearence.

There are medieval buildings in the city since it was part of the Hungarian Empire and was inhabited by Hungarians, Saxons and Romanians.
The city is located in the western part of Romania, near the border with Hungary.
Cluj was one of the most flourishing cities from the era of the Roman Empire until the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
The city is considered the safest city in Romania, with almost zero crime rate, with an unemployment rate of 3%, and the best conditions for student life.
Major shopping centers such as the Iulius Mall, and the city’s international airport with many international flights daily, make foreign students feel comfortable in the city.

The University has a long tradition of medical and pharmaceutical studies.

Studies at the University of Cluj are evaluated in international ranking sites as being better than their equivalent in Bucharest and in Iasi.

The Medical University dates back to the Middle Ages and it has evolved into a university with worldwide recognition.
Today it has about 10,000 students, among which there are currently many international students.
The University constantly renews their curricula in order to keep up to date with new developments in science.
The University "Iuliu Hatieganu" in Cluj (Cluj) has one of the largest libraries in Romania.

Studies in Cluj are officially recognized by all European countries.
The School of Pharmacy offers their course in English and in French.

Cluj, which has been one of the most flourishing cities from the era of the Roman Empire until the Austro-Hungarian Empire, has a tradition of Pharmacy.
One of the oldest pharmacies in Europe was locating in Cluj, operating since 1573.

An amazing medieval mansion operated as a pharmacy until 1949.

Today in this location there is the Pharmacy Museum, where the  instruments used to make drugs in the Middle Ages still exist in the basement.

The tuition fees are 5000 euros per year.

From the second year onwards, students with good grades are entitled to a scholarship, that covers half of the tuition fees,

ie tuition is 2500 euros.
Admission to the course is without examinations, only through the evaluation and ranking of the applicants.

Pharmacy in Iasi

* The city of Iasi is one of the oldest cities in Romania, known for its great economic and cultural development during the Middle Ages and the Ottoman rule.
* Population is about 350,000 inhabitants and it is the second largest city of Romania.
* Iasi airport has several flights a day and connects to many cities in Europe.

The University "Gr. Popa" in Iasi

* The University of Medicine and Pharmacy (UMF) was established in 1879
* It has Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy Schools.
* Since the academic year 2009/2010 there were changes in tuition fees at universities in Romania and the admission system for European students. The tuition for the students who will be enrolled in September 2010 is 5000 EUR per year.
* The academic year lasts 30 weeks, beginning on October 1 and ending on July 8, when all exams, regular and repetitive, have been completed. Lectures are interrupted for the Christmas holidays and Easter.
* The academic year is divided into two semesters of 15 weeks. Each semester is followed by an examination period (Winter period: January-February, Summer period: June-July, respectively).
* Rent prices in Iasi are comparatively cheaper than in other cities.
* Many foreign students study at the Medical School and the School of Pharmacy each year.
* Universal provides students admission to the University and helps them with the registration process and accommodation.

The library has more than 400,000 volumes and it is connected with all the electronic libraries of the world.

School of Pharmacy

The School of Pharmacy, University "Gr. Popa" in Iasi one of the most well-known faculties in Europe.
Teaching is in Romanian or English.

The School of Pharmacy has more than 1200 students.
• The course lasts 5 years.
• The last semester is devoted to practical training in pharmacies of Iasi and other cities in Romania or abroad.

Pharmacy in Bulgaria 
The Medical University in Sofia 

Pharmacy in Sofia

Pharmacy in Sofia

The School of Pharmacy was founded in 1942 and merged with the Faculty of Medical Studies (Medical Academy) in 1951.

In 1995, it became independent from the Medical School.

Studies at the University are in line with European Union directives.

The school is located behind the Cathedral in the city centre.

The School has 3 auditoriums, 9 seminar rooms and 42 laboratories equipped with modern equipment.

It also has modern computer facilities and access to the Internet.

There are currently 29 Professors at the School of Pharmacy.

Throughout the years, more than 1500 students have been trained at the Department, over 500 of which were from countries other than Bulgaria.


The course lasts 5 years and the last year includes practical training in pharmacies or hospitals.
The total hours spent on lectures are 1515 and in labs 2910.
During their studies, students must successfully pass 39 courses. At the end of their studies they may sit state examinations, or submit a thesis.

The tuition fees are 8000 EUR per year.

Classes begin during the last week of October and documents should be sent by mid-September.
Several documents are required for registration.

All documents must be officially translated into Bulgarian from the translation department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Universal takes care of the process of translating the documents. After the approval of the documents, prospective students are required to take exams in the knowledge of the English language at TOEFL level

Universal has a list of tests that help students prepare for the exams, and these can be sent to students upon request.

Comenius University was founded in 1919. The University is located near the historic city center and Charles castle.

Pharmacy in Slovak Republic 

A few words about Bratislava

Bratislava is situated in the middle of central Europe, only 40 minutes distance from Vienna and less than 1 hour away from Prague. Bratislava is a fabulous city with deep historical roots and civilization. The city expands in both sides of the Danube river and is an important industrial, cultural, educational and scientific center of the region.

Bratislava has all the advantages of a cosmopolitan city with a long history. Slovak people are very friendly and most of them speak English and German at a very good level and are eager and kind when foreigners ask them for information.

There are various activities one can do in Bratislava. Visitors will discover that not only there is something for everyone but also someone for everything. For the lovers of the art and culture the city offers important museums, art galleries, theatres and music halls and excellent opera performances in the Slovak national theatre. There are also plenty of cinemas and night clubs for those who prefer a more intense way of life. Bratislava is the city of the young people who find there a lot of places to spend an entertaining evening. They can taste the beers and wines at beautiful taverns or spend their free time in cozy pubs. There are also restaurants with international kitchen, such as Greek, Italian, Chinese & Japanese. There are also plenty of department stores and shopping malls.

Generally speaking, Bratislava offers to the students all comforts of a modern city, at reasonable prices.


Comenius University in Bratislava was founded in 1919. It is very close to the historical center of the town and the famous Charles castle. In Bratislava there are plenty of major hospitals where students are trained in the clinical lessons.

The students can be admitted in the programme, after successfully passing the entrance examination test. The test consists of multiple choice questions in Biology and in Chemistry.
Examination dates are scheduled during the summer.

Usually there is a deadline for submitting relevant documents together with the application form to the University. Universal, acting as a representative of the University, is accepting applications after the deadline, in case there are still available places.

The Faculty of Pharmacy accepts 80-100 undergraduate students per year and a great number among them are international students.
The duration of studies is 8 semesters and are conducted in the English language. 
After the succesful completion of the four year programme, graduates have to practice for 2 semesters at a Pharmacy in Slovakia or in another EU country.

The entrance examination test take place in late August and consist of multiple choice test in Biology and in Chemistry.

Tuition fees: 7500 EUR per year

Pharmacy in Czech Republic 


The School of Pharmacy is located in the beautiful town of Hradec Kralove, 90 kilometers outside Prague. The courses are in English and last 5 years, leading to Bachelor in Pharmacy.

The School of Pharmacy is located in the beautiful town of Hradec Kralove, 90 kilometers outside Prague.
The courses are in English and last 5 years, leading to Bachelor in Pharmacy.

The University also has a student residence.
Universal guarantees the applicant’s admission to the University without entrance examinations.

Charles University in Hradec Kralove

The city lies 90 kilometers outside Prague. You can get to the city by local transportation, taxis and private car in less than an hour and the ride is very good.
Hradec Kralove has a beautiful campus.

Faculty of Pharmacy of Charles University in Hradec Kralove

• Address: Heyrovského 1203, 500 05 Hradec Králové, Czech Republic.

Tuition: The tuition fee is 6800 EUR per year

• Admission: Admission to the university is done without examinations, with a special evaluation and recommendation letters
• Duration of study: studies last 4 years and extra time is needed for practice in hospitals or pharmacies

Table of tuition fees 

Alll prices are in EUR 

1. Romania  (  Cluj )                               5.000 ( or  2.500 EUR *** )
2.Romania  (   Iasi )                                5.000
3. Czech Republic  (Hradec Kralove )    6.800
4. Slovak Republic  ( Bratislava )           7.500
5. Bulgaria  (  Sofia )                              8.000

(*** from the second year the University offers scholarship to the best students , 50% of the tuition )