Ovidius University Of Constanta

Ovidius University Of Constanta



Ovidius University is a higher education institution in Constanta, founded in 1961. The university offers courses in Cultural Studies, Medicine and Mathematics in English. As of 2008, students coming from Moldova, Albania, Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, India, Turkmenistan, South Africa are enrolled as international students.


  • In 1990, following the HGR no. 225/7.03.1990 is founded the Faculty of Medicine, with the profile: Medicine.
  • In 1999 started the University Medical College, with four specializations: General Medicine, Dental Technique, Balneophysiotherapy and Pharmacy.
  • In 1992 started the modules of teaching in English language and, at the Faculty of Pharmacy, in French.
  • In 2002, the Faculty of Medicine divided in: Faculty of General Medicine and Faculty of Oral Medicine and Pharmacy.
  • In 2004, the Faculty of Midwives, with a four years study program.

Ovidius University of Constanta also offers PhD programms in English, French or Romanian. The students enrolled in the International section are usually asked to learn Romanian during a preparatory year. Due to the resemblance of Romanian with all Latin-based languages, the language test has an extremely high rate of successful results additionally; the candidates who speak Romanian can skip the preparatory year after having passed a test of Romanian language. The candidates, who can formally prove that they have studied in Romanian for at least four years consecutively, do not need to pass the Romanian language test or to attend the preparatory year. The number of students exceeds 17,500

Faculty Of Medicine

The Faculty of Medicine is a state-funded Medical Faculty that was founded, as a distinctive and independent structure of "Ovidius" University of Constanta, under the name of Faculty of General Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy in 1990. Although it is considered one of the youngest ones in the country, it is one the most dynamic and ambitious among the other Medical Faculties in Romania Since 1993, the Faculty of Medicine started the modules of teaching in the English and French language at all levels and specializations, both in undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

Currently there are over 200 foreign students, enrolled in Undergraduate and Postgraduate study in the English language. The majority of students come from India, Sri Lanka, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, France, Greece, USA, Great Britain, Nigeria, Cameroon, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Lebanon, Morocco, Syria and many more.

International Recognition

The University of Constanta is fully accredited by the Romanian Government. The Medical school is recognized and listed with the WHO and ECFMG. Below is a list of some of the University International Recognition. Please check with your country Medical Councils for further details as regards studying in Romania.

International Associations And International Accreditation/Recognition

  • The World Health Organization
  • The British Medical Council
  • Listed by the ECFMG ECFMG
  • The Medical Council of all the European Countries
  • The Medical Council of all the African Countries
  • The Medical Council of all the Asian and Middle East Countries
  • European Association for Dental Education DEE
  • General Dental Council, United Kingdom GDC,UK


Housing students live in the newly built Residence Halls. It is a beautiful facility on the same premises with the new medical school building campus and bus service is efficient to take you anywhere in the city. However, there are off-campus apartments that some students might prefer the cost range from 80 Euros and above depending on the site, the facilities and the size of the apartments, most cases, the students sign lease contract with the landlords and pay the rent as well as the utilities bills.

All accommodation is self-catering, with shared kitchen facilities. Bathrooms are en-suite in the rooms. Accommodation costs include heating, lighting, high-speed internet connection and cable and the regular cleaning of communal areas (excludes bedrooms). Starter Pack - Included in the costs of your accommodation is an accommodation starter pack. This contains:

Bedding: Duvet, pillow, duvet cover, sheets and pillowcase Crockery: Large plate, small plate, cereal bowl, mug General: Tin opener, saucepan, frying pan, tea towel, washing up liquid, washing powder, beverage pack, assorted kitchen utensils

Rooms are available as double or single rooms. Additionally, a common fully stocked kitchen and laundry room are available onsite.


Duration- 6
Medicine Tuition fee- 3600EURO/ANNUALLY
(This fee include tuition, Laboratory fees and Clinical rotations at the various hospitals)
Language of instruction- ENGLISH LANGAUAGE

Postgraduate Programs - 3800-4200 EUROS (Per Year)
(Includes all rotations, practical and assessments)

Living Cost

Studying at the University of Constanta is very affordable comparing to other European universities. The living expenses depend on the student's habit and way of life. Quoted below in Euros is living expenses for an average student: Monthly living expenses In comparison to most European cities, Constanta is very affordable

  • Apartment rental: 150-250 Euros
  • Food: 150 Euros (includes eating out at restaurants) but we all know that cooking by oneself is far cheaper
  • Maintenance, Lights and water:50-150 Euros
  • Transport: 20 Euros with public transport but with taxis it could be more expensive
  • Spending: 50-100 Euros

Approximate Total 300-500 Euros monthly expenses. All figures are dependent on how the student lives and the level of luxury they require.

School Year Timetable

The University is committed to creating and maintaining an exciting and productive student environment for Medical Student Education. Students benefit from the cultural, academic and professional diversity of the faculty and of their classmates exchange of ideas.

These dates may vary as will be announced by the Romanian Government through the school

  From To Total
School October 1st December 20th 14 weeks
Winter Vacations December 22nd January 4th 2 weeks
School January 5th January 29th 4 weeks
Examinations February 2nd February 28th 4 weeks
Spring vacations March 2nd March 8th 1 week
School March 9th June 26th 16 weeks
Easter Vacations April 18th April 24th 1 week
Examinations June 26th July 24th 4 weeks
Summer Practice/Summer Holidays l_h August 7th 4 weeks
Re-examinations September 2nd September 23rd 3 weeks