About University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Iași (UMF)

“Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Iasi has a proud heritage of academic excellence dating back to its founding in 1879. The University encompasses 4 faculties: Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Faculty of Pharmacy and Faculty of Medical Bioengineering. Our University accommodates a diverse student body of more than 11,000 students, master students, PhD students and medical residents. Over 2,500 of them come from 78 different countries, making it one of the most cosmopolitan higher education institutions in Eastern Europe. Studying in Iasi – considered to be a hub of medicine in Eastern Romania - will have a big impact on your educational training. All medical students perform their clinical training in the main medical facilities of the city. In addition, the University has its own clinics for dentistry and pharmacy. All these resources represent the guarantee that the University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Iasi is perfectly able to offer its students not only a solid support of theoretical knowledge, but also the appropriate set of practical skills, to complete their training as future European health professionals.

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Hanane SHIMI (France), Faculty of Medicine– French section, 3rd year:

„Immediately after completing my studies as a midwife in France, I decided to study medicine. My thirst for learning and my curiosity pushed me forward and helped me find the right solution for my training as a future doctor. The countless positive reviews, as well as the quality of the students’ life, motivated me to submit an application to the University of Iași. I have absolutely no regrets, because I found everything I dreamt of: a university that is gradually modernizing and encouraging us to be autonomous. It offers a direct approach to the hospital environment, due to its location near the university hospital. We are able to learn at the patient’s bedside, a considerable advantage. This university is an example of multiculturalism, which creates a perfect balance between practice and theory. I do not regret this choice at all.”

Anastasia Balta (Greece), Faculty of Medicine – English section, 4th year: 

„I came to Iasi without any knowledge of the city or any recommendations, based only on instinct and my own research. So far, I think I was right, because UMF Iasi offered me high quality education, an immersion in different cultures and solved very quickly and efficiently any problem brought to the attention of the management team, even in the current coronavirus epidemic. This university has offered us, international students, the opportunity to fulfill our dreams and I would definitely recommend it to future generations.

Amata Thongphetsavong Gautam (Switzerland), Faculty of Medicine – French section, 6th year, president and co-founder of EMSA Iași

„I have always dreamt of becoming a doctor and I would have done anything to follow my dream. Romania was one of my many options. However, a friend of mine from Cluj told me about the Romanian educational system, which is based a lot on practice and active involvement and with an equal amount of theory and, for this reason, I chose Romania as the right place to pursue my dream. [...] Personally, I am extremely grateful for this huge opportunity to study here, even if things may not be perfect. What matters most is that its leadership knows that things are not perfect, but at least it strives and makes efforts to achieve perfection, and this is wonderful. I am very grateful for the relationship I have with the Rector, who is open and willing to listen, who tries to help us and to always improve things […].”