Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Cluj-Napoka, Romania, is a state university which is well-known in Romania and in Europe for high-quality teaching. It now trains more than 6,000 Romanian and international students and employs more than 1,100 faculty members and researchers.




The Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy was established in Cluj-Napoka in 1872 by Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria and was solemnly inaugurated in 1919. As a result of significant political, economic, and social changes which took place in Romania in 1989, the University underwent profound changes.

In 1990, the institution turns into the Institute of Medicine and Pharmacy acquiring administrative and didactic autonomy and being named after Iuliu Hatieganu.



Courses available at the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy in Cluj-Napoka:

  • Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Pharmacy
  • Obstetrics
  • Assistant doctor


The main mission of the University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Cluj-Napoka is scientific research.

Scientific research is carried out in all disciplines and at all departments of the university with the financial support being provided by grants and research contracts.

The faculty features 7 centres of excellence in research.


The Faculty of Medicine offers higher medical education, Master’s programs, post-graduate courses, and continuous medical training.


There are 4 study programs to choose from:

  • Medicine: 6-year program, 360 credits; languages of instruction: English, French, Romanian;
  • Medical Care: 4-year program, 240 university credits.
  • Radiology: 3-year program, 180 credits.
  • Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Medicine: 3-year program, 180 credits.


Various Master’s programs are available lasting from 1 to 2 years depending on the specialization:

  • Anaesthesia for Nurses
  • Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
  • Ultrasound Diagnostics
  • Pharmacology and Good Clinical Practice
  • Master in Patient Care in Medical Emergencies
  • Psychosomatic Medicine
  • Research Methods
  • Sectional Optimization of Morphological and Visual Morphological and Functional Tests
  • Sexology
  • Intensive Care (for Nurses)
  • Extended Studies in Criminalistics and Forensic Medicine
  • Rehabilitation Methods in Rheumatic Patients

Post-graduate program

The post-graduate program is intended for graduates holding a degree and wishing to acquire additional skills in scientific research.

The post-graduate program enables students holding a degree in medicine to acquire new knowledge and to learn to apply innovative methods and techniques. In fact, Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy is one of the universities in which scientific research has long-standing traditions and which is known for its high scientific potential ranking him among the best medical universities of the country.

The dynamism of the youth, the value of the research, and cooperation with the leading European medical universities yielded exceptional scientific results published in top international journals. All licenses issued by Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy are recognized in the entire European Union.

Faculty of Dentistry

The Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Cluj-Napoka has one of the most modern structures in the country.

The training lasts for 6 years in the following 3 languages of instruction: Romanian, English, and French. 360 university credits are to be obtained.

The students learn to carry out activities with respect to the diagnostics and treatment of diseases, inborn and acquired anomalies of teeth, mouth, jaws, temporomandibular joints and related tissues, as well as dental prophylaxis and rehabilitation, and prescription of all medicines required in the profession.

Some of the most well-known department at the Faculty of Dentistry: Cervicofacial Surgery, Restorative Dentistry, Children’s Dental Medicine.

There are job offers both from private clinics, and from specialized clinical and public medical institutions.

Faulty of Pharmacy

The tuition at the Faculty of Pharmacy lasts for 5 years with its key objective being to give theoretical and practical knowledge in order to provide graduates with solid scientific foundation required for the practical work as a pharmacist.


The program envisages 300 credits, and the instruction languages are English, French, and Romanian.

The graduates have broad job opportunities, such as hospital pharmacist, public pharmacist (employed in local public pharmacies), pharmacist in pharmaceutical industry, etc.


The obstetrics program lasts for 4 years and envisages 240 university credits.

Within the program, students shall acquire fundamental knowledge in anatomy, physiology, and pathology; they must be able to carry out all obstetrician’s functions according to the standards of the European Union, to work with specialists in emergencies, to independently assess pathological situations both during pregnancy and during the delivery, and to deliver a baby.

Job prospects include the employment in public or private hospitals as full-time or freelance employees.

Assistant doctor

The assistant doctor’s training lasts for 3 years and envisages 180 university credits.


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