Ovidius University

Ovidius University
Established 1961
Rector Prof. Dr. Victor Ciupina
Students over 17,500
Location Constanţa, Romania
Website www.univ-ovidius.ro

Ovidius University is a higher education institution in Constanţa, 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. The tuition fee for international students, for an academic undergraduate year, varies from $3200 for technical, economics, humanities, agronomy, sport programs, $3500 for medical and pharmaceutic programs, $4700 for musical and artistic programs, to $7600 for dramatic arts, theatrical and film direction.[1]

Ovidius University of Constanta also offers PhD programms in English, French or Romanian.[2] 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.[citation needed] 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.[citation needed]


  • Faculty of Literatures
  • Faculty of Theology
  • Faculty of History and Political Sciences
  • Faculty of Law and Administrative Sciences
  • Faculty of Natural Sciences
  • Faculty of Physical Education and Sport
  • Faculty of Chemistry, Physics and Oil Technology
  • Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics
  • Faculty of Economics
  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Dental Medicine
  • Faculty of Pharmacy
  • Faculty of Mechanical, Industrial and Maritime Engineering
  • Faculty of Constructions
  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences

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 Constanţa, 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.[citation needed]

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.


The Faculty of Medicine of Ovidius University of Constanta has signed cooperation agreements with the following institutions :[3]

  • University of Nantes, Faculty of Medicine, Nantes, France
  • University of Lille, Faculty of Medicine, Lille, France
  • University of Brest, Faculty of Medicine, Brest, France
  • University of Montpellier, Faculty of Medicine, Montpellier, France
  • University of Amiens, Faculty of Medicine, Amiens, France
  • University of Vienna, Faculty of Medicien, Vienna, Austria
  • University of Graz, "Karl-Franzens" Institute of Anatomy, Graz, Austria
  • University of Munich, Institute of Anatomy, Munich, Germany
  • University of Palermo, Faculty of Medicine, Palermo, Italy
  • "La Sapienta" University, Rome, Italy
  • University of Florence, Faculty of Medicine, Florence, Italy
  • University of Cadiz, Faculty of Medicine, Cadiz, Spain
  • University of Lisbon, Faculty of Medicine, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Aristotelion University of Thessaloniki, Faculty of Medicine, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • University of Varna, Faculty of Medicine, Varna, Bulgaria


  1. ^ http://www.univ-ovidius.ro/admission/admission-requirements-ovidius-university-2007.php
  2. ^ http://www.univ-ovidius.ro/admission/phd-programs.php
  3. ^ Programul Socrates: Linkuri Utile

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