The 10 Best Faculty of Medicine in Europe (English and German)

Do you want get out of your house? You want to study abroad? Do you want to switch to another faculty? We have a solutions for you! We are medical students from Novi Sad, Serbia and we made a short list according to our wishes and experiences the 10 best faculty of medicine in Europe. Before we go through the list, please follow us on social media.

The 10 Best Faculty of Medicine in Europe (English and German)

10 Faculty of Medicine Novi Sad, Serbia

The Faculty of Medicine of The University of Novi Sad is a modern education and biomedical research center, founded 56 years ago!

The City of Novi Sad, one of the most beautiful in the region, located on the slopes of Fruška Gora and wide banks of the European part of the Danube River, is a University Center which comprises 14 faculties, 2 institutes, 8 university centers, Association of Centers for Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Studies and Research – ACIMSI (10 centers), which offers a variety of educational opportunities for students, lifelong continuing education, research and advancement.

Novi Sad, Serbia - Faculty of Medicine

The Faculty of Medicine is located outside the university campus, but nearby the affiliated teaching hospitals where students complete clinical training. Redorm-orientation and modern education, based on traditional values in accordance with European and world educational trends, in agreement with 56 years of tradition, are its main characteristics.

The spacios lobby has a modern Student Affair Office, two large amphitheaters, a bookstore, and facilities for the Publishing Service; there is a relaxation area for students, as well as an area for a wireless network; laptops are available to students in front of each Institute; students of Studies in English have direct electronic communication with teachers available through modern information technologies.

Dear students, our Faculty offers degrees in Serbian and English language in:

  1. Medicine lasting 6 years, for acquiring the title of Doctor of Medicine;
  2. Dentistry lasting 5 years, for acquiring the title of Doctor of Dentistry;
  3. Pharmacy lasting 5 years for acquiring the title of Master of Pharmacy;

According to the principles of the Bologna Declaration, undergraduate and graduate students have an opportunity for studying, training, and practical work at many universities in the world, from those in our enviroment to distant high-ranked world-renowned universities. Within the university exchange projects, our students go to Russia, Spain, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Thailand, Bologna, France, Croatia, and Slovenia.

As a good host, our Faculty is internationally oriented and offers English language studies to students from all over the world; at the moment, we have students from Armenia, Thailand, Spain, Mauritius, Slovakia, France, South Africa, Canada, Great Britain, Germany, Sweden, USA, Nigeria, Eritrea, Lebanon, Libya, Syria, Hungary, Ukraine, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Slovenia.

So far, our academic family has almost 10 000 graduates (all programs included); over 800 graduates holding Ph. D. degrees, and about 6 000 specialists. Every year, diploma graduation ceremony is an important symbol of academic achievement, and of new possibilities for new beginnings.

The academic staff is comprised of more than 500 members covering a wide range of medical and health science specializations with extensive experience in preclinical and clinical research and practice. They are proficient in combining ther practical expertise with contemporary teaching methods in the service of increasing student’s comšetences and capacities.

Clinical Center of Vojvodina, with its clinics, centers, institutes, outpatient clinic, and Emergency Center, is a highly specialized health institution of the highest rank, and also the largest teaching hospital of the Faculty of Medicine Novi Sad.

Welcome to the Faculty of Medicine Novi Sad! You have made the right choice for your professional and continuous education, as well as research! We wish you the best results during your studies in the future. We will try our best to provide you with knowledge on the basis of the tradition of our Faculty, and modern techniques, methods, and principles of teaching for noble professions you have chosen.

To you and our patients – KNOWLEDGE FOR HEALTH!

If you have any questions related to this faculty, you can ask the medical student directly here.

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Faculty of Medicine Novi Sad, Serbia

9 University of Zagreb, School of Medicine

University of Zagreb, School of Medicine

The University of Zagreb School of Medicine (UZSM/ZSM) is the oldest, most respected and largest institution offering medical studies in the Republic of Croatia.

The University of Zagreb School of Medicine (UZSM/ZSM)is the oldest, most respected and largest institution offering medical studies in the Republic of Croatia. The decision on its establishment was adopted by the Croatian parliament in January 1917, which is a precedent in the Croatian higher education and testifies that already back then an awareness of the significance of academic medicine on the national ground existed, not only for the development of the medical profession, but also of the entire society. Classes officially started a year later after the inaugural lecture of Drago Perović About the direction of teaching and research in anatomy in the hall of the University of Zagreb. The first professors were appointed, which was followed by the establishment of the institutes: Department of Anatomy, Morphology‐Biological Institute, Medical‐Chemical Institute, Institute of Physiological, Pathological‐Anatomical Institute, Department of General Experimental Pathology and Pharmacology and Public Health Institute. In the period from 1920 to 1922 most of the clinical departments s were also established. In 1927, the Zagreb School of Medicine had a total of 17 teaching establishments, among which the oldest was the Sisters of Mercy Hospital, and in 1937 that number increased to 19. Most areas of the Faculty were on Šalata, on the area that was intended for the construction of the entire Medical School. In the academic year 1938/39, the total number of stu‐ dents at the Faculty was 921. After the Second World War, there was a need for more doctors, which in the year 1948/49 resulted in a significant increase in the number of students (2855). Since the academic year 1965/66, the practice of limited registration under the terms of an entry exam is established.

The development of medicine and health care in Croatia is inseparable from the University of Zagreb School of Medicine. Among the distinguished members of the Croatian medicine throughout history, and still today, by far the most doctors who have been or are professors come from the Zagreb School of Medicine. For decades, it was the only institution for doctors in our country. In the fifties of the last century, it came to an increase in the need for medical studies in other parts of Croatia, and an initiative for the establishment of the School of Medicine in Rijeka was started at the Zagreb School of Medicine, which started operating in 1955. Medical studies in Split and Osijek were opened as regional branches of the Zagreb School of Medicine in 1979, they became independent in 1997 (Split) and 1998 (Osijek). The Dental School of Medicine in Zagreb became independent in 1962, and in 1997, the Health Studies were dissociated. Since the beginning of the 90s, the Faculty has undergone significant changes. One of the most significant was the transition from five to six years of study. In the academic year 1990/91, the first generation of students for the teaching program of six years of study was enrolled, the new curriculum was accepted, and subjects were introduced in the sixth year of study that integrate previously acquired knowledge, optional courses throughout the study based on problem solving and innovations in teaching methods and verification of acquired competences. In 2002/03, courses organized in blocks were also implemented in preclinical subjects. As the study of medicine, as well as other studies in biomedicine and health care, is specific to each university as a link between the academic and the professional community, i.e. the science, teaching and practice, any changes in these systems (Ministry of Science, Education and Sports as well as the Ministry of Health) were reflected in the functioning, performance, challenges and problems in the years that followed. It is not just a feature of the University of Zagreb School of Medicine, but also of other medical schools in the Republic of Croatia.

Study Medicine in English in Croatia, Europe!

In the academic year 2003, University of Zagreb School of Medicine introduced a new 12 semester (6-year) Medical Studies in English (MSE) Program. Graduates of the program are granted a diploma conferring the professional title of Doctor of Medicine (MD). This program is entirely instructed in English language, and is also designed so as to meet both American (USMLE) and European Union standards.

Beginning in 2005/2006, the Government of Canada has recognized University of Zagreb School of Medicine and Canadian citizens are eligible to apply for government (OSAP) student funding.

The University of Zagreb, founded in 1669, is the oldest and most distinguished institution of higher learning in South-East Europe. Its School of Medicine, founded in 1917, has a long tradition of educating foreign students. So far over 700 foreign citizens have earned their medical degree in Zagreb. Graduates of the University of Zagreb School of Medicine have established private practices or found teaching positions in medical schools all over the world, including the U.S. and Canada. Currently, University of Zagreb School of Medicine has students enrolled from the U.S., Canada, U.K., Israel, Europe, Australia and Asia. It should be pointed out that a medical profession (especially an MD degree) is in the vast majority of the countries a strictly regulated profession. Therefore, prospective students are strongly advised to make themselves familiar with laws, by-laws, ordinances and any other legal acts of their native country and their compatibility with the MSE programme.

The number of places available for Medical Studies in English Program is 50.

Academic year starts in October and the admission is possible only into the winter semester.

The tuition fee for each academic year is 12.000 Euro (approx. 13.500 USD) if paid at once or 12.200 Euro (payable in two instalments) prior to the beginning of each semester. Application fee is 200€.

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8 Medical University of Vienna

Medical University of Vienna

Founded in 1365 as a Medical Faculty of the University of Vienna, the MedUni Vienna is now one of the world’s largest and most renowned medical universities.

The Medical University of Vienna (briefly: MedUni Vienna) is one of the most traditional medical training and research facilities in Europe. It is today the largest medical training institute in the German-speaking area with about 8,000 students. With its 26 university hospitals, three clinical institutes, 12 theoretical medicine centres and numerous highly specialised laboratories, it is included among the most important cutting-edge research institutes of Europe in the area of biomedicine. Its own laboratory building with highly specialised “Core Facilities” was inaugurated in June 2010 with the “Anna Spiegel Research Building”.

Courses of Study at MedUni Vienna

The Medical University of Vienna educates hundreds to thousands of students every year in the following programmes:

  • Medicine degree programme
  • Dentistry degree programme
  • Medical Informatics master’s programme
  • PhD-programmes (16 different programmes)
  • Doctoral Programme of Applied Medical Science (10 different programmes)
  • Doctoral Programme in Medical Science (to be discontinued)
  • 18 post-graduate university courses

For the clinical practical training there are 84 accredited teaching hospitals and 2 teaching departments.

The aim of the Medicine degree programme at the Medical University of Vienna is to educate medical doctors for the profession of physician in all specialties – in theory and in practice.

Through the imparting of extensive knowledge – with a high value of practice-oriented training – and an early dealing with precise medical questions, such as gender-specific differences (gender medicine), graduates are meant to acquire a broad medical education with a well-grounded skills.

The education at MedUni Vienna therefore creates the best possible conditions for entering the profession and an optimal foundation for postgraduate training in all medical specialties.

The Focuses of the Medicine Degree Programme

The curriculum of the Medicine degree programme is based on the following guidelines:
subject integration, problem orientation, method-guided examination, calculation of the training capacity, evaluation and quality assurance.

In order to be able to begin postgraduate training, such as e.g. to become a General Practitioner or for a specific specialty, the graduates have to dispose of intellectual, practical and interpersonal skills.

This qualification profile includes:

  • Knowledge and comprehension
  • Clinical skills
  • Communicative competences
  • Professional demeanour and
  • Competences relevant for the profession

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7 The Faculty of Medicine and Surgery Malta

The Faculty of Medicine and Surgery Malta
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The Faculty of Medicine & Surgery was formally instituted as the Collegio Medico on the 25 May 1771 as one of the faculties of the Pubblica Università di Studi Generali established a few years earlier on the 22 November 1769 decree signed by Grand Master Pinto de Fonseca, and authorised by the papal brief dated 20 October 1769. At the time of foundation of the University, the Principe dell’Accademia dei Medici was Michelangelo Grima who also held the Chair of Anatomy and Surgery. Other members of the Accademia included Giorgio Locano, Gaetano Azzopardi, Giorgio Imbert, Gio Domenico Biagio, Giuseppe Bigeni and Lorenzo Thein. The Accademia was the body responsible for conducting the student examinations. The first statute of the new university was published on the 22 May 1771. The Medical Course lasted for five years, the student obtaining a Bachelorship after two years, a Licentiate after four years and the Doctorate after the final year. The subjects studied included botany, chemistry, anatomy, surgery and medicine. The licence to practice the profession was only given after serving six years at the Sacra Infermeria.

With the occupation of the Islands by the French in 1798, formal University teaching was abolished by General Napoleon Bonaparte by decree published on 18th June 1798. A few weeks after the French were forced to leave, Sir Alexander Ball re-instituted the University on 6th November 1800 and medical studies were resumed that same year with the first three doctors qualifying in 1804. During the first two decades of the nineteenth century, only a licentiate was granted to successful candidates. The doctorate was introduced in 1822, this being granted a year after the end of studies. The licentiate was abolished in 1838 after the publication of the 1838 Fundamental Statute of the University of Malta which brought the medical faculty into line with medical schools in England.

The Faculty of Medicine & Surgery has strived throughout the decades of the later 19th and 20th century to keep in touch with the changes occurring in medical education on the European arena, particularly with those occurring in the United Kingdom. In 1898-99 permission was granted to medical graduates from Malta to sit for the final examination of the Conjoint Board of the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Surgeons, and for the diploma of the Society of Apothecaries of London. In 1901 the Medical Degree of the Malta University obtained official recognition throughout the British Empire and entitled graduates to be registered in England as Colonial Practitioners. This recognition enabled Maltese graduates to seek their professional fortunes overseas throughout the Commonwealth and to continue their medical education in the various developing specialities. Other individuals sought their career progression on the European mainland. The entry of Malta into the European Union continues to ensure that the Maltese medical qualification enjoys recognition by all member states.

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6 The Faculty of Medicine of the Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen

The Faculty of Medicine of the Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen

Together with the clinical departments of the University Hospital Tübingen and its institutes of medical care and theoretical medicine, the Faculty of Medicine Tübingen is one of the largest institutions for medical training and higher education in Baden-Württemberg.

Internationally acclaimed clinical research alliances integrate basic, disease-oriented and patient-oriented research to forge new paths in the diagnosis, therapy and prevention of disease processes, with the ultimate goal of benefiting the patient.

In this environment of excellence, students of medicine and dentistry receive a comprehensive, research-informed clinical education.

The Faculty of Medicine is committed to meeting its social responsibilities and being open for new developments. New degree programs are being established, and technology transfer provides a stimulus for industry and the economy.

The Faculty of Medicine is charged with organizing research and teaching at the University Hospital Tübingen. Spokesperson and executive head is the Dean. The Office of Faculty Management is responsible for managing the affairs of the Faculty of Medicine.

The Study of Medicine

I would like to welcome you on behalf of the Faculty of Medicine Tübingen to the web pages for the study of Medicine.

We see our central responsibility as being the preparation of our students for the medical profession and effectively supporting their studies by imparting both theoretical and practical knowledge and skills in the best possible manner. In Tübingen, the established elements of the study of Medicine, i.e. lectures, case studies and seminars, are supplemented by the employment of modern learning aids such as, for example, the Skills Lab in which practical abilities and skills can be practiced, our own in-house hospital study islands for both study groups and individual students, as well as the efficient employment of electronic media for e-learning and communication.

As a multidisciplinery university with a long tradition, the University of Tübingen also offers its students the opportunity to get in contact with the neighbouring Faculties of Natural Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences. We, however, do not leave our students on their own within the anonymity of a large faculty and university. Personal contact, comprehensive tutoring and services are of great importance for us. At our University, the Teaching Disciplines of Medicine (Prof. Dr. Stephan Zipfel) and Oral Medicine (Prof. Dr. Dr. Siegmar Reinert) are represented and supported by the Deanship for Academic Studies. In the first phase of their studies, students are additionally supported by a Deanship for pre-clinical studies.

If you would like to find out more about the study of Medicine in Tübingen, I would like to invite you to take the time to visit our homepage. Do not hesitate to contact our office for Academic Studies in case you may have any questions. We will be glad to assist you and to let you have an unforgettable time in Tübingen.

Prof. Dr. Stephan Zipfel
Deanship for Teaching

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5 Medical University of Łódź

Medical University of Łódź

The Medical University of Lodz is the largest public medical university in Poland. Its mission is focused on:

– educating students in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing as well as in other medicine-related disciplines
– educating research staff (PhD programs)
– conducting research and scientific activity
– developing postgraduate programs offer

Medical teaching in English was initiated in 2003/2004. Presently over 770 foreign students from various countries attend 6-year MD (Medicine), Advanced MD and 5-year DMD (Dentistry) programs and over 450 have already graduated. The programs are taught entirely in English and are comprehensive enough to be accepted internationally.

About English Division

Dear Students,

I welcome you to the Medical Faculty of the Medical University of Lodz and I am very happy that you have chosen our University to begin your medical studies.

This University, established in 2002, inherits achievements of two great medical schools existing previously in Lodz – Medical Academy of Lodz and Military Medical Academy. Therefore, it is rooted in the tradition of Polish and European medicine, as well as, aligned with global strategies and priorities in healthcare education.

With a rigorous core of courses across the basic and medical sciences, the academic staff of Medical Faculty encourages student inquiry and research. Moreover, the clinical training provides appropriate background for future medical practice. I believe that together we will be able to build the solid foundations for your medical careers. In this field you may rely on our team of professional medical teachers.

I wish all of you the best in your academic studies. We are proud to be able to offer all of you the opportunity to acquire up-to-date knowledge and interaction with diverse and vibrant community dedicated to intellectual discoveries and embedded in the world of medical specialists. I hope that the international atmosphere and stay in Lodz, which is considered a multicultural city, will also be very fruitful in your personal lives.

I sincerely wish you all the best in pursuing the path leading to knowledge which will allow you to obtain excellence in education, research, patient care and service to community.

Once again, welcome to our University.

Prof. Sebastian Kłosek, MD, DMD, PhD

Plenipotentiary of the Dean of Faculty of Medicine for Studies in English

Medical University of Lodz

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4 Kharkov State Medical University

Kharkov State Medical University

Historically, Kharkiv National Medical University was the first higher medical educational institution in Ukraine.

The Diploma of Kharkiv National Medical University is prestigious and recognized in many countries of the world. Since 1998, Kharkiv National Medical University is a member of the International Association of Universities (under the aegis of UNESCO).

Since 1951 the University has been training specialists for foreign countries of the Eastern Europe, China, Mongolia, and since 1961 students from the countries of Asia, Africa, Latin America have been studying here. Now, 900 foreign citizens study at KhSMU at the Medical and Stomatological Faculties, at the clinical postgraduate course. More than 3,600 specialists from 86 states of Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America, Middle East have graduated from KhNMU since 1951.

The clinical and theoretical training of the students is given at 63 Departments of the University.

63 departments of KhNMU provided with all the necessary equipment are carrying out clinical and theoretical training. The clinical departments of the University are based on 9 regional, 10 city, 4 departmental medical establishments.

KhNMU has become an important centre for international students who need expert teaching in learning. The University is currently training about 5,000 students, among them 900 foreign citizens, and its academic staff consists of more than 630 teachers, including 102 Doctors of Sciences and Professors, 387 Candidates of Medical Science, 32 members of academies, 17 Honoured scientists.

At the University, the training is provided at the Medical Faculty within 6 years and 5 years at the Stomatological Faculty. In the process of training a constant control of the current progress is conducted by means of estimating of students’ knowledge on each class.

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3 University of Nicosia Medical School in Cyprus

University of Nicosia Medical School in Cyprus

Over the past two decades, the University of Nicosia has led the development of life and health sciences programmes in Cyprus. The University of Nicosia started the first medical programme in Cyprus in 2011 by offering the St George’s, University of London Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) graduate-entry programme.

Our Medical School, the largest in the country offers two medical programmes and four postgraduate degrees:

Medical Programmes

St George’s, University of London Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS),a 4-year graduate-entry British medical degree quality assured by the UK General Medical Council and awarded by St George’s, University of London

Doctor of Medicine (MD), a 6-year undergraduate-entry degree

Postgraduate Degrees

Master of Public Health (MPH), a fully online degree for working professionals and new graduates

Master in Family Medicine (MSc FM), a degree for practicing doctors delivered entirely online

Master of Science in Health Services Administration (MHSA), a fully online degree for working professionals and new graduates

Doctorate in Medical Sciences (PhD), for research in all disciplines or specialties of Medicine

More than 740 students from 58 countries around the world are enrolled in our Medical School, coming from as far away as the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

In addition to our achievements in medical education and research, you also benefit from world-class faculty members, experienced and supportive staff, international partnerships, and state-of-the-art facilities and learning resources. The student-centred curriculum allows for the early development of clinical skills and reasoning, and promotes collaborative learning, critical thinking and reflection, skills that are essential for your future career in medicine.

Our graduates are practising as doctors across the world, including the USA, Canada, UK, other EU countries, Israel and Lebanon.

University of Nicosia

The University of Nicosia is the largest university in Southern Europe that teaches primarily in English, with more than 11,000 students from over 70 countries coming together in an innovative and transformative learning space. Located in Nicosia, the country’s capital, and with a presence in 18 other cities worldwide, we are driven by our pursuit of excellence in teaching and learning, innovation, research, technology, and a continually evolving academic environment. We empower our students and instil in them the confidence to make an impact in the world.

The University of Nicosia is ranked among the top 100 universities in the region by QS Stars University Ratings, having placed number 91 in the Emerging Europe and Central Asia (EECA) Region. Moreover, it is the first European university to be awarded a QS 5-Star rating for Online / Distance Learning and is the 13th university in the world to receive such a distinction. In addition, the University of Nicosia received the highest distinction of 5-Stars in Teaching, Facilities, Inclusiveness, Social Responsibility and Internationalisation.

Many of our degree programmes and departments were the first of their kind in Cyprus. Over time, several programmes such as Medicine, International Relations, Accounting, Law, and Architecture, have developed into some of the most well-regarded in Cyprus and in the region. Today, new programmes focus on cutting-edge research, making us global leaders in certain fields, such as our very successful initiative in Digital Currency/ Blockchain Technology.

Visit website: University of Nicosia Medical School in Cyprus

2 Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London

Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London

Imperial College School of Medicine is one of the largest schools in the country, training more than 2000 students in Medicine and Biomedical Science. Our programmes are delivered at four main campuses in West London, as well as at a wide range of partner hospitals and general practices.

The Faculty of Medicine, of which we are a part, has an international reputation for excellence, routinely ranked among the world’s top five in the sector. The School harnesses that excellence to provide a unique, research-led student experience in Medicine and Health Sciences. Learning from international experts and undertaking research under their supervision provide both an enviable, world-class training and an inspirational setting in which to prepare for a career in the NHS, academia or related industries.

On these pages, we hope to provide you with an insight into the life of the School and some information about our programmes. If you would like to find out more about joining us as a student, we would recommend attending an Undergraduate Open Day. Our Undergraduate Open Days are a great way to find out more about studying at Imperial. The events are open to prospective students who are interested in all of our undergraduate courses, and the School of Medicine is represented. Please note, there is not a separate medicine open event.

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1 University of Oxford, Medical Sciences Dicision

University of Oxford, Medical Sciences Dicision

he Medical Sciences Division is an internationally recognized centre of excellence for biomedical and clinical research and teaching and is the largest of the four academic divisions within the University.

Over 5000 academics, researchers, NHS clinicians and GPs, and administrative staff, 1500 graduate and 1600 undergraduate students, together contribute to our extensive and exemplary research, teaching and clinical portfolios.

We aim to be the best university biomedical institution in Europe and amongst the best five biomedical institutions in the world, and have been ranked number one for the last seven years in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for clinical, pre-clinical and health sciences – the only non-North American institution to be top-ranked by THE in any subject discipline.

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