The State Medical and Pharmaceutical University «Nicolae Testemitanu» (SMPhU) of the Republic of Moldova has a history of outstanding traditions established and developed over the last 127 years. During our history, the demanding process of educating and training our medical professionals (doctors and pharmacists), to meet the national and international educational community standards has remained unchanged. Our University graduates provide high quality medical assistance and public health services at all levels of the national medical system. They are well known oversees and successfully work in many countries of Europe, America, Asia and Africa. The SMPhU is a complex institution of high medical education, accredited in the national educational system, included in the World Directory of Medical Schools of the World Health Organization, (WHO) making it eligible for the training of international students. Currently the educational and scientific staff of the University is actively involved in the implementation of national policy in the Healthcare System development Strategy approved by the Government of the Republic of Moldova. Also the University is focused on reforming its curricula, by implement ting interactive methods of training involving standardized patients and clinical cases. Because the Republic of Moldova borders other countries of the European Union, real possibilities have appeared for academic and scientific mobility of students and faculty members in those countries. The existing technical and material resources ensure the continuity of undergraduate & postgraduate education of about 6600 UG, PG and PhD students every year. The educational process is carried out at 79 clinical and preclinical departments placed in different clinical and research settings.

Chisinau, the city where the University is located, is the capital of the Republic of Moldova, a newly independent state in South- Eastern Europe. Our city has a history of over 7 centuries with a rich cultural life. Chisinau is a city of youth (more than 114,000 students study at 12 state and 11 private universities) and is placed at the economical and cultural crossroads of Europe and Asia. Our University faculty and staff are well experienced in training citizens from other countries. Requirements for these students have been placed into our medical training program, and we are proud that hundreds of graduates from over 30 countries successfully earned degrees and are licensed to practice medicine in their home countries. The educational environment for foreign citizens is very attractive – affordable tuition fees and reasonable accommodation prices including meals. There is also a well developed infrastructure in the city, including public transportation, museums, theaters, banks and modern communication facilities. The quality of life provides every citizen with a feeling of comfort and safety, which allows them to achieve their dream to become a medical professional either as a doctor, dentist or pharmacologist.

Medical Education in Replubic of Moldova

State Medical and Pharmaceutical University, "Nicolae Testemitanu" of the Republic of Moldova is a state funded university, where international students may study on self-finance basis subject to payment of annual tuition fee in advance and submission of attested documents by concerned authorities.

The State Medical and Pharmaceutical University “Nicolae Testemitanu” of Republic of Moldova is in the list of World Directory of Medical Schools, published by the World Health Organization and has been accredited by National Council of academic Evaluation and Accreditation of the Educational Institutions from the Republic of Moldova. There are 3 faculties for undergraduate training (Medicine – 6 years, Dentistry – 5 years, Pharmacy – 5 years), preparatory course (Language plus Biology, Physics, Chemistry - 1 year) and postgraduate courses (duration depends on chosen specialty). Languages of instruction are Romanian, English, and Russian.


The State University of Medicine and Pharmaceutics „Nicolae Testemitanu" in the Republic of Moldova is a high education institution, accredited at national level, that offers best conditions of high and post graduate education via residency of the medical and pharmaceutical personnel in conformity with the requirements of the European education and world standards, later on assuring it via clinical secondary doctorate, post-doctorate and continuous professional training over their entire activity. The didactic process is developed in an indispensable connection with the scientific research, offering quality medical assistance to the population, and promoting the achievements of medicine and pharmacy. The didactic-scientific potential of the SMPhU is unique due to a high professionalism that combines knowledge of foreign languages and information technologies. The education strategy of the University originates from beautiful traditions of the medical schools of the last century and strives continuously to considerable changes in the way of developing the high medical education. The ongoing curriculum reform is related to the considerable renovation of the educational curriculums, capitalization of new educational offers, use of European system of transferable academic grading scale, implementation of information and communication technologies, modern advanced types and methods for developing the process of teaching-learning-assessment. Students and medical resident students benefit from the possibility to participate in the activity of scientific research. Simultaneously, they are offered a deep knowledge course of international foreign languages, training of specialization and documentation abroad, driving courses, participation in different sport, cultural-artistic activities etc. All these activities are backed up by a well developed technical and material basis, of a rich fund of medical scientific literature and other modern sources of information, normal living and rest conditions for students, residency owners and teachers. „... To dedicate my knowledge and forces to the protection and consolidation of human health, through prevention and treatment of diseases, to work with abnegation in the service of the community and interest of the nation..." - are words from the Oath of the Doctor, pronounced annually by over 600 local graduates and from other 25 world countries. Our University is well known abroad for its values it produced in the field of education, medical assistance to the population and spiritual culture. This University is always devoted to the traditions of the forerunners and at the same time anchored in the realities of the epoch we live in, being involved in the exchange of values with over 30 famous universities and medical centers from Romania, the Russian Federation, Ukraine, the Czech Republic, USA, France, Germany, Italy, Greece, the Netherlands, Israel, a fact that assures the mobility and offers the chance of plenary assertion within the didactic-teaching frame and studious youth.

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SMPHU «NICOLAE TESTEMITANU» 1st Year 2nd Year 3rd Year 4th Year 5th Year 6th Year
Tuition Fees/Year in Euro 3950 € 3950 € 3950 € 3950 € 3950 € 3950 €
Total in Indian Rupees/Per Year 296250 INR 296250 INR 296250 INR 296250 INR 296250 INR 296250 INR


The subject matter of the undergraduate level is to form and improve medical and pharmaceutical specialists with moral principles, knowledge and practical skills indispensable for qualified, competent and responsible execution of their profession, organization of the academic process, scientific research, clinical activity (diagnosis, treatment, prevention of diseases). Studies are provided in conformity with national and international standards, which are recommended by the WHO. The process of training and improving the medical skills is accomplished within the clinical units with the amount of 10000 beds placed in republican, municipal hospitals, research centers, dispensers, polyclinics, pharmacies.


On arrival at the Chisinau International Airport, foreign students are met by the representatives of the University and accompanied to their lodging. Also upon arrival, foreign students can make international phone calls by using cards that can be purchased at the airport, or from telephone stations located in many places throughout the city, including the neighborhood of the students' campus.

The SUMPh provides hostel accommodation to all international students immediately after arriving in the country, so it is not necessary to look for accommodation. There are 16 hostels with single/double/triple persons in a room accommodation. All hostels are equipped with kitchens, shower-rooms, terrace, study rooms, internet and other facilities. Each floor has: a kitchen with all necessary equipment, showers, and several living units consisting of 2 rooms 2 2(18m and 12 m ), a small corridor and a toilet. Each room is estimated to have 2 people living in it. In case of availability of free spaces, Indian citizens may apply to the management of Foreign Students Department with a request to allot them 2 places in the room at a corresponding cost. The hostels are located in the student's campus which is within walking distance to some academic buildings, university clinics, university pharmacies, medical scientific library, canteen, etc. There are good transport links which assure connection between student's campus and other places in city.


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