Romania (FASMR) - Cluj-Napoca
Internal medicine, Hematology, Dermatology, Gynaecology/Obstetrics, Orhopedics, Plastic surgery, General surgery, Pediatrics, Cardiology, Neurosurgery, ICU, Gastroenterology, Radiology, Infectious Diseases
July, August, March
Students' cafeteria
Students' dorm
The exchange period for our LC in the 2019-2020 season is: 7th of July-4t of August 2019; 4th of August-1st of September 2019
If you apply for Cluj-Napoca(even 2nd or 3rd option in your AF) you MUST agree with this dates!!
Andrei Lazar

Cluj-Napoca, or just Cluj,  is the city where everyone’s young, joyful and full of life. Located in the heart of Transylvania, our city is one of the most important academic, cultural, and business centres in Romania. Over the last years, Cluj attracted more and more people to come and visit it, and even move permanently here due to it's unique vibe and increased standard of life. 2015 was a big year for our city, as we have been the European Capital of Youth and also it was year that marked the start of Untold Festival, which is known today as one of the biggest music festivals in Europe. All of these make Cluj the perfect place to come for your exchange. See you in Cluj-Napoca!


University of Medicine and Pharmacy „Iuliu Hatieganu” is the oldest medical education instiution in Transylvania. The university has over 6,000 national and international students, 2,400 resident physicians, as well as over 1,100 teachers and researchers. It was named in honor of scientist Iuliu Hatieganu. The university is classified as an "advanced research and education university" by the Ministry of Education.

The University is composed of the Faculty of Medicine, Pharmacy and Dental Medicine which all have both English and French sections.

County Emergency University Hospital Cluj-Napoca is the biggest hospital in Romania and has almost all medical and surgical specialties. It is a teaching and medical research institution nationally and internationally recognized. Together with the University, it hosts multiple research programs and different academic activities.


Our projects are:

  1. Exomes, function and gene regulation in cancer
  2. Flow cytometry application in cancer reaserch
  3. Fluorescence microscopy evaluations of altered processes in cancer
  4. The effect of natural and synthesis products on experimental inflammation models
  5. Photodynamic therapy on experimental tumors and cell cultures
  6. Molecular Medicine Techniques used in Medical Laboratories

All the researches will be conducted in one of our University's modern laboratories under the supervision of a specialist. For more information, please visit the Romanian SCORE Explore Page.


Students' Cafeteria - "Connection Food"

Food service location where you will have 1 hot meal per day during working days (from Monday to Friday)
Location: close to the university hospital, dorms and to the city center
Service: self-service; also suitable for vegetarians!


Students' Dormitory - "Hasdeu Students' Complex", Cluj-Napoca

Rooms: for 2 persons with personal bathroom and kitchen
Facilities: internet acces (by cable ONLY, not wireless), fridge, gas stove, washing machines and dryers(on each floor)

  1. How to get to Cluj-Napoca?

If you choose our LC, you can get here by any means of transport: car, bus, train, or airplane

Cluj-Napoca International Airport offers more than 50 international destinations, including major European Hubs such as: Munich, Frankfurt, Madrid, Istanbul.

        2. How to get around the city?

Once you arrive in Cluj-Napoca, you can get from one place to another by bus, taxi or simply walking.

It is very easy to find a taxi, either by calling, or using the taxi phone application (Clever Taxi), but there are also many taxi stations all around the city. The fee is 2.25 RON / km(0,5Eur/km). We highly recommend you to walk to and from the hospital, and afterwards to the Student's Cafeteria and the dorms. In this way you can explore even more the city, feel it's unique vibe and stay fit during your exchange. Only benefits!!


We have one of the best social programs in Romania!! It comprises a large variety of activities organized on a daily basis(except for the weekends) by our enthusiastic team of volunteers. We aim to "keep you busy" discovering our city and culture, to make you feel Cluj's spirit and fall in love with it. Also, we hope that you'll meet persons who will become your lifetime friends.

The activities include: National Food and Drink Party, City Tours, Karaoke party, Treasure Hunt, Chilling in hammocks in the Central Park, Pajama party at the dorms, Water fights in the hottest days, Sport's activities and many more that we invite you to discover.

Also, every weekend, you'll get a chance to visit other great places from Romania. There will be 2 national trips with all the incomings and a local one, only Cluj-Napoca's group of incomings and our great volunteers.

We are determined to grant you a wonderful experience and we hope that Romania and especially Cluj will leave you with memories that will last forever!


-Botanical Garden

-Central Park

-St. Michael's Church and the Union Square

-The Fortress Hill

-National Theater and Opera House

-Museum Square

-Taylor's Bastion and the Medieval Walls

-Hoia Baciu Forest aka The Haunted Forest

-Turda Gorge and Turda Saltmine(30km from Cluj)

We invite you to check our Survival Kit: a magazine with all the important information about our Local Center: