10 reasons to study Medicine or Dentistry in Europe

Updated on 17/01/2024 in
10 reasons to study Medicine or Dentistry in Europe

Studying abroad, whether as a first choice or a backup plan, is a long-term commitment and should not be taken lightly. People choose to study medicine or dentistry in Europe for various reasons. 

For some, the reasons behind the decision to study medicine or dentistry abroad are the challenging experience, the entirely new environment, learning a new language, and meeting people from various cultures. Others prefer Europe mainly for financial reasons since medical education in the United Kingdom, or the United States is costly compared to a European one.

Furthermore, the degrees granted by European medical schools follow the highest educational standards in the world. Here we have summarised the 10 top reasons to study medicine or dentistry abroad.

Studying medicine and dentistry in English

Most European universities offer programmes taught entirely in English. Studying in Europe means you can choose from more than 100 medical universities that offer English-language programmes. The doctors and medical professionals who will guide you speak excellent English. There are no communication or language barriers between the students and their teachers.

Education Quality in Europe

No matter which country you choose, you will study at one of the top European universities. Even if your grades are low, we can still get you into another world-class university as we have direct links with many Medical Faculties in Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Poland, Georgia, Czech, Hungary, and many more.

You'll practice in some of Europe's largest medical campuses and teaching hospitals. To improve the learning environment for their students, European medical schools are constantly investing in new spaces and cutting-edge technology.

Medical education with global recognition 

All European medical universities are globally recognised and included in the World Directory of Medical Schools. Medical Councils approve dentistry and medicine degrees in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, Ireland, and worldwide.

A medical degree from a European medical school means you can practise medicine wherever you want. All you need to do is register with the medical board of the country you want to practise medicine. A short test will be part of the licensing process to verify your competence as a doctor.

Diverse Entry Requirements

Each European medical university has its specific entry requirements and admission criteria. There are universities in Romania and Georgia where you don’t need to take an entry exam/test but instead attend a short interview to examine your motivation and English-speaking abilities.

To apply for a spot at another medical university, such as one in Bulgaria or Poland, you must first pass an admission exam in Chemistry, Biology, Physics, or Maths, as well as English.

Entry requirements in Europe are diverse, so you will have to research or get in touch with one of our student advisor experts.

Limitless options

You'll have an exciting additional option, as opposed to the limited four university options that the UCAS in the UK permits. 

There are over 100 medical universities in Europe that teach in English, and you can apply to as many of them as you like with no limitations.  Another great benefit of studying in Europe is having complete freedom of choice. Moreover, there is less competition for entry since you won't compete with the local students.  

Affordable Tuition fees

Annual Tuition fees for dentistry and medicine in Europe start from around €4000 per year. Depending on which country you choose to study medicine or dentistry abroad, the tuition fees can range from €3,000 to €30,000. These prices depend solely on the economic state of the corresponding country. More expensive options don't mean better quality of education because medicine is taught and learned the same everywhere.

Lower living costs 

Compared to the UK or the US, the costs of living are significantly lower. In some European countries, you can live comfortably for under €500 per month. That, combined with the affordability of the tuition fees, makes Europe an appealing destination for international students. 

True Adventure

Europe is beautiful and safe and offers a truly culturally enriching venture. As a medical student at a European university, you will experience world-class higher education and explore diverse cultures in a welcoming, social environment.

As well as excellent career preparation, you will gain international experience and skills and build a strong network.

Available Courses 

The universities in Europe offer a variety of courses taught in English for students to choose from. From medicine and dentistry to veterinary and pharmacy. There is even the option to study medicine online at a University in Kharkiv, Ukraine.

The graduate entry programmes are another option. So, whether you study dentistry in Europe or medicine, you will have a globally recognised degree. 

Study medicine in Europe with Medlink Students

Medlink Students will support you from the beginning till the end of your studies, even helping you find a job, using our contacts in the UK after you graduate!

You are guaranteed a place with Medlink Students. Instead of waiting another year to re-apply in the UK, we will work hard to get you accepted at one of the top universities according to your grades.

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Article written by Dr Sam El Mais
Dr Sam El Mais, MD, MSc, BSc, graduated from a renowned medical school in Romania in 2019. He uses his professional knowledge and personal experience to guide students on crucial aspects such as university selection, admissions processes, and cultural adjustments.
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