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The Best Medical Schools in Europe
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The Best Medical Schools in Europe
Charles 1, Palacky, Charles 2, LSMU, Zagreb University, Szeged University, Nicosia University, Gdansk University, Masaryk University & Humanitas University.
The best medical schools in Europe sometimes may not be the best medical schools for you.
Let me explain.
Students are different and not every one performs the same under the same circumstances.
The same goes for medical universities; a student may found him or herself at the best medical school in all Europe and find out that the school is not suitable for his or her personality, and this can have a very negative influence in a student.
With that said and out of the way, here’s a list of what we consider the best medical schools in Europe based on A) Accreditation, B) Location and surroundings, C) Opportunities for rotations and specializations, and D) Tuition fees and overall costs.
*Another point to clarify is that the order in which the schools are shown on this list does not mean they are better or worse in any way than one another, we only enumerate them to establish some order.
List of Best Medical Schools in Europe
- Charles University, the first faculty of medicine (Prague, Czech Republic)
- Palacky University (Olomouc, Czech Republic)
- Charles University, the second faculty of medicine (Prague, Czech Republic)
- LSMU (Kaunas, Lithuania)
- Zagreb University (Zagreb, Croatia)
- Szeged University (Szeged, Hungary)
- Nicosia University (Nicosia, Cyprus)
- Gdansk University (Gdansk, Poland)
- Masaryk University (Brno, Czech Republic)
- Humanitas University (Milan, Italy).
If you have been following our posts, articles, webinars, YouTube channel, etc. you’ll know that we are a great advocate for Charles University, the first faculty.
The reason why Charles 1 is one of our top choices always is because we find this school in particular, the one that can offer the most to students when it comes to quality of studies, opportunities after graduation and overall costs which includes tuition and living expenses.
Charles 1, is a fully accredited school in many countries and keeps its status as a highly renowned medical school worldwide with important connections through different educational programs such Erasmus and others.
Like so, the university partners with important names in the medical field such as Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and John Hopkins in the U.S. to name a few.
Tuition costs for Charles the first faculty range around 18,000 euros per academic year and despite the fact that its tuition is not the cheapest in comparison to other good universities, the cost of living in Prague remains among the cheapest ones if not the cheapest one within the EU.
Apart from that, when graduating from Charles 1, you are offered opportunities for jobs and specializations that you may not get from other places.
Palacky medical school is always a top choice for us as the school offers what others don’t. An all in one place education and practical sessions without the need to take any buses or travel to reach the different centers.
Students here live in a small studential town where students from all over the world come together to complete their professional education.
The city is small but offers everything one needs including bars, gyms, shopping malls, etc.
International students usually feel very pleased and comfortable to be spending their academic years at Olomouc and when it comes to studying there, some students have said that it is the perfect place to focus and succeed with their academic tasks.
Tuition fees for Palacky University are at this moment 10,500 euros per academic year but the cost may or may change in the coming academic years.
3 Charles University, the second faculty of medicine
The second faculty from Charles University is smaller than the 1st faculty but it remains an excellent school and option for anyone searching for a good medical school in Europe.
In comparison from its big brother, Charles 1, the second faculty has a much lower tuition fee at around 12,600 euros per academic year.
The university, however, still keeps high standards and anyone graduating from Charles 2 will have plenty of opportunities for rotations and specializations.
4 LSMU (Kaunas University in Lithuania)
LSMU is also well known as Kaunas University as it is situated in the city of Kaunas, Lithuania.
The school is known for being modern, small yet very complete.
Many students choose to go to Kaunas University as it offers a good atmosphere and a pleasant student life while keeping high standards of academic studies.
5 Zagreb University (Zagreb, Croatia)
Zagreb University in Croatia is a small medical school with very high academic standards and very small classes of 6 or 7 students per class.
The university admits up to 50 students per year alone which makes them have really small and individual classes with close attention to the student and thus, creating a very personal atmosphere between students and professors.
6 Szeged University (Szeged, Hungary)
Szeged University is a big and well known medical school located in the city of Szeged, Hungary. It is known to be a sunny city in the south of the country and is considered to be classified as a big medical school.
The education in Hungary is known to be strict and of very high standards.
Szeged University could be compared to universities such as Charles University, the first faculty as it shares similarities like size, reputation and seriousness.
7 Nicosia University (Nicosia, Cyprus)
Cyprus is well known for its hot climate and many students from countries with colder climate like Norway and Sweden find this option very attractive.
Nicosia is a school with several international accreditations and it based its education system on the American one.
Nicosia University offers several medical degrees such as General Medicine and now also Veterinary Science.
8 Gdansk University (Gdansk, Poland)
The medical school of Gdansk University in Poland it’s very popular with students from the Nordic countries such as Norway and Sweden.
Gdansk is a school that offers good education, a beautiful city and a good location.
Some of the advantages of studying at a university in Poland is that the living costs there are among the cheapest costs of the EU, very similar to the Czech Republic.
9 Masaryk University (Brno, Czech Republic)
Masaryk in the city of Brno, in the Czech Republic is a great option for those searching for universities within the EU at cheaper tuition fees.
The school has grown significantly since its foundation in 1919 and as of today, it consists of 10 faculties and a total of roughly 35 thousand students per year (not only the medical faculty but all faculties together).
10 Humanitas University (Milan, Italy)
Humanitas is a very young university, also known as UNIMED, it’s a private medical school located in Milan, Italy.
The school offers a different approach to its students by getting them involved with advanced technology and even offering a pretty unique program that combines engineering and medicine to one degree called MEDTECH.
This approach has the objective of forming the doctors of the future in which they know how to handle very advanced medical tech equipment such as lasers and robotics. This degree is also a 6 year degree.
Apart from that, Humanitas, as a private institution offers a very personal attention and smaller classrooms for its students.
A point to consider is that the school as being private, it costs more than the average medical school in Europe; around 20,000 euros per academic year.
To summarize this list of what we consider the best medical schools in Europe, we must emphasize that there are many excellent medical schools in Europe and like we mention in the beginning of this article, some medical schools will suit some students, and some will be a better fit for other types of students.
Be sure to research several them before deciding where to study for your medical degree.