Getting admission to medical universities could be stressful and time-consuming. Every university has different admission rules – while the majority of schools have written entrance exams, there are also medical faculties, which are giving admission based on results from secondary school, SAT, extra-curricular activities, etc. We will take a look at those, where you don’t need to write an entrance exam. Application fee in most of these universities is below 100€.
Riga Stradins University, Latvia – Riga Stradins University is offering programs in General medicine and Dental medicine in English for international students. There are two intakes (September and February intake), which is exceptional in Europe. Applicants need to submit English proficiency certificates, 2 letters of reference, a motivational letter, and academic documents from secondary school. The most important are good or excellent results from biology, chemistry, mathematics and chemistry. The minimum mark required is 70%. Students can submit also a language certificate instead of a result from secondary school. The application fee is 100€, results are announced after the 1st of July (for September intake) or after 1st of December (for February intake). Academic documents need to be translated into English.
Medical University in Szczecin, Poland – there is a language certificate needed (for precise information on language certificate level, please check: https://www.pum.edu.pl/english/admissions-office/application-requirements/english-proficiency-certificates). Also marks from secondary school from biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics (if you had all 4, the best 2 results will be taken into consideration). They must be completed at a certain level – for precise information, please check page: https://www.pum.edu.pl/english/admissions-office/application-requirements/educational-criteria
Applicants from Germany must have an average mark better than 2,7 from Abitur.
Medical University in Bialystok, Poland – admission is given based on (A) the official high school transcript/maturity certificate/ and on the candidate request, grades recorded in the other certificates (SAT II subject test exam or other post-graduate university courses) and (B) oral interview. Positive results from 2 out of 4 subjects must be showed – subjects are biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics. The oral interview is focused on the motivation of applicant, predisposition for the medical profession and English level of knowledge. There are programs General medicine and Dentistry offered.
Nicolaus Copernicus University Collegium Medicumin in Bydgoszcz, Poland – There is no entrance examination, only a recruitment interview. The interview includes questions concerning knowledge in the field of natural and exact sciences (biology, chemistry, physics) at the level of secondary school, as well as motivation to study medicine. It also aims to check the candidate’s proficiency in English. The interview can be conducted online if needed. Topics of interviews can be found on the University website as well. Interesting fact is, that the deadline for application is mid of September. Program of General medicine is offered.
Jan Kochanowski University of Kielce, Poland – https://www.mdkielce.edu.pl/admissions-1-1/general-requirements – Candidates will be chosen by an open competition on the basis of grades on the high school certificate (transcript of grades). There are only 50 places offered. Results from biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics are taken into consideration. University is offering a program of General medicine in English.
Medical University in Lublin – If a candidate has graduated from high school in one of the countries belonging to EU, OECD, EFTA or is a holder of the International Baccalaureate (IB) or European Baccalaureate (EB) diploma, they do not take entrance exam to the Medical University of Lublin. Evaluation is performed on the basis of their high school diploma or the confirmation of the final secondary examination or university results. The subjects required for admission are Biology and two subjects out of the following: Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics for Medicine and Dentistry or Biology
Students from other countries need to take an entrance exam.
Lithuanian University of medical science – applicants with certain amount of points or percentages are exempted from entrance exams For more information check page: https://lsmuni.lt/en/activities/degree-studies/admission/exemptions-from-entrance-exam/. Programs of General medicine and Odontology (Dentistry) are offered to international students.