NICOLAE TESTEMITANU STATE UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE AND PHARMACY OF THE REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA

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Life in Moldova

Where will I live?
University provides hostel accommodation immediately after arriving, so 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, and other facilities.
The hostels are located closely to academic buildings and some clinics. There are good transport links which assure connection between student's campus and other places in city.
The costs of accommodation range 126-140 Euros  per month depending upon the chosen accommodation.

What special Clothing do I need?
Because of the changing seasons, it is important to be prepared for changing weather. We recommend that clothing be cotton or a blend of cotton with a synthetic fiber for the warmer months, and wool or a blend of wool with a synthetic fiber for the colder months. Rain repellent outerwear, waterproof footwear, and umbrellas will help. Hats, insulated boots, and warm overcoats are essential in winter. Your national dress is always welcome and will be appreciated, at special events. For classes all students require laboratory white coats.

How much should I pay for books?
As rule, all books are provided by University free of cost. Some new additional materials are available for copying although. Also students are encouraged to bring textbooks and other didactic material from their own country.

Are there scholarships available?
Scholarships are available only for citizen original from countries which have interstate collaboration accords in the field of education with Republic of Moldova. By and large students are expected to find an appropriate source of funding in their own country.

May I have a part-time job during my studies?
According to the regulation of Republic of Moldova for all foreign citizens who come for the part-time job is forbidden. Moreover, in medicine students have a very strong program and have no time to have a job.

What’s students’ life like?
Kishenev is very attractive for young people and students. Multitude of places for youth, including, cafйs, discos and internet-cafes are at the disposal of students. Just don’t forget that students’ academic life is very intense and requires a lot of time.

Several hundreds of students from Israel study at various courses at the University, and many of them live in University hostel. The atmosphere in the hostel is friendly. On the whole, everything is conductive for successful adaptation of newly arriving Israeli citizens.

Is transportation expensive? 
Public transportation is very well developed in Kishenev and unusually cheap by Israeli standards. A passage in minibus taxi, which is the major means of transportation, in any direction and independently of length of the route, does not exceed 30 cents.

How much does the food cost?
Kishenev has a well-developed catering network. Israelis will be surprised by variety of choice. And all this is at very acceptable prices. Besides, hostel has everything necessary for cooking.
Food market has rich variety of various products at quite a low cost. On the average, a student spends 200-250 Euros per months.

May I visit Israel? 
Every student may exit Moldova in any direction during vacations (in winter – December 25 to January13 and in summer – in July and August). In special cases students may obtain permission from the Dean for foreign students for duration of not more than 1 week.