Dentistry

LevelUndergraduate

Type of DegreeBachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)

CostEUR 10,000 per year

CountryCroatia

CityZagreb

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Overview

From September 2017, the School of Dental Medicine at the University of Zagreb will offer their accredited Dentistry degree programme in English. Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree that is accredited throughout the European Union. This is a 6-year integrated degree including unparalleled opportunities for practical experience.

About the School of Dental Medicine, University of Zagreb

The School of Dental Medicine, University of Zagreb, is the only autonomous higher education institution in the Republic of Croatia to provide Doctors of Dental Medicine programmes.

The School has focused extensively on internationalisation in recent years through the exchange of teaching staff, scientific training of researchers and practical training of students with other institutions abroad.

The video above was created by students in 2010. It is in Croatian but it will give you a good overview of the facilities of the dental school.

 

Practical and clinical training

The Dentistry degree programme at the University of Zagreb consists of:

  • basic courses: 16%
  • general medicine courses: 20%
  • preclinical and clinical dentistry subjects: 64%

As part of their degree, students will attend 1,001 hours of preclinical and 2,099 hours of clinical practicals, 2,000 hours of lectures and seminars, which include 59 compulsory and 30 elective courses. This is an excellent amount of clinical exposure that is not on offer at most dental schools.

The School of Dental Medicine places great emphasis on seminars and other forms of practical training that allow students to apply the knowledge and skills they learn in class. During the final three years of the programme, you will carry out mandatory practical training in a healthcare setting. During the 12th semester, you will complete 500 hours of practical training in the school's outreach community dental offices. This approach not only gives you the opportunity to master your techniques, but also prepares you to perform tasks in a professional environment.

Throughout your studies at the School of Dental Medicine, you will develop core competencies such as problem-solving, teamwork and organisational skills through one-on-one work with your mentors. Additionally, you will receive preclinical manual skills training in your 3rd year and clinical training (patient treatment) from the 4th year onwards.

As a dentistry student at the University of Zagreb, you will benefit from the opportunity to practise on a large number of patients. With modern teaching and clinical facilities, established cooperation with the Departy of Dentistry of the University Hospital Centre and Clinical Hospital Dubrava, and highly educated subspecialists from all fields of dental specialities, the School of Dental Medicine has attracted an increased interest from local patients. The ability to provide students with a large pool of patients makes the School stand out from other European dental schools offering courses in English.

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Accreditation

The Croatian programme of the School of Dental Medicine was accredited and approved by Ministry of Science, Education and Sports of the Republic of Croatia based on the positive feedback from the National Agency for Higher Education. In 2017, the English programme received the approval of the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports.

The Dentistry course at the University of Zagreb is fully incorporated in the ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System). Upon successfully completing the Dentistry programme at the University of Zagreb, you will have completed at least 360 ECTS.

Application process

The School of Dental Medicine, University of Zagreb is currently accepting applications for 2017 entry. Please get in touch with us to receive further advice on the admission procedure.

There are only 20 places on the English-taught dentistry programme in 2017. The university is keen to attract native English speakers with ABB (including Biology and Chemistry) at A' level or equivalent. If you meet these criteria, your application will certainly be viewed favourably but the most important element of the application process is the entrance exam.

The entrance exam will include questions in biology, chemistry, maths or physics. The exam can be taken in Zagreb and, depending on demand, we are looking at holding an exam in London in early September.

 

 

 


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