Student information page
Arrival and Departures
Please do not book flights unless you have checked they land within the flight windows below.
- The airport in Romania you need to fly to is Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport (OTP). You must also depart from this airport upon the end of your placement.
Arrival Window: Arrive on the Sunday before your placement between 11am and 5pm.
- Departure Window: Depart on the Saturday after your placement at any time after 3:30pm.
Medical Projects staff will collect you from arrivals and drop you at departures and will accompany you, and provide tansport, between Bucharest and Brasov where your placement is.
We recommend checking a website called SkyScanner when booking flights, there can be some good deals on flights, we have included a flight checking app below for your convenience.
If you are travelling on an EU passport you will not require a visa for your placement. If you are travelling on any other passport you will need to get in touch with your local Romanian Embassy in order to apply for your visa. You will just require a tourist visa for your placement.
It is your responsibility to ensure your visa is completed correctly and returned to you in time for your trip.
Finding the correct insurance for your trip is very important and we will not take students who are not suitably covered.
International students should take out comprehensive travel insurance. Normal travel insurance will not necessarily cover you for your work experience within a hospital. We recommend using a company called Wesleyan.
- Website: http://www.wesleyan.co.uk/insurance/elective-travel
- Telephone: 0800 197 4490
We recommend calling the team to ensure you receive the correct insurance package. You may source your own insurance as long as it covers your time within the hospital.
British students please remember to take your EHIC card with you. If you do not have one, they are free to receive online.
Health Declaration Form
Before you begin your trip we require a small amount of information about your current or past health conditions. This is so that we have all relevant information on hand just in case you need to see a doctor while you are away!
All students under the age of 18 must have their parent or guardian fill in this form. If you are aged 18 or over you can fill in the form yourself. This form is part of your Information Page which needs to be submitted on your Student Dashboard page.
Students are advised to speak to their GP about the appropriate vaccinations before travelling. They will have your complete medical history and will be able to advise the most appropriate vaccinations.
We post out a Medical Projects T-shirt to all students 3-4 weeks after the placement is confirmed. Students are asked to wear their Medical Projects T-shirts when they land at Bucharest Airport. This is to help us identify you on arrival and it also helps you meet other students at connecting airports.
Whilst on placement you will be required to dress in suitable clothing.
- Males: smart trousers and a long sleeved shirt
- Females: dress/skirt/trousers that fall below the knee and a smart top.
Scrubs and Goggles
Students are required to take a set of scrubs and safety goggles. A set of Medical Projects scrubs can be purchased from your Student Dashboard. These must be ordered in plenty of time before your placement as we will take scrubs to Project Transylvania for you to collect on arrival.
Add an extra week?
We want to ensure every student gains the best possible experience when they join us. If you wish to add an additional week to your trip where you can experience an additional department or take part in our weekend trip, your personal student advisor can update your application. If you would like to take advantage of this please email Samantha at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We advise students to take between £60-80 per week they are with us. You can change money into Romanian Lei before you leave the UK, or alternatively bring your debit card with you to use in one of the ATMs when you arrive.
In sum, please ensure you have all the details listed below to hand, and then complete your Flight Form and Information Form before you go abroad:
- Airline, flight number and arrival time
- Departure airport, time and date
- Insurance company name, policy number and 24hr medical emergency contact number
- Emergency contact details of a parent or guardian in your home country
- Passport scan image
- Passport-style Profile image to be used as your ID photo
- Dietary restrictions, medical conditions
- Scrubs ordered and goggles ready to take to Project