Student plans to sue Romanian dental school for € 100,000 after expulsion


A dental student plans to sue a Romanian university for more than € 100,000 after expelling her from college and refusing to reimburse her for the € 5,000 admission fee – three months after being found eligible.

It is understood that the college believed there were issues with the student’s qualifications and said they could not reimburse the admission fee after more than three months of enrollment.

Clonee student Yasmine Dakik (20) had been studying there for three months.

But she received a letter from the college when she returned from Christmas vacation saying there were issues with the papers and they needed to revoke her enrollment.

The student has already won a legal battle, where the college must pay her € 1,500 in compensation.

But his lawyer is claiming around € 100,000 in damages.


Irish student Yasmine Dakik. Photo: Colin O’Riordan

Irish student Yasmine Dakik. Photo: Colin O’Riordan

The university, the Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy (UMF), is based in the Romanian city of Cluj and news of its case has gone viral across the country.

Ms Dakik said she wanted to educate Irish students.

“For me, because of what I’ve been through, I just want to educate Irish students,” Ms. Dakik said.

“I wasted so much time in my life and it caused a lot of stress for me and my family too.

“I was alone, my parents could not come directly. The problem happened at the end of December and my parents could not come until February.

“So you can imagine what it was like for a 17 year old in a situation like this, in a strange place, where I didn’t know the language and didn’t know too many people.

“It was really different, it was scary,” she added.

Having won the first part of her case, Ms. Dakik is due to return to Romania soon to initiate compensation and damages proceedings.

She said the whole affair had already cost her family more than € 30,000. “We have not yet received the € 5,000 tuition fee.

“I do not accept the 1,500 € offered. I should be able to claim more than 100,000 € in compensation and damages, for the time they have wasted in my life and the stress they have on me caused to me and my family. “


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