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What degree do medicine students acquire in Bulgaria?

If you choose to study Medicine in Bulgaria, you will graduate with an internationally acknowledged postgraduate degree and equipped with skills which will ensure you a successful course in the healthcare sector.Bulgaria is a European Union member and the studies degrees granted by its accredited universities, such as: the Medicine University of Sofia and the Medicine University of Plovdiv, are acknowledged by all countries.The internationally acknowledged degree and the international experience you will acquire by studying Medicine in Bulgaria will render you a sought after candidate for jobs all over the world.

Where can you study Medicine in Bulgaria?

Several universities in Bulgaria offer internationally acknowledged medicine courses held in English.Indicatively:

1.Medicine at the University of Sofia

The Medicine University of Sofia is at the capital of Bulgaria and is considered one of the most renowned universities of the country.It includes medicine courses in English, for Bulgaria and international students.Each student must pay the amount of 8,000 Euro per academic year.Unfortunately, the Medicine University of Sofia does not offer student loans to medicine students.Despite that, you can file an application for a scholarship, if you comply with the necessary requirements.Studies have a total duration of six years, with the last semester mainly focusing on internships in hospitals.Following the successful completion of their studies, graduates receive a postgraduate degree.

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2.Medicine at the University of Plovdiv

The university of Plovdiv is also among the best medicine universities in Bulgaria.It is located in the second largest city of Bulgaria, which was recently named:  “Cultural Capital of Europe 2019”, attracting several candidates passionate about the arts, museums, festivals and architecture.It is worth noting that the city also has an airport.  The medical studies program of the University of Plovdiv has a duration of six years and students graduate with a postgraduate degree, allowing them to work all over the world.The students of the University of Plovdiv must pay the amount of 8,000 Euro per academic year.Filing an application for student loans and scholarships is available at this University.

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3.Medicine at the University of Varna

If you want to study Medicine in Bulgaria, the Medicine University of Varna is also another fine option.It is located at the coastline of Bulgaria and is an ideal destination for students wishing to enjoy an international vibe, fine weather and top education.The postgraduate degree is granted following the successful completion of the six-year university studies.Tuition amounts to 8,000 Euro per academic year and you can apply for a student loan or scholarship.The city of Varna also has an airport.

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4.Medicine at the University of Pleven

The Medicine University of Pleven is an equally popular destination for local and foreign students wishing to study Medicine in Bulgaria.It is located in Pleven, a city approximately 200 km away from Sofia.Students of the Medicine University of Pleven usually need to travel to Sofia or Bucharest in order to take a flight back home.It is worth noting that the academic year at the University of Pleven starts in February.Thus, if you wish to begin your studies immediately after summer, this university in Bulgaria is an ideal option for you.Students graduate in six years and acquire a postgraduate degree in Medical science. The tuition is 7,000 Euro per academic year.

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5.Medicine at the Trakia University

The University of Trakia is located in the Stara Zagora area, the cheapest place to study Medicine in Bulgaria.During the last few years, the city has become an attractive destination for students wishing to study Medicine abroad.Tuition is 7,000 Euro / academic year and medicine graduates also receive a postgraduate degree.

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6.Medicine at the University of St. Kliment Ohridski, Sofia

The University of St. Kliment Ohridski, Sofia is one of the most aesthetically attractive universities of Bulgaria.Its numerous university partnerships, the hosting of international events, its exceptional location (at the capital of Bulgaria, downtown Sofia) and its cheap tuition per academic year have turned the University of St. Kliment Ohridski in a very popular option for foreign medicine students.

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What requirements apply for studying Medicine in Bulgaria?

Starting in 2017, Bulgarian Medicine universities applied an admission test on Biology and Chemistry.In addition, admission in certain Medicine schools in Bulgaria requires candidates passing an English test, in order to confirm their knowledge level.As all lectures are held in English, good written and oral use of the English language is necessary.Other medicine universities in Bulgaria also require submitting English language certificates, e.g. TOEFL and IELTS.

In addition, the courses of Biology and Chemistry must be included in the candidates’ secondary education degrees, with grades over 62%.

In summary, admission requirements for Bulgarian medicine universities are generally low.In combination with the large number of students admitted each year, Bulgarian medicine universities are an exceptional choice for candidates wishing to study Medicine, without worrying whether they will be admitted or not.

What are the tuition and living expenses for studying Medicine in Bulgaria?

Tuition for studying Medicine in English in Bulgaria amount to 8,000 Euro per academic year (4,000 Euro per semester) and are usually paid in two instalments.Exceptions are only made in very rare cases.Some universities, including the Medicine University of Plovdiv, accept student loans to Medicine students in Bulgaria.Students must file an application directly to a bank with all application documents required.The decision on the granting of the student loan is made by the Bank.

With regard to living expenses, Bulgaria is widely known for its low living cost and the cheap university tuition, allowing students from all over the world to study Medicine in Europe, without financial worries.Of course, the highest living cost in Bulgaria is found at the country’s capital, Sofia.Other Bulgarian cities with Medicine universities, e.g. Plovdiv, Varna, Pleven and Stara Zagora offer cheap accommodation.

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What career can I pursue, following my Medicine studies in Bulgaria?

Your possible future job positions indicatively include the following:  Practicing general medicine, hospital doctor, genetics department member, health services manager, health promotion expert, international assistance/development employee, working in biosciences, university education professor, business consultant, scientific writer.

Through a combination of interdisciplinary theoretical exploration and practically-oriented studies, you will acquire comprehensive knowledge and practical experience in the medical sector.Thanks to the large network of university laboratories, operating rooms, hospitals and clinics in Bulgaria, you will be prepared for pursuing a successful career in the healthcare system.

What does a day in the life of a Medicine student in Bulgaria look like?

Anglia Foundation – Studies in Bulgaria will send you the Medicine studies curriculum, as provided by the best medicine universities in Bulgaria.This will let you know what to expect of your studies in Bulgaria and decide whether you indeed want to continue.If you do decide that studies in Bulgaria is the ideal choice for you, we will provide you detailed information on the universities of each major city in the country, so that you can select the medical studies course that best suits your preferences.

If you want to find out what a common day in the life of a medicine student in Bulgaria looks like, you can check out our live discussion with students from the Medicine University of Sofia, the Medicine University of Plovdiv, the Medicine University of Pleven, the Medicine University of Varna and the University of Trakia.These five universities are the most renowned and established Bulgarian medicine schools.

A list with information on the most acknowledged medical schools in Bulgaria follows:

Medicine University of Sofia

Boulevard “Akademik Ivan Evstratiev Geshov ” 15, Sofia, BG

Top studies degrees: Medicine, dentistry and pharmacology

Total admissible students: 8000

Tuition: €6000 – 8000

Admissions: 2200

Courses start: 15/10

Plovdiv University

Bul.Vasil Aprilov 15A, Plovdiv, BG

Top studies degrees: Medicine, dentistry and pharmacology

Total admissible students: 4700

Tuition: €6000 – 8000

Admissions: 1300

Courses start: 15/09

Medicine University of Varna

55 Marin Drinov str., Varna, BG

Top studies degrees: Medicine and Dentistry

Total admissible students: 4500

Tuition: €8,000

Admissions: 1100

Courses start: 01/10

Pleven University

Βul.Kliment Ohridski 1, Pleven, Pleven, BG

Top studies degrees: Medicine

Total admissible students: 2000

Tuition: €7,000

Admissions: 700

Courses start: 01/02

University of St. Kliment Ohridski, Sofia

Βul.“Tsar Osvoboditel” 15, Sofia, BG

Top studies degrees:Nuclear Physics and fundamental particles, Genetics, European Studies and Medicine

Total admissible students: 24000

Tuition: €3,300 – €7,700

Admissions: 7800

Courses start: 01/10

Trakia University in Bulgaria

Studentski Grad, Stara Zagora, BG

Top studies degrees: Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

Total admissible students: 8200

Tuition: €4000 – €7000

Admissions: 700

Courses start: 15/09

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