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The Trakia University Stara Zagora is considered one of the oldest universities in Bulgaria. Facilities include laboratories, clinics and units for diagnostics and treatment, research activities and training of medical and dental students. The student reviews share the experiences and journey of a medical student studying medicine in Trakia, Bulgaria

Watch the full video below and read on for profiles from three current students at Trakia University Stara Zagora.

Hear Medicine Students’ Stories About Study & Life at Bulgaria.

Omur, First year Medical Student, Trakia University

How did you find out about Studying Medicine in Bulgaria?

Omur found out about SME through his sister who is presently studying in Trakia University and she recommended Omar to apply through SME.

How did the Applications team help you?

According to Omar, SME team too care of all his papers, legalized the, translated them and he didn’t had to worry about a single thing. They even submitted his forms for him. Omur states, “As soon as I had the application form I filled it in, gathered some documents and within two months I had the acceptance letter in my hands.”

What was the relocation support for moving to study abroad in Europe like?

For Omar, safety was a major concern but he was surprised that SME team made everything so easy and accessible that he felt he was in safe hands. He could go out at nights too with any worry and the local area manager was always in touch if there was ever a problem. Everyone was extremely supportive and helpful.

What was it like arriving to your new city and getting set up?

Omur was initially concerned about the language barrier but he found out that everyone spoke in English so that made him feel at home.

Talha, First year Medical Student, Trakia University

How did you find out about Studying Medicine in Bulgaria?

Ever since Talha was a child, he had wanted to become a doctor and one day while goggling about where else he could apply in a medical school, he came across SME and the rest is history.

How did the Applications team help you?

When he moved there, the local area manager approached him and made sure that he had no problems settling in. he was taken to the University and all his forms were filled out and he was super happy that the whole process took him 20-30 minutes at maximum. He states, “The city managers located in Stara Zagora are very helpful, you can contact them any time you want and they are more than willing to help.”

What was the relocation support for moving to study abroad in Europe like?

Talha loves staying in Bulgaria as there are around 70,000 students and he loves the fact that he can interact with so many students who are from different backgrounds and going through the same phase as him. It makes him feel that he is not alone.

Shahzad, First year Medical Student, Trakia University

What was the Application like?

Iris who filled all his forms helped Shehzad and within two months, Shehzad had got admission in Trakia. He was so impressed that he immediately recommended his sister to apply through SME.

What made it easy to get set up in your new city?

SME helped a lot throughout the process. The cost of living in Bulgaria is very low which saves a lot of money according to Shehzad.

What is your favourite thing about your programme?

The clinical practice is something which intrigues and excited Shehzad the most. He looks forward to move to year 3 as soon as possible so he can start practical work and learn more. The flexibility of the course is what he likes the most. Clinical exposure is given quite early to the students, which adds to their confidence. Teachers as well as seniors provide notes and materials and that makes the programme much likeable and easy to comprehend.

How has SME helped you achieve your academic dream?

SME undoubtedly fulfills medical dreams of hundreds of students all around the world. Shehzad states that, “It’s one of the best experiences of my entire life, I would highly recommend it for every other student.” SME really did make his dream come true.

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