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The Varna Medical University is considered one of the oldest universities in Bulgaria. The student reviews shares the experiences and journey of a medical student studying medicine in Varna, Bulgaria.

Watch the full video below and read on for profiles from three current students at Varna University

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

Andrew, First-year medical student, Varna Medical University.

How did you find out about Studying Medicine in Georgia?

Andrew found out about SME through a friend and contacted SME office in London. Anthony who walked him through the admission process dealt with him and gave him all the material required for the entrance exam.

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

Andrew was happy to find out that locals and professors in medical college, all were bilingual, which made him feel comfortable in Bulgaria. He states, “One of the major problems I thought I would face was the language barrier, but I was pleasantly surprised at how good English the locals speak.”

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

The area and people of Varna are really nice according to Andrew. He loves the museums but more importantly, he says that the beaches of Varna are a major attraction, and are within walking distance from the university.

What is it like studying medicine with students from all over the world?

Andrew feels very excited as he had not travelled much before and he got to know so many students from different backgrounds. He is also proud of himself for learning a new language which will add to his CV later on in his career.

Albin, First-year medical student, Varna Medical University.

What was the Application like?

Albin was very happy with the SME team as he got his acceptance letter within a week of applying for a medical school in Bulgaria.

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

SME helped a lot in relocation as they helped him in finding a place to live, discounted cable packages and call packages.

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

For Albin, SME played a great role in settling down in Bulgaria as once he faced issues with his sim card, and he contacted the city manager, who came right away to solve his problem. The support of SME amazes Albin as they are always there for all the students.

What is your favourite thing about your programme?

According to Albin, “The teachers teach very well and are very student-oriented, they give out books and notes.” His professors were extremely supportive as they answered all his queries and it was very easy to reach out to them. The seniors are also extremely helpful in case Albin faces a problem in the course.

Sona, First-year medical student, Varna Medical University.

What was the Application like?

Sona was very satisfied with the services and support which was provided to her by SME team.

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

SME team helped a lot in relocating. As she flew to Bulgaria, she was received by a country manager who took her to a hotel where she got her first presentation about what to expect in the next few years of medical school. A day later, she had her bank account opened with the help of SME staff. She states that overall, she found relocating to be a very easy and straightforward process.

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

Sona feels she knows the city so well because of all the support she got from SME team. She said, “I find Varna a very safe town. I have no problems walking around late at night.” She states that she didn’t feel much of a difference from living back home in Dublin.

What is your favourite thing about your programme?

Sona loves that the course is very practical and she has had a chance to work on cadavers. She loves studying Anatomy at medical school.

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