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The Varna Medical University is considered one of the oldest universities in the Bulgarian capital. SMU is also regarded as a significant scientific hub and a renowned science centre in the Balkans. The student reviews share the experiences and journey of a medical student studying medicine in Varna, Bulgaria.

Watch the full video below and read on for profiles from current students at UOB in Belgrade, Serbia..

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

May, First-year dental student, Varna Medical University.

How did the Applications team help you?

May states that her experience with SME went very well and smooth as everything was made easier and convenient for her by the SME team. She said, “ Since a young age, I always wanted to go into the health profession and I think definitely going through SME has made one of these dreams really come true.

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

According to May, Varna is a big and beautiful city and SME team made its way a lot easier for her to settle down there. She appreciates the scenic beauty and vibrant nightlife of Varna.

What is your favourite thing about your programme?

What May likes the most about the programme is the practicality of it. According to her, she will be studying practical work in her second year with dentures and cadavers. The best part for her is knowing that she had successfully enrolled in the course with the help of SME., as she will get an internationally recognized degree and she will be able to work anywhere in the world.


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

How did the Applications team help you?

For Lenin, it was a very quick process as he appreciates the SME team for responding to him back within five to ten minutes of his inquiry. He just had to register his interest on the website. He states, “If I did not have SME, I would have found it a lot more difficult especially to get to University.” He further states that the team handled everything from then onwards and he became all stress-free. All he had to do was scan his A-Levels documents and send them to the team and they did the rest. The team even had a pre-departure meeting with them and within just two weeks, he got his acceptance letter.

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

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

According to Sanjiev, SME made the relocation process extremely easy. The whole team was always available to help him out with moving to Bulgaria. They gave flight information so Sanjiev could book his flight together with other students. He was escorted from the airport to the hotel where he stayed for two days and was given a briefing about what to expect in near future, how to obtain sim cards and open bank accounts. SME team also helped him find accommodation, which was a huge relief.

What helps you most with your Medicine Programme?

Sanjiev is impressed with how all the teachers are so helpful and he can ask them about all kinds of queries anytime he wants.

How has SME helped you achieve your academic dream?

Sanjiev is impressed with SME and thanks them for fulfilling his dream, as the level of course in Varna is exactly the same as in the UK. He said, “The course at the university is the same as any other medical course you find in the UK.” He highly recommends SME to everyone who has a dream of pursuing medicine in future.

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