Why Study Dentistry in English at Plovdiv Medical University?
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+Why choose the Medical University of Plovdiv?
- Plovdiv Medical University was established in 1945 and consists of four schools (Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy and Healthcare).
- The university employs more than 130 highly experienced professors and approximately 600 deputy and assistant professors.
- It has more than 3,800 students from Bulgaria and beyond enrolled in taught Bachelor, postgraduate, Master’s, doctorate and post-doctorate programmes.
- Its library contains 170,000 volumes covering a range of languages, including Bulgarian and English.
- The Career Development Centre provides valuable information and support to alumni who wish to pursue a dentistry career in Bulgaria.
+What does the 6-Year Dentistry course involve?
- The Dentistry course is six years in duration, spanning 11 semesters and a six-month internship. It is taught entirely through English.
- The first two years of the programme focus on theory and the fundamentals of medical and biological knowledge, with the following three years concentrated on clinical practice and apprenticeship.
- Students will also undertake compulsory summer practical internships in years 2-4.
- The six-month internship prior to graduation includes paediatric, oral & maxillofacial surgery experience, denture dentistry, conservative dental treatment, paradontology, and orthodontics, followed by a state exam.
- When students successfully complete the programme and final year internship, in addition to passing state exams, they are awarded a Master’s degree and have the globally recognised title of Dentist conferred upon them.
- Graduates from the university have been working in highly accredited areas throughout the world.
+How much does the programme cost?
|Programme||Programme Starts||Annual Fees ()|
|Living Costs||Monthly ()||Annually ()|
|Rent (private accommodation)||219–277||2,628–3,504|
|Electricity & Gas||37||355|
|TV Cable / Internet||15||175|
+Admission to Plovdiv Medical University
Candidates must submit the following documents:
- Completed application form including brief biographical data, educational history and any courses for which the candidate is applying
- Copy of a diploma confirming completion of secondary education, with an academic transcript stating the disciplines studied
- Document issued by relevant authorities which certifies the right to continue education in higher schools and universities in the country of origin of the secondary school attended by the candidate
- Health certificate issued no more than one month prior to application and verified in the country from which the candidate is applying
- Two 4-5cm photographs
+Life in Plovdiv
- Plovdiv is Bulgaria’s second largest city, with a population of 381,110. It is located in the south of Bulgaria, 127km from the capital city of Sofia.
- The city dates back more than 6,000 years and was originally known as Philippoupolis, with Plovdiv first being mentioned in 15th century religious manuscripts.
- It was ruled by the Ottoman Empire from the 14th century until its liberation in 1878, after which it experienced economic growth largely through its manufacturing, food and tobacco industry. Today, it is one of the strongest agricultural areas in the EU Balkan economic zone.
- The city’s main attractions include the 2nd century Roman theatre, Church of St Constantine and Helen, folk museum and statue of Philip II, the Greek king of Macedon who gave the city its original name.
+Life in Bulgaria
- Bulgaria is a country in the southeast of Europe with a population of approximately 7.5 million. Its capital city is Sofia, a city with a thriving economy which is home to 1.2 million people.
- It is regarded as a hub for economic activity and has been rendered a strong industrial and agricultural market economy.
- Bulgaria is now a parliamentary democracy having a free market economy. It joined the European Union in 2007.
- Since 1990, the country has undergone a transformation which has seen a thriving economy and modernised education system, with its universities considered among the best in Europe.
- Bulgaria also has a very low cost of living compared to other EU member states, making it a popular location for students from all over the world.
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