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Why Study Veterinary Medicine in English at Forestry Veterinary University Sofia?

  • Entry is guaranteed.
  • Tuition fees of only €4,500 (approx. £4,000) per year.
  • Entry is in October.
  • RCVS Accredited - no Statutory Examination required.
  • Very low cost of living of around £5,900 a year.
+Why Choose the University of Forestry in Sofia?
  • The University of Forestry in Sofia was founded in 1925 and is one of the oldest education centres in Bulgaria.
  • The university is home to 51 highly regarded professors over 700 students with a number of graduate, postgraduate and doctorate programmes.
  • The university has a modern library which houses over 100,000 volumes, including books, dissertations, theses and celebrated scientific magazines.
  • Moreover, Sofia is a wonderfully modern and welcoming city where students can have a fantastic time while they study.
  • Sofia is a very affordable city to live in and is packed with many great activities for students and a variety of cultural highlights.
+What does the Veterinary course involve?
  • The veterinary course is taught entirely in English.
  • The course lasts over five and a half years culminating in an internship semester in affiliated clinics.
  • The first three years focus on the fundamentals of pre-clinical and para-clinical skills. Thereafter, the courses focus moves to clinical practice.
  • In the third & fourth year, there are mandatory summer practices where students must complete clinical training internships.
  • In year five, the curriculums focus shifts to species-oriented training giving students the opportunity to work in mobile clinics and gain practical experience.
  • In the final year, students must complete an internship and pass the state exams.
  • Upon successful completion of all requirements, students are awarded a master's degree and the qualification of Veterinarian, recognised in all EU countries and worldwide.
  • There is great demand for veterinary specialists in Bulgaria so this can be a great option for some students.
  • Veterinary graduates from Bulgarian universities also work in countries all over the world including the USA, the UK, Canada and many more.
+How much does the programme cost?
ProgrammeProgramme StartsAnnual Fees (£)
VeterinaryOctober4,000
Living CostsMonthly (£)Annually (£)
Rent (private accommodation)219-2772,628-3,504
Food1831,825
Books-292
Electricity & Gas37355
Water773
TV Cable / Internet15175
Public Transportation15146
Total475-5335,504-6,380
+Admission to the University of Forestry

Candidates must submit the following documents:

  1. An application form or a letter of application with a short CV specifying the programme for which the candidate is applying.
  2. Foreign citizens are required to submit a certified translation of their secondary education diploma and include a supplementary document detailing their attendance record, grades, and full academic record.
  3. A document issued by a recognised body certifying the applicant's eligibility to continue their studies in higher educational institutions from the country where the candidate has completed secondary education.
  4. All applicants are required to submit a medical certificate issued no earlier than a month before the application and get it validated by the relevant authorities in the country to which they are applying.
  5. All applicants are required to submit a photocopy of their identity card(s) or passport(s) showing clearly their country of origin, date of birth, and name written in the Latin alphabet.
  6. Four recent photographs.

✓ The diploma and the medical certificate must be authorised and translated into Bulgarian and validated in accordance with the provisions contained in the intergovernmental agreements.

+The city of Sofia
  • Sofia is the capital and largest city in Bulgaria with a population of 1.2 million.
  • After WWII Sofia was under Soviet Control and it wasn’t until 1990 that the country was granted sovereignty.
  • Some of the major attractions in the city include the National Gallery of Bulgaria and the avenue “Tsar Osvompontitel", where many of the literary libraries of Sofia are located.
  • The communist era brought a major shift in the architectural countenance of the city and this is apparent in modern buildings such as the “Largo Ensemble”.
  • At present, Sofia is a mix of many art and historical movements, where past and modern infrastructures harmoniously fuse.
  • It really is a fantastic place to live and students will have a high standard of living and enjoy an active social life.
+Life in Bulgaria
  • Bulgaria, located in the Southeast of Europe, is home to a population of 7,500,000.
  • Despite being a relatively small country, Bulgaria has become a strong industrial and agricultural market economy.
  • Sofia, particularly, has a thriving economy with a population close to 1,500,000.
  • Bulgaria was under communist influence until 1990 but the country is now a parliamentary democracy and a free market economy.
  • The rise of Bulgaria was cemented when they became official member state of the EU in 2007.
  • Many Bulgarian cities are known the world over for their cultural and historical significance with Sofia and Plovdiv being held in particularly high regard.
  • A concerted effort to modernise the country’s economy and educational system have started to pay dividends as demonstrated in the beautiful architecture and booming economic activity. It is now a multicultural nation with a mix of different religious beliefs.
  • This has contributed to the significant development of the Bulgarian Universities, regarded as some of the best in Eastern Europe.
  • Life in Bulgaria is very cheap in comparison to other EU countries, making it an extremely popular destination for students across the globe.
  • Every year, students from around the world enjoy the openness and warmth of the people in Bulgaria. The country is now a wonderful mix of cultures with a diverse range of religious beliefs.

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