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Why Study Medicine in Europe?

  • Guaranteed entry
  • Tuition fees in Bulgaria from €7,000 (approx. £6,000) annually.
  • Tuition fees in Romania from €5,000 (approx. £4,300) annually.
  • Admission intakes twice per academic year (in October or February).
  • GMC accredited - no PLAB test required.
  • Low cost of living, approximately £5,100 per year.
+Career Prospects
  • Excellent career prospects exist in both the private and public sector.
  • Doctors can apply for research programs, start their own private practice, work in non-profit medical organisations or work for pharmaceutical companies to further research into cutting-edge medical technologies and trials.
  • The medical profession is also one of the best paid professions in the world.
  • In the UK, trainee doctors start on £35,000 (€40,800) per year, while acclaimed doctors receive more than £100,000 (€116,500) annually.
  • In the USA, general physicians earn up to $200,000 (£134,494) per year, while surgeons exceed $300,000.
+Fees - Costs
  • Studying medicine in the UK, the USA and Canada is extremely expensive.
  • In the UK, a medical student pays up to £20,000 per year (€23,390).
  • In Canada, annual tuition fees cost approximately $12,500 (£6,047).
  • In the USA, private institutions can cost up to $47,000 (£31,610) per year.
  • Living costs are also notably higher in these countries.
  • Medical students in these countries typically graduate with significant financial debts due to large student loans.
  • These repayments can stifle their growth for years after.
  • This is in stark contrast to studying medicine in Bulgaria and Romania, where tuition fees and living costs are significantly less expensive.
+Universities
  • Universities in Bulgaria and Romania have a long tradition in providing high quality medical education at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  • They offer an annual preparatory course where needed, depending on the candidate’s qualifications and credentials.
  • They place an emphasis on practical learning and hands-on experience through laboratories, surgeries, applied research, and affiliated co-op programmes with hospitals and clinics.
  • Degrees from these universities are acknowledged internationally and rank high up on the directories of global medical schools and public databases.
  • These include: WHO (World Health Organization), FAIMER (Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research), IMED (International Medical Education Directory) and the AVICENNA directories.
  • Thousands of medical graduates from these universities work in numerous countries in the EU and further afield. Medical students wishing to transfer to a Bulgarian or Romanian university may do so easily through the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).

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