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+Why Choose Pleven Medical University?
  • Since 1974, the Pleven Medical University has specialised in providing high quality Medicine and Healthcare education.
  • The university is well regarded the world over and is considered one of the best medical institutions in Bulgaria.
  • International students coming from non-English-speaking countries are offered a preparatory course in English to make their transition easier and course work more manageable.
  • The Academic Hospital is home to a number of specialised clinics with state of the art research facilities.
  • The university employs over 60 highly qualified professors and 300 assistant professors, the majority of whom are renowned in scientific and medical communities around the world.
  • The university library is one of the largest in Bulgaria and is home to 74,000 volumes of medical books in Bulgarian and English.
  • The complex has its own soccer, basketball and volleyball courts and accommodation for students on the university campus.
+How is the 6-Year Medicine programme taught?
  • Medicine is an entirely English-taught programme lasting for 6 years, spanning 10 semesters of academic training.
  • In Bulgaria, the course is typically structured so that the first 2 years focus on pre-clinical study and theory with the next 3 years focusing primarily on clinical study.
  • The programme finishes with an internship of medical rotations before graduation. During their internship year, each student must take their exams for licensing.
  • Students must also complete summer practical internships in the 2nd, 3rd, and 4 year of studies.
  • Upon completion of all requirements, students receive the professional qualification of Physician or Doctor of Medicine (MD) and are awarded a Master’s Degree recognised worldwide.
  • At present, graduates of Bulgarian universities practicing medicine internationally are in the thousands.
+How much does the programme cost?
Programme Programme Starts Annual Fees ()
Medicine February 8,500
Living Costs Monthly () Annually ()
Rent 135300 16203600
Food 70105 8401260
Transportation 22 264
Health Insurance 90180
Utility Bills (Electricity, Gas &Water, Internet) 90100 10801200
Total 320530 38506400
+Admission to Pleven Medical University
Applicants must submit the following documents:
  1. An application form with the CV of the candidate attached.
  2. A secondary school certificate with a statement of results. The certificate should be translated into Bulgarian and legalised at the Bulgarian Embassy in your home country.
  3. A medical certificate issued less than one month prior to the application date declaring that the applicant is in good enough physical and mental health to pursue a course in Medicine. This certificate should be translated and legalised as above.
  4. A certificate stating that the applicant has the right /is eligible/ to continue his/her education into a higher educational institution in his/her own country. This again needs to be translated to Bulgarian.
  5. Four recently-taken passport sized colour photos.
  6. Copy of international passport.
+Life in Pleven
  • Pleven is the seventh biggest city in Bulgaria with a population of around 106,000 people.
  • The city is located 170 km from Sofia in a beautiful rural territory surrounded by low hills called Pleven Heights.
  • The events that transpired in the city during the Rosso-Turkish wars between 1877-78 played a vital role in freeing both Bulgaria and Romania from the Ottoman Empire.
  • Pleven’s rich history and strategic location has helped to create the blossoming and modern fast-paced economic development the city enjoys today.
  • The city is filled with wonderful theatres including the Ivan Radoev Dramatic Theatre and for the sporty types there is a huge interest in sports in the city.
+Life in Bulgaria
  • Bulgaria is located in the Southeast of Europe with a population of 7.5 million. The capital city of Sofia enjoys a particularly thriving economy with a population of 1.2 million people.
  • It has become a strong agricultural and industrial economy and is a very welcoming place for students from all parts of the world.
  • The growth of the Bulgarian economy was reinforced when they became members of the EU in 2007.
  • Bulgaria enjoys a relatively low cost of living relative to other EU member states, making it a great choice for students all over the world.
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