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Medicine: €7,500/year

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Medicine: 6 Years




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+Why Choose Pleven Medical University?
  • The Pleven Medical University was founded in 1974 and is generally regarded as one of the best institutions in Bulgaria for studying medicine.
  • Students who come from non-English speaking countries can do an English language course to prepare for their studies.
  • The academic hospital associated with the university boasts state of the art equipment and research facilities.
  • 60 highly trained professors and 300 adjunct and assistant professors are employed at the university, many being members of renowned scientific and medical communities worldwide.
  • The institution’s library open in 1974 and has already collected over 74,000 volumes of medical bibliographies in both English and Bulgarian.
  • The university campus is a welcoming and vibrant place for students and comes with top of the range accommodation on campus.
  • It is also home to fantastic sports facilities and has its own soccer pitches, basketball courts, and volleyball courts.
+How is the Medicine course studied?
  • The medicine course lasts for six years and is taught in English.
  • The first two years of the course focus on pre-clinical study and theory, with the next three focus primarily on clinical study.
  • The programme finishes with a year internship prior to graduation during which students are required to take state exams for licensing.
  • Summer practical internships are compulsory in years two, three and four of the programme.
  • All course work is aligned to European Union requirements.
  • When all academic and practical requirements are completed students receive the professional qualification of Physician or Doctor of Medicine (MD) and are awarded a master’s degree.
  • Students have the option to continue with their chosen specialisation in Bulgaria or return to their home country or anywhere around the world to continue their practice.
  • Thousands of graduates from Bulgarian medical universities have gone on to practice medicine internationally.
+How much does the programme cost?
Programme Programme Starts Annual Fees ()
Medicine February 7,500
Living Costs Monthly () Annually ()
Rent (private accommodation) 161219 1,9272,628
Food 183 1,825
Books 292
Electricity & Gas 37 355
Water 7 73
TV Cable / Internet 15 175
Public Transportation 15 146
Total 416475 4,8035,504
+Admission to Pleven Medical University, Bulgaria
Applicants should submit the following:
  1. An application form and a CV.
  2. A secondary school certificate including results. The certificate should be translated into Bulgarian and authorised at the Bulgarian embassy.
  3. A medical certificate issued less than one month prior to the application date. This certificate must also be translated and authorised by the Bulgarian embassy.
  4. A certificate stating that the applicant has the right to pursue education at a higher educational institution in their own country. Again, this will need to translated and confirmed by the embassy.
  5. Four recently-taken colour photos in passport size.
  6. Copy of international passport.
+Life in Pleven
  • Pleven is the seventh biggest city in Bulgaria with an estimated population of 106,000.
  • In the Middle Ages, the region was inhabited by the Slavs and it was at this time (13th century) that the name Pleven was born.
  • The events that transpired at Pleven (1877-78) were decisive in the liberation of Bulgaria and Romania from the Ottoman Empire.
  • Pleven’s key role during the wars is reflected in some 200 monuments erected in memory of the Russians and Romanians who lost their lives during the siege.
  • Pleven is often regarded as a sports centre in Bulgaria with a lot of passion for soccer particularly.
  • Pleven was always considered an important strategic location in Bulgaria and this helped to create the modern fast-paced economic development the city enjoys today.
+Life in Bulgaria
  • Bulgaria is in the Southeast of Europe and has a population in the region of 7.5 million.
  • It is well regarded for its strong industrial and agricultural market economy. Its capital, Sofia, enjoys a thriving economy with a population close to 1.2 million.
  • Bulgaria has a rich 2,400-year history and this is reflected in the many monuments, statues, and churches in the country.
  • From 1946 to 1990, Bulgaria was under communist influence, but today the country has a system of parliamentary democracy and is a free market economy.
  • Bulgaria’s progress was reinforced when they became a member of the EU in January 2007.
  • Efforts to modernise the country’s economy and educational system have been the focus in recent times and this is now evident in the blossoming architecture and growing economy.
  • This has greatly benefited Bulgarian universities, some of which are counted as the best in Eastern Europe.
  • Bulgaria also has a cheaper cost of living than other EU countries making it an extremely popular destination for students from countries in all parts of the world.
  • Modern Bulgaria is extremely open country and with an ever-increasing number of students in the area, a vibrant social life is guaranteed.
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