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Why Study Medicine or Dentistry in English at Plovdiv Medical University?

  • Entry is guaranteed.
  • Tuition fees are an affordable £6,500 (€8,000) per year.
  • Entry is in October.
  • For Medicine: GMC Accredited - no PLAB test required
    For Dentistry: GDC Accredited - no ORE test required .
  • A very low cost of living at approximately £5,100 (€6,893) per annum.
+Why Choose the Medical University of Plovdiv?
  • The Medical University of Plovdiv, founded in 1945, is a modern public university consisting of four schools. (Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, and Healthcare)
  • The university employs over 130 professors and 600 deputy and assistant professors.
  • All professors are well respected scientists and have completed research for several international scientific magazines and journals.
  • The university is home to over 3,800 native and international students, studying for courses including bachelor, postgraduate, masters, doctorate, and post-doctorate programmes.
  • The university library is stocked with high quality educational and academic material, with more than 170,000 volumes of material in a variety of languages.
  • The university is responsible for the publication of the Folia Medica”, one of the most well respected medical magazines in Bulgaria since 1959.
  • Young scientists studying at the university can enter their work into the “Youth & Science” competition run by the Minority Scientific Association every year.
+What do the Medicine & Dentistry courses involve?
Medicine
  • The medicine course is an entirely English-taught programme and lasts six years.
  • The first two years focus on pre-clinical study and theory with the next three years focusing predominantly on clinical study.
  • The programme finishes with an internship year of medical rotations in the lead up to graduation. Students are required to take state exams for licensing during this period.
  • All course curriculum, laboratory work, and research assignments are in line with EU requirements.
  • Summer practical internships are obligatory for students in their 2nd, 3rd and 4th year of studies.
  • Once the entire programme is completed and state exams have been passed, students will become a Physician or Doctor of Medicine (MD) and receive a master's degree.
  • While some graduates continue their specialisation choices in Bulgaria, the degree and license are fully recognised worldwide.
  • Graduates of Bulgarian universities who practice and hold medical qualifications internationally are in the thousands.

Dentistry

  • The dentistry course at Plovdiv Medical University is completed in English.
  • The course lasts a little over six years, culminating in an internship of about six months.
  • For the first two years, the course is theory focused and includes study on the fundamentals of medical and biological knowledge.
  • Clinical training takes place between years three and five and includes special training in pre-clinical and post-clinical dentistry procedures.
  • Obligatory summer practical internships take place during the 2nd, 3rd and 4th year of studies.
  • The course finishes with an internship programme and students are required to pass a state exam at the end of the year.
  • On completion of the programme you are awarded a master's degree and the title of Dentist. With this qualification, you can practice dentistry all over the world.
  • Some dentistry graduates choose to stay in Bulgaria due to the low living costs and availability of state funding.
  • Graduates from this university have gained employment in dentistry in many countries all over the world including the USA, the UK and India.
+How much do the Medicine & Dentistry programmes cost?
Programme Programme Starts Annual Fees (£)
Medicine October 6,500
Dentistry October 6,500
Living Costs Monthly (£) Annually (£)
Rent (private accommodation) 161-219 1,927-2,628
Food 183 1,825
Books - 292
Electricity & Gas 37 355
Water 7 73
TV Cable / Internet 15 175
Public Transportation 15 146
Total 416-475 4,803-5,504
+Admission to Plovdiv University

Applicants must submit the following:

  1. An application form including a brief bio, your educational history and the courses you are applying for.
  2. Diploma (a copy) of completed secondary education and an accompanying academic transcript stating the disciplines studied.
  3. Document issued by relevant authorities in your home country, certifying the right to continue education in higher schools and universities.
  4. A recent health certificate, issued less than a month ago, and verified in the country from which the candidate is applying.
  5. Two 4/5 cm photographs.
  6. All documentation must be translated into Bulgarian and in line with official state directives.
+More Information about Plovdiv City
  • Plovdiv is the second biggest city of Bulgaria with an estimated population of 381,110.
  • The name “Plovdiv” first appeared in sources dating back to the 15th century in religious manuscripts of the many monasteries in the area.
  • In the late 19th century, Plovdiv witnessed fantastic economic development that continued throughout the 20th century.
  • At present, Plovdiv is one of the most prosperous and important cities in Bulgaria, with a particularly strong agricultural sector.
  • The city has fantastic natural beauty and a unique architectural landscape, including a wonderful statue of Phillip II.
  • Lucian, the famous Greek Author and rhetorician, described Plovdiv as “the most beautiful and lovely of all cities”.
+More information about Bulgaria
  • Bulgaria has a population of around 7.5 million and the country has a strong industrial and agricultural economy.
  • Its capital, Sofia, enjoys a thriving economy with a population of around 1.2 million.
  • 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.
  • The strong Bulgarian economy was strengthened still further when the country became members of the EU in January 2007.
  • Many a Bulgarian city, Sofia and Plovdiv particularly, are highly regarded for their cultural and historical significance.
  • The Bulgaria of today has blossoming architecture and booming economic activity.
  • This has led to the significant development of the Bulgarian Universities, some of which are regarded as the best in Eastern Europe.
  • Better yet, life in Bulgaria is reasonably cheap when compared with other EU countries, making it an extremely popular destination for students the world over.
  • Modern Bulgaria is at its heart a multicultural nation and is home to a wonderful mix of people from many ethnicities.

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