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+ What is the 6-Year Undergraduate Medicine Course?
  • Sofia Medical University is one of the largest and most prestigious educational and scientific centres in Bulgaria and in the Balkan Peninsula.
  • It comprises of 4 schools and 1 administrative department. Since its foundation, more than 60,000 students have graduated and currently working as doctors in Bulgaria or in different countries globally.
  • The duration of the Medicine course is six years and is taught entirely through English.
  • The first two years of the programme focus on pre-clinical study and theory, with the following three years concentrated mainly on clinical study. In the last year, an internship has to be completed.
  • There are approximately 6,200 students conducting research and contributing to internationally recognised achievements currently.
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  • Sofia University “St Kliment Ohridski” is the oldest university in Bulgaria.
  • It is comprised of 16 faculties with more than 30,000 students currently enrolled.
  • The Medicine course is 6 years; the first 2 years of the programme focuses on pre-clinical study and theory, with years 3-5 concentrated primarily on clinical study. The final year of the course is an internship year consisting of 310 days of medical rotations prior to graduating.
  • The University is home to science and technology research centres, TV and radio stations, museums, architectural landmarks and a botanical garden.
  • Its library is a multidisciplinary source of more than 2,510,000 entries, including certain rare and valuable publications.
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  • Burgas University “Prof. Dr. Asen Zlatarov” (BTU) is one of Bulgaria’s oldest universities and a leader in state tertiary education.
  • Since 1963, the multidisciplinary institution has been foremost in Bulgarian education and its modern Medical Col-lege in Burgas is highly regarded. Over 300 faculty specialising in theoretical teaching and scientific research deliver programmes across six academic buildings and BTU’s Central Library.
  • The 6-year medical programme is taught on-campus and all modules are in English.
  • The first five years of undergraduate medicine are taught on-campus with pre-clinical modules and clinical rotations. Then in the final year of the programme, students complete a pre-graduation internship with specialist rotations and state examinations.
  • BTU requires entry exams in Biology and Chemistry, the annual intake is in October, and graduates are in global demand.
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  • Trakia university is situated in Stara Zagora where its main campus and university hospital are located.
  • Its English-taught medical programme is internationally acclaimed offering in-house hospital training and work experience opportunities with regional centres, schools, NGOs, corporate internships and much more.
  • The Medicine course lasts for six years and is taught entirely through English.
  • The first two years of the programme focuses on pre-clinical study and theory with the next three years concentrated on clinical study. During the last year, students have to complete an internship year.
  • The medical department comprises of a university hospital, 20 research labs and 16 diagnostic clinics equipped with state of the art facilities.
  • A massive brand-new library boasts over 300,000 volumes of specialised literature and digital titles.
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  • Plovdiv Medical University is a modern public university in the southern part of Bulgaria, founded in 1945.
  • It is home to the “St. George Academic Hospital” with more than 1,200 beds and it employs more than 130 renowned professors and about 600 deputy and assistant professors.
  • The Medicine course is six years and is taught entirely through English.
  • During the first two years of the course students can study pre-clinical modules with the following three years concentrated mainly on clinical modules in teaching hospitals. The final year of the course is an internship year.
  • Its library boasts 170,000 volumes and the university publishes the quarterly “Folia Medica”, one of the most respected medical magazines in Bulgaria.
  • The University also runs the annual “Youth & Science” competition under the Youth Scientific Association where the best papers are awarded and published in the field of medical research.
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  • Varna Medical University was founded in 1961 and its medical facilities are the pride of Northeast Bulgaria.
  • Since it was founded, more than 8,351 Bulgarian students from 45 different countries have graduated.
  • The university employs more than 18 professors, 78 deputy professors and 284 assistant professors.
  • The Medicine programme lasts for six years and is taught entirely through English.
  • The course is broken down into two years of pre-clinical studies, three years of clinical studies and one year of an internship.
  • After graduation, students are granted the professional qualification of Doctor of Medicine (MD) and awarded a Master’s degree which is recognised worldwide.
  • There are 4 teaching hospitals associated with the university with its campus enjoys a prominent place in the heart of the city of Varna.
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  • Pleven Medical University was founded in 1974 and is a self-administrative public university.
  • 60 highly trained professors and 300 assistant professors are employed in the university.
  • The duration of the Medicine course is 6 years spanning 10 semesters of academic training.
  • The course is typically structured in to 2 years of pre-clinical study, 3 years of clinical studies and an internship year of clinical rotations before graduation.
  • The university includes a teaching hospital with more than 1,000 beds and a vast number of specialised clinics and state of the art research units.
  • The university library has amassed more than 74,000 volumes of medical bibliography in Bulgarian and English and is still growing.
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+ What are the Undergraduate Entry Requirements?
Candidates are required to submit the following documents:
  • Completed application form including brief biographical data, educational history and any courses for which the candidate is applying
  • Copy of a diploma confirming completion of secondary education, with an academic transcript stating the disciplines studied
  • Document issued by relevant authorities which certifies the right to continue education in higher schools and universities in the country of origin of the secondary school attended by the candidate
  • Health certificate issued no more than one month prior to application and verified in the country from which the candidate is applying
  • Two 4-5cm photographs
The diploma, academic transcript and health certificate must be translated into Bulgarian and legalised as per official state directives.
+ Why Study Medicine in Bulgaria?
  • Bulgaria is a country in the southeast of Europe with an estimated population of 7.5 million. Its capital city is Sofia, which enjoys a thriving economy and is home to 1.2 million people.
  • It is regarded as a hub for economic activity and has been rendered a strong industrial and agricultural market economy.
  • Since gaining democratic status in 1990, the country has undergone a transformation which has seen a booming economy and modernised education system, with its universities considered among the finest in Europe.
  • It became a member of the European Union in 2007.
  • Bulgaria also boasts a very low cost of living in comparison to other EU member states, making it a popular location for students from all corners of the world.
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