Why Study Veterinary Medicine in English at Forestry University – Sofia?
Exam in English
Veterinary: 5.5 Years
+Why Choose Forestry University – Sofia?
- Forestry University – Sofia was founded in 1925 and is one of the oldest educational institutions in Bulgaria.
- The university is home to 51 world renowned professors and over 700 dedicated students, studying a range of undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate programs.
- It has a modern library with more than 100,000 volumes, including books, dissertations, theses and celebrated scientific magazines with an amazing library staff on hand to help.
- The university is one of the best educational institutions in Eastern Europe and was actually founded with the aim to create the scientists of the future.
- The university is located in the capital city of Sofia, an all-modern city, containing many important monuments while offering affordable products and services to ensure a great standard of living.
+What does the 5.5-Year Veterinary Medicine Programme involve?
- Veterinary Medicine is taught entirely in English and lasts for 5 and half years.
- The course includes 10 semesters of academic training and concludes with an internship semester in affiliated hospitals and clinics.
- The focus of the first three years is on pre-clinical and para-clinical skills after which the courses shifts its focus to clinical practice.
- In the 3rd and 4th year of studies, students must complete a mandatory summer practice (3rd year) and a summer clinical internship (4th year).
- In the 5th year, the curriculum shifts its focus again to more species-oriented training and gives students the opportunity to work in mobile clinics to reinforce practical training and experience.
- The final semester also includes an internship programme after which students must successfully pass a series of state exams.
- Upon graduation, students are awarded a Master’s Degree and the qualification of Veterinarian, allowing them to practice in any EU country, the UK, the USA, Australia, Canada and other countries.
+How much does the programme cost?
|Programme||Programme Starts||Annual Fees ()|
|Living Costs||Monthly ()||Annually ()|
|Rent (private accommodation)||219–277||2,628–3,504|
|Electricity & Gas||37||355|
|TV Cable / Internet||15||175|
+Admission to Forestry University – Sofia
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
+Life in Sofia
- Sofia is the capital and largest city in Bulgaria with a population of 1.2 million.
- It is situated in the Western region of the country and in the North, it is embraced by the Balkan Mountain Range, on the South-East by Mt. Lozen, in the South by Mt. Vitoza and to the South-West rests Mt. Laioulin. Many rivers also traverse the city of Sofia.
- It was officially given its contemporary name change after the liberation of the Bulgarian people from the Turks in the late 19th century.
- After 1990, the architectural countenance of Sofia saw a noteworthy change and this aesthetic shift is apparent in modern buildings, such as the “Largo Ensemble” and the “The Vasil Levski Stadium”.
- At present, Sofia remains a milieu of successive art and historical movements, where distant past and modern infrastructure harmoniously fuse.
+Life in Bulgaria
- Bulgaria is in the Southeast of Europe and has a population in the region of 7.5 million and owing to its location by the Black Sea it has been rendered an economic hub.
- Despite its small size, it has a strong industrial and agricultural market economy, with its capital Sofia enjoying a particularly thriving economy.
- The official language of the country is Bulgarian and has become a far more multicultural society in recent years.
- Today, it has a system of Parliamentary Democracy and is a free market economy, culminating in its acceptance into the EU in 2007.
- Since 1990, efforts to modernise the country ‘s economy and educational system have paid off, as evidenced in the blossoming architecture and booming economic activity.
- This has led to the significant development of Bulgarian Universities, now counted as some of the best in Eastern Europe.
- Life in Bulgaria is relatively cheap in comparison to other EU member states, making it an extremely popular destination for students from all over the world.
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