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Why Study Veterinary Medicine in English at Forestry University – Sofia?


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Veterinary: €4,500/year


Veterinary: 5.5 Years




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+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 ()
Veterinary October 4,500
Living Costs Monthly () Annually ()
Rent (private accommodation) 219277 2,6283,504
Food 183 1,825
Books 292
Electricity & Gas 37 355
Water 7 73
TV Cable / Internet 15 175
Public Transportation 15 146
Total 475533 5,5046,380
+Admission to Forestry University – Sofia
Candidates are required to submit the following documents:
  1. Completed application form including brief biographical data, educational history and any courses for which the candidate is applying
  2. Copy of a diploma confirming completion of secondary education, with an academic transcript stating the disciplines studied
  3. 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
  4. Health certificate issued no more than one month prior to application and verified in the country from which the candidate is applying
  5. Two 4-5cm photographs
The diploma, academic transcript and health certificate must be translated into Bulgarian and legalised as per official state directives.
+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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