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Bulgaria

Plovdiv Medical University

Country
Bulgaria
Tuition Fees
€8,000
Courses
Dentistry, Medicine
Entrance Exam
Yes
Graduate Entry
No

Plovdiv Medical University is by far one of the most popular choice for international students from the UK to study medicine or dentistry in Europe.

Plovdiv Medical University was established in 1945 and offers degrees in both Medicine and Dentistry that are recognised worldwide in countries such as the UK, USA and more. Graduates from Plovdiv Medical University do not have to sit any exams after graduation in order to practice their respective professions.

Plovdiv Medical University is home to over 3000 students, with over 500 highly qualified professors and assistants, many of which have had their research published in scientific magazines.

The University itself has several libraries across Plovdiv as well as online resources. Plovdiv Medical University is also renowned for its sport facilities including a basketball and football court, a gym as well as a multi-functional sports hall. There are a variety of societies for international students that you can join as they regularly host events ranging from academic to extra-curricular activities.

There are also a lot of charity, volunteering and leadership opportunities. If you’re interested in research, there’s a Youth and Science competition that is held annually in order to recognise and encourage research amongst students with the best research paper being awarded and published.

Apply now to secure your place at Plovdiv Medical University and start studying medicine or dentistry in Europe from October this year!

The City

Plovdiv is the second largest city, located in the southern part of Bulgaria with a population of over 300,000 people. The city has historically developed on seven hills, thus Plovdiv is often referred to “The City of the Seven Hills”.

It is a city rich in culture and has many attractions including parks, hills and several recreational centres. Besides cultural attractions, the city offers excellent recreational opportunities. On one of the city ends lies a rowing base of Olympic size which offers great conditions for rowing, running and cycling.

Plovdiv also boats a great night life, from a range of clubs to several areas to explore with the beautiful scenery at night, there is bound to be something for everyone so you’re guaranteed to always find a place to relax. A significant number of residents speak English and are really welcoming, making adjusting to life in Plovdiv much easier.

There is also a variety of restaurants and bars from which you can choose. While most of these are on the fancier side, in the centre of Plovdiv is where you will find a much more affordable variety of places to dine. Bulgarian cuisine itself is not too popular amongst students although it is quite tasty and healthy, Turkish cuisine tends to be more prevalent. Plovdiv also has a number of international food chains in its malls such as Burger King, McDonalds and Texas Chicken, for those who want a taste of home.

Living expenses in Plovdiv are relatively low. It is common to spend on average as little as £400 – £450 pm, including rent, bills, groceries and money for nights out. Low living costs are facilitated by cheap public transport. Buses are frequent and charge only 1 lev (40p) to get you anywhere within the city, a monthly bus pass will only cost around £6. Taxis compared to the UK are a much more common mode of transport owing to the fact that they are much cheaper. The majority of students use bikes for short distance travelling, or walk as the student district in Plovdiv is quite small.

Entry requirements

High/secondary school education (12-years education) and to have obtained a Diploma/School Leaving Certificate/GCE A-2.

To have studied, completed and obtained grades in Biology and Chemistry in high school. – at least one of these two subjects at their A2 level , and the other one – either in A2, A/S or in GCSE level.

Must have a passing grade or above in Chemistry and Biology for EU citizens.

Must have 62% average or above in Chemistry and Biology for Non-EU citizens.

Entrance Exam

There is a simple entry test in Biology and Chemistry, which must be written by all students intending to study at the university. If you have performed well in the test, your admission to the university is guaranteed.

MedConnect Europe will provide you with all the necessary materials and past papers to ensure that you are successful in the test. Although this test is in English it must be taken in Bulgaria.

MedConnect Europe will help arrange hotel accommodation for the duration of your stay and will be on call throughout your stay to guide you through the process. MedConnect Europe will also arrange a tour both of the university and city so you have a chance to see first-hand what the course is all about as well as the city life in general.

Course Structure - Medicine

Plovdiv Medical University offers a 6 Year MD course that is taught in English throughout the entire duration.

Bulgarian language is compulsory to learn during the first two years of studies.

The first 2 years are non-clinical years and includes the following subjects: Anatomy, Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry and Physiology.

The next 3 years are the Clinical years where you spend more time in the hospitals gaining practical and first-hand experience into life as a doctor.

In your final year, you will take the State Exam in order to achieve your licence to practice. After successful completion of the exam, you will achieve the professional qualification of Doctor of Medicine (MD) and be awarded a Master’s degree.

The course is GMC recognised and meets the EU requirements throughout its duration. The teachers have long standing experience and you have access to modern facilities aiding your success in the degree.

Course Structure - Dentistry

Plovdiv Medical University offers a 6 Year Dental Medicine course that is taught in English throughout the entire duration.

Bulgarian language is compulsory to learn during the first two years of studies.

The first two years spent learning the fundamental aspects of medicine and Biology. You will study subjects like Anatomy, Physiology, Chemistry and Prosthetics.

The next 4 years will be spent doing more clinical practice as well as an internship period of about 6 months.

In your final year, you will take the State Exam in order to achieve your licence to practice. After successful completion of the exam, you will receive a Master’s degree.

The course is GDC recognised and meets the EU requirements throughout its duration. The teachers have long standing experience and you have access to the very best modern facilities in Bulgaria aiding your success in the degree.

FAQs About Plovdiv Medical University

Is Plovdiv Medical University A Good University?

Plovdiv Medical University is one of the best universities in Eastern Europe with an entirely new auditorium complex and many other modern facilities. These developments can by hard to come by in Eastern Europe.

Is the course at Plovdiv Medical University taught entirely in English?

Yes! The entirety of the course is taught by English speaking professors and doctors. You will need to learn basic Bulgarian in order to communicate with patients and locals. You will not be expected to study in any other language apart from English.

Is there halal food available in Plovdiv?

Yes, Plovdiv boasts a large Muslim community of both locals and students. There are many halal restaurants, butchers and mosques available.

Is Plovdiv a safe city to study medicine or dentistry?

Plovdiv has a very low crime rate and the people of the city are generally very nice and friendly to foreigners. Plovdiv was named the European Capital of Culture 2019 and is used to seeing many tourists from all over the world.

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