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Sofia Medical University

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

Sofia Medical University is the second most popular choice for international students from the UK to study medicine or dentistry in Europe.

The Medical University of Sofia was founded in 1917 and is organized in four faculties: Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Faculty of Pharmacy, Faculty of Public Health. It is the oldest institution for higher medical education in Bulgaria.

The high level of teaching, training and the achievements in the research work, health care and public activities are integrated – aiming that MU would be innovator and meeting the public interest. The University strives for regional leadership while increasing the quality of the education on national and international scale.

Sofia Medical University trains the students for work in a competitive environment where the quality is a determinant factor for success. At the same time Sofia Medical University aims at cultivating tolerance, team oriented, responsibility, autonomy and ability to solve problems and take decisions alone.  The university has over 5000 students and has several libraries and hospitals around the town. The university is also GMC and GDC approved and so students that graduate don’t need to take the PLAB exam.

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

The City

Sofia, the capital city of Bulgaria, is the largest city in Bulgaria. It is midway between the Black Sea and the Adriatic Sea. With a population of over one million people, Sofia is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Bulgaria and one of the cheapest cities in Europe.

Sofia is home to a vast majority of sports clubs including volleyball, basket ball and football. The city is also home to a number of large sports venues, including the 43,000-seat Vasil Levski National Stadium which hosts international football matches, as well as the Georgi Asparuhov Stadium and Lokomotiv Stadium For this reason and many more, Sofia was designated as European Capital of Sport in 2018.

Bulgaria’s largest art museums are located in the central areas of the city with several other museums located around the city. There are also several restaurants and bars offering not only traditional Bulgaria cuisines but also delightful international cuisines and you’re sure to find one to suit your taste.      

Living in Sofia is also quite affordable with most students spending on average £350 – £500 per month on living expenses including rent, bills and transport. Busses and Taxis are one of the city’s major forms of transport. Bikes are not as common as other cities as Sofia is big and places are quite far from each other.

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. – Both of these two subjects at their A2 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

Sofia 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 recognised in the UK 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

Sofia 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 recognised in the UK 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 Sofia Medical University

What makes Sofia Medical University Better Than Other Universities?

Sofia Medical University offers both medicine and dentistry in one of Eastern Europe’s most vibrant cities. Studying in Sofia provides students with the same luxuries and standard of living that they would expect in their home countries.

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

The entire course is taught in English at Sofia Medical University. You will need to learn basics of the Bulgarian language in order to communicate with the locals and the patients who do not speak English. Although being the capital city, you will find many people who do speak the English language.

Is there halal food available for students studying at Sofia Medical University?

There is plenty of halal food available for students at Sofia Medical University due to a substantial population of locals and students that observe the Islamic faith.

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