Sofia Medical University

Country: Bulgaria
Tuition Fees: €8,000
Entrance Exam: Yes
Graduate Entry: No
Sofia Medical University for students looking to study medicine or dentistry in Bulgaria in Europe in English
Sofia Medical University is the second most popular choice for international students from the UK to study medicine or dentistry in Europe.

Sofia Medical University 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 and teaches medicine and dentistry in English.

An innovator in the medical sphere of Bulgaria, Sofia Medical University takes pride in its research work achievements. Sofia Medical University has a high level of teaching and training for its students. Sofia Medical 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.

There are many societies that have been started by students at Sofia Medical University. Ranging from sporting activities such as basketball and football to more intellectual activities such as debating society.
Sofia Medical University has over 5,000 students and has several libraries and hospitals around the town.

The university is also recognised in the UK and the rest of the EU so students that graduate do not need to take the PLAB exam. Graduates from Sofia MU can work anywhere in Europe without any barriers.

Many UK students who have already graduated from Sofia Medical University are now working in the NHS in the UK. These graduates had no difficulty in obtaining their GMC registration and applying for FY1/FY2 positions at NHS Trusts.

Entrance Exam Dates 2021

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EU Students: 11th September 2021
Non-EU Students: 9th October 2021
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Capital City of Sofia

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.

  • 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.
  • 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.

There is a simple entry test in Biology and Chemistry at Sofia Medical University, 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.

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 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.

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 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.

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