If you want to continue your higher education in the area of public health, you can also consider the study options in Bulgaria.
At one of the five medical universities you can pursue a degree in medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, midwifery, nursing, public health and health management, physiotherapy, etc. All of them offer Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD programs. The form of study is on campus or distance learning, depending on the specialization. The language of instruction is either Bulgarian or English.
Before you decide on a university check out the admissions requirements at each of the five medical schools and find the best fit for you. Then, you can proceed with the prep. If in doubt about any of the admissions requirements, do not hesitate to get in touch with the International Students Office or directly with us.
All of the prospective students coming from a member state of the EU or EEA are subject to the same admissions requirements as Bulgarian students.
If you are a citizen of a non-EU country and your aspirations are to study medicine, dentistry, etc. in Bulgaria you need to submit a package of documents consisting of 1) a filled out application form; 2) a high school diploma stating the completion of courses in biology and chemistry. Each university has its own requirements with regard to the minimum acceptable grades in these subjects. 3) a certificate stating direct access to higher education in your state of origin; 4) a medical certificate; 5) language proficiency certificates, if required; 6) recent photos and 7) a copy of your passport. All of the submitted documents must be translated into Bulgarian and legalized at the Bulgarian Consulate in the respective country.
Find below the five medical schools, listed in alphabetical order, where you can apply for the desired area of specialization.
Pleven Medical University. For detailed information on the admissions process, tuition fees, deadlines, etc., check out the website of the respective university. Applicants with dual citizenship (Bulgarian and a non-EU state) submit a package of documents similar to the one listed above (see p. 3 Admission procedures for citizens of dual citizenship). If admitted, they pay only 50% of the tuition fee for foreign students.
The university has authorized representatives in a number of countries such as the US, India, UK, Turkey, Russian Federation, Japan, Belarus, Greece etc. Through the local office you can submit your application package and ask additional questions related to the admissions process. The complete list of the representatives you can find here.
If you decide to go for Plovdiv Medical University, check out the admission requirements to its prospective students. Detailed information on the offered programs, tuition fees and language courses you can read here.
Sofia Medical University. It offers a variety of Master’s and Bachelor’s programs. Depending on your interests you can find the area of specialization that is the best for you. Here you can read detailed information on the courses, admissions requirements, tuition fees and deadlines.
Applicants with dual citizenship (Bulgarian and a EU member state or the EEA ) follow all the procedures and admission requirements applicable to Bulgarian students.
Sofia University. The Faculty of Medicine offers programs in medicine, nursing, rehabilitation and ergotherapy. On the university website you can find detailed information on admissions requirements and annual tuition fees.
Applicants with EU citizenship follow all procedures and admissions requirements applicable to Bulgarian students. If you fall into this category, you will have to sit for entrance exams.
At Varna Medical University you can pursue a degree in 14 specialties in Bulgarian and English.
EU and EEA students must have grades in Biology and Chemistry in their high school diploma and successfully pass two admission exams in the above mentioned subjects. For non-EU students you can read the admission requirements here.
The university also offers a Master’s program in Public Health and Health Management in Russian.
Whichever university you choose, make sure that it is the best fit for you. An informed decision will help you build a firm foundation for a successful career in the healthcare sector.