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Study Medicine in Bulgaria

Secure your place at a University in Bulgaria

Can you see yourself studying medicine in Bulgaria? Bulgaria has a great selection of universities where medical degrees are taught in English, allowing international students to study medicine at Bulgarian universities. All degree courses at Bulgarian medical schools are recognised throughout the European Union.

Our pre-med course is taught in Berlin, and is designed to prepare you for your studies in Bulgaria. You’ll learn the required knowledge for your entrance exam, as well as having our support with securing a place at university.

The universities in Bulgaria which offer medical programs in English are:

  • Plovdiv University
  • Sofia University
  • University of Pleven
  • Medical University – Varna

How can Berlin Medical Academy help?

If you’d like to study Medicine in Bulgaria, Berlin Medical Academy can help you to get there. 

We can help secure you a place to study medicine in Bulgaria, as well as helping you with the many details involved when studying abroad.

We’re an education provider, not a recruitment agency, so our main goal is to ensure your academic success. We’re here to help you start your medical degree at the right university for you, to prepare you for your entrance exams, and to make your application process as simple as possible.

Learn how our pre-med courses can get you there more quickly and easily than you might think.

Our university placement service is here to help you when applying to study Medicine in Bulgaria, as well as supporting you throughout the process of choosing to study abroad.

Don’t just take our word for it – view our testimonial videos to see what our students say about studying at Berlin Medical Academy, and how it has helped them to start studying Medicine. 

If you’re ready to study medicine in Bulgaria, check the dates for our upcoming pre-med courses and book your place, or contact our team today to learn how we can help you.

Plovdiv University is the largest and most important university in Bulgaria, with 4000 students attending each year. Initially established as a medical faculty of Plovdiv University in 1945, the university is now known as the Medical University of Plovdiv, and has a modern university hospital.

This Plovdiv medical university offers training in English in Medicine and Dentistry, both six-year courses, plus a four-year course in healthcare management. Its 130 professors are recognized specialists in their fields. Since 1959, the university has produced the leading Bulgarian medical magazine, Folica Medica. Upon graduation students are awarded the degree of Master of Science and the professional qualification of physician.

In order to get a place at Plovdiv University, you’ll need outstanding achievement in Biology, Chemistry and Physics, or a completed pre-med course, in addition to general study skills.

To make sure you’re as prepared as possible for your entrance exam and application, we’d recommend enrolling in one our pre-med courses.

For more information visit the university website.



Sofia Medical University is the oldest university in Bulgaria, with over 100 years of medical education history, and is located in the capital city.

This Sofia medical school’s English language medical degree began 15 years ago, offering students an excellent centre for furthering their education. The Medical University of Sofia offers four Faculties of Medicine, Dental Medicine, Pharmacy and Public Health. The Sofia medical university’s research-based faculty has 43 departments and a clinical centre, offering a comprehensive spectrum of medical education, and an interdisciplinary approach to your studies. The six-year medical degree atSofia is structured into two years of preclinical study, followed by three years of clinical study. The final year is devoted to the state clinical practice (internship).

The admission requirements at Sofia Medical University include having outstanding achievements in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Alternatively, you could complete a pre-med course – apply today and secure your course place.

For more information visit the university’s website.



The Medical University of Pleven was founded in 1974, to expand the scope of Pleven’s City Hospital, founded in 1835, which can accommodation more than 1,000 patients today. In 1997, the university launched Bulgaria’s first English medical program.

This Pleven medical university trains students to treat patients and conduct research, using a modern, research-based facility with its specialised departments and state of the art equipment. The Medical University of Pleven operates on the Bologna system, meaning the resulting qualification of Masters in Medicine and title of Physician is globally recognised. Emphasis is placed on small group training and personal development. Pleven is located just two hours from the capital city of Sofia, offering modern amenities and a strong sense of history, as shown by its charming architecture.

Over 6,000 students from more than 30 countries have already graduated from medical school here. Currently, around 2,000 students are enrolled in medical studies at the University of Pleven, including around 275 international students. The course lasts for 6 years and is comprised of 12 semesters, with each year running from mid-February to late December.

If you’re ready to start living and studying in the historic city of Pleven, make sure you’re fully prepared with our respected pre-med course.

For more information, visit the university website.



The prestigious Medical University Varna is recognised for its quality education, which focuses on facilitating a professional medical development program for its students. Medical University Varna is a multinational school with links to over ninety European and global institutes and universities, with students from over 40 countries undertaking their medical studies here.

This Bulgarian medical university prides itself on its modern and high-tech approach to teaching by integrating advanced IT systems and innovative technology, with external lectures broadcast worldwide through advanced video conferencing systems. The University has received many awards and international recognition for its educational teaching and research-based practice, offering training with 3D anatomy and e-learning.

The University offers a 6-year course for Medicine and Dentistry, taught in English. Student life is full of many diverse activities and events at the Medical University Varna, facilitated by the Student Council. The University is currently made up of 5,000 students from over 40 different countries.

Founded in 1960 and based in the centre of the city, the Medical University Varna is accessible either by foot or the excellent public transport system. The third largest city in Bulgaria, Varna sits alongside the Black Sea coastal resort of Golden Sands.

The university consists of four faculties; Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy and Public Health.

To start your medical education in Varna, take one our pre-med courses to efficiently and effectively prepare you for your exams and your degree.

For more information, visit the university website.



About Bulgaria

Romania, Greece, Turkey, Macedonia, Serbia and the Black Sea surround Bulgaria, situated in in the Balkans in Eastern Europe. This country became a democratic republic after the fall of the Iron Curtain in 1991. The transition from a state-run economy to a free market economy caused a serious economic crisis, which also affected the country’s politics. In 2007 Bulgaria joined the European Union, which has led to a positive and broad development of the country. The monthly cost of living for students in Bulgaria is approximately 600€.


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