10 Reasons to Study in Bulgaria

Why should you study in Bulgaria?

Studying abroad in Europe is definitely worth it! If you are still wondering whether to apply at a Bulgarian university and become a student at one of the best universities in Europe, let us tell you why more than 1000 students every year decide to move to Bulgaria.

1. Great higher education in Bulgaria

Did you know that Sofia Medical University and Plovdiv Medical University are always ranked among the top medical universities in Europe? The Bulgarian universities are constantly doing their best to attract students from all over the world and improve their services. 

2. Small country, big opportunities

Bulgaria is considered the start-up champion of Europe so many young people find a cool job throughout their studies in Bulgaria and even settle down here after they graduate. You didn't see this coming, right? Despite its size, Bulgaria has many young people who are innovative, creative and are looking forward to making the country even more attractive for people who wish to invest in a business.

3. Low expenses in Bulgaria

Living in Bulgaria is a lot cheaper in comparison to living in other European cities. In the capital Sofia, you can enjoy lovely dinner and a drink at a restaurant for about 10 EUR. Even 20-min ride with a taxi costs around 8 EUR. In smaller cities, it is even cheaper. And as we all know, this aspect is quite important when you are simply a student and you don't have much budget. 

4. Low tuition fees in Bulgaria

If the tuition fees in the United Kingdom scare you, you will most certainly love the prices in Bulgaria (especially when it comes to studying at the best universities). If you study at Plovdiv Medical University or Sofia Medical University, the tuition fee for the whole academic year is 8000 EUR (for Medicine or Dentistry in English). In exchange, you have the chance to get an internationally recognized diploma and make friends with people from all over the world.

5. Lower entry requirements at Bulgarian universities

Some of the best universities in the United Kingdom or in any big European country do not offer a decent amount of places for future applicants so the competition is quite fierce and everyone must be a straight A student. This way, even if you have A- or B could mean that some universities have closed their doors for you. However, in Bulgaria it is much different. Every year, Sofia Medical University accepts over 500 international applicants with different grades who have a fresh start and prove they are great students.

6. Local and international

On the one side, Bulgaria has only recently started to become a famous destination for people who wish to live or study abroad. Hence, you will have more chance to meet locals and explore a different culture during your studies. On the other side, each city is getting more and more international so you can meet people from everywhere and enjoy international events that will allow you to enjoy your study life in Bulgaria to the fullest.

7. Love summer? Prefer winter? 

You want to go skiing in winter or sunbathing in summer? Or you prefer spring and its lovely colours in the mountains or enjoy autumn and explore the mountains? Well, Bulgaria has it all. If you are sick of the rainy weather or the eternal heat in your home country, Bulgaria has four different seasons that you will most certainly enjoy. 

8. Internationally recognized diploma

Bulgaria is a member of the European Union so all certificates and diplomas issued in the country are recognized internationally. Hence, if you wish to work abroad or pursue another degree in another country, it will be much easier for you to find one and get accepted. Last but not least, as we are in the European Union, exchange programmes such as Erasmus + are available at any university!

9. Master > Bachelor

Studying Medicine, Dentistry or Pharmacy in Bulgaria is quite advantageous as students start with a Master's degree. Hence, after approximately 6 years of studying (which includes an internshi[ as well), you can start working straight away and not waste additional time on looking for a Master's degree or practical experience (if you have just completed your Bachelor's degree, let's say).

10. We have the whole package. 

The country is not very big so all beaches and mountains are just a couple of hours away. In Sofia, Vitosha mountain (where you can go skiing) is just a 30-min ride by public transportation. Why not make your stay in Bulgaria fun and memorable?

Our website will also allow you to find more information about the student life in Bulgaria, the Bulgarian traditions and holidays as well as read tips from people who already study in Bulgaria. If you are now convinced that Bulgaria is the place to be, apply with Inter HECS and enjoy all these benefits - simply contact us at [email protected]!

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