Study Pharmacy in Bulgaria
If you wish to study Pharmacy abroad but you don't know exactly where, Inter HECS will tell you why Bulgaria might be an attractive destination for you to graduate in Pharmacy! In the following, we will share more details regarding Pharmacy in English at some of the best Bulgarian universities, their tuition fees, entry requirements as well as living expenses in Bulgaria. We truly believe you will find the information useful and will help you make the right decision if you decide to study Pharmacy in Bulgaria!
Why should you study Pharmacy in Bulgaria?
Pharmacy is one of the most prestigious specialties in any university and by having this degree you will be able to provide professional help to a lot of people. Once you study Pharmacy in Bulgaria, you will have the exceptional opportunity to have knowledge in various subjects such as Physiology, Biochemistry and advanced Neuropharmacology to Social Pharmacy concepts. The practically orientated courses are taught by professors who currently work in the field and are well aware of all contemporary methods and issues in the professional pharmaceutical area. In addition to that, there is a great variety of big pharmaceutical companies where you can get effective work experience in the industry.
Moreover, as a pharmacy student in Bulgaria you will receive a globally recognized diploma which will open doors to the pharmaceutical sector in the biggest countries in the world. This allows you to become a respected pharmacist and to develop your career in Bulgaria or in any other country.
Another great reason to come and study in Bulgaria is the fact that you will be in a prestigious university that has affordable tuition fees. Pharmacy students must pay 8000 Euro per academic year. Unfortunately, the fees do not include you accomodation costs. However, the living costs in Bulgaria are quite cheap so you won't have to spend much money throughout your studies in Bulgaria.
All stated above, combined with the great country in which you will spend your university years, will allow you to enjoy the greatest time in your life. In Bulgaria you will be surrounded by many friendly and open-minded students who are eager to meet people from all over the world. Moreover, you will experience the great balance between this high-class commendable education and active social life. If you choose to study Pharmacy in Bulgaria, the team of Inter HECS will be more than glad to assist you with the application procedure. Starting your education at one of the best universities in Europe does no longer sound frightening, does it?
Where can you study Pharmacy in Bulgaria?
The two main universities in Bulgaria that offer Pharmacy in English are Sofia Medical University and Plovdiv Medical University. The study programme lasts for five years and pharmacy students graduate with a Master's degree.
Sofia Medical University is located in the capital of Bulgaria and attracts over 800 students each year. It counts as one of the most prestigious medical universities in Bulgaria and Pharmacy is one of the well-established study programmes at the University. The number of pharmacy students at Sofia Medical University is bigger in comparison to Plovdiv Medical University (the reason for that is mentioned below).
Plovdiv Medical University is located in the second biggest city in Bulgaria - Plovdiv. The study programme Pharmacy in English at Plovdiv Medical University was introduced only recently so there are currently no graduates of the specialty. However, the equipment is brand new so pharmacy students have a chance to take advantage of a quite modern university facility. Also, as the study programme is new, it is not very famous among international students - this is why if you want to take advantage of rather small groups of students at the University and personal contact with each professor - choose Plovdiv Medical University.
We are pleased to announce that Pleven Medical University is introducing Pharmacy in English starting from 2017! The Faculty will be brand new so we totally recommend students to think about this opportunity. There will be no differences in terms of lenght and quality of the education in comparison to other medical universities in Bulgaria.
What are the tuition fees and living expenses if you study Pharmacy in Bulgaria?
The tuition fees for both of the biggest medical universities in Bulgaria are 4000 Euro per semester if you wish to study Pharmacy in English. The tuition fees do not depend on your nationality. Hence, if your home country is part of the European Union, you will not get a discount. The tuition fees must be paid with two installments (4000 Euro each semester) via bank transfer. To sum up, if you study Pharmacy in Bulgaria, you will take advantage of cheap tuition fees that are usually quite rare at other European medical universities.
As for living expenses, we are more than happy to tell you that you won't be spending much in Bulgaria! Bulgaria is a famous destination among international students because of the low living costs that allow students to live in a private apartment in the city centre for only about 200 - 300 Euro a month as well as spend not more than 300 Euro for food and leisture activities!
Study Pharmacy in Bulgaria - Entry requirements
Of course, in order to study Pharmacy in Bulgaria, you must meet certain requirements. First of all, your English skills must be advanced. Some universities require a certificate that proves your English language skills. This way, the university will be sure that you will manage all lectures and seminars that are held in English. English is also a must if you want to communicate with the other students at the University - most of them will speak in English so you will have hard time if you are not able to speak with them.
In addition, an admission test for Sofia Medical University and Plovdiv Medical University is also a necessary step if you want to study Pharmacy in Bulgaria. Applicants must sit an entry test in Biology and Chemistry in order to get admitted in the University. The fee for the entrance test is not included in the tuition fees. Inter HECS - Study in Bulgaria organizes the entrance test for both universities - check our event page and register for them!
What can you work after you study Pharmacy in Bulgaria?
Three of the most common jobs for people who graduate in Pharmacy in English include community pharmacist, hospital pharmacist and research scientist. Of course, you will be able to work in the field of research, medicine or even a lecturer at the University.
The most important thing is that if you study Pharmacy in Bulgaria your diploma will be valid on an international level. The main reason is that Bulgaria is a member state of the European Union. Hence, if you will not have to sit additional exams in order to work in the United Kingdom or any other country of your interest.
How does the average day of a pharmacy student in Bulgaria look like?
If you wish to study Pharmacy in Bulgaria, you are probably wondering how your life in Bulgaria is going to look like. Will you have enough free time? Will you be able to meet other international student? We have invited a pharmacy student from Sofia Medical University to tell you more about studying Pharmacy in Bulgaria: