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Study Veterinary Medicine in Bulgaria

Do you want to study Veterinary Medicine in English? This article will help you find up-to-date information regarding Bulgarian universities that offer this study program, including their entry requirements and tuition fees. Furthermore, you will get an idea of what your average day as a Veterinary Medicine student might look like!

Advantages to study Veterinary Medicine in Bulgaria

Trakia University and the University of Forestry, the two Bulgarian universities which offer Veterinary Medicine in English, include practical lessons and internships to enrich your resume. The subjects are taught entirely in English by professors who work in this field and have many years of experience.

Once you move abroad to Bulgaria, you will have plenty of opportunities to speak with locals. In addition, a basic Bulgarian language course is included in the curriculum – this will allow you to learn a new language during your studies. Furthermore, if English is not your mother tongue, communicating with other international students and reading academic literature in English will help you improve your English language skills.

One more advantage of Bulgarian higher education is the affordable tuition fees. Students in Veterinary Medicine in Bulgaria pay 4500 to 5100 EUR per academic year. Furthermore, living costs in Bulgaria are not high at all – renting a private apartment in the city centre in Sofia is about 400 EUR per month, whereas prices in Stara Zagora are even cheaper. Taxi services and public transportation tickets are also inexpensive!

The best thing about studying in Bulgaria is that your diploma is internationally recognized. This means that you will have many career opportunities not only in Bulgaria but also abroad. You can look for a job in research or work as a general practice vet (e.g. in a zoo). Many students also dream of becoming a veterinary surgeon and applying for a PhD in Bulgaria is an option, too!

To sum up, if you are wondering whether to study Veterinary Medicine in Bulgaria, we will strongly encourage you to do so!

Bulgarian universities which offer Veterinary Medicine in English

You can obtain a Master’s degree in Veterinary Medicine in English at the University of Forestry in Sofia and Trakia University in Stara Zagora. The course at both universities includes internships and takes five years and a half.

  • The University of Forestry in Sofia is the only university in the capital of Bulgaria that offers Veterinary Medicine in English. It is located in the “Studentski grad” neighbourhood where most Bulgarian universities are. This means you will have plenty of opportunities to meet other foreign students!

  • Trakia University is also one of the most prestigious Bulgarian universities. Its location is perfect for people who like to travel – Trakia University is in Stara Zagora (Central Bulgaria). The nearest airports are Plovdiv, Sofia and Burgas Airport. It is important to point out that living expenses in Stara Zagora are much cheaper in comparison to Sofia.

Veterinary Medicine in English in Bulgaria: Entry requirements and tuition fees

If you choose to study Veterinary Medicine in Bulgaria, you will pay relatively low tuition fees. Veterinary Medicine in English at Trakia University costs 5100 EUR per academic year, whereas the tuition fees at the University of Forestry in Sofia are 4500 EUR per academic year. You have to pay half of the tuition fees before the start of the winter semester and the other half – before the start of the summer semester. Accommodation costs and entrance test fees are not included.

People who want to study Veterinary Medicine in Bulgaria are required to submit a set of application documents and sit an admission test. We offer full application support, so do not hesitate to contact us!

An average day of a Veterinary Medicine student in Bulgaria

There are two types of university lessons – lectures and seminars. Seminars are separate for each “university group” – they are set upon university enrolment and consist of about 10 – 12 people each. Seminars are compulsory to attend and this is when students gain a lot of practical experience. In comparison, lectures are for all students in the respective year and are usually in a format of a presentation held by a university professor. 

During the first few years at the university, students focus on theoretical subjects. Later on, the curriculum includes internships at farms. Everything is taught in English. The only exception is the basic Bulgarian language course which helps students to learn a new language and to communicate with locals.

Usually, lessons take place Monday to Friday, so students have time over the weekend to catch up with their friends or prepare for any upcoming exams. Both, Stara Zagora and Sofia, offer many leisure activities. There are many parks, sports facilities, restaurants and study cafés where you can go.

Last but not least, Trakia University and University of Forestry welcome many foreign students every year. They organize events so that freshers quickly find friends and get to know upper-year students. We have made many useful videos about life in Sofia and Stara Zagora – make sure to watch them!

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