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Study at Burgas University

There are many Bulgarian universities that offer Medicine in English – today we are going to tell you more about Burgas University! Medicine as a study program (in Bulgarian language) has been available at this university for many years now, but only starting from 2023 people could apply for admission to Burgas University and study in English to become a doctor! Indeed, the study program ‘Medicine in English’ is brand new and the university has made sure that the offered education meets the highest standards both in Bulgaria and abroad!

Currently, there are students from the United Kingdom, Sweden, Germany, Ireland and many more who take advantage of the great university campus and the lovely atmosphere at the Bulgarian seaside coast. 

Keep reading to find out more about why you should apply to study Medicine in English at Burgas University in Bulgaria!


About the university

Burgas University “Prof. Dr. Asen Zlatarov” was established in 1963. Sixty years later it counts as one of the best universities in Bulgaria – there are five different faculties that attract students from Bulgaria and abroad. The faculties include:

  • the Faculty of Technical Sciences,
  • the Faculty of Natural Sciences,
  • the Faculty of Social Sciences,
  • the Faculty of Public Health and Health Care, and
  • the Faculty of Medicine.

They all offer more than 70 study programs (Bachelor and Master). In 2023, the study program ‘Medicine in English’ was introduced and the Faculty has welcomed more than 50 international students from all around the world. 

As of today, Burgas University “Prof. Dr. Asen Zlatarov” has established many partnerships with educational institutions abroad, including prestigious universities in the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Hungary, Poland and more. Students at Burgas University can also take advantage of the Erasmus + program and study abroad for a semester or two at a partner university.

Burgas University is located at the Black Sea coast – in the beautiful and cozy town of Burgas. The living expenses are lower in comparison to big Bulgarian cities like Sofia and Plovdiv, but at the same time thanks to the high number of tourists throughout the whole year, students are able to meet other expats and take part in numerous festivals and fun activities in their free time! Last but not least, Burgas Airport is only 11 km away from the city center allowing locals and foreigners to take advantage of countless travel opportunities!

Study programs & Tuition fees

Burgas University “Prof. Dr. Asen Zlatarov” offers many Bachelor and Master study programs. One of the biggest advantages of studying at this university is the internationally recognized diplomas. This way you do not need to worry about your future – your work opportunities both in Bulgaria and abroad have no limit!

Starting from 2023, Burgas University “Prof. Dr. Asen Zlatarov” offers Medicine in English – without a doubt, this is the study program that attracts many international applicants whose dream is to become a doctor! It is a Master’s degree and the studies go for 6 years (10 semesters and one-year internship). The tuition fees are 10 000 EUR per year and are paid in two instalments.

Application & Entry requirements

The application process for admission to Burgas University includes submitting the required application documents as well as passing the entrance exam

The team of Inter HECS – Study in Bulgaria offers assistance with the application for admission to Burgas University. Some of our services include:

  • assistance with the preparation and submission of the needed application documents;
  • a mobile application and a personal assistant so that you are updated 24/7 about your progress and what the next steps are;
  • assistance with the preparation for the entrance exam, incl. an online database with sample tests, mock exams, study materials and explanations;
  • assistance with moving abroad, incl. help with finding suitable accommodation, airport pick-ups, hotel reservations, campus and city tour, and more.

You can also contact our admissions team for a free consultation!

Student life & Living costs

No doubt – Burgas is one of the best places to live in if you wish to study abroad. Here are some reasons why:

  • There are many things to do, incl. going to the seaside, eating out, visiting the nature parks in and around the city, travelling to other famous summer resorts nearby, enjoying the summer festivals at the beach, and more.
  • Burgas Airport is well-connected to many airports around the world as well as to the biggest international airport in Bulgaria – Sofia Airport.
  • The prices for rent, food and leisure activities are much lower in comparison to Western Europe. For instance, rent prices are 300 to 400 EUR per month. 

Student accommodation

There are two main options for students at Burgas University Prof. Dr. Asen Zlatarov when it comes to accommodation: 

  • Option 1: Staying at the university dormitory. The price for a room in the dormitory is about 60 EUR per month, but keep in mind that there is no kitchen facility. 
  • Option 2: Renting a private / shared apartment. This is the more common choice, as rent in Burgas is about 300 EUR per month. Yes, this option is more expensive, but it means that you choose the apartment and the location making sure your budget and needs are met and you feel at home during your stay in Bulgaria.

About the city

Burgas is one of the most beloved cities in Bulgaria! It is located at the seaside so it is a famous place to visit among locals and tourists all year round. Especially in summer, there are many events and festivals happening in the area so you will never get bored! Furthermore, the lovely Sea Garden park, the pedestrian streets and the bike alleys add to the great vibe of the city!

Some famous places to visit include: Burgas pier and the Sea Garden park (Morska gradina), Atanasovsko lake, Aquae Calidae ruins, the Sea Garden, St. Anastasia Island, Poda nature conservation site, Museum of Aviation, “Saints Cyril and Methodius” cathedral and more!

And don’t worry – Burgas is a safe city. It also welcomes people from all around the world – thanks to Burgas Airport you will be able to make international friends, travel during your studies and you will never be too far away from home!

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