School of medicine at Medical University in Plovdiv in Bulgaria

The Medical University of Plovdiv, formerly known as VMI – Plovdiv (Higher Medical Institute of Plovdiv), was founded in 1945. It includes the Departments of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Healthcare, a Medical College (8 different specialties) and its own hospital facilities with a capacity of 2,000 beds. It has all the necessary departments to provide higher medical education in accordance with modern international standards. It offers state-of-the-art facilities, laboratory medical equipment, while the English-speaking Medical and Dental departments provide the opportunity of training, practice and research to students of medicine, dentistry and other specialties.

The Central Library of the University provides more than 170,000 volumes in the field of medicine in many languages to the students. The University publishes its own magazine called “Folia Medica”, where views are exchanged among many scientists from various countries. More than 7,500 students are enrolled in various programs of the University.

  • Duration of studies: 6 years <br>Each academic year consists of two semesters: winter (from September to February) and spring (from February to June).
  • Degree: MD / Doctor of Medicine
  • Teaching language: English
  • Fees: €8,000.00 (the specific amount can be paid in two installments, at the beginning of each semester).
  • Entrance terms: Multiple-choice test in BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY. & ENGLISH
  • Syllabus: Laboratories, lectures, seminars (see Syllabus – Medicine_Medical University in Plovdiv).
  • Terms of graduation: Acquisition of 360 credits, in total, according to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), i.e. 60 credits per academic year.
  • Direct recognition of the degree by the competent Greek institution (D.O.A.T.A.P.) without any additional exams.

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