General Information

Foreign students admission office

Foreign Student Admission Office
University Information Center (at the Central Gate of the University Campus), I floor, Offices 1, 2, 3
Medical University – Plovdiv
15 A, Vasil Aprilov blvd.
Plovdiv 4002
Bulgaria
Tel.: +359 32 200 700; +359 32 200 701; 00359 879 26 18 91 – from 1.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. EET
E-mail:

    [email protected];
    [email protected];
    [email protected];
    [email protected];
    [email protected];
    [email protected];

    For entry-tests registration information:
    [email protected]

    www.mu-plovdiv.bg

TRAINING AT MEDICAL UNIVERSITY – PLOVDIV

    Master’s degree programs – full-time education:

  • Medicine – 6 years (10 semesters and 12 months’ pre-diploma clinical clerkship);
  • Dental Medicine – 5, 9 years (10 semesters and 9 months’ pre-diploma clinical clerkship);
  • Pharmacy – 5 years (9 semesters and 6 months’ pre-diploma clerkship).
  • The students who complete successfully the full course of studies and pass the State Assessment Examinations receive a Master`s Degree in Medicine /Dental Medicine/Pharmacy and the professional qualification of Physician/Dentist/Pharmacist.
    The University offers also English language training in Medicine, Dental Medicine and Pharmacy for foreign students.
    Bachelor’s degree programs – full-time education:

  • Nursing – 4 years (6 semesters and 9 months’ pre-diploma clinical clerkship);
  • Midwifery – 4 years (6 semesters and 9 months’ pre-diploma clinical clerkship);
  • Physician Assistant – 4 years (6 semesters and 9 months’ pre-diploma clinical clerkship);
  • Healthcare Management – 2,5 years (5 semesters).
  • Professional Bachelor’s degree programs – full-time education:

  • Public Health Inspector, Assistant Pharmacist, Medical Laboratory Technician, Physiotherapist, X-Ray Laboratory Technician, Dental Technician, Medical Cosmetics and Dietary Nutrition Instructor – 3 years (6 semesters). The training takes place in the Medical College of Medical University – Plovdiv.
  • Post-graduate Master’s Degree Programme – part-time education:

  • Public Health and Health Management – for medical doctors – 1 year (2 semesters). The training takes place in English remotely at the Faculty of Public Health.
  • Foreign citizens may apply for training in:
    Bulgarian language course (all specialties) – in case they submit the required application documents within the deadlines stipulated, successfully pass the entry tests in Biology and Chemistry in Bulgarian and are rated in the final rating list of admitted students;
    English language course (Medicine, Dental Medicine and Pharmacy) in case they submit the required application documents within the deadlines stipulated, successfully pass the entry tests in Biology and Chemistry in English, prove their English language proficiency at least at B1 level by sitting diagnostic test in English.

Important:

  • In the English programs of study, the discipline Bulgarian language is a mandatory part of the curriculum during the first two years of training and the students need it in order to communicate with the patients from the 3-rd year on when their clinical study will begin.
  • The students should comply with the medical clothing requirements during their clinical practicals and internships with a view to safety measures during the clinical training.
  • In the Contract of Education between the student and the university – in Art.4 (7), Section III the student takes the obligation to comply with the provisions of the Higher Education Act, other regulatory acts, as well as the Rules of Medical University – Plovdiv and in case of non-compliance the university has the right to take measures and to impose sanctions.
  • Art. 3 of the Bulgarian Higher Education Act: “The higher secular education shall be independent from ideologies, religions and political doctrines” and according to Section VI Art. 82 (1) 6 of the Rules of Structure and Operation of Medical University – Plovdiv, in connection with Art. 71 of the Higher Education Act: “The students are obliged not to conduct on the territory of the university any activity and events of organizations with political, religious, ethnic or nationalist nature.”, so the university shall not tolerate on its territory activities, demonstrations and events connected with any ideology, religion and politics. The same is stipulated also in the Constitution of the Republic of Bulgaria, viz. Art. 53 (4)” Higher schools shall enjoy academic autonomy” in connection with Art. 13 (2) “Religious institutions shall be separate from the State”. Medical University-Plovdiv is exactly state property.
    • Medical University – Plovdiv offers a preparatory course for Bulgarian and international prospective students. The course is conducted in two languages – Bulgarian and English.
      • Start of the academic year – 01.10.2024.
      • End of the academic year – 15.07.2025.

      Students study Bulgarian/English, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
      Teachers prepare them for Biology and Chemistry entrance exams.
      After the completion of the preparatory course, they sit for the Biology and Chemistry entrance exams and receive a Certificate of language proficiency.

      Fee for academic year 2024/2025
      specialty/programmes tuition fee note
      Bulgarian course for Masters programmes / Medicine, Dental Medicine, Pharmacy/ 3700 € 1st semester – 1850 € and
      2nd semester – 1850 €
      English course for Master’s programmes /Medicine, Dental Medicine, Pharmacy/ 4800 € 1st semester – 2400 € and
      2nd semester – 2400 €
      Bulgarian preparatory course for qualification degree “prof. Bachelor and Bachelor 3200 € 1600 euro per each semester. The discipline is offered only in Bulgarian language
    • Documents are submitted in:
    • University Information Centre
      Floor 1, Room. 1
      Tel.: +359 32 200 700 – Mrs. Elena Dushilova
      email: [email protected]

      Deadline for submitting documents:

      • 29.09.2024 for the preparatory course in Bulgarian.
      • 25.10.2024 for the preparatory course in English.

    APPLICATION, ADMISSION AND ENROLLMENT SCHEDULE

      On-line Entrance Exam Registration:

    • By 09 April 2024 – for the exam on 16 April 2024 (Biology and Chemistry in English) + English language diagnostic test
    • By 14 May 2024 – for the exam on 21 May 2024 (Biology and Chemistry in English) + English language diagnostic test
    • By 11 June 2024 – for the exam on 18 June 2024 (Biology and Chemistry in English and in Bulgarian) + English language diagnostic test
    • By 09 July 2024 – for the exam on 16 July 2024 (Biology and Chemistry in English) + English language diagnostic test
    • By 09 July 2024 – for the ADDITIONAL RE-SIT ONLY exam on 17 July 2024 (Biology and Chemistry in English and in Bulgarian) + English language diagnostic test
    • By 20 August 2024 – for the exam on 27 August 2024 (Biology and Chemistry in English and in Bulgarian) + English language diagnostic test
    • NOTES:

    • THE ADDITIONAL RE-SIT ONLY exam on 17 July 2024 is only for the applicants that sat the tests on the exams in April, May, June and July 2024
    • In case the capacity of the exam places for a certain exam date is reached the registration will be close earlier before the deadline.
    • Submitting of Documents:

    • 01 March – 12 July 2024 for non-EU and non-EEA citizens
    • 01 March – 30 August 2024 for EU and EEA citizens
    • 01 March – 09 September 2024 for UK citizens and Irish citizens
    • Online entrance tests in Biology and Chemistry and English language diagnostic test:

    • 16 April 2024 (Biology and Chemistry in English) + English language diagnostic test
    • 21 May 2024 – (Biology and Chemistry in English) + English language diagnostic test
    • 18 June 2024 – (Biology and Chemistry in English and in Bulgarian) + English language diagnostic test
    • 16 July 2024 – (Biology and Chemistry in English) + English language diagnostic test
    • 17 July 2024 – ADDITIONAL RE-SIT ONLY EXAM (Biology and Chemistry in English and in Bulgarian) + English language diagnostic test – only for the applicants that sat the tests on the exams in April, May, June and July 2024
    • 27 August 2024 – (Biology and Chemistry in English and in Bulgarian) + English language diagnostic test
    • Note: The start time of the exams is EEST (+3 hours GMT)
      Final Ranking of the Admitted Students:

    • 09 September 2024 – for Bulgarian Programmes
    • 13 September 2024 – for English Programmes
    • Enrollment of the Admitted Students in the respective Faculties:

    • 10 – 13 September 2024 – for Bulgarian Programmes
    • 16 – 27 September 2024 – for English Programmes
    • by 29 September 2024 – for preparatory class in Bulgarian
    • by 25 October 2024 – for preparatory class in English
    • Opening of the Academic Year for 1-st year students:

    • 16 September 2024 – for Bulgarian Programmes
    • 01 October 2024 – for English Programmes of 1-st year students
    • 01 October 2024 – for preparatory class in Bulgarian
    • Payments of Application and Tuition Fees:

    • By bank transfer – one week previously the exam date and the day before the enrollment the sums must be at the University account.
    IMPORTANT! All the bank charges are at the sender’s account!
    IMPORTANT! Please, take into consideration that 6 September and 23 September are non-working days for the University, Banks and other institutions in the Republic of Bulgaria.

    APPLICATION AND TUITION FEES

      Application Administrative Fees:
      Administrative Fee for Submitting Documents (non-refundable)25.00 EU – payable upon submitting the application documents at the Cashiers Office of the University, at a Bank Office of Unicredit Bulbank in Plovdiv or by bank transfer:

        Bank Account of Medical University – Plovdiv
        Bank: Unicredit Bulbank Plovdiv
        BIC code: UNCRBGSF
        IBAN code: BG98UNCR75273454623409 (EUR)
        Bank Address: 4000 Plovdiv
        13, Knyaz Alexander I, Str.
        Fee for ………………….– …….. EUR
        Reg. No ……….
        Name, Surname of the Applicant/Student………………………………….

      Administrative Fee for first Entrance Exam (non-refundable) – 200.00 EU;
      Administrative Fee for Re-Sit Entrance Exam (non-refundable) – 300.00 EU

    • payable by card at least 7 days prior to the exam days and by bank transfer at least 7 days prior to the date of the test the sum should be in the University account.
    • IMPORTANT! All the bank charges are at the sender’s account!

    Annual tuition fees for 2023/2024 academic year:

    Master’s degree

    Medicine
    7 000 € – Bulgarian course
    9 000 € – First year English course
    8 000 € – Second-sixth year English course

    Dental medicine
    7 000 € – Bulgarian course
    9 000 € – First year English course
    8 000 € – Second-sixth year English course

    Pharmacy
    6 000 € – Bulgarian course
    6 000 € – English course

    Bachelor’s degree

    Nursing
    4 000 € Bulgarian course

    Midwifery
    4 000 € Bulgarian course

    Healthcare Management
    3 000 € Bulgarian course
    4 000 € English course

    Professional Bachelor’s degree

    Public Health Inspector
    4 000 € Bulgarian course

    Assistant Pharmacist
    4 000 € Bulgarian course

    Medical Laboratory Technician
    4 000 € Bulgarian course

    Physiotherapist
    4 000 € Bulgarian course

    X-Ray Laboratory Technician
    4 000 € Bulgarian course

    Dental Technician
    4 000 € Bulgarian course

    Instructor in Nutrition and Food Safety
    4 000 € Bulgarian course

    Medical Cosmetics
    4 000 € Bulgarian course

    Annual Bulgarian Language preparatory course

    for Master’s Degree – 3700 €, Bulgarian course
    for Master’s Degree – 4800 €, English course
    for Bachelor’s and Professional Bachelor’s Degree – 3200 €, Bulgarian course

    The annual tuition fee of does not cover accommodation, health insurance, textbooks and educational handbooks which are at the student’s own expense.
    Payment of application and tuition fees:

    TUITION FEES ARE SUBJECT TO UPDATING!
  • By bank transfer – the entrance exam fee must be at the University account 7 days before the exam date and the semester tuition fee (half of the annual fee) sum must be at the University account on the day before the enrollment or on the spot at UniCredit Bulbank branch in Plovdiv on the date of the enrollment.
  • Bank Account of Medical University – Plovdiv
    Bank: Unicredit Bulbank Plovdiv
    BIC code: UNCRBGSF
    IBAN code: BG98UNCR75273454623409 (EUR)
    Bank Address: 4000 Plovdiv
    13, Knyaz Alexander I, Str.
    Fee for ………………….– …….. EUR
    Reg. No/Proforma-Inv. No……. ………..
    Name, Surname of the Applicant/Student…………………………………

    When effecting payment by bank transfer it is mandatory the name and the Registration No or Proforma-invoice No to be indicated.