Pleven Medical University is one of the five medical universities in Bulgaria. As an institution it was founded in 1974. Pleven Medical University consists of 2 faculties and one college: Faculty of Medicine with specialization in Medicine, Faculty of Public Health with specialization in Management of Health Care, Medical Rehabilitation and Occupational Therapy, Health Management, Nursing and Midwifery and Medical College – Pleven with specialization possibilities in Medical Laboratory Assistant, Radiology Laboratory Assistant and Social Worker.
The University has a vibrant community of international students. It hosts students from Macedonia, Serbia, Ukraine, Moldova, Greece, Turkey, Nigeria, Albania, Cyprus, Congo, Syria, Algeria, USA, Japan, Great Britain and France. Up to date, more than 6000 Bulgarian and foreign students from over 30 countries have graduated from the University. The current number of students is 2044. 275 of them are foreign students, including 78 of Indian nationality – the biggest community of foreign students at the university. 835 young doctors from Bulgaria and abroad are taking postgraduate courses at the different specialized clinics of the University Hospital. The current number of PhD students is 53.
How to apply
Foreign citizens, coming from countries, that are not members of the EU, are only enrolled for training as self-paid students. Admission requirements and application procedures can be found here
The studies are carried out in two courses according to the language of instruction. Students have the possibility to study either in English or in Bulgarian. The English-language-course students have to attend compulsory classes in Bulgarian language (6 hours a week) for the first three years of training in order to be able to communicate with patients in the University hospital throughout their clinical studies.
Pleven Medical University
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