Requirements

SPECIALTY “MEDICINE”

Degree – Master’s

Professional qualification – Physician

Duration of the course – 6 years,

5692 academic hours and 361 credits

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Medical University – Pleven offers a full-time six-year course of training in the specialty of Medicine which is structured in the following way:

2 years of pre-clinical study, 3 years of clinical study, and one year of state clinical practice /internship/.

For more information see  Academic Curriculum.

 

All graduates are awarded a Master’s Degree diploma of completed higher medical education. The academic Master’s Degree is conferred to them along with the professional qualification Physician.

The studies are carried out in two courses according to the medium of instruction – in English and in Bulgarian language. 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.

 

 

 

I. Admission procedures for citizens of member-countries of the European Union/EEA:

 

Medicine in English language

The application for the February 2018 intake starts on the 1st  of June 2017 and finishes on the 1st of October 2017.

The following documents should be submitted by post or courier to the address of the University:

  1. An application form with an attached brief CV of the candidate;
  2. A secondary-school-leaving certificate with statement of marks including the subjects of Biology and Chemistry. The average mark in Biology and Chemistry should be equal or higher than 62% of the possible maximum in the country. The certificate should be translated into Bulgarian language and legalized by the respective authorities in the country where it has been issued.
  3. A certificate stating that the applicant has the right /is eligible/ to continue his/her education into a university in his/her country, translated and legalized in the above mentioned way.
  4. A medical certificate issued not earlier than one month prior to the application date, stating that the applicant does not suffer from any communicable diseases, being in good physical and mental health to pursue a training course in Medicine. This certificate should be translated and legalized in the above way.
  5. Six recently-taken colour photos /passport size/.
  6. Copy of the international passport of the candidate.
  7. TOEFL iBT 60 / or IELTS 6.0 / or Cambridge First Certificate is required as an evidence of English proficiency for candidates coming from countries where English is not official language. The university offers one year preparation course for students who cannot meet this requirement.

All candidates must pass the entrance tests in Biology and Chemistry which will be held on 18th of November 2017 in Medical University – Pleven. The average grade, achieved by the applicant on the entrance tests in Biology and Chemistry must be 50% and above.

The academic year for the first-year English-language-students, starts in February and finishes in December, comprising two semesters of 16 weeks each, including two one-week holidays for Christmas and Easter.

 

 Medicine in Bulgarian language

 

II. Admission procedures for citizens of countries - not members of the European Union/EEA

Foreign citizens, coming from countries, that are not members of the EU/EEA, are only enrolled for training as self-paid students. They should apply at the Educational Department or send their documents to the University by post.

The following documents should be submitted by post or courier to the address of the University:

  1. An application form with an attached brief CV of the candidate;
  2. A secondary-school-leaving certificate with statement of marks including the subjects of Biology and Chemistry. The average mark in Biology and Chemistry should be equal or higher than 70% of the possible maximum in the country. The certificate should be translated into Bulgarian language and legalized by the respective authorities in the country where it has been issued.
  3. A certificate stating that the applicant has the right /is eligible/ to continue his/her education into a university in his/her country, translated and legalized in the above mentioned way.
  4. A medical certificate issued not earlier than one month prior to the application date, stating that the applicant does not suffer from any communicable diseases, being in good physical and mental health to pursue a training course in Medicine. This certificate should be translated and legalized in the above way.
  5. Six recently-taken colour photos /passport size/.
  6. Copy of the international passport of the candidate.
  7. TOEFL iBT 60 / or IELTS 6.0 / or Cambridge First Certificate is required as an evidence of English proficiency for candidates coming from countries where English is not official language. The university offers one year preparation course for students who cannot meet this requirement.

The academic year for the first-year English-language-students, starts in February and finishes in December, comprising two semesters of 16 weeks each, including two one-week holidays for Christmas and Easter.

 

III. Admission procedures for citizens of dual citizenship

Applicants with dual citizenship /one of which is Bulgarian/ should submit their applications before the beginning of the academic year, presenting the identical documents listed in Admission procedures for citizens of countries - not members of the European Union plus copies of passport of each citizenship.

 

 

IV. Transfer students

All seats for transfer students for the academic 2017/2018 year are already taken!

Medical University – Pleven will not accept transfer student’s applications before June 2018.

Medical University – Pleven organizes the procedure for recognition of periods of study completed in foreign higher schools in accordance with the Higher Education Act , the ORDINANCE on the State Requirements for Recognition of University Education Acquired in Foreign Institutions of Higher Learning, and of Periods of Studies, Completed at Such Establishments (Adopted by Council of Ministers Decree No. 168 of 14.08.2000), the Regulation on Structure and Activities of MU-Pleven and the Educational Process Organization Rules at MU-Pleven.

  1. Recognizing of completed periods of study in foreign higher schools and credits transfer is possible only in the cases when they were acquired from training in the specialty Medicine for educational-qualification Master’s degree;
  2. The foreign nationals studying abroad at their own financial resources might continue their training at MU-Pleven after they have completed successfully at least one semester in the respective university.
  3. The procedure on recognizing of completed periods of study and credits transfer should have been completed before the applicant is enrolled for a student at MU-Pleven;
  4. Persons who are eligible and want such recognition should submit a personal written statement (form) as the following documents are enclosed to it:

а) Identity document;

  1. b) Original or notarized copy of a transcript of records for completed period of study or another identical document, issued by the Institution of higher learning including the following information: names of the studied disciplines in accordance with the curriculum with total number of hours (theoretical and practical classes), description of the grading system and passed examinations;*
  2. c) Curriculum and syllabus including detailed description of the topics covered by the disciplines;
  3. d) Proof for paid fee for the recognition procedure in the amount of 200 BGN.

*The documents listed in point 4 b) must be legalized, translated into Bulgarian language and certified in accordance with international treaties of Republic of Bulgaria and the country in which they are issued in line with the general procedure for legalization, translation and certification of documents and other papers.

  1. The applications are submitted from 01 June to 01 September each year at International Student Center.
  2. The documents are considered by the Expert Committee, appointed by Order of the Rector. Committee members are professors from different departments and at least one representative of the Educational department and Student Office at the Faculty of Medicine. The Chairman of the Committee is the Vice Rector for Education;
  3. The Expert Committee verifies at the National Information and Documentation Center the status of the foreign higher schools/universities and the authenticity of the documents issued by them under Art. 17, par. 3, Item 1-3 of the Ordinance on the State Requirements for Recognition of University Education Acquired in Foreign Institutions of Higher Learning, and/or of Periods of Studies Completed at Such Establishments;
  4. The Expert Committee issues a statement, pointing out:
  5. a) Compliance/non a compliance of the data of the documents for the studies in a foreign higher school with state requirements for acquiring higher education in Republic of Bulgaria and Educational Process Organization Rules at MU-Pleven;
  6. b) The specific reasons for the recognition or non-recognition.

In case of refusal the experts may enter in their statement a recommendation on possible measures that person could undertake to get recognition at a later stage, including passing additional examinations.

  1. c) Foreign nationals can not be transferred later than 5th semester and the final decision exactly in which semester the applicant should be registered is taken by the Academic Council on the recommendation of the Expert Committee.
 

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