Trakia University

About Trakia Medical University, Stara Zagora, Bulgaria

Country: Stara Zagora, Bulgaria Tuition Fees: €7000 Living Costs:   €200
Courses: Medicine Entrance exam: Yes Graduate Entry:  No

Trakia University (also known as Thrace University) is a small university situated in the city of Stara Zagora and was established in 1982 and then became an independent higher education facility in 1995 becoming part of Trakia University’s structure. The faculty of medicine plays host to about 600 Bulgarian & foreign medical students and over 200 academic staff members in their respective departments.

A city with roots as old as 342 BC has seen a lot of history. Stara Zagora has a highly developed industrial, services and agricultural infrastructure with a speciality in education with over 40 schools that provide a broad spectrum of subjects to choose from. The city contains the largest hospitals in the country and with the oldest theatre in Bulgaria and the biggest opera in the Balkan Peninsula. Several museums and art galleries adorn Stara Zagora, the city is thriving with life and character so much so that an award from “FDI Magazine” regarding the “Financial Times” was awarded to the district for its best quality of living in Europe, the newly built homes, low prices and rich heritage (2004).

Trakia University’s Faculty of Medicine is located in Stara Zagora 6000 , 11 Armeiska str. The Faculty of veterinary medicine is located in Stara Zagora 6000, Student Campus.

There are no graduate entry programmes in Trakia University and there’s no graduate entry in Bulgaria in general. University transfers, however, are accepted.

Trakia University Tuition Fees

At this time, the only courses taught in English are medicine and veterinary medicine. Trakia University’s duration of study in medicine is 6 years and the tuition fee is €7000 per year. For veterinary medicine, the duration is 5,5 years and the tuition fee is €4000 per year.

Accommodation at the Trakia University

The students may use the campus of the University. The rent is between 30 and 40 € per month.  The monthly living is about €150. Applying for the dormitories should be done before the 19th of June 2020.

The living costs are incredibly cheap with rent ranging from €190 to €250 per month and utilities averaging roughly €78 per month. So you can expect to pay approximately €400 per month for everything inclusive. If you are the type that values privacy and peace, we suggest you rent a flat.

As for free time, the city of Stara Zagora albeit small, offers a wide range of places to visit. In Stara Zagora, you can see a lot of historical monuments, monasteries, museums, parks, excursion options and much more. The city isn’t short of restaurants and clubs too.

Trakia University Admission & Entry Requirements

To be accepted in the university you must pass the following exams:

  • English language exam (for applicants whose native language is not English)
  • Biology exam (in English)
  • Chemistry exam (in English)

There’s an early and a late exam session which are basically the same. The latter is for students getting their highschool results later than others.

The late application deadline is 1st September. Students must apply much earlier so that we can create a strong application file and get them ready for the entrance exam.

Medlink Students can advise you regarding everything surrounding the application process. That includes preparing you for the exams to ensure your successful entry into med school.

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Trakia University Term Dates

The first semester usually starts in mid-September until the end of the calendar year. Then you get ~2 weeks of Christmas Holidays.

1st-semester exams are held between mid-January and mid-February. A few days later, the second semester starts and ends at the end of May. Second-semester exams are throughout June.

Trakia University Curriculum & Syllabus

The first two years being pre-clinical with a heavy emphasis on the fundamental subjects; Genetics, Physiology, Immunology, Microbiology, Biology, Biochemistry and Biophysics for example.

The next three years are clinical with a focus on surgery and preventative medicine with more of an emphasis on practical work and visiting patients in hospitals and clinics.

Finally, the last year is the state clinical practise or internship.

Trakia University Accreditation

Trakia Medical University degree is recognised in all European Union states, European Economic Area and of course by the General Medical Council (GMC). To be accepted, the GMC’s requirements are: you will need to have graduated successfully in a course which contained at least 5,500 hours and lasted at least three years.

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