Sofia Medical University

Sofia Medical University (MUS)

Medical University – Sofia (MUS) has a unique place in the Bulgarian education system. The high level of teaching, training and the achievements in the research work, health care and public activities are integrated – aiming that MUS would be innovator and meeting the public interest. The University strives for regional leadership while increasing the quality of the education on national and international scale. MUS trains students for work in a competitive environment where the quality is a determinant factor for success. At the same time MUS aims at cultivating tolerance, team oriented, responsibility, autonomy and ability to solve problems and take decisions alone. This is the way that MUS tries to answer to the increasing public needs.

  • The education of MUS is comparable to the highest international standards to academic level of the student, doctoral and postgraduate training programs.
  • Graduation of a medical specialists by European standards, who are competitive and prepared to meet current and future health needs.

MUS Mission

MUS wants to strengthen and develop its reputation internationally for its teaching method, the quality of education it provides and its facility such as its research centre. To ensure an excellent education curriculum is delivered to its graduate and postgraduate students of Bulgarian and foreign nationals. MUS also wants to produce gradates and specialist doctors who are capable, adaptable and meet the demands of the modern health care systems around the world.

  • Entry Requirement

    Exams in Biology & Chemistry

  • Tuition Fee for Medicine


  • Tuition Fee for Dentistry


  • Undergraduate Entry Medicine

    6 Years

  • Undergraduate Entry Dentistry

    5.5 Years

  • Intake


  • Graduate Entry

    Not Available

  • Clinical Rotations Medicine

    Up to the last 3 years

  • Country


  • Address

    Blvd, Boulevard "Akademik Ivan Evstratiev Geshov " 15, 1431 Sofia, Bulgaria

Accommodation & Living Costs (Monthly)

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€150 - €250

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€150 -€200

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University FAQ's
  • The Medical University of Sofia is the oldest Bulgarian institution for higher medical education. The university was founded in 1917 and has become a leading medical university in Bulgaria.
  • Although it is an old university it has been modernised, comprising  four faculties: Medical Faculty, Dentistry faculty, Pharmaceutical Faculty and Faculty of Public Health. With its four faculties and two colleges, the Medical University is the leader in the formation of young medical and health professionals.
  • The university works in partnership with more than 12 University Hospitals to give students the best practical education.
  • The Medical University of Sofia has been working in collaboration with ICMS (International Congress of Medical Sciences) and since its first edition helped to make the congress a reality and support for students from all around the world.


The Medicine programme lasts for six years which is organized in three stages:-

Preclinical training provides the students with the fundamental biological and medical knowledge, offering the basis for their clinical training. Clinical training is aimed at acquisition of knowledge and skills in diagnostics and treatment. Clinical education at the Medical Faculty after the third year is organized in a modular system. Pregraduation practice is carried out under the form of rotations at the departments of the University hospitals. It  aims at the application of knowledge and skills at the patient bedside and at the outpatient’s clinics. The final state examination comprises five exams in Internal Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Hygiene and Ecology. The successful graduates are conferred the “Master” degree and qualification “Physician”.

1) The subjects studied during the first year of the programme are Anatomy and Histology; Cytology; Biology; Physics; Chemistry; Medical Ethics; Latin language; Foreign Language; Sport.

2) The second year the students continue their studies in Anatomy and Histology and Foreign language plus Biophysics; Biochemistry; Physiology; Medical Informatics and Biostatistics; Social Medicine; Medical Psychology; Microbiology.

3) Clinical education starts the third year  with Propaedeutics of Internal Medicine and General and Operative Surgery; in addition the students continue with  Microbiology and start training in General Pathology; Pharmacology; Pathophysiology; Medical Genetics; and Medicine of Disasters.

4) In the fourth and fifth years the education is organized in a modular system and covers the subjects Internal Diseases and Therapy; Surgery; Clinical Pathology; Pediatrics;  Obstetrics and Gynaecology; Neurology; Dermatology and Venerology; Ophthalmology; Oto-Rhino-Laryngology; General Medicine; Neurosurgery; Orthopaedics and Traumatology; Imaging diagnostics, Nuclear medicine and Oncology; Clinical Laboratory and Clinical Immunology; Clinical Pharmacology; Hygiene, Ecology and Occupational Diseases.

5)In the sixth year the modules are in Psychiatry; Urology; Anaesthesiology and Reanimation; Epidemiology, Infectious Diseases, Medical Parasitology and Tropical Diseases; Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation; Forensic Medicine and Deontology. The programme also includes clinical clerkships (rotations) in Internal Medicine; Surgery; Paediatrics; Obstetrics and Gynaecology; General Medicine; Hygiene, Infectious Diseases, Epidemiology and Social Medicine.


The education of students in dental medicine is organized in three stages with duration of five years and six months as pre-graduate internship. During the first two years students receive medico-biological training. The clinical and/or medical training is begins from the second to the tenth semester which includes training in general medical and specialized dental medicine disciplines. The teaching is carried out by 8 departments. The pre-diploma internship includes Paediatric Dental Medicine, Conservative Dental Medicine, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Prosthetic Dental Medicine, Periodontology and Orthodontics, and ends with state examinations. Students who pass them successfully are awarded the qualification of a Doctor in Dental Medicine and a Master’s degree.

1) In the first two years the programme covers subjects such as Human Anatomy and Histology, Human Cytology and Embryology, Physiology, Physics, Chemistry; Biology, Dental and Biomaterials, Biophysics,  Computer Science, Latin language, Foreign Language, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Preclinical Paediatric Dental Medicine, Preclinical Conservative Dental Medicine, Preclinical Prosthetic Dental Medicine, Social Medicine and Medical Ethics, Medical Psychology, Disaster Medicine and Computer Sciences.

2) In the third year the subjects are: Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, Preclinical Prosthetic Dental Medicine, Clinical Prosthetic Dental Medicine, Preclinical Paediatric Dental Medicine; Clinical Paediatric Dental Medicine, Preclinical Conservative Dental Medicine, Preclinical Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, General Surgery, Hygiene and Epidemiology.

3) In the fourth year the studied subjects are: Diagnostic Imaging, Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, General Pathology, Internal Diseases, Forensic Medicine, Clinical Prosthetic Dental Medicine, Clinical Conservative Dental Medicine, Orthodontics, Clinical Paediatric Dental Medicine, Clinical Oral a Maxillofacial Surgery, Clinical Dental Allergology, Paediatrics and Infectious Diseases, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Periodontology.

4) In the fifth year the subjects are: Clinical Conservative Dental Medicine, Physiotherapy,  Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dermatology and Venerology, Neurology and Psychiatry, Ophthalmology, Clinical Prosthetic Dental Medicine, Orthodontics, Clinical Paediatric Dental Medicine, Periodontology.

  • Students go through training in a number of other disciplines – Dental Physiotherapy, Allergology, Implant Dentistry, Gnathology and Occlusion, Prevention of Dental Diseases, Oral Pathology.

The Faculty carries out specialization in ten specialties: Pediatric Dental Medicine, Prosthodontics, Oral Surgery, Maxillofacial Surgery, Implant Dentistry, Orthodontics, Periodontology and Diseases of Oral Mucosa, Social Medicine and Public Dental Health, General Dentistry, Maxillofacial Radiology and Oral Imaging Diagnostics. The Faculty disposes of the largest library in the field of Dental Medicine in Bulgaria.

  • Foreign citizens are admitted as per the Higher Education Act (HEA) and the Ordinance on the State Requirements for Admission of Students at Higher Schools of the Republic of Bulgaria if they have completed secondary education giving them the right to apply to higher education institutions of the country where they have completed their secondary education and have a grade of at least 4 (Good) in Biology and Chemistry in their secondary education diploma.
  • All documents submitted must be legalized and officially translated into Bulgarian language. The translation must be done and certified in accordance with the provisions of the international treaties of the Republic of Bulgaria with the state/country in which they were issued and, in the absence thereof, under the general order for translations, legalizations and certifications of documents and other papers.In cases where the translation into Bulgarian shall be done on the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria (after the legalization of the relevant document), the translation must be done by an authorized translator included in the list of translators at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria. After that, the translation must be certified by notary in the Republic of Bulgaria.
  • Sofia is Bulgaria’s biggest city and has a relatively relaxed pace of life. Residents enjoy a nice balance between work and pleasure. The city has a well developed infrastructure, many sports and recreational facilities, delicious food and diverse dining options. Sofia is also a very safe city to live in. Bulgaria hasn’t been involved in a war since the Second world war. The country is peaceful and safe, accepting different culture and religions. There are also many international schools to choose from.
  • Bulgaria is a beautiful country with a rich history and culture. It is located in south-eastern Europe and is known for its scenic landscapes, beautiful beaches, and affordable cost of living. The country has a diverse population and is home to many foreigners from around the world.
  • Bulgaria has affordable housing, low cost of living, friendly locals, and calming lifestyle of living.
  • Bulgaria can provide you with very different experiences depending on whether you live in one of the cities, or in smaller towns and villages.
  • Bulgaria has a very beautiful scenery. The mountains are stunning and the ski resorts are breath taking, nothing to envy to any other country in the world. There are a lot of natural honey producers here. You can see jars for sale on the sides of roads and in any of the villages. Fruit and vegetables are for sale everywhere and are the most delicious. Hot summers and cold winters. Winters can be below -15. Summers can touch 35 or even 40 degree Celsius in some areas like Plovdiv and south Bulgaria.

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