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Pharmacy in Bulgaria - Sofia - Universal

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Pharmacy in Bulgaria - Sofia
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Since 2007-2008, Sofia University has a foreign language department (in English) for the Medical and Pharmaceutical School.
The language of instruction is English, and since the entrance of Bulgaria into the European Union the degrees are equivalent to the ones obtained in other European countries.

Studies in the English language are recognized by the Bulgarian government. The University of Sofia is the only University in Bulgaria that offers a Pharmacy Degree in English.

The Medical University of Sofia in Bulgaria has four departments: Medicine - Dentistry - Pharmacy and Public Health.

The University is located in the center of Sofia and although it is central it is situatied in a quiet location ideal for study.

The University was founded in 1942, and all departments offer programs to obtain Master's and Doctorate degrees.

There are currently foreign students from 40 countries from around the world enrolled at the University.

The University has a library and computer room with free Internet access for the students. They are many sports facilities at the University for the students to exercise. The National Gallery of Sofia is adjacent to the University for the admirers of art.

Pharmacy in Sofia

The School of Pharmacy was founded in 1942 and merged with the Faculty of Medical Studies (Medical Academy) in 1951.

In 1995, it became independent from the Medical School.

Studies at the University are in line with European Union directives.

The school is located behind the Cathedral in the city centre.

The School has 3 auditoriums, 9 seminar rooms and 42 laboratories equipped with modern equipment.

It also has modern computer facilities and access to the Internet.

There are currently 29 Professors at the School of Pharmacy.

Throughout the years, more than 1500 students have been trained at the Department, over 500 of which were from countries other than Bulgaria.

The course lasts 5 years and the last year includes practical training in pharmacies or hospitals.
The total hours spent on lectures are 1515, and in labs 2910.
During their studies, students must successfully pass 39 courses. At the end of their studies they may sit state examinations, or submit a thesis.
The tuition fees are 6000 EUR per year.
Classes begin during the last week of October and documents should be sent by mid-September.
Several documents are required for registration.

All documents must be officially translated into Bulgarian from the translation department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Universal takes care of the process of translating the documents. After the approval of the documents, prospective students are required to take exams.

Universal has a list of tests that help students prepare for the exams, and these can be sent to students upon request.