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Medical studies in Sofia

Sofia is the capital and at the same time the biggest Bulgarian city with about 1.3 million inhabitants. Nowadays Sofia is the cultural and economical centre of Bulgaria and stands out with its good infrastructure, many cultural sights and a variety of non-university activities.

The Medical University of Sofia was founded in 1917 by Ferdinand I. and looks back at many years of tradition. Many international students chose this university for their studies. From about 6,155 students 1,600 are from abroad. Because of its international specialization and long tradition the medical university of Sofia counts, not only in Bulgaria, but also Europe-wide among the best and most famous medical institutions.

The university is, like the Medical Universities of Varna and Plovdiv, divided into four different faculties: the faculty for medicine, dental medicine, pharmaceutics and Public Health. The universities’ medical centre in Sofia is one of the biggest medical institutions and research centres in Bulgaria. On the medical college specialists like dentists, therapists or physiotherapists are trained in various health care fields. Additionally there is a branch in Vratsa in the north of Bulgaria- where nurses and midwives are educated.

Location of Sofia

Sofia is an important traffic hub between Western Europe and the countries of the Middle East. The Bulgarian capital is only 55 km from the Serbian, 112 km from the Macedonian, 183 km from the Greek, 199 km from the Romanian and 316 km away from the Turkish boarder. For millenniums important European trade routes join up here.

Sofia has also an international airport with regular air connections to Europe (direct connections to Berlin, Frankfurt, Vienna, etc., providing easy access to the city center. For those arriving by train, Sofia Central Railway Station connects the city with other major destinations in Bulgaria and beyond. Additionally, an extensive network of buses operates throughout the country, with frequent routes to Sofia’s central bus station. Taxis and rental cars are readily available for local transportation, ensuring seamless travel within the city.

Housing situation

The housing market in Sofia offers something for every budget. Besides low-budget student halls there are also shared or single apartments. One disadvantage of the student halls rooms is that most of the time they do not offer cooking facilities. Therefore (shared) apartments are more attractive in terms of cost effectiveness. Also luxury lovers will find something – as Sofia is the richest city of the country!

Bulgarian capital

Sofia is especially know for its various cultural sights and numerous non-university activities. Especially the infamous students district entices with favourable beverage prices and extensive parties. Furthermore the Bulgarian capital is know as centre of education and economy and has the best hospitals of the country. So with a medical study in Sofia you can’t go wrong!

Sofia, Bulgaria’s dynamic capital, boasts an array of attractions for visitors. The historic Alexander Nevsky Cathedral stands as a symbol of Bulgarian Orthodox heritage, while the National History Museum showcases the country’s rich past. The iconic Saint Sofia Church and the ancient Serdica archaeological complex offer glimpses into the city’s roots. Art enthusiasts can explore the National Art Gallery, housing masterpieces from Bulgarian and international artists. Vitosha Mountain, just a stone’s throw away, provides outdoor adventures with hiking trails and ski slopes.

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Sofia offers all you can expect from a European capital. Other cities in Bulgaria may be nicer, but if you want to make career in Bulgaria there is no other place with such opportunities. A clear plus is the Vitosha-mountains just outside the city. A great environment for skiing in winter and hiking in summer.

Dirk Steffes-tun



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