Bulgaria is a country in the Balkans on the western side of the Black Sea. It is surrounded by Romania to the north, Serbia to the northwest, the Republic of Macedonia to the southwest, Greece to the south, and Turkey to the southeast. Being located close to the Turkish Straits means the key land routes from Europe to Middle East and Asia pass through Bulgaria. The Bulgarian language is related to Serbian, Russian and other Slavic languages, but contains many international words. Bulgarians consider the Macedonian language to be a dialect of Bulgarian
Bulgaria remains the top European educational destination for international students as all medical universities in Bulgaria are recognized and confer valid degrees to the students. There are thousands of students who unfortunately do not get admission in medicine course in India due to strict and compulsory entrance exam which has to be cleared by them. For admission in any Bulgarian medical university, a student doesn’t have to pass any entrance test. Moreover, one has to bear a lot of expenses as the medical education here in India is quite costly. However, in Bulgaria, since almost all medical colleges are government funded, the cost of education is lowered to a certain extent. In fact, the tuition fee for medical education in Bulgaria is low as compared to other countries of the Europe. Apart from this, a student can choose to study in English medium. However, every student is required to undertake compulsory classes in Bulgarian language for a minimum of six hours a week and for first three years so as to communicate with patients easily. The duration of medical studies in Bulgaria is around 6 years with the academic program divided into different programs.