Trakia Medical University
Trakia medical university is situated in Stara Zagora in Bulgaria. It was named after the historical region of Thrace and was established in 1995.
The university organizes training on programs with four educational and qualification degrees: Bachelor, Master and PhD, as well as on programs for qualification and post-graduate training in the system of lifelong education. Whilst the university has been teaching in the local languages for a number of years, it has recently started teaching in English in the majors Medicine and Veterinary Medicine.
Stara Zagora is a town in southern Bulgaria , one of the main economic centers in the country and a major transportation hub in southern Bulgaria.
The highly regarded Veterinary College of Agriculture & Zoology and the Technical College became the Trakia University we know today. It is recognised as an internationally accredited Eastern European University, consistently rated “very good” by the international accreditation system. Trakia University has a scenic campus and university hospital in Stara Zagora and is connected with other faculties and colleges in Sliven and Yambol. The university is home to over 6,500 students who are taught by more than 600 highly qualified lecturers and tutors every day! Trakia is committed to innovative and pioneering research and top results with over 60 bachelor and master’s degrees and 50 doctoral programmes on offer.
The campus itself is home to a large library which boasts over 300,000 volumes of specialised literature. Students learn in state-of-the-art medical departments with 20 research labs and 16 diagnostic clinics.
Medicine: 6 years
Term start: September
Medicine: 6000 Euros per year
Stara Zagora is a major Bulgarian city with a total population of around 220,000. For a small city, it has a particularly strong economy due to the many industries in the local suburbs. Star Zagora enjoys a mild climate as low mountains and hills surround it which helps to protect the city from strong northern winds and the city’s proximity to the sea allows for much warmer winters than in other parts of Bulgaria. The world famous tourist destination; the Black Sea is only a one hour drive away and it is a two-and-a-half-hour hour drive to the capital Sofia! The city has a rich history and it was during the Byzantine period that the famous lioness and cub illustration was created - still the emblem of Stara Zagora today. Stara Zagora was completely rebuilt when 48,000 Turks destroyed and pillaged the city during the ‘Stara Zagora Massacre’. Stara Zagora today is a thriving city boasting excellent facilities and educational institutions!
The English Medicine course runs for six years; with the first two years focusing on theory and the next three years focusing on clinical study. The final year is spent completing an internship before graduation. During the final year, students take the state exam in order to achieve their license to practice. This leads to students achieving the professional qualification of Doctor of Medicine (MD) or physical and are awarded with a Master's Degree. The university is home to over 6,500 students who are taught by more than 600 highly qualified lecturers and tutors every day. Trakia University is committed to research and top results with over 60 bachelor and master’s degrees and 50 doctoral programmes on offer. The campus is home to a large library which boasts over 300,000 volumes of specialised literature. Students learn in state-of-the-art medical departments with 20 research labs and 16 diagnostic clinics.
Are there any Local Mosques? Yes there is a local mosque, locally knows as ‘Eski mosque’ Can you get Halal food? Halal meat is widely available and accessible and there are also many halal restaurants Are there other students from the UK? Yes Do the locals understand English? Yes, most will understand basic english How can you travel around Stara Zagora? The metro, trams and buses are used by the majority population and cover the majority of the city. Taxis are also cheap when compared to the UK What type of weather does Stara Zagora have? The winters are cold with average temperatures well below freeing, meanwhile summers are very warm when compared to the UK, reaching around 40 degrees at the height of summer.