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Medical University Of Varna

Varna Medical University has 4 faculties of Medicine :

Medicine, Dental Medicine, Pharmacy and Public Health.

The structure of theUniversity includes also the Medical College, the Department of Foreign Languages, Communication and Sports, a Centrefor Professional Education and an affiliate college in Sliven.

Students are trained in the following programs :

Medicine, Dental medicine, Pharmacy, Public Health, Health care management, Nursing management, dental technical assistant, assistant pharmacists, nursing, midwifery, medical laboratory assistant, public health inspector, X-ray laboratory assistant, rehabilitation therapist, social worker, medical cosmetics.

The University has at its disposal two renovated hostels for over 700 students and a student canteen.

Medical University Varna has a regular accreditation for PhD training in 56 medical fields.

Also involved International programmes, in which Medical University - Varna participates are Erasmus, Leonardo da Vinci, Grundtvig, the European Structural Funds and VIIth Framework Programme.

Why are we named after Prof. Dr. Paraskev Stoyanov?

In 2002 the Medical University of Varna was named after the name of Prof. Dr. Paraskev Stoyanov. In the history of the Bulgarian medicine he is renowned as the person who founded the first Bulgarian School of Surgery.

Prof. Dr. Stoyanov was the first who took X-rays in our country. In his practice he implemented diverse operational activities - in the field of abdomen and bone surgery, gynecology, eye diseases.

He is recognized as the first doctor in the country who managed to perform a complicated heart surgery.

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Prof. Dr. Paraskev Stoyanov lived and worked in Varna between 1905 and 1918. Here he established the Children Sea Sanatorium for Tuberculosis of  Bones and Joints which was the only one of its kind on the Balkan Peninsula. Prof. Dr. Stoyanov gained a worldwide recognition as one of the founders of Thalassotherapy (Seawater Therapy) and Heliotherapy (Sun Treatment).

He urged persistently, "Bulgarians should turn to the sea and start using its values!"

Varna Medical University was established as a Higher Medical Institute in 1960. October 1st 1961 is accepted for its birthday– the first day of the first academic year in the first higher medical school in northeast Bulgaria.
The establishment of the third higher medical school in Bulgaria is in response to the rising public needs for highly qualified medical staff and specialized medical assistance for the people of this region.

All departments and main clinics developed during the first 10 years.
A training basis for educational, scientific and research work was established.

Attention was paid mainly to the continuous improvement of the practical training.

The expansion of the institute led to the building of new hospitals, both for training purposes and for the healthcare needs of Northeast Bulgaria.
The Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital,Psychiatric Hospital (the largest on the Balkans),Eye Hospital,
The Therapeutic Hospital (current University Hospital "St. Marina"- Varna EAD) were built.

The establishment of the Medical Academy in 1972 (until 1987) and the inclusion of all Bulgarian higher medical institutions in its structure provided new opportunities for development.
In 1978 the affiliate faculty was founded in Dobrich (Tolbuhin) for medical training (3rd to 6th year students). The Higher Medical Institute – Varna grew as a major center for medical staff education, for scientific research and innovations, for therapeutic, diagnostic, consultative, organizational and methodological assistance. The institute possessed valuable and modern equipment.

In 1993/1994, the training in the specialty “Health Care and Social Management” was launched preparing in advance the future staff for the implementation of the Bulgarian health care reform
In 1995, the Higher Medical Institute was renamed to Varna Medical University. The University took the name of "Prof. Dr. Paraskev Stoyanov" in 2002. Medical University – Varna has affirmed itself as an institution, proving its worth in the field of education and science.

In 2001, the Faculty of Public health was founded by a Decree of the Council of Ministers.
In 2002, Varna Medical University won the "International Gold and Silver Award for Quality" in Mexico City.

In 2004 in Maastricht, Varna Medical University was approved for a full member of the most prestigious international associations – European University Association.
The youngest and the most modern Faculty of Dental Medicine on the Balkans opened its doors in 2006.
The Laboratory of Nutrigenomics was established in 2007 within a project funded by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Science and possesses the latest equipment for molecular and biological research.

In 2008 new Faculty of Pharmacy was opened . With the establishment of the two new faculties – the Faculty of Dental Medicine and the Faculty of Pharmacy, Varna Medical University acquired the full structure of traditional higher school for training in the so-called "regulated professions".

In 2008, for the first time in South Eastern Europe, a new elective course in maritime medicine was initiated at the Faculty of Medicine which is taught in the developed countries.


Medicine (M.D. programme)
Dental Medicine (D.M.D. programme)

Master programmes (after completed secondary education):

Medicine - Master's Programme (Duration: 6 years)
Dental Medicine - Master's Programme  (Duration: 6 years)
Pharmacy - Master's Programme (Duration: 5 years)

Bachelor programmes

Bachelor programmes (after completed secondary education):
Nursing - Bachelor's Programme (Duration: 4 years)
Midwifery - Bachelor's Programme (Duration: 4 years)
Health Care Management (Duration: 4 years)

Master programmes (after awarded bachelor degree):

Master's in Public Health Programme (MPH) (Duration: 2 years)
Health Care Management (Duration: 1 or 2 years)
Nursing Management (Duration: 1 or 1,5 year)
Pharmaceutical Management (Duration: 1 year)
Public Health and health care management in Russian language (Duration: 2 years)

Bachelor programmes (after granted professional bachelor degree):
Nursing Management (Duration: 2,5 years)

Professional Bachelor programmes:

Programmes offered by Medical College-Varna.
The Higher education in these programmes leads to obtaining the educational degree of "Professional Bachelor". The programmes are from the professional directions Health Care and Social Work. The training is full-time only and lasts three years.

Medical laboratory assistant
Public Health Inspector
Dental Technical Assistant
Physiotherapy Assistant
X-ray Laboratory Assistant
Medical Cosmetics
Medical Optical

Preparatory Course in Bulgarian language (Duration: 9 months)
Preparatory Course in English language (Duration: 9 months)

Prices :

Faculties Preparation Undergraduate Year Post Graduate Year Speciality
Medicine( Bulgarian) 3500 € - - 5500 € 6 Years 5000 €
Medicine (English) 4000 € - - 6900 € 6 Years -
Dental Medicine 3500 € - - 6000 € 5.5 Years 5000 €
Pharmacy 3500 € - - 6000 € 6 Years -
Public-Health 3500 € 3350 € 4 Years 3350 € 2 Years -
Private High School 3500 € 2700 € 3 Years - - -