Vet Med at Trakia uni in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria 2019

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Hi, is anyone planning to go to Bulgaria to study veterinary medicine at Trakia University in Stara Zagora for Sep/Oct 2019 entry? I have started the application process through SME. Is there any one on here planning to do the same?
Hi, I am a student from Bulgaria applying for vet med 2019 entry. If there is any way I could help, feel free to message me😊
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Hi, I am a student from Bulgaria applying for vet med 2019 entry. If there is any way I could help, feel free to message me😊
Hi I was just wondering how you went about applying. Did you apply directly through the university itself or use an agency? Thank you
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Hi I was just wondering how you went about applying. Did you apply directly through the university itself or use an agency? Thank you
Hi! As far as I know the process is different for Bulgarian and International/EU/English students. I believe non-Bulgarian students apply through an agency. Unfourtunately, I don't know which agency but I know for sure there is a video on Youtube about it, you just need to type the name of the uni and search for about a 30 min long video. Hope that helps! Feel free to message me and I will try and help if I can,
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Hi guys! Welcome to Trakia University! I am a second year student here, and I’d be happy to help anyone with any questions you all have. Looking forward to seeing new first years on campus!

Also, just to mention I am a veterinary student! But I have friends in medical if you guys need any help there!
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Hi! Thanks for the reply. Are you from the UK? And how are you finding the course? How is it structured, do you have a good work/life balance and is it fairly practical? I look forward to hearing from you 😀
Hi, yeah I am from the UK, I live in England So far, the course is great for me personally! The tests here are definitely structured differently to England (they consist of sometimes learning small written essays or multiple choices) but it’s still good. The timetables are random but consist of practical lessons and lectures, sometimes with an hour or two breaks during the day. Personally I do have a good balance between work and socialising! The uni days can sometimes be long depending on your timetable and upcoming exams but I’ve never felt particularly stressed or as if I didn’t have enough time to relax, unless I had to study for a major exam such as anatomy. But I guess that can vary for people depending on how they study and how long for The first two years consist of mostly written work, sometimes we get to visit the farms and stuff like that, but from third year onwards there are clinical lessons Any other questions about anything in particular feel free to ask!
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Great thank you for your help, hopefully I’ll see you in September!
No problem! Good luck with applications and the entry exam!
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Hi there, I also just started my application with SME to study Veterinary Medicine at Trakia University for 2019.
I am just wondering if anyone knew what the class structure/sizes are like. Also are there many applicants from the UK that take the English Veterinary course?
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Hey guys, came across this thread. Just wondering how many UK people are considering applying? Maybe we can all have a chat
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Just a quick question for any one considering applying or ideally for people who are currently at the university. How do you guys fund it? Seems like a big hurdle to get over
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Hi there, I also just started my application with SME to study Veterinary Medicine at Trakia University for 2019.
I am just wondering if anyone knew what the class structure/sizes are like. Also are there many applicants from the UK that take the English Veterinary course?
Hi there, I’m currently in second year veterinary medicine. The class sizes in my year are around 15 per group, in my whole year there are about 30 students. I’m not sure about the below years but I think it is around the same. The English course is not as large as the Bulgarian ones

In my year there are many people from the uk and Ireland on the course, and the other people are mostly Greek students. I would say there is a good mix of people from the uk and other areas so don’t worry!

Anything else I can help with just let me know!
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Just a quick question for any one considering applying or ideally for people who are currently at the university. How do you guys fund it? Seems like a big hurdle to get over
Hi there. Yes a chats a good idea. For funding I guess I have some savings but have to rely on my parents to cover the rest. The only over option would be to get a private loan, as I don't think u can get back government student loans to cover studying in Bulgaria.
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Just a consideration for future international applying students to consider implications of Brexit - in the future European vet graduates may still have to sit the RCVS examination - an additional hurdle to jump over, whereas if you attend a UK vet school you are automatically granted MRCVS on completion of final year.
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Hi, is anyone planning to go to Bulgaria to study veterinary medicine at Trakia University in Stara Zagora for Sep/Oct 2019 entry? I have started the application process through SME. Is there any one on here planning to do the same?
Hi, upon being rejected from all the uk unis I applied to this year, post interview, (2nd year applicant) I have decided to try abroad.
What is SME? And how did you decide on Bulgaria as opposed to the other countries that offer the course?
I really don’t know which one to choose, but Bulgaria being the cheapest is why it’s at the top of my list.
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Hi there, I’m currently in second year veterinary medicine. The class sizes in my year are around 15 per group, in my whole year there are about 30 students. I’m not sure about the below years but I think it is around the same. The English course is not as large as the Bulgarian ones

In my year there are many people from the uk and Ireland on the course, and the other people are mostly Greek students. I would say there is a good mix of people from the uk and other areas so don’t worry!

Anything else I can help with just let me know!
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Hi, yeah I am from the UK, I live in England So far, the course is great for me personally! The tests here are definitely structured differently to England (they consist of sometimes learning small written essays or multiple choices) but it’s still good. The timetables are random but consist of practical lessons and lectures, sometimes with an hour or two breaks during the day. Personally I do have a good balance between work and socialising! The uni days can sometimes be long depending on your timetable and upcoming exams but I’ve never felt particularly stressed or as if I didn’t have enough time to relax, unless I had to study for a major exam such as anatomy. But I guess that can vary for people depending on how they study and how long for The first two years consist of mostly written work, sometimes we get to visit the farms and stuff like that, but from third year onwards there are clinical lessons Any other questions about anything in particular feel free to ask!
Hi, when looking at lists of unis that you could study vet med at, on student room or other websites, why are Bulgarian unis never on the list?
Are they accredited by the EAEVE? And recognised by the RCVS?
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Hi, I’m pretty much in the same boat as you in terms of getting turned down for two years now. I came across SME (Study Medicine Europe) online. They basically sort out the documents, qualifications etc. and getting you a place at the university abroad as opposed to doing by yourself, which I’m sure is perfectly doable but I wouldn’t know where to start and it would all be in Bulgarian. They also arrange and provide study material that you’ll need to pass an entrance exam in biology. (which is relatively easy and multiple choice) Then you pretty much have a guaranteed place at the uni. Through SME you can only go to either Bulgaria or Romania to study vet med. SME themselves said Bulgaria is a better place to study but didn’t say why (I went to one of the sme open days in London a few months ago) But I work at a Veterinary Hospital and one of the vets is Romanian and said that studying in Romania is harsh and the teachers/professors don’t really care if you learn or not. He didn’t have an opinion on the course in Bulgaria because he doesn’t know but from what I’ve heard on other forums is that it’s far better but still not to the standard of the UK. But I believe it’s what you make of the course, I know some British vets that aren’t very good and some amazing foreign vets and vice versa. It’s not where you study it’s The type of person you are, but I would highly recommend getting work experience in the uk during summer holidays if you do go to Bulgaria because I don’t think much practical experience is offered early on in the course from what I’ve heard, but I could be wrong. I recently read an article in the vet times magazine that brexit will not change the stance of foreign vets being able to work in the UK without taking the exam, so that should stay the same and I wouldn’t worry about that.
I hope this info is useful, anything else you’d like to know let me know and hopefully I can help.
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Thanks so much, that’s really helpful. Nice to know I’m not the only one in this crappy position. I want to visit the universities before deciding which one to apply to, does anyone know if there are open days scheduled soon?
Also am I running out of time in terms of the entrance exam?
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Hi, when you search Bulgarian unis on the official RCVS website they are there, the unis in Sofia and in Stara Zagora
Thank you!
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Thank you!
Yes around 4000. So it is the cheapest?
My dad will be supporting me, so I really want to pay him back every penny, as soon as I can.
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Haha, because I wasn’t getting getting accepted into vet med my dad suggested trying medicine, but I didn’t do all that volunteering and cleaning up animal poo just to give up. Good luck anyway!
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I wouldn’t know about open days at the unis in Bulgaria, but it might be worth calling SME for info about the unis. I know there’s an open day in Manchester in April, which is good for any questions you have about where to study. With the entrance exam you should still have time, I applied through SME a few months ago and still haven’t heard much from them but I know the exam is usually held in London around August time, but once I hear from them hopefully by April I’ll be able to tell you more. I’ll probably email them soon to see when the study material will be released.
Right. Thank you! What about interhecs? I know they deal with the Bulgarian universities. But is SME better?
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